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Changes at Freightdog Models
« on: December 15, 2015, 02:40:59 am »
Hi everyone,


After nearly six years of running Freightdog as my main income, I decided to go back in full time employment during November. Freightdog is continuing but now as a part time concern. As Iím doing shift work, my show attendance will be reduced in 2016. Iím still hoping to attend some shows, including Cosford, Southern Expo and Telford, but others will have to fit around my roster, and will be treated more like social events. As a consequence of my career change any orders done through my website might take a bit longer to process, I will endeavour to turnaround orders as promptly as I can, but reduced stock levels might mean items being cast to order in some cases. I am maintaining and growing my relationship with Hannants, and suggest overseas buyers use them if they show the items in stock, taking advantage of not having to pay VAT from outside the EU. I will remain UK stockist for High Planes, I have more stock coming from them later this week. I also hope to develop my Pegasus range along the same lines as High Planes. There will also be collaboration with my good friend Dave Little of Combat Decals, to get some of his long promised sets available under the Freightdog brand. 


Lastly, I still have a problem with the contact me page of my website, I am receiving messages, but have no record of the email address they come from, so if anyone has emailed me via the website in the last month and not got a reply, itís nothing personal! Please email me via the forum, or at Freightdog (at) btopenworld (dot) com.


Thanks for your custom in the past, I look forward to supplying you with new items in 2016, albeit it at a reduced pace. These include the long awaited Westland Wasp carefully crafted by my faithful sidekick Jon Davies, which will finally make an appearance next year.


Colin



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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 03:15:40 am »
Best of luck with your new endeavor Colin, after years of working self-employed myself, I had to go back to regular employment this last year so I fully understand why you have gone this route.

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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 03:26:03 am »
Best of luck Colin, in the new job as well as with Freightdog in the future. We couldn't ask for a better supporter of our particular brand of modelling.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 07:39:55 am »
Thanks Robert and Kit.

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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 08:25:57 am »
Best of luck Colin
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 09:10:25 am »
Whatever way you are heading Colin, All the very best.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 11:19:22 am »
Best wishes for the future, and thank you for all the help you have given fellow Whiffers  to date!
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2015, 11:39:53 am »
Best wishes for you and Freightdog models from the south of Portugal. :thumbsup:

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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2015, 01:19:55 pm »
I hope it goes well-As I said at Telford
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2015, 02:07:52 pm »
Very best wishes for the future Chris.  A great servant of the hobby - real world and whiffery alike.
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2015, 05:07:27 pm »
Good luck Colin, and I hope to help you out with a little more cash next year as I snaffle up more of your catalogue.
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2015, 11:15:35 pm »
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2015, 12:03:39 am »
Best of luck Colin. Can't have been an easy decision, but you're not the first sole trader I've seen do the same thing. I've got loads of your stuff and will very probably get more in the future. :thumbsup:
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2015, 12:14:37 am »
Best of Luck Colin and its nice to see you are keeping the store and the brand going, even if its on a more of a part time basis, which is pretty much how it was when you started.

Nice to see that the Wasp will finally be produced in the coming year  :thumbsup:, and that you are working with Dave Little to get some more lines going (those could be rather interesting), although will this mean that the potential re-issues of the P1154 and other kits will now go on the back burner for now as only so much can be produced within a year ?
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Re: Changes at Freightdog Models
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2015, 12:45:14 pm »
Thanks for all the kind words guys.


Nice to see that the Wasp will finally be produced in the coming year  :thumbsup:, and that you are working with Dave Little to get some more lines going (those could be rather interesting), although will this mean that the potential re-issues of the P1154 and other kits will now go on the back burner for now as only so much can be produced within a year ?

I'd still like to get the P1154 kit out again soon, need to give Paul a reminder about it....