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December 2010 Newsletter
Firstly we would like to say a personal thank-you to all those who have expressed their interest in our
product by signing up for our newsletter. Through this medium we hope to keep you informed of any potentially
interesting developments here at 17D Miniatures. So, here goes with the Issue 1!
LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION
Those of you who have been keeping an eye on our website will know that we are looking forward to making our
first appearance at the LME exhibition at Alexandra Palace, next month (21st - 23rd January inclusive). We hope
that you will be able to make it, and if so, please come and make yourself known to us on Stand E2.
WIN A WAGON - FREE DRAW
For the chance to win a 5" gauge 27 ton Iron Ore Tippler from our range, what we would like you to
do, is to visit us at the LME exhibition and add your details to our mailing list! Now, as you are already
receiving this newsletter, we obviously already have your email address on the mailing list, BUT, even if you can't
get to the exhibition at the "Ally Pally" you can still enter the draw by sending us an email - including your
address details - and confirming that you wish your name added to the draw. (NB only one entry per household
please). The draw will take place on Saturday 19th March and the winner will be notified directly, as well as the
winner's name being published on our site.
VAT & RAW MATERIALS - PRICES HELD UNTIL END OF JANUARY
As you will be aware VAT is to rise in a day or two. In addition, with our product range largely composed
of steel, our raw materials costs can and do fluctuate considerably almost daily! However, as we are not yet VAT
registered, the VAT increase will not affect our prices immediately - at least not until our raw materials
purchases are affected. For this reason, we have decided to maintain our 2010 prices until AFTER the LME show, in
other words, until the end of January. In the meantime we will absorb both VAT and materials increases from our
suppliers. So if you have been thinking about ordering a model or perhaps some parts, our advice is: don't hang
about - save a few pounds by ordering sooner rather than later!
LNER / BR 20 TON BRAKE VAN
This very afternoon we have been working on the finishing stages of out forthcoming 7.25 inch gauge
version of this beautiful wagon. Construction of the first model is just about complete, and almost ready for
painting. There is already a photo showing the main steel framework and some bodywork, on the website. We hope to
have a photo of the finished article in a few days time.
The finished model will be on our stand at the January show - another reason for making the effort to
attend! At £695 we believe that, as with all our models, the price for this complete, ready to run brake van
represents extremely good value when set against offerings from other manufacturers.
Although the initial model is only available in 7.25 inch gauge, we hope to be able to offer it in 5 inch
also, in the not too distant future. So please, if this would be of interest to you, let us know at
the earliest opportunity so that we may keep you informed of progress.
That's all for now, but we are always happy to advise on any project, or assist with any
queries you may have about our range. If indeed there is something you need that we don't supply, do please tell us
- we can either quote you for a bespoke part or maybe we'll add it to our range!
Please feel free to email or call us.