Garden Railway Planning/Procurement for post 31st December 2020

ebay mike

ebay mike

Retired, but still hoarding. (GOF)
6 Dec 2011
3,253
Norfolk - edge of nowhere.
That really is hard to understand!
It was always a mystery to me too. Shipping of my BR50 was €14 (in a box about the size of the fridge!) and the Orient Express was €11 (the size of a large family suitcase) - both by DHL. The former was despatched on a Sunday and arrived Tuesday afternoon, the latter ordered on Monday and arrived Thursday. Timescales that would put many UK carriers to shame. I found the dearest postage tends to be charged on smaller (parts and spares) items.
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
27 Oct 2009
28,117
North West Norfolk
Sent some of No1 son's contact lenses out to him in Nigeria by DHL during lockdown - well I think he's still under curfew - 'cos there's no other reliable way. £50 and got there in four days :clap::clap:
 
AustrianNG

AustrianNG

Director of my railway
16 Sep 2015
1,037
Wirral
I have been buying brand new track from Modell-land. If you buy a modest quantity it works out at around £4 per foot/300mm.

It is cheaper than second hand track off eBay !
some sellers are asking for around £7 per foot/300mm !
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

Retired, but still hoarding. (GOF)
6 Dec 2011
3,253
Norfolk - edge of nowhere.
I have been buying brand new track from Modell-land. If you buy a modest quantity it works out at around £4 per foot/300mm.

It is cheaper than second hand track off eBay !
some sellers are asking for around £7 per foot/300mm !
Perhaps I should increase my prices - I've been charging £3 per foot.