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V-fit LGF-2 Herculean COBRA Lay Flat Home Gym
V-fit LGF-2 Herculean COBRA Lay Flat Home Gym
Price: £210.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No delivery to the islands, 18 Oct 2014
I can only agree with the other reviews.

A good value multi-gym. It takes some time to assemble as the instructions are not the most clear that I have come across. A particular word of advice. You are advised not to tighten up all bolts until so instructed, and this is right at the end of the assembly procedure.

An exception to this is the bolts at the bottom of the weight stack - these should be tightened BEFORE you install the weights. If you wait until later in the process you will have to raise the weight stack to gain access to the bolts. The weight stack is heavy (over 30kgs) and I had to use wooden wedges to give me some limited access to the bolts.

My main concern is, however, that if you live in the Scottish Islands, you cannot buy this from Amazon - they do not deliver here. I bought mine from Tesco Direct: they do not seem to have any problem with delivering to remote locations. So get your act together Amazon and look after your far flung customers.


20pcs 3 inch Scenery Landscape Train Model Trees Scale 1/100--Made of Plastic Cement
20pcs 3 inch Scenery Landscape Train Model Trees Scale 1/100--Made of Plastic Cement
Offered by Tcity
Price: £4.23

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Value for money, 18 April 2014
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These were bought for a model railway - other brands would have cost much more.

They look good and, with care, can be bent to different shapes (be careful) to give very realistic woodland scenes. As far as value for money is concerned, look no further.


10Pcs 1.9 inch - 6.3 inch Green Train Set Scenery Landscape Model Tree Scale 1/50
10Pcs 1.9 inch - 6.3 inch Green Train Set Scenery Landscape Model Tree Scale 1/50
Offered by STK e-Shop
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Tone them down, 18 April 2014
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You can't argue about value for money.

These are well constructed trees, but are somewhat bright green. Take some water colours and repaint them (it's easy): in darker shades of green and you get a very good scenic item.


Hornby R169 00 Gauge Junction Home Signal
Hornby R169 00 Gauge Junction Home Signal

3.0 out of 5 stars Fiddly, 16 Mar 2014
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Not bad, but it has its problems.

The main problem is that you have to assemble the guard rail and stanchions around the signal platform. The stanchions are very fragile and can break easily and it is not very easy to bend the guard rail to the right shape.

Unless you are using Hornby track you may also find it difficult (if not impossible) to attach the signal to the track. I haven't found that to be too great an inconvenience as I have been able to build the signals into the baseboard.

The signals are purely cosmetic, as they cannot be operated remotely - they can only be changed manually.


HP 250 15.6-inch Laptop (Charcoal) - (Intel 2020M 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD - DVD SuperMulti, Windows 8 64-Bit)
HP 250 15.6-inch Laptop (Charcoal) - (Intel 2020M 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD - DVD SuperMulti, Windows 8 64-Bit)

42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice machine - shame about the software, 16 Mar 2014
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This is a smart, slim machine but it comes without any useful software. There is no word processing programme (although it has a preloaded option to buy Microsoft Office). It has three competing anti-virus programmes, two of which again come with options to purchase.

The Windows 8 operating system is dreadful (not HP's fault) and I spent a few hours downloading fixes from the internet to make it more user friendly. I also had to spend some time uninstalling some of the clutter (mainly the programmes that kept popping up and asking me to buy them) and then installing the programmes that I needed - particularly Microsoft Word, for which I fortunately had the installation disc.

All now works well, but do not expect to receive a machine with all the whistles and bells that you might have expected in the past. If you don't already have the installation discs for the programmes that you need to use, be prepared to have to pay out some more money to acquire them.


Bedroom Set Wardrobe Bedside Cabinet Chest Of Drawers Solid Pine Sol
Bedroom Set Wardrobe Bedside Cabinet Chest Of Drawers Solid Pine Sol
Offered by Home Discount Ltd
Price: £255.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for, 19 Jan 2014
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It takes 2 people to assemble these - so it says. I put therm together on my own. No problem.

The wardrobe could do with some strengthening - some brackets on the corners would be a useful addition.

They are nice, they look good.


Hornby R561 00 Gauge Sitting People
Hornby R561 00 Gauge Sitting People
Offered by PATRICK'S TOYS EST1948
Price: £8.99

2.0 out of 5 stars £5.25 PLUS £4.99 DELIVERY, 3 Jan 2014
Skaledale products are generally pretty good. I have a number on my layout - some that I bought, some that I was given as presents. But a £4.99 delivery charge on a product of this size that costs £5.25,is ridiculous. I have just spent about £60 on a range of products, including Skaledale items, for my layout from, Hattons of Liverpool and the total delivery charge is only £4.

Shop around if you want to buy small items.


Retro Shelves Bookcase Cube Shelving NEW - Birch Effect
Retro Shelves Bookcase Cube Shelving NEW - Birch Effect

4.0 out of 5 stars Great as a Hi-Fi storage unit, 21 Nov 2013
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I needed somewhere to place my music system and to store my vinyl LPs. This was perfect. It comfortably holds the radio/tape/CD/amplifier unit together with a separate turntable. The storage sections are the perfect size for storing my vinyl collection.

Assembly was straightforward and the finished unit is sturdy. Mine is free-standing and there is no movement in it at all.

As was said in a previous review, if this is used as a low-level unit, the screw heads on the top will show. It's not a major problem - in my case they are hidden by the Hi-Fi unit, but you can also buy low-cost screw covers from many DIY stores that will mask these.


Steens Pine Bookcase with 4 Shelves
Steens Pine Bookcase with 4 Shelves
Price: £129.00

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and smart, 21 Nov 2013
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I bought 2 of these and I managed to assemble both in less than 2 hours. Assembly is straightforward - just check that you have all the pieces before you start and ensure that they are assembled in the correct order and in the correct alignment. You do not need any great DIY skills - common sense and some basic tools are all you need.

The finished product is sturdy and looks good. 2 of the shelves are adjustable - handy if you have some larger volumes. Most importantly, the shelves are of solid wood and do not bend under the weight of the books, as is sadly the case with many MDF/MFC bookcases.

You can also get a taller version (I already had one of those).
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Hoover Jive SJ72WWB6 Wet and Dry Handheld Vacuum Cleaner - 7.2 Volt
Hoover Jive SJ72WWB6 Wet and Dry Handheld Vacuum Cleaner - 7.2 Volt
Offered by Hughes Direct
Price: £39.99

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small vacuum for small jobs, 21 Nov 2013
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This is a smart little machine with good suction. It is ideal for small jobs, such as vacuuming crumbs, ash, etc. But do not expect it to have a large capacity - it needs regular emptying, but this is easy to do and only takes a minute or so.

The fabric filter quickly clogs up if you use the cleaner to vacuum fine material (such as ash)but it can be removed and washed under the tap in very little time (remember to let it thoroughly dry out before replacing it).

The charge lasts a reasonable time and recharging is straightforward.


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