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    November 2005
NEED CONTACT INFO FOR GEORGE CHAIDES
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 1:01 PM
I'm trying to reach George Chaides who, with his partner, produced the exquisite "Time Machine" models in the early-mid-1990s under the Granite City Mechanician banner. I placed an order for one of the models shortly after they were offered.

He gave me his phone number years ago, but has since moved and that number is no longer valid.

A UK phone directory search has been fruitless. Google search indicates he and his models are topics of discussion on this board from time to time, so I thought I'd turn to the community here.

Any information as to current phone number, e-mail address and/or mailing address would be appreciated greatly.

If anyone can help me, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks!
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:35 AM
Hello, I too ordered this model 13 years ago. I was in touch with George for many years as well as with other people who ordered this model. Some did get their model, but George has had to deal with a professional life that kept him away most of the time from his cherished project. He actually moved to the US for a few years but I heard that he is back in Scotland. I do know some people who have been in touch with him recently and I should have contact information soon. I suggest that you contact me directly at my email address (click on my ID) so we can discuss this further.
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    May 2004
  • From: Aberdeen, Scotland
Posted by Colin Russell on Sunday, October 23, 2005 4:44 PM
Fullscaleman,
I worked with George here in Aberdeen, Scotland, until he left to return to the USA for two years. I understand he has just recently returned to Aberdeen, but as yet he has not called me. Should you need any further info. about those exquisite models, feel free to drop me an email.
  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Aberdeen, Scotland
Posted by Colin Russell on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 8:13 AM
Please e-mail me through my ID if you require any information on the Time Machine models and Geroge Chaides of Granite City Mechanician.
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    May 2004
  • From: Aberdeen, Scotland
Posted by Colin Russell on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 9:52 AM

Fullscaleman,

George Chaides is now back in Scotland and is presently setting up his computer for internet/e-mail access.  He is staying in a village near Aberdeen and I have been in touch with him about starting up production of the Granite City Mechanician Time Machine models again.  He is planning to have a workshop built at his home and we should be back to work on them in April this year.  In the meantime, if you need further information, please post here and I can answer any questions you may have. 

Colin Russell

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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 11:08 AM

    Dear "Fullscaleman",

    It was my co-worker, Colin Russell, who saw your inquiry about me in the forum section of this web site.  You are obviously one of our subscribers and I sincerely hope I have not caused you any anxiety resulting from the length of time it has taken me to respond.

    I don't know whether this reply will be available to be read by all in this forum, but I ask you to please contact me at [via the forum's email button] so that I may be able to tell you all about it and give you my current address now that I am back in Scotland.

    Be assured that the "project" is still on-going.

 

    Yours sincerely,

     George Chaides

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  • From: Waukesha, WI
Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 3:28 PM
George,

Welcome aboard!  I modified your post to remove the email address so that the bots that like to collect email addresses off of web pages doesn't get it.  Anyone interested in contacting you can use the email button at the bottom of the post to send a message.  Saves your inbox from additional spam.
 
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    January 2013
Posted by Jay22N on Monday, January 21, 2013 5:03 AM

Hi there,

I have had an order placed with George for around 10 years years now and have been keeping in touch via excanged emails and telephone conversations with him over the years, but have not managed to reach him for over 2 years now as he does not seem to be answering his email.

Do you have more recent/up to date contact details for him, or can you pass my message on to him. He should still have my personal email address and telephone number and I would like to hear from him.

Jason

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by Jay22N on Monday, January 21, 2013 5:30 AM

Hi, I hope this gets to you George,

I have been trying to reach you to discuss my long standing order for the Time Machine Model but have not had a reply from you for over 2 years....any chance for an update, even if not all good news.

Regards

Jason (Order #43)

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 21, 2013 5:47 AM

Jay, that post by George is over 6 years old, and it looks like his account has been deleted.

You may already have these sites, assuming they are still used. If not, try these.

timemachinejunkyard.com/nav.swf

erkelzaar.tsudao.com/.../the2.htm

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  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:09 PM

I hope these guys didn't put down a substantial deposit!

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by Jay22N on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:31 PM

Thanks, but yes I have checked these sites out.

I noticed the posts were rather ancient but having not had any reply from him for some time it was kinda my last option.

I have had to wait for some time for a reply in the past as he often works abroad, but never this long, although the email address I have for him isn't coming back it looks like he isn't checking it any more.

Perhaps a lost cause now...

Thanks for trying.

Jay

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    May 2016
Posted by Swordcancer on Friday, May 6, 2016 12:25 PM
Hiyas there don't give up yet I just got a letter from George last week on delivery of my machine they will be $2400lbs or about $3400 US my number 32 last time I talked to him long ago he was up to 18 or so . But he is back to work on them now full time I believe so things are moving along now. Swordancer
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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:22 AM

LOLOLOLOL!!! You've just resurrected a 15 year old post.

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Posted by Swordcancer on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:23 PM
I talked to George yesterday on the phone He said my machine was ready now. But I had to decline the offer till later about 4 months to get my monies for it . Wish I had more notice :( swordancer
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    May 2024
Posted by tohoj67710 on Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:38 AM

 It's a shame you didn't have more notice. Hopefully, waiting the extra 4 months will be worth it in the end 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 10:32 AM

19 years old now, Surprise

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 10:43 AM

This thread can vote Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:26 AM

keavdog

This thread can vote Stick out tongue

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:51 AM

Wow!  This one is definitely a zombie thread that keeps rising from the dead every few years.  Alien

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:52 AM

If anyone has not yet paid, don't.

Not from personal experience with this seller, but we see folks here get their boxers in knots after a couple of months of a back order.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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