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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 JNS JAPAN STORE [Ship from Japan. Be delivered to Christmas can not be guaranteed.]
Price: £10.32

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.


New Portable 64GB 64G USB Drive Memory Storage U Disk Stick Pen
New Portable 64GB 64G USB Drive Memory Storage U Disk Stick Pen

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.


Canon Powershot SX160 IS ( 16.6 MP,16 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )
Canon Powershot SX160 IS ( 16.6 MP,16 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good compact super zoom, 15 Nov. 2014
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Bought as a replacement for an earlier Canon that has reached the end of its' life. I spend a lot of time doing site surveys, often taking 50 - 100 shots per day in a variety of weather and lighting conditions. My main requirement was for a camer small enought to fit in a jacket pocket that took 2xAA batteries. You can't stop half way round a site to charge the battery up but you can get AA batteries almost anywhere and I always carry a spare set with me.

Size wise, this is a bit bulky for a trouser pocket (unless you have cargo pants) but is easily small enough to fit in my jacket pocket. That is actually good for me as it is not too fiddly and I have less chance of dropping it. I tend not to use the full resolution so have dropped it down to 8MP for normal use. The super zoom is useful but, like all compact super zooms, you pay for it with some noise and edge effects when using the full 16x.

Plus points:
* Quick to start up
* Takes AA batteries including rechargeables
* Battery life ok
* Easy to use buttons & menus
* Picture quality in good lighting
* Size
* Feels fairly solid
* Manual modes if you want to get more into your photography

Minus points:
* Flash slow to charge
* Have to raise the flash manually
* Noise above ISO 800

I would have liked an optical viewfinder but these are becoming increasingly rare, however, the screen is adequate and you can set up a guide grid to make sure your horizon is level. The Canon operating system is easy to navigate, but the manual is on CD not paper.

Results so far are pretty good and picture quality is adequate for my requirements. If I wish to take "proper" pictures then I use a DSLR. However, for a daily use point and shoot camera this is really very good and does 95% of everything. At the price point of less than a hundred pounds it makes good sense.


Lost Empire: FARGO Adventures #2
Lost Empire: FARGO Adventures #2
by Clive Cussler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thankfully accepted back by the local charity shop, 3 Nov. 2014
Dreadful, cliched, with a totally unbelievable plot.Basically, these two just happen to conveniently find useful "artefacts" during their madcap adventures and dive into situations without any plan or preparation, yet there just happens to be the exact item they need to get out of their predicament nearby, and it still works perfectly after several centuries in seawater. Yeah.

I can't believe that Cussler wrote this himself. as for the two central characters ... I am almost at a loss for words. These two are the most politically correct, sickly excuses for humanity ever in a Cussler book. I hated them within the first 100 pages.

To be honest, I can't give you a plot spoiler because I actually didn't finish the book, it was just so horribly bad that it was returned to the charity shop that it came from. Thankfully they accepted it back.


WMA Blue LCD Digital DC 4.5V~30V Panel Detector Volt Meter Voltmeter Tester Monitor
WMA Blue LCD Digital DC 4.5V~30V Panel Detector Volt Meter Voltmeter Tester Monitor
Offered by domire-light
Price: £1.88

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap but not suitable for all applications, 1 Nov. 2014
Really need to be connected to a stabilised power supply. Tried to install them on a model railway transformer but they end up being unreadable as they hunt up and down too much. Also used in a car to give voltage readout where they are ok.


ORIGINAL Logitech Unifying Receiver Replacement Wireless Dongle
ORIGINAL Logitech Unifying Receiver Replacement Wireless Dongle
Offered by energy electronics
Price: £9.25

3.0 out of 5 stars Logitech dongle, 1 Nov. 2014
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It works. It's expensive for what it is. Needed to allow a wireless desk set to work with two PCs. Note that it also works with Linux (Ubuntu derivatives) too. Small and can be easily lost of you're not careful. Range appear to be about 10m. Compatible will all current Logitech products.


Mi-Pac Navy Blue All Stars Rucksack
Mi-Pac Navy Blue All Stars Rucksack
Price: £21.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fashion rucksack, 1 Nov. 2014
Bought as a school bay for my daughter. Nicely presented with reasonable thickness fabric. Quality seems ok, better than some cheaper bags but nothing special. More or less what you would expect from a fashion rucksack at this price. Note that it is not waterproof so you may need to put a plastic bag inside if it rains.


Images of Industrial and Narrow Gauge Railways - Cornwall
Images of Industrial and Narrow Gauge Railways - Cornwall
by Maurice Dart
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.42

3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but photo reproduction not the best, 1 Nov. 2014
Lots of photos of locomotives and some very interesting locations but little detail about the railways themselves. Could really do with some maps of the various lines to put the photos into better context. As you would expect, quality of the photos is variable but, to be honest, the quality of the printing leaves something to be desired as virtually all of the photos turn out in shades of sludgy grey. Given the price of the book I had expected better quality and more contrast in the pictures.


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