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Where's my kit from China?
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:26 PM

Or maybe that specially made blanket I orderd for my wife for Christmas.

Oh! Maybe they're in here!

Or here!

Steve

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:33 PM

Absoluetly nuts!  Come to think of it I do have sub on order from China... could be in there 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:36 PM

A whole city for those on the streets just strewn around.

 

Your things are on the 68th container ship waiting for dock availability and offload

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:05 PM

That boat might be aboiut 100 miles off the west coast with the hidden cargo fleet.

I'm trying not to order any more from there until they get this mess straightened up.

Maybe they should divert those ships down here where they say there is enoiugh room to get them off loaded.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:15 PM

Things seem to be getting to the US from China in a reasonable amount of time.  Its just once they get to the "sorting center" in the US that it slows to a crawl.  Finally got my brass bushings from China last week.  They had been in the US, already having passed through customs, since 12-27.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:26 PM

Lot of ports have capacity to take some of it, but not the bigger ones, only the small to medium ships.  Portland is a good example.

The bigger issue is once their unloaded they don't have the capacity to get them on the road to the destination

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 5:37 PM

I saw this in the news. It's around the Los Angeles area. Container trains stop or slow down in certain high traffic areas and theives break into the containers. That looks insane.

Chad

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:03 PM

Mopar Madness

I saw this in the news. It's around the Los Angeles area. Container trains stop or slow down in certain high traffic areas and theives break into the containers. That looks insane.

 

There are large yards on the rail lines out of the harbor where the cars are left on side lines before being put together into larger trains nefore heading to their next destination. The yards are huge, with hundreds of boxcars full of cargo at any given time. 

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:37 PM

Hey Mopar,  I heard reports that some trains were considering bypassing LA altogether because of the problem.

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Posted by Monogram Madness on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 10:32 PM

Welcome to the new America.  

Perfection is having fun and relaxing...not building the perfect model.  

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:23 AM

Somehow I liked the old one better.

Perfection is also a very small town out west with a very large worm problem.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:50 AM

Kinda like the wild wild west,we got train robberies now !!!

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:17 AM

We are told here as far as any orders for any goods are concerned from China, that they are on a very large container ship somewhere/anywhere!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:03 PM

Ouch. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:27 PM

modelcrazy

Or maybe that specially made blanket I orderd for my wife for Christmas.

Oh! Maybe they're in here!

Or here!

 
Yeah, LA County has seen a return of the classic train robbery, thanks to the brilliant ideas of the general spirit of "defund the police", and the DA's specific policy of no-bail releases for suspects.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:30 PM

Has been said,

     "On a slow boat from china".

 

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:43 PM

And when the bottom rusts through after swinging around the anchor for so long, most of the containers will follow if to the bottom

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:30 PM

You could do another Water World type movie but this time instgead of the Exxon Valdez tanker, use a container ship.  Imagine all the oars that would have to be used to move it.

And then there's that old guy in the hold with thousands of boxes  instead of oil...

might happen...you never know.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:05 PM

Ouch that blows!!! 

I've got a few things from China recently- including my bicycle gal figure. It was in a small box though- maybe it came air mail? I was expecting the slow boat from China but most of the figures I've ordered though AliExpress come in less than a month. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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