Canvey Island Members Day
Although not a member yet, we were invited to
this excellent club. Took both the boys this time and two
engines. As there were times with nobody else on the track we let
Clark have a drive. At 3yr 5mths I thought he drove well.
I also took the opportunity to try
and video a Hercules at full speed. Youtube video
I couldn't face taking the trailer
so we took a Jasper, Hercules, bogie coach and two coal wagons.
All this fitted in the car. The brass name plate on the front of
Jasper says "CLARK". I thought that in later years it
may stop arguements if both Jasper and Clark names were on the
Big thanks to all those at the
club. An excellent day - now I just need to join.
4 Wheel Riding Truck
As reported last month we have updated
information on the driving truck. This month I have posted
pictures of a plywood van. Having had a good reposnse to the coal
wagon, we decided that we should finish the plywood vans which we
ordered up last summer.
I have also had some 4 wheel trucks cut with
the brake lever in a better position for those who need or prefer
the lever on the outside of the body. The plywood van in the
pictures is of our own and needs a good clean.
What wasn't shown is that the roof
is removable and there are mock ventilators on the ends. The
ventilators are needed as hand holds to pick the wagon up with.
We currently have parts for four
trucks in stock.
Ride on Railways DVD
I am planning in the next few days to build a
ready to run Trojan for a customer in Norfolk. I am going to take
this opportunity to video the construction which could then be
used as part of the instructions.
Progress will be posted as soon as it happens.
Having seen some of the commercial videos on
the market I hope at some point to produce a DVD of our products
in use. If you have any video that you think would be of interest
and would like it included please send me a copy. Rather than a
commercial venture I would sell the DVDs with all profit going to
our local Hospice.
As mentioned last month we were testing the
idea of articulated coaches.
|The price for a pair of
articulated coaches is -£100
is deduct £100 from the price of a pair of coaches
As a marketing tool Ebay offers great
potential. I start most items with a low reserve so there is a
chance you can grab a bargain. I do not generally offer items at
low prices but it is a gamble and if it doesn't pay I look at it
as a form of advertising.
So keep an eye out and you may
grab a bargain.
ebay user name - paul_middleton
I am a sell out. Well people go on about how
much they generate from advertising on their homepage. Trying to
find out how much you get paid is impossible until you have
signed up. Now I am signed up I find it a bit of a joke.
Interestingly there are strick guidelines about
what you can and can't do. I can't encourage anyone to click on
the adverts (as I get paid for this), and I am not allowed to
click on the advert as obviously I would be making myself money.
There have been some interesting links in the
box including a Chinese plastic moulding company that offer the
complete design and build package for 00 trains (not that I would
follow the link).
Anyway at the end of the month I should have
generate enough funds to treat myself to a nice ice cream. Yes
thats about all I get.