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  1. rab

    EBay madness

    Recovered from a filling station following a fire? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Modern-Petrol-Pumps-incl-artwork-UNPAINTED-N-Gauge-Scale-Langley-Models-Kit-/184782491544?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
  2. rab

    EBay madness

    Mine is that long I'm hoping I won't have to pay the usual search fee to find it before they start cutting.
  3. rab

    EBay madness

    Someone needs a lesson in using the 'crop' option: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-roco-N-Gauge-for-crane-support-wagon-/284265876637?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
  4. Reading through this thread reminds me of the film Sully: Miracle on the Hudson, about the pilot who landed a passenger plane on the Hudson river after it developed a problem. At a subsequent investigation attempts were made to prove the pilot was at fault. Numerous simulations were run and used as evidence to prove this point. It was pointed out however that those running the simulations had numerous chances to rerun them. At the time of the incident, the pilot had one chance! While I accept that the incident at Carmont developed much more slowly, and therefore gave
  5. rab

    EBay madness

    But this one is rare. It's the version where the cab roof can be removed for fine weather running.
  6. The title of this thread reminds me of the cotton waste we used to have, odds and ends of thread bundled up. Is that still used, is it still even available?
  7. Reminds me of one of my father's favourite sayings: Near enough isn't good enough; when 'tis 'zackly' (exact), that's near enough
  8. rab

    EBay madness

    Apologies if this has already bern posted: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graham-Farish-Pullman-Car-/184768465534?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286 i know Pullman travel was expensive, but this takes it to a whole new level.
  9. rab

    EBay madness

    I assume the person selling these scratch built wagons is doing so under licence from Mattel: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-Gauge-Troublesome-Truck-2-Suit-Tomix-Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-Scratch-built-/303959270079?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
  10. If you check back to the post it's taken from, its a quote of a quote,
  11. Thanks for sharing this. One small point; I note it refers to nickel silver plating. I understood the nickel silver was a part of the base material, not just a surface plating
  12. Oh dear, having earlier had a moan about another thread going Oh dear, having had a moan about another thread going off topic, I fear I may be the reason for this one doing so.
  13. rab

    EBay madness

    Auto correct strikes again: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dapol-N-Gauge-May-sell-Coaches-Set-469-BR-Lined-Green-2P-012-251/114754362482?hash=item1ab7e49c72:g:OMEAAOSwsm9gay6w on the other hand it may not sell!
  14. Not very good publicity for its previous custodians: "looking in a sorry state after years in 'preservation' at Cranmore, Radstock & Pontypool", but I guess the same could be said about a lot of 'preserved' stock.
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