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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #240 on: September 11, 2013, 03:11:05 PM »
Its been a long row to hoe,But we did it !
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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #241 on: September 20, 2013, 03:34:28 AM »
Here are the new arrivals!

















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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #242 on: September 20, 2013, 07:12:22 AM »
That's a nice haul. Is that a stack of flywheels or pulleys? I bet that was one heavy container.

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #243 on: September 20, 2013, 08:52:48 AM »
That little lot should keep you all out of mischief for a bit !.It will be interesting to see how people go about bringing the SOM sets up to 60Hz.

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #244 on: September 20, 2013, 11:43:39 AM »
by the looks of it Gary should be able to retire early by all the parts hes going to have to sell you guys lol. glad to see this wild idea come to fruition !  Congrats !
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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #245 on: September 20, 2013, 05:31:32 PM »
Well I am eating my hat.  Thank goodness I'm in a straw hat part of the world.  If I lived in a Loto state I'd put all my lunch money on it while going to the post office to check and see if my Clearing House Sweepstakes check has arrived.  A very nice day! 

What are the chances of these engines having enough water in them to freeze too much?

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #246 on: September 20, 2013, 07:10:41 PM »
Let me know when you have finished it and I`ll send you a leather one to chew on ;D.   

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #247 on: September 20, 2013, 08:51:22 PM »
Sorry, but I'm seeing the vegetarian light.

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #248 on: September 26, 2013, 06:07:25 AM »
Well guys, the pie-in-the-sky shipping turned out approximately as follows:

Total expense $8869.88 (thus far only 1 owner contributor besides myself!) Thus far no one has paid their full share amount. I can understand the reluctance based on all the uncertainty attached to this venture. Everything is safely in the USA now, so it is time to settle the accounts.

18 shares at slightly under $500 per share.   :o

Considering the lengthy extra storage and extra logistics costs, (also our extra Homeland Security mafia costs) - not as terrible as might be imagined. Not exactly what was hoped for though. I will add that this does not factor in final billings for work done in the U.K. We can hope that any added amounts will be small.

Contact Gary for any further questions - gary@dieselgen.com

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #249 on: September 26, 2013, 11:25:20 PM »
500 Dollars is reasonable for a trip across the big pond. I have spent almost 400 twice for truck trips 1/2 way across Canada for my Listers. Cant tell you how much of a pain in the ass it is to arrange shipping as an out of town buyer but I guess you guys had a taste of that action. If I do another distance deal I would get the seller to arrange shipping, entire deal pending my approval. Apparently Fastenall is offering very inexpensive shipping between their locations if that would help any of you guys.
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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #250 on: September 28, 2013, 01:50:48 PM »
Was that all of the engines shown in the pictures?

I was looking for the CE twin I sold.

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #251 on: September 28, 2013, 02:36:40 PM »
There was no CE included in the shipment.

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #252 on: September 29, 2013, 09:59:49 AM »
There was no CE included in the shipment.

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OK, what happened to it?  Mike (Dr Death?) bought it and Ade Vickers collected it from me, so where did it end up?

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #253 on: September 29, 2013, 03:29:04 PM »
It is my understanding that Mark Wilkinson may have control of several of Mike's machines. Mike purportedly has several others - in Scotland? - as well. Ask him (Mark) about his involvement with that. Due to lack of communications and interest, there were quite a few troubling issues that we could not deal with. With our costs climbing out of control, a decision was taken to limit our exposure to these unknown factors. From my perspective, all original arrangements and assumptions were reduced to mere rubble, and therefore discarded out of necessity. No commitment had been made to cover the costs, no reason to subject anyone else to further unplanned expenses.

Mike, or anyone else with any related issues may contact me directly - gary@dieselgen.com or feel free to air them out on this forum. All of my efforts have been fully transparent and strictly aimed at resolving a huge and thorny mess - not of my own creation!

There were many casualties along the way in the course of this venture (lost engines, lost funds, lost trust) ... and a number of unexpected twists. I am among those who have been harmed myself!

I might add, that laying out $8,000 cash to make this happen was not on my agenda either...  :laugh:

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Re: Container shipping out of England
« Reply #254 on: September 29, 2013, 04:13:29 PM »
fwiw

just over 2 years ago the average cost to ship a container from western washington to central kansas by truck was right at 8k bucks.  no dock fee's, inspections, home land security, or union fee's either.

so 8 grand for a container from england to kansas is quite a bargain in my opinion

yes this was quite an undertaking and hats off to dieselgman for stepping up and seeing this through.

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