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Postby Thorness » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:06 pm

Does anyone know if Pepper7 is still in business?

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Postby bandmbill » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:21 pm

Pepper7 are as far as I know - Steve has revamped the website quite recently.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:32 pm

yes there is a gnew website. Just put in an order for a few wagons.
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Postby howard jones » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:39 pm

Steve emailed me yesterday regarding my order and he's snowed under with kits etc.
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Postby bandmbill » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:48 pm

Snowed under - does that mean that he has loads of stock or that he has loads of orders to get cast?
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:11 pm

bandmbill wrote:Snowed under - does that mean that he has loads of stock or that he has loads of orders to get cast?


The latter.
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Postby bandmbill » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:19 pm

That is good news - just as long as he casts my two kits first that is 😉
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Postby johna » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:14 pm

bandmbill wrote:That is good news - just as long as he casts my two kits first that is 😉


Sorry Bill, he has done my first :P :P :P

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:04 pm

suppose the old phrase ' no news is good news' as it means he is keeping busy. no hurry for my order, just thought I would give it a try.
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Re: Pepper7 ?

Postby Uncle Tel » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:13 pm

[quote="Thorness"]Does anyone know if Pepper7 is still in business?

Cheers.[/quote]

When I spoke to Steve at Swanley just after the new website launch he reported that he was snowed under with orders, which is good news.

I am sure Steve is beavering away to meet all our orders

Merry Christmas everybody

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Postby jameswaterfield » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:48 pm

I wonder where Steve is too. I paid for some goods on 11th December but had no order acknowledgement and no replies to my emails to Steve. Perhaps if he reads this he can let me know what is happening

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Postby johna » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:00 pm

jameswaterfield wrote:I wonder where Steve is too. I paid for some goods on 11th December but had no order acknowledgement and no replies to my emails to Steve. Perhaps if he reads this he can let me know what is happening

James Waterfield


I received an order from Steve on the 23rd December ok. I know from conversations with him that he is extremely busy. I am sure you will receive your order soon.

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Postby 90733 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:11 pm

Im still waiting as well, but after hearing about him been busy on here, I decided to leave it a bit before contecting him.

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Postby chris69 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:35 am

Well going on the SECOND year now (waiting for my order)......but I am a patient man!NOT HAPPY but patient........
Well if anyone talks to him , please pass the word.
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Postby jameswaterfield » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:12 am

I really think Steve needs to contact his customers and let them know some delivery times etc or offer refunds. I put this on the site because he will not answer queries sent to his email.

I appreciate the pressures of small business but running one myself know that my customers would not put up with this treatment.

I hope Steve can sort this out and make his business even better.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:45 pm

My apologies to any of you awaiting your order.
Have almost caught up with the backlog and this weekend should see the remaining items completed.
Everything should be posted monday and tuesday.
Once again, sorry if you have suffered a delay.
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Postby jameswaterfield » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:48 pm

That's great Steve

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:44 am

good news, Happy New Year Steve. As I had said, no news was good news. Assuming most of what Steve is producing is for minimum gauge, not necessarily just Gn15, then it shows we are getting noticed.
It also highlights one of the problems when running a small business, something found in many micro breweries. Everything runs smoothly when you are starting out, and getting just enough trade to continue, but when you start getting rave reviews and more people wanting what you produce, you struggle to keep up with demand. Everything was initially set up for small production runs, not mass production. With some businesses you can expand, by borrowing money, taking on staff etc, but that is not as viable with our hobby, especially when you are not producing for main stream interests.
One reason I have gone down the 3D printing road myself is that it can jump start out small and switch to bigger production runs easily. I only have to start the train rolling(pun intended), and leave the work to others, whilst I receive a small amount of money and get on with the next project.
I am looking forward to receiving what I have ordered from Steve, as I have some gnew ideas relating to scale and gauge(12mm), and I think I might be able to adapt some of Steve's small wagons. I could not have produced anything at the same price myself using 3D printing, so why re-invent the wheel just for the sake of it. It has also shown me that resin still has a place in model making, but 3D printing has its place as well.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:09 pm

just got my wagons from Steve, many thanks. Need to try out an idea. Got some other ideas so might order something else.

Just a small question though. The photos show couplings on wagon, but nothing in kit. No problem but just wondered. It was some of the O9 mine tubs, which I wanted for my 9mm gauge 1/32 scale module. I am also thinking of a 12mm gauge version. Not sure if it is easier to adapt 16.5m gauge chassis or 9mm gauge yet. will have a look at size of wheels before deciding.
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Postby steerngo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:01 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote: I am also thinking of a 12mm gauge version. Not sure if it is easier to adapt 16.5m gauge chassis or 9mm gauge yet. will have a look at size of wheels before deciding.


I would have thought moveing the wheels on the axels on the 16.5 chassis would be easier or axels long enough for 16.5 but with the diamiter for n scale wheels.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:08 pm

have some 12mm gauge wheels. Found an excellent source based in Germany. Last night compared the wheels to the wagon, and despite being bigger diameter, there is enough clearance. Just need to cut chassis and reposition. Assuming Steve is coming up to Leeds in March will have a chat with him there, unless I can't leave my layout easily.
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Postby henrix72se » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:38 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:My apologies to any of you awaiting your order.
Have almost caught up with the backlog and this weekend should see the remaining items completed.
Everything should be posted monday and tuesday.
Once again, sorry if you have suffered a delay.


Steve,
Still waiting for my order. No general hurry, just want to know you are aware of it .. and not lost on the ether .. :?

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Postby chris69 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:53 pm

STILL WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO RESPONSE, NO notice??????????????????

Love to hear anything.

Send E Mails to him (Steve)and through here??????????????????????????

Still HOPING

Anyone taking to him, PLEASE remind him that someone in the COLONIES is waiting for an order.....................

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Postby 90733 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:12 pm

Still waiting here as well, looking forward to when it arrives :)

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Postby bandmbill » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:42 pm

Still waiting here as well - having got the Weston show out of the way I am now ready to build something!
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