Micks 4mm LNER Models

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Atlantic 3279
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

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Good price and good result. What's not to like?
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

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Makeover of a Hornby D49 Railroad version, with the motor in the chassis version.
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Not much left of the original model, the following has been added.

Hornby A3 Lined Drivers and parts of a A3 valve gear set used to replace the awful original valve gear, Hornby B17 Bogie 12 spoke wheels , Crownline castings conversion kit , Puffers Lentz Cam Gear, Bachmann Stepped Tender . New handrails and extra detail added. The Tender will have pick ups fitted in due course, the original Hornby Driving wheels were fitted with rubber traction tyres.

Now in primer.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

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A 4mm LNER lining sheet from HMRS arrived over the weekend. Sadly if this is the standard they are now producing , it will be my last order to them . All of the Black/White lining is out of register and therefore its fit for the bin.
I have emailed them asking for a replacement sheet or a refund , I will post the response (if any) in due course.
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You can see additional Black lines on the edge , they have even managed to make the White different widths on the Boiler Band decal and a additional Black line !!

Sadly the only photo it will allow to me to post is the one above . Others I took at the same time and settings are too large!!. No idea why.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

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If the remaining choices for new sheets of lining are either those, or a "specific loco" set from Fox for a King's ransom, then the prospects for those of us who cannot produce our own perfect lining are not good.

I gather you have requested good replacement or refund. If there's no satisfactory response, please let us all know, and depending of course on how you've paid, you may be able to get a refund even if HMRS fail to respond - defective goods.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

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Graeme

I have a suspicion that I will not even get a response from them. I complained once before a few years ago, about the quality of their decals and recived a rude and arrogant response on that occasion. Hopefully times may have changed?. A Credit card claimback will cover that issue in due course if needed.

Fox are not much better, I find the lining to be overwide, as to price simply laughable.

Modelmaster never deliever etc , as noted from numerous complaints on the Dark Side.

Railtec list a suitable lining sheet, but it has been listed as non available for a long time .

It does'nt leave much !!

If anyone has any HMRS version spare sheets for sale , please let me know !!

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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

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HMRS Update.

I recieved a response and a apology that ' the quality of their product was of not a high enough standard for myself". I recived a refund a couple of days later of the Decal sheet price, but not the £4.00 postage charge ( another common growing practise amongst some retailers, a postage stamp £1.08 and a 20p flat normal envelope). I still am undecided if the reply, was/is being sarcastic or not?.

Either way current HMRS LNER Lining sheets are of no further use to me for the future. Luckily I have managed to just have enough "normal standard " HMRS LNER lining sheets to finish the D49 , just numbering and nameplates to be done and varnishing in due course.
Back to Black and Blue Locos in the future.
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

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Hm.

Sorry to hear of your woes Mick; like - I suspect - many others, I've managed lately with older stock and as my speed of construction is quite slow that's sufficed to date, but I've also noticed some of the more recently purchased sheets in my transfers box don't look quite as crisp. I haven't examined them closely yet though, as I haven't actually needed to use them. I think that qualifies as 'kicking the can further down the street', as the saying has it.

I'm assuming they didn't say anything to the effect that the printing might improve in the future - I'm sure you'd have mentioned that if thay'd said it!
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Re: Micks 4mm LNER Models

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No as already written !!! :shock:
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