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Evo Stik Impact Adhesive - Large Tube 347908
Evo Stik Impact Adhesive - Large Tube 347908
Offered by Top Brand Discounts 4 u
Price: £4.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product and good size tube, 31 Dec. 2014
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Great product and good size tube. I stopped buying the tins as it goes solid when half empty whereas the tube keeps for ages.


Michelin Double Barrel Foot Pump
Michelin Double Barrel Foot Pump
Price: £16.64

1.0 out of 5 stars RUBBISH - DO NOT BUY, 28 Nov. 2014
I bought this as a backup spare to my compressor pump (which is still working perfectly after 15 years) but this Michelin pump broke on the second use - air came out of the cylinders but not into the tyre. It must have weak seals.
Unfortunately as I rarely have to use it the warranty had run out when I used it for only the second time out so could not get a refund.
I am astounded that a reputable company like Michelin can sell this rubbish.


Grimms Marchen
Grimms Marchen
by Grimm Bruder
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value., 18 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Grimms Marchen (Hardcover)
Excellent for German speakers. The complete collection of Grimms tales in their original tongue and not impaired by translation.
It has an 'original' feel to it as though it were an old book, helped by the black, pen & ink illustrations.
Nicely bound and terrific value for money.


Die goldene Zeit der ÖBB: Österreichs Eisenbahnen 1950-1990
Die goldene Zeit der ÖBB: Österreichs Eisenbahnen 1950-1990
by Wolfgang Kaiser
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.45

5.0 out of 5 stars I love it, 28 July 2014
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Although there is German text, it is minimal as the colour photos take up most of the space and a basic grasp of the German language will suffice. Even no grasp will still allow you to understand what and where these photos were taken.

Each A4 page is devoted to a particular class of loco and these are grouped into chapters for each of the decades between 1950 and 1990.

I wanted to have a directory of what was running on the OBB (Austrian State Railway) during the decades after WWII and this fits the bill perfectly.


Scratchbuilt buildings the Kirtley way.: How to make model buildings and other structures from scratch in easy to follow stages
Scratchbuilt buildings the Kirtley way.: How to make model buildings and other structures from scratch in easy to follow stages
by Peter Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.40

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So so., 28 July 2014
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Like the similar scenery book it would have benefited from proof-reading before publication.

The thin laminated cover curls easily but at this price one could not expect a hard back.

It does not attempt to be a comprehensive tome on every aspect of modelling buildings so if you are happy to specifically use building papers (the 'Kirtley' way) then this is quite useful but if you need information on all aspects of creating model buildings then you might find this wanting.


Levv Curved Padded Office Chair - Walnut/White
Levv Curved Padded Office Chair - Walnut/White
Price: £79.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 28 July 2014
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I bought this because I did not want protruding arms, like a desk chair, but wanted something a little more comfortable and supportive than a stool.

This is perfect.

It came well packed, so no transit damage; was easy to assemble with supplied allen key; is very well made - the wooden frame is solid and sturdy; it rolls and spins very freely and has gas lift to change height from low to high.

I am even more impressed with it than I thought I would be and certainly at this price it represents excellent value.


Modelling scenery the Kirtley way.
Modelling scenery the Kirtley way.
by Peter Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.23

4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly average, 18 Jun. 2014
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If you want some very basic & general information with plenty of photos and you are not going to be annoyed by numerous typos, spelling errors, missing words, wrong words, poor punctuation & grammar etc then fine. But if you are a complete beginner looking for detailed step-by-step explanations on all scenery topics then you might be disappointed; there are some but not in all subjects.
This is very obviously desktop publishing standard (with no proof reading) and the soft cover will easily curl after limited use but for this price one can't complain too much.
If you want a hard back 'coffee table' book with sumptuous photos and utterly amazing layouts of the highest quality & realism then there is only one person - Josef Brandl. However, his books are a lot more expensive and there are no detailed explanations of techniques but they will make your eyes pop out.


Intex Seahawk 1 Boat - one man inflatable dinghy #68345
Intex Seahawk 1 Boat - one man inflatable dinghy #68345
Offered by A12Center
Price: £19.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant value, 18 Jun. 2014
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I was amazed at the quality - for this price I was expecting a "toy" (I only need it float around our large pond pulling out pond weed) but it could easily be used on a lake, river or sea. Definitely worth every penny...and more.


Inside Job [DVD] [2011]
Inside Job [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
Price: £4.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets the insiders did not want you to know, 30 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Inside Job [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
This tells you why and who was responsible for the catastrophic global credit crunch and banking collapse that Gordon Brown said no-one knew was coming.
Everyone knew that it was coming but as one banker said "While the music played we were not going to stop dancing". The politicians, government officials and regulators were as involved in (knowingly) creating the disaster as were the criminal bankers on Wall Street and other major financial centres around the world.
It constituted major fraud but the perpetrators walked away with obscene riches while the rest of us are left to pick up the mess and pay for it.
It is captivating viewing.


Modellbahn-Träume
Modellbahn-Träume
by Josef Brandl
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £23.63

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jaw-dropping beauty, 25 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Modellbahn-Träume (Hardcover)
First read my review on the other Brandl book - "Fast Wie Echt" - before reading this one.
This does not have English translation and is a presentation of some of his superb layouts rather than an explanation of his techniques. However, it is still a marvellous, high quality book that will inspire any modeller.
The photographs are astounding and do justice to the genius of this man's work
I bought both because there are simply no other books available in this class and I would regret it if they went out of print.


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