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  Transport Models of Preston
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2005 - 09:26 AM UTC
Continuing the occasional series on LHS we have Transport Models of Preston in the UK.

Vinnie

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
sarge
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2005 - 11:23 AM UTC
i used to use the southport branch of transport models and found it a treasure trove of models and supplies and the staff most helpfull but the branch in question closed without any warning as i found out to my cost when i travelled to it only to find it closed after checking on there website it was still open so at the moment they are not in my good books , i just wish they had notified or changed there website so i would not have wasted my time, instead i would have gone to liverpool but i wanted to support a localish shop
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2005 - 11:56 AM UTC
They have a notice on their website about the Southport branch, and there was a notice displayed in their Southport branch for quite some time. I even mention it in the feature.

Vinnie
jazza
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 09:26 AM UTC
This thread sorta got me thinking if it would be a good idea to have a section on the site to review model shops all round the world?

This would create free publicity for all the shops that our members frequent.

Just a thought anyway.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 09:31 AM UTC
Er...............that's what this is.

Vinnie
jazza
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 10:14 AM UTC

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Er...............that's what this is.

Vinnie



LOL :-) apologies as i should have made it clearer, i meant making a section similar to the "review" section we have here but instead focus mainly on all shops around the world. So if i knew i was headed to the UK and wanted to find out the good model shops there, instead of searching through the forum threads, i could see it in a summarised view similar to the book reviews.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 10:25 AM UTC
:-) That's the plan! What we want is people to submit reports on their LHS via the Support Centre. Before we make a catagory specially for them we thought we'd show the sort of thing we're after, and we hope members will submit reports for publication!

Vinnie
jazza
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 11:00 AM UTC

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:-) That's the plan! What we want is people to submit reports on their LHS via the Support Centre. Before we make a catagory specially for them we thought we'd show the sort of thing we're after, and we hope members will submit reports for publication!

Vinnie



Ah gotcha. Sorry i seem to be suffering from slow syndrome this morning.

I shall contribute to that section soon.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 06:52 PM UTC
That's my kind of shop. This is the kind of shop I can spend hours in. Need I say, my wife hates this kind of shop.
Even though I may never visit this shop, I really enjoy seeing pictures of it.
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hello, I have been to Transport Models a few times when i was in England picking up a submarine. Great service and they remembered me when I came in the next couple of times. They are truly a great hobbie shop,I only wish there was more of them(especially here in halifx n.s.) If you get a chance to go, please do as they truly are outstanding! Take Care Cheers Pete
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Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 11:13 AM UTC
Their airspace looks quite busy :-)