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Dapol Model Railway Drewery Shunter Plastic Kit - OO Scale 1/76
Dapol Model Railway Drewery Shunter Plastic Kit - OO Scale 1/76
Offered by Modelsales
Price: £10.85

2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality mouldings, 21 May 2015
This is the Dapol version of the Airfix kit that older readers will remember from the 1960s. The moulds and tools are more than 50 years old and showing their age.

The overall quality of the kit is poor. Most of the larger parts are warped, especially the cab and bonnet sides. The kit is delivered in a plastic bag rather than the traditional Airfix cardboard box and can suffer from damage if not packed properly, but the real issue as that the pale grey plastic used is of poor quality and the moulds need to be cleaned up. There is also a lot of flash on some components, which is difficult to remove on the smaller and more delicate items.

The assembly diagram is fairly explicit and parts are easily identified as this is not a complicated model.

The old Airfix black plastic ones from the 60s and 70s were far better quality. If you are prepared to put in a lot of time and effort than you can make an acceptable model, but it will take a lot of effort.


Silverline 633969 Corner Clamp 75mm
Silverline 633969 Corner Clamp 75mm
Price: £3.70

4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 25 Mar. 2015
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Cheap & cheerful. The one I purchased was fine and did the job that I wanted. I already had one (and so knew what I was buying) but needed two more to hold the workpiece perfectly steady at a right angle. The job I was doing involved making a square joint to several pieces of thin plywood and these little clamps were ideal for the job.

I would note that these are not a "heavy duty" item and if you require something more robust then there is a more expensive and better made Stanley alternative.

They did just what I wanted and were cheap. Be aware though that they are not a "quality" item and I have heard reports that some are not fit for purpose. The ones I got were fine and so I have no complaints at the price.


Slazenger V500 Super Cricket Bat, Full Size
Slazenger V500 Super Cricket Bat, Full Size

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, cheerful, adequate clubman bat, 25 Mar. 2015
This is a cheap bat, and you pretty much get what you pay for. I bought this as a cheap standby bat for my regular (more expensive) match bat. These are 2lb7oz to 2lb8oz in weight and are therefore close in weight to my regular bat so I use it for net sessions and as a standby in case I break the expensive one.

The quality is adequate for occasional use but if you are going to use it a lot (i.e. regular opening or middle order bat) then I would recommend paying a bit more. I knocked mine in pretty well but after a few net sessions there was some local cracking in the centre of the face. Whilst this doesn't affect the performance, it doesn't bode too well for the longevity of the bat. I notice also that the edges are prone to damage.

To be fair, if you are a lower order batsman then this bat will probably be perfectly adequate and it is good value at the price when most other branded bats are £100+


Goodyear - Efficientgrip Performance - 205/55R16 91V - Summer Tyre (Car) - B/A/68
Goodyear - Efficientgrip Performance - 205/55R16 91V - Summer Tyre (Car) - B/A/68
Price: £47.28

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent all round tyre, 24 Mar. 2015
In have been using these tyres for about 2 years on a couple of different cars. I have found them to be very good in all respects, wear, grip and noise. Like all modern eco tyres, they will struggle a bit in snow but most of that is down to driving technique.

They are also less prone to wearing the shoulders than the Michelins which were OEM on my current car and last about 30% longer than the Michelins too. I.e. the Michelin Pilot Sport on the rear of my rear wheel drive car lasted 25,000 miles, the Goodyears now fitted have done 22,000 miles and have 4-5mm of tread left.

Given the price these are an absolute bargain.


Kingston Technology 64GB Data Traveler USB Flash Drive with Metal Casing - Frustration Free Packaging
Kingston Technology 64GB Data Traveler USB Flash Drive with Metal Casing - Frustration Free Packaging
Price: £15.67

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great data transfer rates, 6 Mar. 2015
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Well made and very neat. Handy to clip onto my keyring.

Data transfer rates not great. I used this to back up about 10GB of files. Initial transfer rate was ~9 MB/s but this fairly rapidly dropped down to a slightly disappointing 4.5 - 4.8 MB/s on a USB3 port. I know that the hard disc on this system will sustain rates of >10MB/s to an external HDD hence the limiting factor must be the memory stick. That said, it isbetter than some of the very cheap Chinese copies which will only sustain 1 MB/s!

On this basis, only gets an "OK" not a "great"


Transcend 1TB 2.5 inch USB 3.0 Military-Grade Shock Resistance Portable External Hard Drive
Transcend 1TB 2.5 inch USB 3.0 Military-Grade Shock Resistance Portable External Hard Drive
Price: £49.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not particularly robust., 28 Feb. 2015
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Had this for ~9 months until it was dropped about 18" (450mm) from the top of a coffee table onto a carpeted floor -- at which point it just died irrecoverably. If this is military grade then God help the Army.

Also, occasionally refused to pick up that it was connected to a USB 3 port with Win 7 flagging up a "this device can perform faster if connected to a USB 3 port".

When it works can sustain 10MB /s transfer rate.

Until it breaks


Xbox Live £25 Gift Card [Online Game Code]
Xbox Live £25 Gift Card [Online Game Code]
Price: £25.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Game code, 19 Jan. 2015
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It's an online game code. Delivered promptly by Amazon. What more do you need to know?


Kato 11-104 Powered Chassis For Pocket Line Passengers
Kato 11-104 Powered Chassis For Pocket Line Passengers
Offered by Santa Trading JP
Price: £9.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chassis for 009 model kit, 19 Jan. 2015
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Seller delivered promptly. Goods as described, brand new in original packaging.

Needed these to complete some 009 3D printed model kits. Kato chassis is a good runner and reliable. Note that the 11-104 chassis is slightly narrower than the 11-103 and therefore more useful.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars High capacity - slow data transfer rate, 19 Jan. 2015
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Very nice metal construction. Strong loop, handy to keep on a keyring.

64GB is a good amount of space, perfect for me to keep my work files and email on.

However:

These are NOT USB2, maximum data transfer rate even plugged into a USB3 port on a fast PC was 2.5 MB/s, whereas my USB external hard disc can manage a sustained 10.5 MB/s. This means that transferring large amounts of data between the stick and the computer is very slow. Hence I suspect that these are only USB 1.0.

Thus, they are good and cheap for the size of storage if you have a lot of music that you want to use in the car i.e. plugging the stick into the USB socket of your stereo, but not as a means of transferring lots of data between computers.


Peco GL-2 Loco Body Kit 0-6-0 or 0-4-0 Saddle Tank James
Peco GL-2 Loco Body Kit 0-6-0 or 0-4-0 Saddle Tank James
Offered by Gaugemaster
Price: £24.15

3.0 out of 5 stars A nice kit if you can source the correct chassis, 6 Jan. 2015
Castings need some cleaning up before assembly. Quite an old kit now. Designed for a Farish N gauge 94xx class which is no longer in production. note that the Farish class 08 / Austrity class has larger wheels and does not look correct. It is also difficult to make the Austrity chassis fit due to the limited clearance at the rear of the saddle tank.

A nice kit if you can source the correct chassis. Has the look of a Manning Wardle when completed.

Would get another * if it were modified to fit a more readily available chassis.

Note that the Kato 11-003 chassis will not fit without extensive surgery to the lower part of the boiler and footplate.


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