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16 hours ago, MrWolf said:

I think that the vendor has a dustbin full of car boot sale toy cars and a vice...

With maybe a very sore foot........:scratchhead:

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373523449466

 

Another seller who adds the word (LOOK) to the end of most titles.

 

Perhaps he thinks it's a magical mind control technique that will compel you to buy?

 

I have the eBay page open on a screen in front of me and sellers feel the need to tell me to LOOK?

 

What do they think I am doing?

 

Hang gliding? Playing the bagpipes? Casually snipping out someone's brain tumor with nail clippers?

 

A lot of the other stuff is "Lineside weathered" 

 

What does that even mean?

 

Did anyone ever abandon a DER televisions van at a diesel depot?

 

From what I remember of them, (Bedford Chevannes) they were kept clean because it was the face of the company visiting customers in their homes.

 

Peace.

 

Out.

 

:)

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11 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

A lot of the other stuff is "Lineside weathered" 

 

What does that even mean?

 

Totally agree on the “look”, why do people even do that?! 
 

the account is called “lineside and locos”, so I assume he means he weathered the items.  

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26 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373523449466

 

Another seller who adds the word (LOOK) to the end of most titles.

 

Perhaps he thinks it's a magical mind control technique that will compel you to buy?

 

 

Dunno.

 

I'll look, but I won't BUY!

 

Anyhow, if you really want an SL-93, then Hattons have more than 10 in stock, they're cheaper and postage is cheaper too!

https://www.hattons.co.uk/7739/peco_products_sl_93_short_crossing_insulfrog/stockdetail.aspx

 

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6 minutes ago, Hroth said:

 

Dunno.

 

I'll look, but I won't BUY!

 

Anyhow, if you really want an SL-93, then Hattons have more than 10 in stock, they're cheaper and postage is cheaper too!

https://www.hattons.co.uk/7739/peco_products_sl_93_short_crossing_insulfrog/stockdetail.aspx

 

 

But, but, but eBay is a bargain marketplace!

 

Mike.

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27 minutes ago, njee20 said:

Totally agree on the “look”, why do people even do that?! 
 

the account is called “lineside and locos”, so I assume he means he weathered the items.  

Recently on this thread I was slagging off constructively criticising "professional" weathering providers on eBay whose work is, in a word,  dreadful.  "Lineside and Locos", has been around a few years and while I still wouldn't buy any of his products, is actually one of the better ones.  There's a lot of additional detail that needs to be done but they are a decent start and the premium over the original loco isn't great.  For someone reluctant to risk ruining their expensive new loco, the product is probably quite good value.

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1 hour ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

But, but, but eBay is a bargain marketplace!

 

Mike.

 

I was going to say something along those lines...  :crazy:

 

Given the discussions of the past 1112 pages, I think the conclusion is that the proposition "eBay is a bargain marketplace" merits a QNED*.

 

* In my best doggy Latin, Quod Non Erat Demonstrandum.

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2 minutes ago, ianmacc said:

Can’t knock the quality of the setup. Taken someone a very long time. Sadly under the illusion that hours spent can be recouped in money charged. 

Must say, it looks more like a clearance 'job lot' than a designed wagon & crane set?

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On 06/05/2021 at 00:41, Paul H Vigor said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184802287688?hash=item2b07132048:g:mB4AAOSw2m1gkVry

 

"Non-motorised, numbered one side only. Rolls on track quite well but there is a tight spot. Don't think its insulated, reading across dead track with a multimeter shows 1.6 ohms resistance. Reliably told pro-built. Unboxed"

 

Yours for £200.00.

 

Better play it safe and say: "That's lovely. Sounds like a bargain to me!"

Lol! Didn’t even realise I was watching it. 

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39 minutes ago, ianmacc said:

Lol! Didn’t even realise I was watching it. 

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You don’t have to be watching it I think....just loading the page can set you up for offers I believe...;)

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5 hours ago, MrWolf said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373523449466

 

Another seller who adds the word (LOOK) to the end of most titles.

 

Perhaps he thinks it's a magical mind control technique that will compel you to buy?

 

I have the eBay page open on a screen in front of me and sellers feel the need to tell me to LOOK?

 

What do they think I am doing?

 

Hang gliding? Playing the bagpipes? Casually snipping out someone's brain tumor with nail clippers?

 

A lot of the other stuff is "Lineside weathered" 

 

What does that even mean?

 

Did anyone ever abandon a DER televisions van at a diesel depot?

 

From what I remember of them, (Bedford Chevannes) they were kept clean because it was the face of the company visiting customers in their homes.

 

Peace.

 

Out.

 

:)

But we;re missing the point, is it [email protected]??;)

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On 08/05/2021 at 12:03, Bucoops said:

 

"Very good, like new!" New as in just dug out the ground? Missing chimney, two buffers and generally ready to go on a shovel into a firebox.

 

Going forwards now 'real smokey' household coal is banded is this the way forward... never knew coal came out of the ground looking like that...

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10 hours ago, ianmacc said:

What a bargain. 
 

Said nobody. Ever.

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I dunno though. CI wheel blanks aren't cheap these days. Whether it's worth the price is going to depend on whether what's there is appropriate for the loco you want to build. I can see it being quite reasonable value if you want to build, say, a 4-4-0 tender loco, and then flog off all the surplus castings, ideally in smaller, matching lots. 

 

Edit: I've just had a look at AJ Reeves' website. Whilst I don't know what gauge the wheels on Ebay are for, if they're for 31/2" gauge (not an unreasonable assumption, given the plethora of 31/2" gauge bits in the world) those driving wheels are easily £35-40 a pop to buy new. I'm having difficulty getting the site to give me results for smaller gauges, but even if G1 (say) bits were half the price, £85 the lot is still not outlandish. 

 

I can see more and more lots like this coming up in the medium term, as a generation of Myford owners hop the Twig and their estates attempt to monetise a shedfuls of mysterious bits and pieces. 

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On 09/05/2021 at 23:44, Paul H Vigor said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265154610057?hash=item3dbc724389:g:IkgAAOSwy~pgmD9z

 

Nothing quite like a good selection of photos of a model for sale - taken from all angles!


Also, nothing like a really good, detailed, description.....;)

 

 

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On 08/05/2021 at 12:03, Bucoops said:

 

"Very good, like new!" New as in just dug out the ground? Missing chimney, two buffers and generally ready to go on a shovel into a firebox.

 

It makes you wonder if these people have heard of the Trades Description Act? This is clearly misrepresentation but hopefully anyone looking at the photo can see what a lemon it is.

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