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So, um,ย (Paul, I know you won't be happy about this)ย the USPS seems to have lost my package containing the only Airbus aircraft I have on order.ย ๐Ÿ˜งย 

The package contained an Air Hong Kong/DHL Airbus A300-600F, which, fittingly, was coming over from Hong Kong.ย Air_Hong_Kong_Airbus_A300_Prasertwit.jpg

It disappeared at the San Francisco ISC earlier in the week, and that was it...ย 

I'm actually disappointed, since this was really hard to find, and it was my favorite out of the planes I had on order...

Just, darn.ย ๐Ÿ˜ข

Maybe it's time to give up on buying things?

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railsquid
On 8/16/2018 at 8:35 AM, Philphil said:


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I guess Asian airlines don't have tons of airbus planes in their fleets, just a few scattered around from carrier to carrier, which is a bit odd... BUT STILL, THE HUNT CONTINUES!

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Cathay Pacific has quite a few, I flew with them via Hong Kong to Singapore recently, pretty sure all 4 legs were Airbus.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathay_Pacific_fleet

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Pauljag900
11 minutes ago, railsquid said:

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Cathay Pacific has quite a few, I flew with them via Hong Kong to Singapore recently, pretty sure all 4 legs were Airbus.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathay_Pacific_fleet

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30 minutes ago, Philphil said:

So, um,ย (Paul, I know you won't be happy about this)ย the USPS seems to have lost my package containing the only Airbus aircraft I have on order.ย ๐Ÿ˜งย 

The package contained an Air Hong Kong/DHL Airbus A300-600F, which, fittingly, was coming over from Hong Kong.ย Air_Hong_Kong_Airbus_A300_Prasertwit.jpg

It disappeared at the San Francisco ISC earlier in the week, and that was it...ย 

I'm actually disappointed, since this was really hard to find, and it was my favorite out of the planes I had on order...

Just, darn.ย ๐Ÿ˜ข

Maybe it's time to give up on buying things?

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As long as there s breath in our bodies it will never be time to stop buying stuff!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

We re all hooked buddy๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

i m sure it ll turn up mate.

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Philphil
On 9/2/2018 at 8:17 AM, railsquid said:

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Cathay Pacific has quite a few, I flew with them via Hong Kong to Singapore recently, pretty sure all 4 legs were Airbus.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathay_Pacific_fleet

That's pretty cool! Do you get to travel around internationallyย very often?

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Philphil
On 9/2/2018 at 8:31 AM, Pauljag900 said:

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As long as there s breath in our bodies it will never be time to stop buying stuff!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

We re all hooked buddy๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

i m sure it ll turn up mate.

Paul, you were right! I was scared to death that it was gone, like one of my larger Buyee packages from earlier in the year. But of course, half an hour after I submitted a missing mail search request, the darn package turns up in my town! Guess we will have an Airbus on the layout after all!

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Pauljag900
1 minute ago, Philphil said:

Paul, you were right! I was scared to death that it was gone, like one of my larger Buyee packages from earlier in the year. But of course, half an hour after I submitted a missing mail search request, the darn package turns up in my town! Guess we will have an Airbus on the layout after all!

And not before time buddy๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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On 9/2/2018 at 3:31 PM, Pauljag900 said:

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As long as there s breath in our bodies it will never be time to stop buying stuff!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

We re all hooked buddy๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

i m sure it ll turn up mate.

Man was put on earth to create things for other men to buy them thus keeping man in money and the buyer SKINT!

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Philphil

Well, the big day is finally here, @Pauljag900, the Airbus A300 has finally arrived! Along with yet another Boeing, this time an All Nippon Airways 777-200 which is painted in the C-3PO Star Wars livery.

I've also expanded the airport area, since I ran out of open space to put aircraft. Hopefully I can make a small update about that later in the week.

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Pauljag900
53 minutes ago, Philphil said:

Well, the big day is finally here, @Pauljag900, the Airbus A300 has finally arrived! Along with yet another Boeing, this time an All Nippon Airways 777-200 which is painted in the C-3PO Star Wars livery.

I've also expanded the airport area, since I ran out of open space to put aircraft. Hopefully I can make a small update about that later in the week.

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Nice,got my eye on a few on eBay,on,y plastic as I want to hang them above the layout.

that Star Wars one looks really nice๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

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Philphil
18 hours ago, Pauljag900 said:

Nice,got my eye on a few on eBay,on,y plastic as I want to hang them above the layout.

that Star Wars one looks really nice๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

Good for you Paul! The plastic ones are so much lighter than the metal ones. What's caught your eye?

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Hi buddyย 

I ve ordered this one to see what they re like,I like the colour but itโ€™s cheap so if it s rubbish I can just put it back on eBay, it s old livery and this company is in fact now thomas cook,

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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142924992948

if it s ok then these are next,

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142932518126

as I said good enough to hang up in the shed(I hope) if not then I ll look at the metal ones.

paul

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Philphil
9 hours ago, Pauljag900 said:

Hi buddyย 

I ve ordered this one to see what they re like,I like the colour but itโ€™s cheap so if it s rubbish I can just put it back on eBay, it s old livery and this company is in fact now thomas cook,

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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142924992948

if it s ok then these are next,

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142932518126

as I said good enough to hang up in the shed(I hope) if not then I ll look at the metal ones.

paul

Nice!ย 

If you're still looking for light, plastic aircraft, I'd have to recommend going with Hogan 1/200 scale models. They've got a lot of the detail of their heavy, metal counterparts at much less cost, and they've got a pretty good selection too, lots of Airbus models!

Just my two cents though, haha.

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Philphil

Alright, so I ripped out the extra 1" of foam on what used to be the airport extensions.ย 

I decided that I'd rather have more room to run trains, and jam in and jam in am extra scene, rather than have big airplanes taking over like a third of the layout.

Nothing else too exciting yet, except I'll be putting the lower level of foam and supports back in so I can get the Tokyo Metro subway loop operating again. After that, well who knows what could happen, haha!

Hopefully my next update is a little more exciting.

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Philphil

ACTUALLY WAIT, I DO KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO! I need to get another four cars for my 211-series set in order to replace the older Kato cars which aren't lighted and have the grey underframe.ย 

Especially since I finally got the 15-car set up and running!

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