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Re: eBay madness

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Re: eBay madness

Post by cncmodeller » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:26 am

I've noticed a lot of 'Used but not tested' in the descriptions these days which I think is a euphemism for the seller is a mechanical incompetent or a lazy dumbf**k.

This caught my eye recently which is probably rare but in my opinion a rare piece of junk, I thought maybe I could change the mickey mouse cylinders but decided that it was too far away from a scale 'Rheidol' that it wasn't worth it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SM32-Rare-Li ... 1438.l2649

The other one is a strange loco, I thought it might be an Archangel Brick in disguise but it had a dome? and then again it may be just a copy using just a discarded boiler off a Sgt Murphy and because you couldn't restore it without throwing most of it away into a catalogue Archangel loco [ which one anyway] I didn't bid.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gauge-G-Live ... 1438.l2649


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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:28 am

The price of both of those locos you can buy working second hand live steamers from reliable manufacturers.

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Re: eBay madness

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Re: eBay madness

Post by TonyW » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:33 pm

Not sure why you think this one is bad Tom. There's over £100-worth of wheels, axleguards/bogies and couplings on these three vehicles, and once that is deducted then £30 each seems not far off a bargain to me.

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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:39 pm

Apologies, I did not read through the advert correctly as I thought it was just for one wagon.

Thanks for the correction Tony.

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Re: eBay madness

Post by RadioActiveGnome » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:02 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mamod-Locomo ... true&rt=nc

Half the loco
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double the price?

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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:48 am

Nothing showing….bidding has ended :scratch:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by daan » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:50 am

It does show.. 102 solid british pounds. I guess someone got carried away while bidding on the item. Lucky seller anyway, others would put it in the bin or the parts box.. :roll:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:01 am

Shows nothing but “Bidding has ended on this item” with no photo or price too me. :scratch:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:58 am

There was another Mamod loco recently on eBay that went for under £90 fully assembled although looked like it had been stored in a damp shed for years.

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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:15 am

I wouldn’t mind one of those Mamods, but it would need to be R/C, couldn’t keep up with it even running very slow………. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by pandsrowe » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:20 am

Rod, I think you will find that slow running and Mamods are a contradiction of terms. At least in my experience they run so fast that they will derail at the first bend or they simply refuse to run at all. But then maybe I've just been unlucky.
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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:59 am

Maybe Phil, but that’s the fun ;) of it don’t you think.. :D :D
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Re: eBay madness

Post by listerboy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:31 pm

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3137599569

I think ambitiously priced is the phrase here!
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