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9 minutes ago, crompton 33 said:

Just seen these buse's With free postage . This one as rose coloured glasses. :o At that price  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dublin-Bus-Britbus-R703-Volvo-Olympian-Alexander-ALX400-1-76/184338879296?hash=item2aeb741340:g:BmwAAOSw8lte2T1j

Thats not unusual. There are some model buses that are over £1,000 apiece. Usually special limited editions.

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But since the great collapse of the diecast bus collectors market, a lot of bus models especially EFE and Corgi ones you can barely shift them for the cost of the postage.

 

A lot of 'collectors' got severly burnt!!

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23 minutes ago, John M Upton said:

But since the great collapse of the diecast bus collectors market, a lot of bus models especially EFE and Corgi ones you can barely shift them for the cost of the postage.

 

A lot of 'collectors' got severly burnt!!

I've noticed that modern buses hold their value very well. It is the zillions of 'nostalgic' models of vintage buses that can barely be given away. My son isn't interested in the oodles of models at a fiver. It's the £50 Enviro 400 he wants....

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The best way to deter anyone from becoming a bus fanatic is to get them a job fixing the hateful things. If people knew what a state that the suspension and brakes got into back in the early 90s at certain companies they would never ride on one again.

We used to pity the cleaners though, daily their job was dirty, sometimes dangerous and often downright revolting. They used to call buses "Scumshovels". Reg Varney lied to us!

Rose tinted or lysergic glasses firmly in the bin.

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4 hours ago, Darius43 said:

Wowza

 

Darius

 

That's an impressive sum, no idea of the "value" of these models, but clearly several bidders thought it worth scrapping over. Very nice looking model too, even though I am a steam locomotive fan. I do like the the extensive and honest description, that I believe has helped to get such a price. Good for him says I.

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16 hours ago, Hroth said:

 

Really you only need one bus per layout.

 

To go on the bridge.

 

Tiptoes out...

I've only got 16 on my layout. Then the bus depot has 4 inside plus a few outside. Plus some open top's for the summer. But i do change them around depends if i am running 1970's or late 1980's. Plu's it depends on the size of your layout.

 

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lionheart-Trains-O-Gauge-BR-16-Ton-Mineral-Wagon-B174521-Like-Dapol/174324841919?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

 

There is rerun of these at c40 quid due to arrive shortly. 

 

O gauge prices have gone up considerably during lockdown - a number of things I've been watching have ended up fetching more than I have found them new elsewhere.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, MartinWales said:

Must dig deeper in my cupboard,must dig deeper in my cupboard, must............

 

Have you got the motherlode in there Martin???

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5 minutes ago, Phil Bullock said:

 

Have you got the motherlode in there Martin???

Like to think so Phil! I call it carefully selected, pre-loved, quality items!!

 

My wife seems to call it something else....:blink: 

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N Gauge stuff, even battered old demics in a plastic bag that would have been a fiver tops off a MRC sales stand at a show has skyrocketed to riddiculous prices in the last couple of months but this is just eyewatering:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graham-Farish-n-gauge-class-46-diesel-locomotive-BR-Blue-livery-371-586/174321436783?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

 

What the hell is going on?  Seems there are a select number of N gaugers with big wads of spare cash burning holes in their wallets...

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That's just ridiculous. The 'Got to have it no matter what the price ' brigade are obviously in town again. I bet that the seller is laughing his ass off. Nearly as much as I do when some doomsayer tells me that "there's no money about, the country's on it's knees". I hope the buyer actually runs it and gets his moneys worth out of it. Otherwise it would remind me of someone I have known since I was in my teens. He owns over 250 vintage motorcycles, crammed into sheds and outbuildings. He keeps on buying whilst everything gathers rust and dust. He hasn't ridden a motorcycle of any sort in the thirty years I have known him.

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A lot of brass kits coming out of the woodwork. There's a Chivers Finelines LNER 52' CCT kit for £84.50. I know quite a few railway modellers, none of whom could justify that expense.

Everything has gone daft lately, I have seen plenty of plastic 4 wheel open wagon kits hitting £30.

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