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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2010, 08:18:47 »
Thanks, Bill, WoT, Baden, and Gepetto! :wave:
 

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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2010, 13:54:20 »
Thank you for an excellent review Damo.
Because the boys never bothered about the contructions sets I didn't pay much attention to them but these are great.   :clap: :clap:

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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2010, 14:15:43 »
Thank you for an excellent review Damo.
Because the boys never bothered about the contructions sets I didn't pay much attention to them but these are great.   :clap: :clap:

Elaine

Thanks, Elaine :wave:

Construction theme is one of my favourites :)
 

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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2010, 14:40:04 »
Construction theme is one of my favourites :)

I see you mentioned having a pallet lifter at one time and you seem to have various cones and roadsigns about - is there a connection?  ???

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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2010, 14:52:42 »
I see you mentioned having a pallet lifter at one time and you seem to have various cones and roadsigns about - is there a connection?  ???

Elaine

No real connection, I am just a hoarder of anything :-[

We have numerous large sheds in which I hoard every possible thing you could image from garden tractors, computers, tools etc, although I have to force myself to have clearouts sometimes - to fund my Playmo buying! ;D
 

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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2010, 15:20:40 »
No real connection, I am just a hoarder of anything :-[

Does that mean you just pick up the odd cone or roadsign lying about!! >:D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2010, 15:25:34 »
Great review Damo. I've never been big on the construction theme, but your reviews are slowly sucking me in, and it's only a matter of time before I buy something bright orange with reflective stripes.

The road piece seem to be the weakness in the whole theme, because you can never turn a corner, and as you've all said, hasn't been made available on its own as an add-on for those who wish to have longer roads.

The roller should also have a rool bar in front of the operator, and as you said, the lack of an orange light (asy to have put in) and lifting points are also negatives. Overall it's a nice little piece, but very specialised. My road workers (darn you) will probably be limited to hand held tools and crates of beer.

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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2010, 15:44:56 »
Does that mean you just pick up the odd cone or roadsign lying about!! >:D ;D ;D ;D

Each one has it's own story from where it came from (most of them I got from my school's skip, and some left over from builders - Only two I found near our house :toot: (cleaning up the environment) :yup:
 

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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2010, 15:45:41 »
Great review Damo. I've never been big on the construction theme, but your reviews are slowly sucking me in, and it's only a matter of time before I buy something bright orange with reflective stripes.

That's the spirit! ;D

Thanks, Martin :)
 

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Re: 4048 - Road Roller
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2010, 11:54:38 »
I checked with german DS today:
30 45 8460 - Road edging, short : 0.35€
30 45 8470 - Road edging, long : 0.45€
30 80 3972 - Road baseplate for road-repair scene : 2.40€

I think these basic street elements have a fair price (4 road elements for about 10€) and I will probably get some for descent street scenarios.
Too bad there are no crossings or curves available... Well, maybe they will one day... ;)
(I guess its hard to design, esp. one- and two-lane curves...  ::))

And just for completeness:
30 80 4022 - Baseplate for street scene : 5.65€
30 63 8602 - Barrier for roadwork : 1.65€ (!!!)

I was surprised to see the base plate from set 4047 - Road Construction relatively cheap, but almost fell of my chair to see the barriers at 1.65€ a piece!  :o

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