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    Moose have to say, this has got to be the best overall MRR shop. Awesome well designed and easy to use website, fast efficient shipping (even overseas to North America), plus super quick and knowledgeable staff.

    Moose had a bunch of questions about a used steam locomotive (of course steam!) this morning, sent them a note, and literally recieved a reply within 10 minutes. And the reply was informative, answering Moose's questions in a way only someone with solid knowledge about the product could possibly do.

    Sorry, but Moose never had such Customer support before. Was jaw-dropping amazing...

    Now, back to work...
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    Yes, Hattons is good indeed very good. I can say the same for Rails of Sheffield.
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    Hattons is great, I have had poor experiences of rails of sheffield.However they were a few years ago.They can be pricier as well.
    Always worth reminding people you don't pay our sales tax (vat) either to sales in USA and Hattons seem well set up for that.I think that is -20%.

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    Hatton's is the best retailer I have used for this hobby. As you said, very quick in processing and shipping orders, very quick to respond to questions and very knowledgeable people.

    Additionally, if you work with Peco Track, they are without a doubt the cheapest place around and the ONLY place I will buy my Peco items. As an example - the first order I placed with them was for my track. I placed that order at 12:00 midday on a Monday and the DHL guy was handing me the package at (believe it or not) 12:10 pm the following Wednesday. On top of that, it was some where around $170 LESS than Klien's including taxes and shipping.
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    Hattons website is awesome, all the best software engineers are Brits (says the british software engineer). I really like the era options, for british equipment I like the mid 80's era as that is what I remember seeing as a little kid and the earlier pre nationalization steam era as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose had a bunch of questions about a used steam locomotive (of course steam!) this morning, sent them a note, and literally recieved a reply within 10 minutes. And the reply was informative, answering Moose's questions in a way only someone with solid knowledge about the product could possibly do.
    Have to ask if that is the one I linked yesterday to avoid the stampede because if it is Moose has good taste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpgale View Post
    Have to ask if that is the one I linked yesterday to avoid the stampede because if it is Moose has good taste
    Well, no, it wasn't ... Moose found used Peco brand Jubilee Class 4-6-0 LMS in Crimson, sooo pretty!

    But, wasn't sure it would be convertible to DCC, code 55 compatible, etc., so asked Hattons ... Sadly, it failed most of the Moose criteria...

    But, Moose have moose-eye on something else at Hattons ... Yipe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    But, Moose have moose-eye on something else at Hattons ... Yipe!
    Ohh .. do tell Moose - do tell
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Ohh .. do tell Moose - do tell
    Ohhh, but that would be telling!

    Moose has a clever plan... (Moose trying to sound like Baldric...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Jubilee Class 4-6-0 LMS in Crimson
    Ooohh, the passenger near-twin of the famed Black 5s! The Red Staniers and the Black Staniers. My favorite steam locomotives.

    Moose is showing his good taste for the beautiful and the powerful (for their size).
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    Moose is a Monty Python fan ... wombat like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Moose is a Monty Python fan ... wombat like!
    Whaaa?! Ohhh, no, that was a Black Adder reference ... Of course, Moose also a Monty Python fan too...
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    Oops ... Moose correct - I need sleep, a LOT of sleep
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Oops ... Moose correct - I need sleep, a LOT of sleep
    With all the work you're doing on your WIFE'S layout, Moose no doubt it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Moose has a clever plan... (Moose trying to sound like Baldric...)
    Careful Moose you might get into a stickier situation than stickie the stick insect getting stuck on a sticky bun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Whaaa?! Ohhh, no, that was a Black Adder reference ... Of course, Moose also a Monty Python fan too...
    I have never been a big fan of Monty Python, love Blackadder, the first series was a little odd for me, more Mr Bean like, but 2 through 4 were great. Yes I realise that being British and not liking Monty Python is a sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpgale View Post
    have never been a big fan of Monty Python, love Blackadder, the first series was a little odd for me, more Mr Bean like, but 2 through 4 were great. Yes I realise that being British and not liking Monty Python is a sin.
    Weeell, yeah, kinda ... But Moose no judge, 'cause, ya'know, Moose's not British, possibly Canadian though (long story)...

    Yes, the later seasons are more fun, and there are two episodes that have apparently permanently caused Moose to refer to everyone as Bob...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpgale View Post
    Yes I realise that being British and not liking Monty Python is a sin.
    Indubitably Sir - indubitably!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Yes, the later seasons are more fun, and there are two episodes that have apparently permanently caused Moose to refer to everyone as Bob...
    Bob ... BOB??? Don't you mean Bruce, Bruce???
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Bob ... BOB??? Don't you mean Bruce, Bruce???
    Ahhh, you lost Moose ... Wombats are sooo odd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    With all the work you're doing on your WIFE'S layout, Moose no doubt it!
    And wont I be glad when it's done so I can get back to mine and, most likely, get even less sleep
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    Moose - and you call yourself a Monty Python fan

    Can't remember the name of the skit but I'll try and dig it up

    Okay dug it up - being a wombat, digging things up is easy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNBy1D1Y0h4
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    And wont I be glad when it's done so I can get back to mine and, most likely, get even less sleep
    Well, if you'd let Mrs Wombat working on HER layout, you'd have plenty of time for your own ... Just sayin'.

    Hey, this thread has lost its way ... Hatton's Model Train shop rules!
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