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2 hours ago, County of Yorkshire said:

 

Well, that's because someone must have bought one! There were 11 in stock and now there's 10; and the pricing algorithm has booted the price back up by almost 100%! I hope an RMwebber benefited from my pointing this out. 

 

I'd better stop there because I know how irate people get at posts on this thread that don't contain bargains...

 

CoY

 

It also works by people looking.

 

So if you suddenly get 20 people looking at an item, the Amazon algorithms think that it's "hot" and the price goes up.

 

 

 

Jason

 

 

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18 hours ago, County of Yorkshire said:

 

Well, that's because someone must have bought one! There were 11 in stock and now there's 10; and the pricing algorithm has booted the price back up by almost 100%! I hope an RMwebber benefited from my pointing this out. 

 

I'd better stop there because I know how irate people get at posts on this thread that don't contain bargains...

 

CoY

 

Guys, we need to work together as a team and just have people buy one a week, so we don't trigger the algorithm. :P

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On 28/05/2020 at 22:07, 30801 said:

I agree. I was waiting for my £50 Adams Radial to arrive before posting. It arrived today and all is well and legit. 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/who2538-4/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

 

Would I be right in thinking the Hornby and Oxford Rails Adam Radials use the same motor, please? I have a DC layout and would be interested in double-heading them if they run well together.

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13 minutes ago, IamDaniel said:

 

Would I be right in thinking the Hornby and Oxford Rails Adam Radials use the same motor, please? I have a DC layout and would be interested in double-heading them if they run well together.

 

I don't think so. 

 

They are unrelated products.

 

 

 

Jason

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15 hours ago, IamDaniel said:

 

Would I be right in thinking the Hornby and Oxford Rails Adam Radials use the same motor, please? I have a DC layout and would be interested in double-heading them if they run well together.

Don’t buy the Hornby version if my experience is anything to go by, awful traction and wheel slip even sometimes running light.

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12 hours ago, scottrains29 said:

Just over 2Hrs left before they expire.

Still a few packs of oo catenary wire reduced down to £5.

Various oo wagons from £6.

Over the past few weeks I have bought quite a few packs of the catenary wire, I’ve always had a soft spot for OHLE workings so decided my GWR branch line will have a OHLE main running line going through it......rule ONE I reckon :lol:

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1 hour ago, boxbrownie said:

Don’t buy the Hornby version if my experience is anything to go by, awful traction and wheel slip even sometimes running light.

The Oxford one doesn't like uneven track - luckily there wasn't any on my layout, it was a smooth runner otherwise and quite heavy.

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17 hours ago, IamDaniel said:

 

Would I be right in thinking the Hornby and Oxford Rails Adam Radials use the same motor, please? I have a DC layout and would be interested in double-heading them if they run well together.

Hi,

 

It might not matter if they did since the gear ratio and friction in the chassis could be different.

 

Take care.

 

Nick

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2 hours ago, boxbrownie said:

Don’t buy the Hornby version if my experience is anything to go by, awful traction and wheel slip even sometimes running light.

 

I have the Hornby version and it seems to be fine, so maybe I was lucky! Might take a punt on an OR model since they seem to be very cheap.

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I had the Oxford version for a while. By far and away the worst OO Scale steam loco model I have ever owned!

 

In fact I have found pretty much all of the handful of Oxford Rail products I have owned to be pretty awful so much so that were I to do OO again, I will never buy any of their items again.

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2 hours ago, IamDaniel said:

 

I have the Hornby version and it seems to be fine, so maybe I was lucky!

I think most models have good uns and bad uns, in varying proportions. Not too surprising given the level of hand assembly and insufficient production volumes to justify designing out the variation.

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2 hours ago, woodenhead said:

The Oxford one doesn't like uneven track - luckily there wasn't any on my layout, it was a smooth runner otherwise and quite heavy.

 

Later ones have a bit of spring in the 'radial' truck. Not much but not completely solid like the first ones.

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The first batch of Oxford radials had problems with adhesion on uneven track, with the drivers not actually in contact with rails at times on my layout (where nothing else had problems at all), so it was sold. The later batches are better. My 488 LSWR livery one runs fine. 

I have two BR black Hornby ones which have a bit more finesse about the finish, run very well (and run well as a pair on DC, though that can't be guaranteed for all pairs).

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4 hours ago, Tim Hall said:

The first batch of Oxford radials had problems with adhesion on uneven track, with the drivers not actually in contact with rails at times on my layout (where nothing else had problems at all), so it was sold. The later batches are better. My 488 LSWR livery one runs fine. 

I have two BR black Hornby ones which have a bit more finesse about the finish, run very well (and run well as a pair on DC, though that can't be guaranteed for all pairs).

The Hornby version I have has solid “suspension” on the rear bogie in as much as it runs in contact with the chassis all the time in a sort of friction bearing, this is obviously not working as the rear bogie lifts the rear main drivers away from the track by minutiae, not enough to measure (I’ve tried engineers blue paper) but enough to lose traction.

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Bargain Hunters Mark 3 must be getting closer...

 

Just saying. 
 

Roy

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18 minutes ago, Roy Langridge said:

Bargain Hunters Mark 3 must be getting closer...

 

Just saying. 
 

Roy

 In terms of the long tail, it might be a good idea, all those bargains, long gone and never to be repeated.

 

Time to start again!

 

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1 hour ago, Roy Langridge said:

Bargain Hunters Mark 3 must be getting closer...

 

Just saying. 
 

Roy

Should it be called Boring Hunters? :D

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13 minutes ago, boxbrownie said:

Should it be called Boring Hunters? :D

 

I find that quite offensive.

 

Mick, the OP, create this thread with some basic rules - limited discussion being one of them. It would be polite to respect the OP's request. Models such as the Radial's have their own threads - kindly go there for such discussion. Mick has already reminded everybody of this a short while ago, some people seem to just be of the "rules don't apply to me" brigade and are too selfish to comply.


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From the OP:

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The odd discussion and question about said bargains are welcomed, but don't go mad with it, or the self-appointed Bargain Hunter Police (definitely not me!) will be on your case.

 

Don't see anything lately that goes against the spirit of this.

All these 'oooh only post bargains' posts do is guarantee another twenty or so bargain free posts. Are there really people sitting on notifications from this thread so they can instantly pounce and buy everything in sight?

 

Ultimately this thread is nothing without its contributors.  If you make it a tedious sink of anal misery who's going to bother?

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1 hour ago, Roy Langridge said:

 

I find that quite offensive.

 

Mick, the OP, create this thread with some basic rules - limited discussion being one of them. It would be polite to respect the OP's request. Models such as the Radial's have their own threads - kindly go there for such discussion. Mick has already reminded everybody of this a short while ago, some people seem to just be of the "rules don't apply to me" brigade and are too selfish to comply.


Roy

Sorry if I offended you, not my intention.
 

I don’t see that the thread deviated too much, my comment about the Radial issue was to try and warn any bargain hunters that maybe those Locos need further reading before purchase, that was my intention.

 

And I find  “some people seem to just be of the "rules don't apply to me" brigade and are too selfish to comply“  quite offensive also.

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2 minutes ago, boxbrownie said:

Sorry if I offended you, not my intention.
 

I don’t see that the thread deviated too much, my comment about the Radial issue was to try and warn any bargain hunters that maybe those Locos need further reading before purchase, that was my intention.

 

And I find  “some people seem to just be of the "rules don't apply to me" brigade and are too selfish to comply“  quite offensive also.

 

That comment was directed at the repeat offenders. For example,  why do we keep having the "I got one too" posts that are against the "rules"? The original thread got locked for a reason, let's not have this one go down the same path eh?

 

There have been no bargains for over a page -  and some of us have limited time to read this thread, having jobs to do that take time. Reading a discussion that could have been addressed by one post pointing at the relevant thread is frustrating. Before that we had discussion about Amazon selling model twice in not many pages and a discussion on ebay selling modes.

 

Anyhow, I will stop cluttering up the thread and just request that people read and take note of the original post.

 

Roy

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I founded this in my local Poundland and thought it might be worth a punt. I won’t be spraying with it, just using it for small touch up jobs.  It may be low quality rubbish or it may mean I never have to buy a 14ml tinlet again. We shall see!

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6 hours ago, forest2807 said:

I founded this in my local Poundland and thought it might be worth a punt. I won’t be spraying with it, just using it for small touch up jobs.  It may be low quality rubbish or it may mean I never have to buy a 14ml tinlet again. We shall see!

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I bought some of this a while back, for touching up outdoor ironmongery, and I have tried it for touch ups on models.  It does what it needs to do, but by god, it stinks to high heaven!

 

Make sure you thin it well before using on models and keep the tin airtight after opening 

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