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    Forum
    Huntsman fittings kit.
    Hi Novagsio Do tread carefully if you intend to use Westbourne as there has been posts on this and other sites regarding their poor service level and lack of advertised stock. Canabus has a build blog mdlbt.com/31424 Not sure exactly what fittings you require but Reade Models may be able to help as they supported fittings for many of the kits produced alongside the Precedent range. http://reademodels.com If you are looking for the window frames then you may need to fabricate from liteply, or if you have a 3D printer source have some fabricated.
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    34'' sea commander Aerokits kit
    Hey Garth. I feel the same as Doug. DO NOT ORDER OFF
    westbourne models
    UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. All the forms are strewn with people who have lost money to them and never got it back. Please heed these warnings. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊
    4 years ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    34'' sea commander Aerokits kit
    Hi Garth, if you mean
    westbourne models
    DON'T TOUCH 'EM WITH A 10FOOT BARGE POLE! Every model boat web site is full of long running threads about order taken, money paid and nothing delivered and no contact or just bullshit excuses! Also here - https://model-boats.com/forum/hobby-chit-chat/9463 better look somewhere else πŸ€” Cheers Doug 😎
    4 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    westbourne models
    I do and seen nothing
    4 years ago by none
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Hi All, Are
    westbourne models
    still trading? Regards Joe
    4 years ago by GYJOE
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Have anyone who live anywhere near them seen if they are still trading.
    4 years ago by tidtug
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Hi Lads, Many thanks for that,think i'll keep well clear Regards Joe
    4 years ago by GYJOE
    Forum
    westbourne models
    There will be other model shops closer to you with the same items
    4 years ago by none
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Hi Joe I hate to talk ill of any model shop, but give them a wide berth. Dave
    4 years ago by EAGLE
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Hi Joe, if they are it borders on a miracle! Don't touch them, they have a shocking reputation for taking the money and delivering at best excuses. Check here - https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.westbourne-model.co.uk Cheers Doug 😎
    4 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Yet they still show the shop frontage on their site and Magazine adverts. it was a sad day when my local model shop Ashton Models closed, know far and wide used it man and boy in that order, they were old school, seemed to know everything about any hobby you could think of, rarely where they stumped. if you needed a thingy bob for a whats it you call it, you left with the very thing you needed, it was a treasure trove. A sad day indeed when they closed.
    4 years ago by Peter47
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Is
    westbourne models
    still in Business? Been Trying too get a 75mm Prop, no joy phoning.πŸ˜‰
    4 years ago by castlegloom
    Forum
    westbourne models
    hi this is the part of the miniutes from the club i belong to not looking good as i liked the old shop. πŸ€”Model shops - There are now no local model shops, Westbourne Model Shop are working out of a garage opposite their previous shop, not much stock is held and not easy to look at, some members have said its not worth going to😱😱
    4 years ago by twofloats12
    Forum
    Tags.
    the important thing about
    westbourne models
    is to stop mentioning them ! 😜
    4 years ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    westbourne models
    I ordered two props from Westbourne Did not receive them. When I emailed them NO reply.Had to go through PayPal to get my money back. After three emails with PayPal got my money Will never use them again.
    4 years ago by jacktar
    Forum
    Tags.
    Hi Robbob, We're slowly and steadily tagging keywords across the website. It's an experiment at the moment more than anything else. I do like how you can drill down into boat names and keywords though, which then brings up other posts from across the website containing those words. It could be used for all sorts of things mind. Recommending things you might be interested in, to show trending tags, similar to twitter! it also helps search engines. The website is still a little lost in Google. Stupidly
    westbourne models
    ranks much higher than both this site and meyhem! Stephen
    4 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    westbourne models
    DO NOT order from Westbourne. There have been many complaints on various forums about their lack of service and concern for the customer (myself included). It appears (from another forum) that the shop is boarded up and they only trade via the internet now. But, DO NOT order over the net. I did a few months ago and when I eventually found out that they didn't stock the props I wanted, I cancelled the order and was assured a full refund would be paid. They did not, and after chasing numerous times had to get my credit card company involved. BTW, when I did once get through on the phone and I said I'd sent an email, the guy on the phone said they don't bother with emails as there's so many backed up at their email address!!! It's a shame their website is so slick but the customer service 'aint.
    4 years ago by red110kev
    Forum
    westbourne models
    I ordered some parts over two years ago, still waiting they do not answer emails or the phone, why Model Boats allow them to advertise I do not know. a complete waste of time go to Cornwall model boats they are fantastic.
    4 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Hi Peter, lost my trust in Westbourne when i visited the shop 2 years ago, popped in just looking (like you do) 3 o'clock friday afternoon was only there about 5 minutes when the guy behind the counter demanded i bought something or leave, great customer service (i dont think)
    4 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Hi Peter47, Sorry to read what your going through, This is why I have been making my Purchases from Cornwall Model Boats. I've been purchasing from them for over 9 months now with no problems. So if you need model boat parts or supplies you should consider Cornwall Model Boats. their also a very friendly and helpful bunch. Also I live in the States and I receive my parcel in about a weeks time. PS. Stay away from Westbourne all I've heard is People having problems with their purchases.
    4 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    westbourne models
    I have not got what I order from Westbourne ever, either send me an alternative or after a phone call or three was told out of stock, still a waiting refund, not a large amount so not too bothered, just trust as gone out the window. They still advertising on web and Model boat magazines. I'd stick with Cornwall Model or any other Model shop, but Westbourne.
    4 years ago by Peter47
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Try here http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/propellers.html Ed
    4 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Hi Castlegloom I have ordered all of my supplies from Cornwall Model Boats! They have a great turn around time as well. I'd like to point out I live in the states, my parcels take about a week. How's that for quick delivery service.
    4 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Is
    westbourne models
    still in Business as have tried phoning and ordering online from them. Needing 4blade 75mm prop
    4 years ago by castlegloom
    Forum
    westbourne models
    Hi mate, dont go to Westbourne, follow the posts on here, go to Cornwall MB or Deans Marine
    4 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Westbourne Model Centre
    I have never used
    westbourne models
    myself. But with all I have seen here on this Model Boats Website regarding their bad service to our modelling community, I'm surprised to see that they are still listed on the Useful Links on this site ??
    5 years ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Westbourne Model Centre
    westbourne models
    are useless, hopefuly you paid by credit card which means that you can reclaim your money through your bank. Personally I can highly reccomend Cornwall Model Boats.
    5 years ago by vosper
    Forum
    Westbourne Model Centre
    Well Mr Pete Davis of
    westbourne models
    , can I look forward to receiving my order that I placed with you on 2nd January 2016, Order No CT59HZ10012008 1 x Danforth anchor A4026/60 Β£2.60 1 x Danforth anchor A4026/40 Β£2.60 2 x Lift Raft Feet part No 1517 Β£2.48 = Β£4.98 2 x Life Raft 2 Pcs Β£2.92 = 5.86 Sub Total Β£16.02 Shipping(Standard Delivery) Β£3.65 VAT Β£3.94 Total Β£23.61 I live in hope that you read these customer complaints and do the honest thing, DO NOT forget it is US that keep your business going, it will be YOU that makes it close down.
    5 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    Westbourne Model Centre
    I have recently been playing around with quadcopters and have found a number of model supply places that give good service. Even items ordered from china have arrived ( 20-21 days) but they get here! So it would seem to me that
    westbourne models
    will soon cease to trade.
    5 years ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Westbourne Model Centre
    Heard an article regarding
    westbourne models
    on today's Radio 4 You and Yours. The guy from Westbourne didn't fill me with any confidence regarding doing any business with them. You should be able to hear the episode on BBC Iplayer.
    5 years ago by Dave_P
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    SkipperVOFGmBC did it: thanks to his intellicence and convincing work and to the reliability of
    westbourne models
    Directional staff I got the total resolution of the problem that, I repeat is securely totally due to the distance between us and relate comunication difficulty; Westbourne absolutely redimed and Skipper really great detective but primarly a nice and polite person: one word a"friend" with his "divertente" way to speak italian Tanks my friend and everybody who partecpatrd to this forum in the interest of us model hobby addicted
    5 years ago by saintsalvio
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    I need to buy some crew members for my model Tugboat but, after reading this I know were I'm not buying them from! Sorry to see you going through so much Saintsalvio.
    westbourne models
    shame on you! πŸ‘Ž 😟
    5 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    Sadly our Friend "Saintsalvio"in italy has still NOT received his Refund From
    westbourne models
    . I phoned them again today on his behalf. I was given all sorts of excuses why he has not been refunded. But today they have assured me the "Refund" has now been sent as we spoke on the phone. Until Sainsalvio gets his Refund I will remain calm, lol, but Westbourne will be getting a much more strongly worded call from me once it has been settled. Watch this space!!
    5 years ago by SkipperVGMBC
    Forum
    WESTBOURNE MODEL CO.
    Hi Guys I live about 5 miles from Westbourne. The shop has been empty at least since Oct 2015 when I last went by there. Builders onsite refurbishing the shop unit no sign of
    westbourne models
    . I didn't stop as anyone who has been there knows parking is very difficult. To day 3rd May 2016. I again went by, just out of curiosity as so many modellers on many forums are having problems with
    westbourne models
    . Situation still the same, builders equipment and materials on site, the sign above the shop reads "To let" again I couldn't park to get a closer look or ask one of the builders what the situation was. Perhaps Westbourne operate from home these days, I have no idea. If I do get a chance I will stop by and ask someone in a nearby shop perhaps. I hope this may be of some help to forum members. Brian
    5 years ago by Oldsmokey
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    Update (4..30pm), Ref Saintsalvio Refund. I called back
    westbourne models
    . Again Spoke to Geoff, I gently persuaded him to speak with Martin Shanks (Manager) whilst I was on the Phone. I have been assured that this Refund will be done today, lets watch this space !!!
    5 years ago by SkipperVGMBC
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    Telephoned
    westbourne models
    Today on behalf of our Fellow Boating Friend Saintsalvio in italy. Spoke to "Geoff" at
    westbourne models
    , explaining situation. Got the usual response, Only the Boss can do Re-Funds. The Boss being a Martin Shanks. I have been assured that our fellow Boating Friend will have a Re-fund Today. I have told
    westbourne models
    that I will phone later Today to check this has been done. I have to say, I played it calmly, in the hope this can be sorted..fingers crossed guys.
    5 years ago by SkipperVGMBC
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    Saintsalvio...I will personaly take up your case and phone
    westbourne models
    ...enough is enough
    5 years ago by SkipperVGMBC
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    westbourne models
    is open to the public with all the products on display as before. The new place is opposite to the old shop but on two floors. I have never had any problems when dealing with
    westbourne models
    . I just find it a long way to go when I want parts.
    5 years ago by bluestreak505
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    I have used
    westbourne models
    for a while and have had no trouble with them. They have recently relocated to a new building across the road from their old shop. had a few problems with the telephone lines so communications were bad. I do shop there as its the nearest model shop that deals with boats to me, even though its takes one and half hours to get there.
    5 years ago by bluestreak505
    Forum
    WESTBOURNE MODEL CO.
    It's somewhat distressing to hear all the criticism about
    westbourne models
    . I have not used them recently but in the past I found them very good. it's a shame they can not come on this site and justify themselves. Needless to say, I will not be using them again, at least not until I hear they have significantly improved.
    5 years ago by cenbeth
    Forum
    Westbourne Model Centre
    Sadly I also experienced problems with
    westbourne models
    . Like others here I had to ask my Credit Card company to step in by giving Westbourne official notification of impending action.
    5 years ago by SkipperVGMBC
    Forum
    Speed controller
    Just been to E-Bay and did a search this link popped up still same price and in stock - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320A-7-2V-16V-Bidirectional-Brushed-ESC-Speed-Controller-RC-Car-Truck-Boat-T5-/400556979559?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item5d430e7567 - have sent for one over a week ago, but that is normal, patience is a virtue :-). Did order some parts from
    westbourne models
    in May, emails got bounced repeatedly and finally got through on telephone, but despite many assurances and a promise of owner personal email, Zilch so far, the cost involved is minimal so not too worried, but its the lack of service and broken promises that is the most upsetting, belief others have had similar experiences with this shop on checking around web, so in no rush to order any more stuff from that site :-(
    7 years ago by Peter47
    Directory
    (Tug Boat) Westbourne Tug
    This is a Westbourne Tug, the first I had bought from ebay UK, the Gent whom sold it to me has acted as a "broker", he has picked up and posted several of the models we see here, Quite a good friend now. (ESC: Viper) (8/10)
    7 years ago by Tim B
    Directory
    (Pleasure Craft) Sea Queen
    This kit was from
    westbourne models
    and they supplied all other bits as well. Build was quite good but some of the fittings a bit naff. Looking now to finish cockpit now I have tried it. (Motor: Standard 800) (ESC: Himark Marine ESC) (9/10)
    7 years ago by Rogerdotcom
    Forum
    westbourne models
    .
    HI Dave, Found this shop to be a great source, of parts and info, WISH WE HAD SIMILAR NEAR WHERE I LIVE. Being a pensioner I'm of the old school and like to see items I intend to buy and talk to people who speak in plain english not jargon when they explain things. Westbourne certainly fills this criteria. They even pointed me to other parts supplies, of stuff they didn't stock but knew about. FULL MARKS ON ALL COUNTS. Colin.
    8 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    westbourne models
    .
    Dropped Into this very popular shop whilst on holiday In area, managed to source some parts for my restoration projects. But what Impressed me was how helpfull Martin was, he even drew me some wiring diagrams and took the time to explain In laymans english, even though the shop was busy, full marks for service and knowledge (given freely). Thanks Westbourne I'll certainly be using you again, Colin.
    8 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    westbourne models
    .
    HI Colin Good to hear that you received a first class service from this model shop. Its always good to have a shop local to where you live as they are usually a mine of info and willing to go the extra mile to help. I try and visit my local model shop every month for basic supplies and a chat πŸ˜€
    8 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    electrics
    Glad to hear your problem solved. Full marks to
    westbourne models
    for their help and support. πŸ˜€
    8 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    electrics
    HI Dave It was the esc that was faulty, I took it back to
    westbourne models
    who were very helpfull. I upgraded to a Electronize esc FR15HVR-AN model. so problem solved. Thanks once again. Martin
    8 years ago by gooner68
    Forum
    WESTBOURNE MODEL CO.
    I went to
    westbourne models
    and mentioned the plight of some of you, I was told that bangzoomer had been reimbersed after they had tried tirelessly to locate some motors for him, when graupner had folded. it appears graupner have now been taken over and things should get back to normal order wise. Im just passing on what I was told. gooner68
    8 years ago by gooner68


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