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  1. A chat about classic cars started by a a guy with a snag with an MGB

    Hi Simon, a bit late to the foray but your original batteries were mismatched. The 600A and 360A ratings are the cranking power which is effectively the ability of the battery to deliver it's power. Fully charged the combined power was enough but over a period with the natural discharge of the battery the 360A battery just wasn't man enough for the job. Nowt wrong with your car but a conditioning charger is an excellent idea as car batteries do like being used.
  2. Damaged WNW kits on sale.

    Sorry if this touches a nerve. And there I think you have hit the nail on the head, the fee is not proportionate. And that is why it has been commented on, again, and in the case of the Ninak it is something like 20% of the whole. Also one cannot compare 25 years ago with today as the global market is so very different. I appreciate these companies cannot provide a service without a cost and that is why I said I factored in the charge and VAT so it was no surprise. It still does not stop me thinking that £11.25 is a disproportionate cost for a single item of such low cost and is excessive. Just my opinion. And nothing to do with people being dissatisfied, I think we are all extremely happy with our bargains and very happy with the overall cost.
  3. Damaged WNW kits on sale.

    My Ninak has just arrived, apart from damage to the box the contents are in perfect condition and complete, they have even included a very nice SE5/SE5a Squadrons book. Chuffed doesn't even describe it. I don't think it is that people are never satisfied but like others I for one cannot see the justification for such a high fee, I think the fee is extortionate. Overall I am more than satisfied, I knew there would be VAT and a fee to pay which was factored into my decision to buy. I have had a very good deal and as I said I am more than happy.
  4. Passed it!!!!

    Congratulations, alway good to hear when an achievement is passed, especially first time. And once you get to the top make your way to the Yorkshire Gliding Club for your next challenge and see what it is like to be aerotowed off the westerly slope!
  5. Car insurance

    And I hate the way they automatically wangle an automatic renewal, talk about devious. My renewal this year went up by £180, I had been with SAGA the year before and switched to Direct Line as SAGA had mucked me about and finally quoted me a silly figure (compared to everyone else and with similar cover, same excess etc.). This year after I received a silly quote from Direct Line guess what? SAGA were one of the cheapest and with better cover and much lower excess and this years premium is the same (within a few quid) as last years premium, £180 less than DL wanted this year. Absolutely barking.
  6. Phone and other scams

    Some folks, particularly elderly will opt for a withheld number, it is not rude and is unkind to suggest so. We all have our reasons and while some of us may not understand we should respect that. And of course it is your right not to answer a withheld number. I generally don't answer withheld numbers and yet I used to withhold my number, I don't know but I had my reasons and they were valid at the time.
  7. Horrible War Movies

    Operation Cross Eagles has just come on Movies4Men, looks pretty pants. I have a liking for 633 Squadron and although the book is a good yarn the film is pretty awful, particularly the 'special effects'. Early 1/72 Airfix Mosquitos no doubt used to bomb the overhanging rock and then way they get blown up. The best bit of the film is the actual footage of the low flying Mossies.
  8. Alien Covenant

    Saw this last Thursday, a thoroughly enjoyable film, I didn't think it was as good as Prometheus but it answered some questions. On the other hand it raised some more particularly when you look at the timeline from Prometheus through Alien Covenant to Alien. To me it doesn't quite add up and as the film has only just been released I don't want to explain it here and spoil it for others. Certainly an interesting revelation. Do I want to see it again, yes I do.
  9. Oops!

    It's a wonder the flying debris didn't hit the tail.
  10. Another Denial of Service Attack

    This is really the only modelling site I frequently frequent and I am grateful for the effort put in by Mike and the crew. Time is precious enough without trying to spoil someones fun. Good luck bringing the perpetrators to book.
  11. Wow, this is truly inspirational, I love the way the build evolved to end up with a Mk.VIII. I am in awe that it is brush painted and the weathering that has been achieved. This kit is excellent value and it just shows what can be achieved when someone like Tony gets stuck in. Fantastic.
  12. Truly amazing and awe inspiring work there. I love the way this really is a work in progress making changes as the build progresses. Lovely.
  13. The WNW Camel is coming!

    Arrived this morning Duncan, well packaged, many thanks that's cracking service and the postie played his part too. Now for a cup of coffee while I open the boxes
  14. The WNW Camel is coming!

    Well, I have just defected. Cancelled my Hannants order and placed one with Black Mike Models. I quite like the way Duncan is involved on Britmodeller and has kept us informed of the progress of the shipment of Wingnut Camels. Hopefully 2 Camels will be winging their way south bound to the Potteries in the not too distant future.