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6 minutes ago, Firecrest said:

While bound in a nutshell…? 

 

 

Indeed.

 

Cheers

 

Darius

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On 01/07/2021 at 18:33, MartinWales said:

So good he listed twice.....?;)

Surely you know the words of the song - New York, New York, so good they named it twice ...

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38 minutes ago, Graham108 said:

Surely you know the words of the song - New York, New York, so good they named it twice ...


I suspect he does - hence the winking emoji.

 

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Darius

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EBay madness at the moment - nobody is bothering with last minute bidding* so bargains can be had!

 

There's a few 4-CEPs going for very reasonable prices ... just saying ... no skin off my nose if somebody else snaps them up for 'bargain prices'!

 

No, really, be my guest ...

 

Pleeeeease!!!!

 

:laugh_mini:

 

 

* Can't think why?

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On 02/07/2021 at 21:08, Darius43 said:

 

How much of Ratio’s production was undertaken in West Germany?

 

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The “superstructure” beneath the damaged plastic base looks to be made of cardboard.

 

Cheers

 

Darius

 

 

Apparently this is the underside of a Swiss cottage, I had to ask. It begs the question, why show a rubbish image if its that good would you not show that?

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55 minutes ago, Blandford1969 said:

Apparently this is the underside of a Swiss cottage, I had to ask. It begs the question, why show a rubbish image if its that good would you not show that?

 

Bet you it doesn't look like this

 

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Wikipedia

 

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9 hours ago, Blandford1969 said:

Apparently this is the underside of a Swiss cottage, I had to ask. It begs the question, why show a rubbish image if its that good would you not show that?

Isn't Swiss Cottage an LT Underground Station....

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45 minutes ago, John Besley said:

Isn't Swiss Cottage an LT Underground Station....

 

I refer the Honourable Member to the reply given previously.

 

Yep, its an Underground station as indicated in the photo above, the underground station is so named because its in an area of London named after an early 19th century coaching inn, built in the style of a Swiss Cottage. The current "Swiss Cottage" is illustrated in the photo above. The Wikipedia link below the photo gives more information, and is the source of the photo.

 

For more detail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Cottage

 

:)

 

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2 minutes ago, Ruffnut Thorston said:


In theory, it may look a bit like this...If it is complete...
There is a similarity in general character. ;)

 

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Are the rocks on the roof to throw at belligerent drunks?

 

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41 minutes ago, Hroth said:

 

I refer the Honourable Member to the reply given previously.

 

Yep, its an Underground station as indicated in the photo above, the underground station is so named because its in an area of London named after an early 19th century coaching inn, built in the style of a Swiss Cottage. The current "Swiss Cottage" is illustrated in the photo above. The Wikipedia link below the photo gives more information, and is the source of the photo.

 

For more detail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Cottage

 

:)

 

Actually I only spotted the LT sign when went back to look at the picture :rolleyes:

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Swiss Cottage - one of Sam Smith's Pubs.  Had a decent pint last time I was in there.  No music, no TV and no singing!

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3 hours ago, 21C1 said:

Swiss Cottage - one of Sam Smith's Pubs.  Had a decent pint last time I was in there.  No music, no TV and no singing!

The beers usually good in all of their establishments, but it's the other Draconian rules they have in place that puts people off.

Additionally, Sam Smith's prices have gone up to in the provinces due to the pandemic, but not anywhere near the pricing in some watering holes.

Mind you, paying £7 a pint in London these days is pretty much the norm !

 

 

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I wouldn't call £7 a pint normal, more a p**s-take. When one of our locals went up to £5 a pint, no one paid it and it became a building society in under 6 months. And people still wonder why pubs are closing....

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I know I'm slow on the uptake, (no comments please!), but there are things on eBay I don't search for in the first place because they are crap and worthless to me, and I throw them away as surplus to requirements.

Somehow, following a link posted on this thread, I happened to come across things like Lima/Hornby/Oxford etc wheels and bogies, random bundles of things like tension lock type and NEM style couplings and mountings, contents of unfinished plastic/whitemetal/brass kits and lots of other amazing items, all of which I dispose of.

I know it's one mans meat etc, but it can't possibly worth the hassle of listing, posting and sorting out the items from the refuse bin?

 

Mike.

 

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As you say, one man's etc...but look at Lego websites where they sell individual bricks at a couple of pence a time, but you sell enough of 'em and your making a living. ;)

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I recently sold three old Hornby and Airfix coach bodies and five old Hornby wagon chassis. They were destined for the bin at one point and I thought, why not put them on a free listing?

They made £12.

Which isn't much, but that meant that I had a week's worth of free petrol in my motorcycle, in exchange for something that I was going to throw away. 

Obviously, someone else was glad of them and it's a bit less landfill. 

On the other hand, I would have expected (and deserved) to be mocked mercilessly on here had I tried to sell them for a BIN price of £70 or suchlike!

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2 hours ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

I know I'm slow on the uptake, (no comments please!), but there are things on eBay I don't search for in the first place because they are crap and worthless to me, and I throw them away as surplus to requirements.

Somehow, following a link posted on this thread, I happened to come across things like Lima/Hornby/Oxford etc wheels and bogies, random bundles of things like tension lock type and NEM style couplings and mountings, contents of unfinished plastic/whitemetal/brass kits and lots of other amazing items, all of which I dispose of.

I know it's one mans meat etc, but it can't possibly worth the hassle of listing, posting and sorting out the items from the refuse bin?

 

Mike.

 

To be honest there’s a whole subgroup of folk that tinker and fix up old Hornby and suchlike either out of fun or financial necessity!  There’s plenty of market for these sundry spares and it’s a waste to skip them.

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10 hours ago, Ruffnut Thorston said:


In theory, it may look a bit like this...If it is complete...
There is a similarity in general character. ;)

 

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I have had a roof section off that self same building in my scrap box for ages! Now I know what it’s off. I actually thought it was some kind of hard landscaping item because of the rocks.

 

 

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I don’t know if this counts as “madness” but searching for a Silver Fox dock shunter threw up the following result …

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313590747812

 

I don’t know if this is actually a rare model or not, but the seller hasn’t done the usual “[email protected]@K - [email protected]!!” on this and it also has a very reasonable starting bid of £30 …

 

I’m sure @Ruffnut Thorston will be able to tell us whether or not this is actually a rare item or not - I just know that I have never seen one, but that Model Rail are bringing out a version very soon!!

 

#intrigued!

 

Steve S

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Hi.

 

Trix isn’t my top subject. 
 

The Ruston shunter isn’t exactly rare, most came complete with a shunter’s truck.

 

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http://www.tcawestern.org/trix.htm

 

 

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https://picclick.co.uk/Trix-Twin-244-3-Rail-DC-Ruston-Hornsby-184781959384.html

 

https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/trix-twin-3-rail-244-diesel-shunter-set-0-6-0-br-2290-c-0628719cf7#


Google image search Trix Ruston Shunter...

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?

 

 

 

 

 

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Trix Twin was a weird 3-rail system, designed to allow 2 locomotives to be independently controlled on one track (3 if you also had OHLE).  Looking under the shunter you can see that in addition to the conventional 3rd rail pickup, there are rail pickups on one side of the loco. 

 

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The idea was that the 3rd rail was the common return and the 2nd pickup collected current from the independently controlled running rails.  If you wanted to run two of these shunters on one track, the second would have to face in the opposite direction to collect power from the other outer rail!

 

It makes DCC sound simple!

 

And look at the wheel standards too, they make Triang look finescale....

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