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News of Protean Design ?
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:00:39 AM »

Bonjour,
I have sent messages to Simon Higgings and I have not received any answer, do you know if he goes on making proPellers ?
I am not registered on Facebook so used the email he mentionned to try to contact him.
Thank you in advance for your answers.
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 07:16:04 AM »

He was at the Doncaster model boat show last weekend.
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 09:22:57 AM »

 For those who would like one of our new catalogues please send £2.00 to cover catalogue and post for the UK to PayPal address simonhiggins181@btinternet.com


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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 09:30:24 AM »

RaphaŽl
I noticed that you have not spelled Simon's surname correctly in your post. As a regular victim of this myself I'd advise you to check the spelling on the E-Mail address you used. Using 'Cut and Paste' with the one quoted by Taranis would be the best idea for further E-Mails. I bought a prop from Protean Design less than a month ago, using that E-Mail address.
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 09:32:21 AM »

Well spotted Dave  :-))


Iíve sent Simon a WhatsApp message to look for email from France
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 10:14:11 AM »

Protean bought back the Prop Shop brand name. Seems not many know the website is now live. No need for facebook  :-))


https://prop-shop.co.uk/index.php

P.S. Simon will watch out for your email


place orders here via contact


https://prop-shop.co.uk/contact.php
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 10:44:33 AM »

Unlike the catalogue the website still uses codes related to diameter and pitch in inches.
This will be harmonised eventually if time permits but just state what you want via the contact form
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2019, 11:22:01 AM »

And do note that Prop Shop uses the prop rotation code Anticlockwise = Left Hand!

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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2019, 11:44:34 AM »

As viewed from the stern  :-))
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 07:31:59 PM »

Bonjour,
Thanks to all of you, I am a fan of Simon's and made several videos about as I have a lot of them from PropShop time:
[size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN0drJGsdDo[/size] or [/size][size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRDus7uIJQ[/size][/size][size=78%] [/size]
Everything is fine, Simon was very busy, this is why he had not answered as quickly as usual to my request.
English steam passionates are lucky to have people like him, In France, steam will die soon because because no succession and Chinese products have not (yet ?) a high quality  <:(
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2019, 07:44:36 PM »

I never heard that protean/prop-shop were associated again. As far as I've seen, graupner are the only folk who list their props as "backwards" rotation so normal nomenclature applies normally.
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2019, 07:48:05 PM »

I never heard that protean/prop-shop were associated again. As far as I've seen, graupner are the only folk who list their props as "backwards" rotation so normal nomenclature applies normally.
You have now  :-))
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2019, 07:52:10 PM »

Simon bought his original company name back from Swann last year after they made a complete mess of things. I donít use anyone elseís props anymore as his cast bronze are far superior. :-))
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 07:32:17 AM »

You have now  :-))


Yes indeed. Just had a look. What are they like for lead times for a standard item? Cornwall model boats are out of stock on a prop I'm looking for at the moment.  It's 15yrs plus since I last ordered I think.




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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 08:25:16 AM »

Simon usually has stock in my experience
A couple of days to your letter box
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 10:40:06 AM »


But like any situation involving quality kit, popularity causes a slow down in supply, so as a general rule, give a company some slack as if something is out of stock it either needs to be made or ordered in.
If a company quotes a turn around time, they mostly strive to be better than that.
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am not getting at individuals, just commenting on experience where some customers get more and more uppity and then you get a sheepish message saying their order has arrived.
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2019, 09:29:58 AM »

It says the store is not currently taking orders. Is this something that's planning on coming back does anyone know?
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2019, 09:52:14 AM »

It says the store is not currently taking orders. Is this something that's planning on coming back does anyone know?
Yes as I said earlier Simon will over time improve the site but for now the contact form goes directly to him for orders and enquires
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2019, 11:21:16 AM »

Bonjour,
Happy end of this topic  :-))  https://youtu.be/pavhU4lEHRw
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Re: News of Protean Design ?
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2019, 11:24:59 AM »

Tres bien  :-)
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