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Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« on: April 24, 2013, 02:43:32 PM »
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I see Somerset Models   www.somersetmodels.com.au/  in Australia has a decent selection of N-Scale vehicles.  Their website won't allow an address outside of the country.  Has anyone outside of Australia ordered from them and was it successful?

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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 03:17:41 PM »
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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 03:44:48 PM »
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And many if not most of  those vehicles can be ordered elsewhere.  the Oxford cars under Automotive are probably British N which make sthem 1:144.
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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 03:50:26 PM »
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  Their website won't allow an address outside of the country.

Change the country first.

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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 04:16:29 PM »
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And many if not most of  those vehicles can be ordered elsewhere.  the Oxford cars under Automotive are probably British N which make sthem 1:144.

British N is 1:148th
2mm Finescale is 1:152


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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 05:00:54 PM »
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Thanks for the tip on how to change the country field.  I did that and it ate my order :(.  Where else can I find the N-Scale White Freightliner?  It used to be made by Herpa but no longer.  I checked out the nscalevehicles.org site but didn't find it in any of those listings.

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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 05:43:43 PM »
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Change the country first.

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Their form has a major coding issue. Changing the country to USA clears the State field and blocks any attempt to populate it. When the order is submitted, the missing state is flagged as an error, locking you into an unsolvable problem. Obviously they don't get orders from our neck of the woods.
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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 06:01:38 PM »
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Their form has a major coding issue. Changing the country to USA clears the State field and blocks any attempt to populate it. When the order is submitted, the missing state is flagged as an error, locking you into an unsolvable problem. Obviously they don't get orders from our neck of the woods.

I'm able to get to step 4 and the 'Submit Order'  button without any problems.  I just assume that they use the ZIP code to figure out the state.


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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 06:53:27 PM »
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You're in better shape than me--I just get into an endless error loop. Oh well...
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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 09:41:04 PM »
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Hmm, the Freightliner and KW cabs look to be the Herpa models.  (1:160)
The cars appear to be made by Oxford (UK) 1:148

I would imagine there are easier ways to get this stuff than ordering from Australia.

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« Last Edit: April 24, 2013, 09:42:46 PM by Mark5 »

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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2013, 01:15:14 AM »
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Thanks for the tip on how to change the country field.  I did that and it ate my order :(.  Where else can I find the N-Scale White Freightliner?  It used to be made by Herpa but no longer.  I checked out the nscalevehicles.org site but didn't find it in any of those listings.

The Con-Cor/Herpa trucks are generally available from Walthers, but they currently show them as sold out.  http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/326-6274

Con-Cor still shows some at their Yard Sale page.  http://www.con-cor.com/YardSale/Rt66page5.htm

The Oxford models are definitely 1:148 scale.  I have the Land Rover and the Jaguar, which were the smallest Oxford models DM Toys had at last years National N Scale Convention.  Here is a link to a comparison of the SS Jaguar to the Wiking Rolls Royce.  http://nscalevehicles.org/resources/oxford_diecast.php

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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 01:33:41 AM »
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The Herpa trucks quite often show up in the Walthers sale circulars.  That's probably the best time to order them.  I got a half dozen sets through the local hobby shop a year or so ago.
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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 11:29:07 AM »
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The Herpa trucks often show upon Ebay also.Sometimes the 4 vehicle set and at times the individual tractor trailer singles that Con Cor sold.
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Re: Somerset N-Scale Vehicles
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 08:57:35 PM »
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Just received an email from Richard of Somerset Models.  They are working on their website to allow overseas orders and expect to have it fixed soon.  He helped me get my order done so I'm good.  Pretty nice customer service for a company just starting out.

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