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« on: November 19, 2020, 06:27:21 pm »

Hi All,
Is Simon still operating at Prop shop / Protean Design?

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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 06:29:03 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 06:29:28 pm »

He is yes.
Send him an email, I believe he is extremely busy with
Everyone building a lockdown project.
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 07:29:25 pm »

Hi yes, I have had email from him last week and spoken with him this week, he casting new props this week, one of which is for me, an 80 mm four blade steam prop, which I am excitedly waiting to receive
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 08:26:50 pm »

I've been trying to get 2 props from him for about 4 months - send a email every few weeks and no response  {:-{
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 08:32:19 pm »

I ordered two props from him a couple of weeks back they arrived last week. Stunning as always. Probably extremely busy as previously mentioned- I bought directly from the website and asked a questions which didn’t get answered but the correct props came anyway.
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2020, 09:52:35 pm »

I was after some pics - they are 4 blade stainless I fancied for my fast cat for when it's on display, I think ill just risk it and order,


47mm 4 bladers.
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2020, 09:56:21 pm »

I've been trying to get 2 props from him for about 4 months - send a email every few weeks and no response  {:-{


Correct email address ?.  As per his website ?.


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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2020, 09:58:59 pm »

Yeah, I even went through my previous emails from when I ordered from him and replied to them topics but nothing.
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2020, 10:01:36 pm »

Yeah, I even went through my previous emails from when I ordered from him and replied to them topics but nothing.


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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2020, 10:03:34 pm »

Well I just placed a order... ill see what happens
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2020, 02:10:44 pm »

Hi, for completeness with this topic, the 80mm Steam Prop that I ordered last week from Prop Shop for the restoration of my Lady Sarah steam launch has arrived today, hope to get it fitted later on. It was packaged really well and looks the business. The restoration is of my steam launch is posted under Steam - Steam Launch Restoration - Modeen Hull?
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2020, 10:42:34 pm »

anybody had any successful orders?


still nothing about my order...
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2020, 04:53:20 am »

anybody had any successful order's?


still nothing about my order...
Hi ?
No, not directly. Through a middle man though.

At IMBS of year 2011, Leamington Spa,  I asked a regular trade customer of Prop-shop "what the lead time" for the Prop-shop parts sold in their kits.
"usually four to six weeks from order" was the answer.
I asked Simon in person when the prop shop stand was less busy and got "4-6 weeks for specials".

4-6 weeks for turning round investment cast parts is blooming quick! - 8 to 16 week industry average in the top Google hit https://www.google.com/search?&q=investment+casting+average+lead+time

The internet archive shows the made to order 4-6 week lead time has been given top prominence in the Propshop website as the only bold, capital letter text in the top middle of the homepage since December 2016, for sometime highlighted on a yellow background. What more can he do than bold caps and highlight than print & staple it in front of everyone like you did?

S*** happens (Covid, being locked out of accessing your workspace etc.) so if you drew a blank with the enquiry form on the website's contact page.
Mobile phone contact Details for Simon appears in a blue headed  box to its right. (sms? voicemail? or live calls?)

Email forms filters out the tide of email spam sent to web shops. Forget emailing from a browser if you see a contact form on a webshop.
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2020, 07:01:16 am »

I ordered a pair of 48 mm props for MMM kort nozzles from Simon.  I received them here in Australia 5 days later.

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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2020, 07:47:31 am »

I have ordered my last 4 props through Simon and had no problem, if he has the props that you need in stock he will send them straight out, If they have to be made obviously it will be a bit longer. I found the best way to contact Simon is through his Facebook page.


Great service and you will have to go a long way to get better.


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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2020, 08:50:30 am »

For what its worth I have never had a problem using Prop Shop .


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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2020, 10:16:13 am »

I must have had at least 25props from Simon over the years never had a problem  :-))  Bill...
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2020, 11:13:47 am »

anybody had any successful order's?


still nothing about my order...

I presume you have tried to ring him - contact details here

https://www.prop-shop.co.uk/contact.php

https://www.facebook.com/Prop-Shop-422634814488652/
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2020, 01:27:48 pm »

I have just phoned Prop shop your order is just going in to production. Prop shop is catching up on stainless orders so just hang fire and they will be with you.


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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2020, 11:11:21 pm »

Hi ?
No, not directly. Through a middle man though.

At IMBS of year 2011, Leamington Spa,  I asked a regular trade customer of Prop-shop "what the lead time" for the Prop-shop parts sold in their kits.
"usually four to six weeks from order" was the answer.
I asked Simon in person when the prop shop stand was less busy and got "4-6 weeks for specials".

4-6 weeks for turning round investment cast parts is blooming quick! - 8 to 16 week industry average in the top Google hit https://www.google.com/search?&q=investment+casting+average+lead+time

The internet archive shows the made to order 4-6 week lead time has been given top prominence in the Propshop website as the only bold, capital letter text in the top middle of the homepage since December 2016, for sometime highlighted on a yellow background. What more can he do than bold caps and highlight than print & staple it in front of everyone like you did?

S*** happens (Covid, being locked out of accessing your workspace etc.) so if you drew a blank with the enquiry form on the website's contact page.
Mobile phone contact Details for Simon appears in a blue headered box to its right. (sms? voicemail? or live calls?)

Email forms filters out the tide of email spam sent to web shops. Forget emailing from a browser if you see a contact form on a webshop.


Not quite so simple picking up a telephone when you’re  bobbing around in the ocean... I much prefer emails. - I have been trying to get these props for circa 6 months.
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2020, 11:11:47 pm »

Hi Stan, Thanks for the update - cheers.
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Re: Prop shop
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2020, 02:24:14 am »


Not quite so simple picking up a telephone when you’re  bobbing around in the ocean... I much prefer emails....
 
I can understand that part. It is not unreasonable. I think the information would have enhanced your first entry on this thread.


 I covered it with the suggestion to use the webform. I meant the techy term "email client" when I wrote browser by mistake.

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Email forms filters out the tide of email spam sent to web shops. Forget emailing from a browser if you see a contact form on a webshop.
You quoted my full reply but what about the specific part above?
Do you understand my point there?
If not, the web form function is to ensure you can get an email through. It appends whitelisting info to bypass anti spam filtering.


Their webform is preceded by:-"If you have an enquiry about The Prop Shop, or to find out more information about our products or services, then please complete our enquiry form below and we’ll be in contact with you."
Did you complete the web form and Prop Shop not manage to make contact?
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