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Revell 1:570 Scale Queen Mary
Revell 1:570 Scale Queen Mary
Price: £14.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A model - not a toy, 11 Aug 2013
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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I had this model many years ago and failed to complete it when a house move meant that I lost many parts - I always promised myself that I would buy another at some stage and convert it into a waterline model of the old Queen (as supplied it has a full depth hull). This is a nice model at this price - good quality mouldings which can be built up into an impressive showpiece. However, I would not rate it as easy if you are looking for a respectable result - there are a lot of parts with some complex paintwork. Given the time and patience this kit is capable of an impressive result. Certainly not one for children.

For that reason I have not marked this model highly for "fun" or "durability" (it's very fragile!). Educational value depends on how much research you choose to employ to ensure that you are building an accurate model - there is ample printed and video matter available and the real Queen Mary still exists in Long Beach CA. Overall though this has the potential for a superb model of an Ocean going liner of the golden days - and there's not too many of these type of kit on the market once you take out the surfeit of Titanic models.


64 Piece 6mm-25mm External Circlips Pack In Organiser Case
64 Piece 6mm-25mm External Circlips Pack In Organiser Case
Offered by CableFinder
Price: £4.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A useful box of spares, 11 Aug 2013
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Circlips are always wanted when you least expect it - usually following a "ping" into somewhere inaccessible of old clip. These clips are cheap enough to keep on the toolbox shelf and provide a selection of commonly used sizes. I did find them to be on the thin side, but they worked perfectly fine on my lawnmower - and at the price I can't complain. Supplied storage box should help me to find them when I need them too - unlike my last supply which came in a plastic bag and are somewhere I do not remember.........


Guardsman G1267 Volkswagen Touran Dog Guard 2010 My onwards
Guardsman G1267 Volkswagen Touran Dog Guard 2010 My onwards

4.0 out of 5 stars Superb quality dog guard, 11 Aug 2013
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When buying a dog guard it seems that you have two choices: you either buy a cheap and cheerful, fits all cars, expanding guard - which usually wedges between floor and ceiling by means of telescopic poles, or you buy bespoke fit. The latter is more expensive (particularly if you choose to buy through a vehicle dealer) but generally superior. This is a bespoke fit guard.

The quality of manufacture cannot be faulted. It is a one piece unit made of black powder coated steel (similar to that found in Post Office counters of old) which fits behind the second row of seats in the Touran and clamps (without any danger of marking) around the rear door posts and then fixes to the brackets which are present on the floor. It will withstand the largest of dogs with ease. More importantly, it doesn't rattle when in place. You can still continue to use your luggage cover to conceal the boot area (preferably when you aren't carrying your dog!) but you can't use the foldaway (third row) two back seats at the same time.

Fitting is very simple once you have figured out what goes where. Similarly removal takes only a couple of minutes (though you will need somewhere to store the removed guard as it doesn't fold). I have marked down the product by one star simply because the instructions supplied are diabolical - a set of poor quality photographs with arrows. These are absolutely fine in principle, but the quality of the pictures makes it very difficult to work out what the pictures are trying to say. Once you've figured it out, then fine - but a simple couple of line drawings and perhaps one good quality photo of the installed product would be much better and easy to understand.

For those that are buying - and if you have a VW Touran and a dog they are a highly recommended combination - then when you come to fit this guard fit the bit that goes around the door post ON ONE SIDE ONLY (two bolts). It should be mounted pointing to the rear of the guard - easily identified as the product's badge is on the rear. Remove the luggage compartment cover and roll your middle row seats fully forward - then slide the guard into place through the side door with the fitted bracket leading. This will enable you to locate the bracket around the rear post and move the guard into place resting on the folded rear seats. If you are going to leave your luggage compartment cover in place, now is the time to put it back in its' recess, as the fit will be tight (but perfectly feasible). Then, working from within the boot area, fit the second bracket at the other end around the post. The bottom stays are easily fitted and all you need to do then is fold back down the middle row seats. Keep the supplied Allen Key somewhere safe for when you wish to remove the guard.
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VonHaus Upright Steam Mop 1500W with 2 FREE Microfibre Cloth Pads & Extra Long 5m Power Cord - White
VonHaus Upright Steam Mop 1500W with 2 FREE Microfibre Cloth Pads & Extra Long 5m Power Cord - White
Offered by Designer Habitat
Price: £69.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How dirty are your floors?, 4 July 2013
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Hey, this thing is great. Two screw clip and fit assembly (5 minutes including reading the instructions) and in another 30 seconds you're ready to go. Nice long power lead and water reservoir (tap) which will last for at least 4 good size rooms. No detergent so no waste. Really effective even on floors thought to be clean as washed daily. Mop head, of which 3 are supplied, attach and detach very easily by pull chord and go straight in the washing machine for cleaning. Cleaning head is very flexible for cleaning awkward spots, and comes with a special carpet glider attachment for cleaning carpets. In short everything that you need, a really good price, and no corners cut in quality. And our clean floors were frighteningly dirty!


5 Star Memo Pad Headbound Feint Ruled 80 Sheets A4 White [Pack of 10]
5 Star Memo Pad Headbound Feint Ruled 80 Sheets A4 White [Pack of 10]
Offered by Shoplet-UK
Price: £8.34

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice paper, 13 Jun 2013
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The problem with cheap varieties of these notepads is that are made of cheap paper - much like the texture of blotting paper in many cases. The paper used in these pads is good quality and well suited to ball point or ink pens. Good number of sheets in each pad as well, and the binding hasn't failed me yet. Worth having.


Rotring - Rotring Cleaning Fluid For Drawing Instruments - 100 ml.
Rotring - Rotring Cleaning Fluid For Drawing Instruments - 100 ml.
Offered by Pilotfish Pens
Price: £7.95

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 13 Jun 2013
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I don't normally get too excited about such mundane little bottles. But in this case I wish I'd discovered this stuff some time ago - like when I threw away a complete set of Rotring Drawing pens after I thought they had expired.

Like, I suspect, most owners of these fine drawing instruments, I rigorously cleaned and flushed through the pens between refills. Flushing was normally warm water with a spot of liquid detergent. And this seemed to keep the pens in pristine health until slowly the finer nibs would start to become scratchy. Likewise I use fountain pens - Parker is my favourite - and by only using manufacturer's inks I considered these to be almost self cleaning, with only the odd flush through needed.

So when my latest set of Rotring drawing pens dried out accidentally, I tried this cleaner to get hem back to life. I did the usual warm water flush and clean, and then filled the ink reservoir with this cleaner and left it for a week. Suffice it to say that the effect was dramatic, and when drained and filled with black ink once again the pens were restored to "as new". I then tried putting a few drops on the nib of my Parker when the ink expired - the effect that it had here was even more dramatic with the full flow of the ink restored when refilled (and even better as the tip of the nib was "broken in".

Tiny bottle, but should last years. Thoroughly recommended (much to my surprise!).


5 Star Document Wallet Half Flap 250gsm Capacity 32mm Foolscap Yellow [Pack of 50]
5 Star Document Wallet Half Flap 250gsm Capacity 32mm Foolscap Yellow [Pack of 50]
Offered by Fuzion
Price: £9.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality wallets, 13 Jun 2013
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To tidy up the content of a filing cabinet, or hanging filing draw, I find document wallets such as these hard to beat. Individually labelled they turn into readily accessible "case files" - which may be business, home, holiday, school, whatever - that are easily removable when you want to take the file to a meeting. These are decent quality and haven't tended to fall apart under pressure as some cheap makes tend to. And as they were advertised as being yellow, I wasn't too surprised when the entire box contained nothing but yellow folders. A black marker pen will probably go well with your order.....


Resol Green Sun Lounger - (Pack of 2 Sun Loungers) - UV Resistant, stylish and durable furniture for your garden
Resol Green Sun Lounger - (Pack of 2 Sun Loungers) - UV Resistant, stylish and durable furniture for your garden
Offered by Rinkit Ltd
Price: £199.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just like those at our hotel in Greece!, 7 Jun 2013
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Well - what more can I say. A pair of sun loungers that are near identical to those used by the 5 star hotel we recently stayed in - to me that is a recommendation in itself. The beds are actually made in Spain (pity, we used to make these in the UK once). I note that most of the comments here are regarding damage in transit - in our case they were delivered within two days of ordering (on free delivery) and came straight out of the back of a van containing many more of the same - looked like it was direct from the factory. There was no unpacking involved and only a brief condition check needed (perfect) - in fact the driver offered to put them straight onto our patio ready for use (you have to be quick when the sun's out here!). Just lay out the beach towels and pour a nice drink......

Highly delighted - and will not be afraid to leave them out during the winter. The beds are fitted with tiny castors at one end, which makes them easy to move around - though they are not heavy to lift and carry. Hopefully the UV resistant claim will hold good and they will not go brittle over time. Only marked down by one star as we feel that £160 for the two is on the high side for what are basic plastic sunbeds - though the head/backrest is adjustable to one of three angles. But if they last over time then they will have proved their worth and I would give these the full 5 stars.


Berger & Schröter Watch Glass & Back Press
Berger & Schröter Watch Glass & Back Press
Price: £19.35

5.0 out of 5 stars You'll wish you had bought this when you need it!, 2 Jun 2013
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Changing watch batteries can save you a lot of money - not to mention the cost of getting to a jeweller in the first place. Generally speaking I have found that "press" (as opposed to screw on) watch backs are easier to remove than to replace - they seem to expand once the air gets to the inside!! This neat, simple and well built device seems to sort the problem very easily and effortlessly - you really don't need or want a great deal of pressure to replaced a watch back, you just need it applied in the right place. If you have a bought a kit to replace watch batteries, then I would respectfully suggest that you order one of these now before you find that you need it.


Philips AJ3115/05 White Digital FM Alarm Clock Radio
Philips AJ3115/05 White Digital FM Alarm Clock Radio
Offered by CURRYS
Price: £21.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing - I bought two!, 2 Jun 2013
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Incredible value for money. Simple to operate and red display doesn't light up the bedroom. Neat battery backup means that you don't lose your settings when the power glitches off. OK, so the styling may not be up to much, but it's nice and small and works perfectly. Recommended highly.


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