Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Reference Area. > Equipment, Materials & Suppliers Index > Equipment, materials and supplies To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

Equipment, materials and supplies - Equipment, Materials & Suppliers Index - Reference Area. - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Jun 4th, 2017 10:17 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 1st post
Passed Driver
Full Member


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: Peckham, United Kingdom
Posts: 1512
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi All.  I am not criticising anyone in particular. But, following a recent visit to a local electronics outlet as outlined in a recent thread. When the shop staff are so willing to assist customers, but, don't know how to help thec customer, then something is wrong with society. Is there such a rapid staff turnover?? That staff replacements do not get sufficient training before going onto the shop floor. Anyone that goes into a shop and knows exactly what the want is okay, but, new customers come along and either get the palmed off with the stuff that is obsolete or just useless .
Then that customer may give up and move on?   All the best. Kevin



____________________
Staying on the thread Kevin.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 01:17 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 2nd post
BCDR
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 19th, 2013
Location: Reston, Virginia USA
Posts: 1903
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Kevin,

The customer staff are there primarily to sell, all they need to know is how to stock the shelves and run the check-out. It all comes prepacked anyway. Electronic components especially.

There are still some specialist shops around where the owners knows the ins and outs. Most of these you meet only at shows, many don't have shop front stores and most do mail-order/on-line. Sign of the times. I get almost 100% of what I need on-line. Which of course means you have to know exactly what to order.

Nigel




____________________
©Nigel C. Phillips
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 05:07 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 3rd post
Passed Driver
Full Member


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: Peckham, United Kingdom
Posts: 1512
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Nigel.  Thank you, I buy so much on line too. Why if it wasn't for online buying I would spend most of my waking hours on trains going to model shops. But this time it was the question of 1mm or 1.5mm shrink tubing.Maybe it would have been best to phone the online dealer first??  All the best. Kevin



____________________
Staying on the thread Kevin.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 01:01 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 4th post
Chubber
Casseroled Badger


Joined: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008
Location: Basingstoke, Hants , United Kingdom
Posts: 4333
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

This morning in Hobbycraft [I know, but free parking instead of Multi-storey nightmare...]buying Humbrol Acrylic I struggled to choose a colour with the pots all mixed up. As it was, I've come home with gloss instead of satin...
At the checkout I asked why they no longer had free Humbrol colour charts to take away...

" 'Cos they are on-line now...."

" But that means I've got to use expensive printer ink to have one as a reference..."

"Oh yeah..."

"and beside, each printer prints a slightly different colour..."

"yeah, I suppose, yeah, no, but, but you could save ink by printing it out in black and white...."

I still don't know if she was extracting the bladder-water!

Doug



____________________
'You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil...' Aesop's Fables

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin





Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 03:18 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 5th post
Passed Driver
Full Member


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: Peckham, United Kingdom
Posts: 1512
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Doug.  Thank you for your reply. I know what you mean, I printed a lot of Peco Electrofrog points from their website and realised afterwards that my printer had the wrong setting. Which meant I had wasted my effort. After that I scanned the polnts that I had.     All the best.  Kevin



____________________
Staying on the thread Kevin.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 08:55 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 6th post
MaxSouthOz
Admin


Joined: Sat Aug 23rd, 2008
Location: Adelaide , Australia
Posts: 11780
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

That's priceless, Doug.  :lol:



____________________
Max
Port Elderley
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Jun 6th, 2017 05:41 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 7th post
Ed
Full Member


Joined: Tue Jan 29th, 2013
Location: West Anglia Main Line, United Kingdom
Posts: 3233
Status: 
Online

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Chubber wrote:

I still don't know if she was extracting the bladder-water!


Unfortunately, probably not :roll:


Ed



____________________
Engineers just love to change things
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Jun 6th, 2017 08:17 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 8th post
The Q
Full Member
 

Joined: Wed Mar 9th, 2016
Location: Somewhere In Norfolk, Or Maybe Scotland, United Kingdom
Posts: 213
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Training ... Private company...Does not compute.
Having been in the military Where there was proper training I have found all the companies I have worked for since (5) Do as little training as possible. We get training here, all to do with equal opertunities / or the in house style of working. Absolutley nothing that would help with doing your job.



____________________
Now finally starting a model railway...
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Jun 6th, 2017 08:48 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 9th post
Passed Driver
Full Member


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: Peckham, United Kingdom
Posts: 1512
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi The Q.   Thank you for your reply.. I retired before the commencement of the 21st Century. There cannot be any room for staff training it would seem now, and I was shocked when I heard about Zero Hours working. It is all about the bottom line, on the balance sheet( not VPL):mutley No Tea Break, Lunch or WHY? :cry:, as Doug said "they are really extracting the bladder water". All the bes Kevin



____________________
Staying on the thread Kevin.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Jun 6th, 2017 01:26 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 10th post
BCDR
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 19th, 2013
Location: Reston, Virginia USA
Posts: 1903
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

The scary bit is that those items that do not have the appropriate ROI will get dropped. Plan ahead for at least 5 years, buy 'em while you can. Also plan on doing more things yourself - that 3D printer, metal etching (or at least the design, doesn't need CAD), white metal casting, resin casting. Never too late to learn a new skill.

I'm with Q on the training. What most employees get theses days is not training as it relates to customers, it's all about the "Company" and optimizing internal procedures that minimize cost.

Nigel



____________________
©Nigel C. Phillips
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Jun 6th, 2017 05:05 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 11th post
Passed Driver
Full Member


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: Peckham, United Kingdom
Posts: 1512
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Nigel.  Thank you for your reply. Last Saturday I nearly, very nearly purchased my " Man Cave". But until then I'll have to wait. I did however get another Loco , a very small " 0-6-0 the Hornby Terrier" in SE& CR livery, but I will give it a good work out on DC before I fit a Decoder .   Kevin



____________________
Staying on the thread Kevin.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 14994     Current time is 11:44 am  
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Reference Area. > Equipment, Materials & Suppliers Index > Equipment, materials and supplies
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic


Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topics

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.