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My local model shop - in China
« on: July 24, 2009, 03:28:12 PM »

Last time I mentioned the model shop somebody asked for pictures

It is called Golden Wings.
Four friendly helpful staff. You can even buy second hand gear there. My friend (newbie to sailing) got a second hand Futaba attack 2ch with Tx, Rx, battery pack, servo and a wee motor boat thrown in for about 20.

They have a 1:1 WW2 style BMW boxer motorbike in the window, and a reasonable range of the plastic kits, a few RC planes, a couple of boats and lots of helicopters. They also carry paints.

Nothing special, but for me stuck here in China it is a godsend.
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 04:43:56 PM »


There's a Seaport tug there on the top shelf TT, see if you can convert it into a Chinese Junk.... no other jokes please!  ok2
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 06:45:34 PM »

Damn !!! >>:-(
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 12:19:15 AM »

What are you doing in China, TT?
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009, 02:59:20 AM »

He lives there  O0
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009, 04:13:35 AM »

What are you doing in China, TT?

Semiretired.

I met my Chinese wife when we were both doing our MBAs. She didn't want to stay in Europe. I left my consultancy job and moved to China.

She is in Banking, and so I don't really need to work, but I teach business English and western culture at a the local university of finance and economics (16 hours per week).
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009, 11:01:54 PM »

Thanks - just curious. Must be an interesting place to be.
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009, 11:51:47 AM »

The last time I went into my local rc hobby shop and asked if he can help to recommend a propulsion system for my boat, he gave me a "I am not free. don't bother me" look.
So, this forum is my favourite "hobby shop", at least I get lots of helpful people here.

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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 02:25:55 PM »

The last time I went into my local rc hobby shop and asked if he can help to recommend a propulsion system for my boat, he gave me a "I am not free. don't bother me" look.
So, this forum is my favourite "hobby shop", at least I get lots of helpful people here.


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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 02:32:36 PM »

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Possibly the same store  %) :((
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 04:53:47 PM »

Last time I went to my local hobby shop the chap was on the phone for 10-15 minutes and showed no interest in my custom, so I left. {-) I just buy on line now, quicker, more reliable and friendlier, Hi Malcom! :-))
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2009, 04:50:03 AM »

Thats a decent shop compared to what we left behind in Shanghai.   :-))

I note you called this your local "model" & not hobby shop.  You should post some photos of your local electronic, hardware, or building material market where we find most of our real hobby needs.  I still can't get over that I pay only 2 quai (US$0.28) for CA adhesive compared to what I used to pay in the States.   
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2009, 04:55:29 AM »

Thats a decent shop compared to what we left behind in Shanghai.   :-))

I note you called this your local "model" & not hobby shop.  You should post some photos of your local electronic, hardware, or building material market where we find most of our real hobby needs.  I still can't get over that I pay only 2 quai (US$0.28) for CA adhesive compared to what I used to pay in the States.   

The decorators market here is an an area over 3km long.
I have yet to find the electronic trade market, or the Auto wholesale market, or the plumbing market.
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2009, 05:40:48 AM »

On your next visit, I'll take you to Great Wall Motor Market where you can find almost everything needed for scratch building.  Granted, its not like Shanghai's Beijing Road, but I've been told its where known local model boat manufacturer goes for their material needs.
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Re: My local model shop - in China
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2009, 10:38:02 AM »

Hi all, I was in Hong Kong for a couple of days in Oct 07 and eventually found the model shops about 4 or 5 all in the same street!, and found the prices about the same as in the U.K. I was most disappointed.

CA glue is 4 reasonable size tubes for 1 in our "Poundshop".
regards Roy
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