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Re: eBay madness

Post by BorisSpencer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:03 pm

Well not only did somebody bid on them, someone else sniped them with 13 seconds on the clock! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:14 am

BorisSpencer wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Well not only did somebody bid on them, someone else sniped them with 13 seconds on the clock! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
It wasn't you was it.... :laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:01 pm

First 2020 bonkers listing I have found:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274248502053

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Re: eBay madness

Post by cncmodeller » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:05 pm

Yes that is bonkers, If you wanted one they do crop up for about 2K, there's something quite clunky and wrong with Roundhouse's version but can't put my finger on what it is.
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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:10 pm

Especially as a Roundhouse R/C Leek & Manifold loco which uses a similar chassis can be purchased second hand for under £2000!

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Re: eBay madness

Post by 90733 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:25 pm

Looking at what the 'big' secondhand traders are selling VoR tanks for these days, I wouldn't say they were that far out with the price they are asking.
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Post by FWLR » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:59 am

Secondhand traders are asking far too much as usual nowadays. Some are even asking 'pie in the sky' prices....Thats not to say some traders are on tight budgets and we all need to make a living. I have to survive now on my miserly state pension, so those high prices are not even worth looking at for me. If I had the skills and the tooling, I have worked on central lathe grinders, but that skill won't turn me boilers and such like. So scratch building a live steam is out of the question.

Sticking to Plasticard for battery operation scratch builds, but even that is getting silly money... :x
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Re: eBay madness

Post by cncmodeller » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:16 pm

Not sure who are the 'Big' secondhand traders,I can only think of one and that's Simon Whenmouth and I've always thought of his prices as very reasonable and I've had a coal fired loco from him and that was also reasonable.

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Re: eBay madness

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:18 pm

16mm scale pricing has gone bonkers over the last couple of years, it will be the death of the scale once all the wallet modellers pass on.

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Re: eBay madness

Post by CSL » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:18 pm
16mm scale pricing has gone bonkers over the last couple of years, it will be the death of the scale once all the wallet modellers pass on.
I don't think we need worry about the scale as a whole - the economics of supply and demand will regulate things OK - but I guess some elements may temporarily be overpriced (if I've understood correctly we're talking about the upper half of the live steam loco spectrum here, terrain in which I doubt I will ever tread; I still expect to enjoy years of fulfilling 16-mill-ing).

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Re: eBay madness

Post by FWLR » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:52 am

It really doesn't matter what scale you are interested in...The sky high prices are out of reach for most. Those people on eBay who ask silly money are thieves, who get naive, gullible people who are just starting in garden railways to part with their money. And please don't say they shouldn't pay, it's human nature unfortunately. I have been stung by certain people before, never again... :angry5: :angry5:
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Re: eBay madness

Post by steamgeorge » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:14 am

cncmodeller wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:05 pm
Yes that is bonkers, If you wanted one they do crop up for about 2K, there's something quite clunky and wrong with Roundhouse's version but can't put my finger on what it is.
John
Please can you find me one for £2000 - it's a loco on my bucket list :D . I've watched 3 sell so far this year, all for over £3000. John Sutton has one on his website at the moment for £3395. Is a Roundhouse L&M really comparable with a VoR? :?:

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Re: eBay madness

Post by cncmodeller » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:57 am

No way is it worth anything like £3000, Simon Whenmouth has one for sale at that price but it's been converted to coal firing, If you contact him he would probably be able to keep an eye out for you for a gas fired one. I think the other best place to get one is go to the shows, I saw one just over 2k at Peterborough last year and another one at Llanfair Garden railway show.
The Leek and manifold loco is comparable because all Roundhouse do is change the wheel arrangement and the bodies, the parts are all the same.
If it was me I'd get one and convert the chassis and make my own CNC machined body with accurate rivet detail and cab.

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