The comedy of eBay in the HO section. Part 2

 
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

What's with all the 442's popping up on eBay atm - is there an announcement in the wind?

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  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

What's with all the 442's popping up on eBay atm - is there an announcement in the wind?
gw0071

I hope so because the Austrains model is crap
  brissim Chief Train Controller

What's with all the 442's popping up on eBay atm - is there an announcement in the wind?
gw0071

Not sure this is the answer - but at least its 442-related. When I spoke to Alwyn (AR Kits) at the Newcastle show he confirmed the DJH (ex-Footplate) 442 kit would be re-released with its new mechanism probably in October.

Tony
  Captain Underpants Train Controller

What's with all the 442's popping up on eBay atm - is there an announcement in the wind?
gw0071

I heard a whisper at the Canberra Exhibition that Austrains is doing a re-run. A Basix Range model of the 442 and its not too far away from release. There was mention of the errors on previous the model but not sure if I heard right they maybe corrected.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

I heard a whisper at the Canberra Exhibition that Austrains is doing a re-run. A Basix Range model of the 442 and its not too far away from release. There was mention of the errors on previous the model but not sure if I heard right they maybe corrected.
Captain Underpants

If its in the Basix range then there will be no change. Considering it was first released just a few months before the Traino 44 it was always a substandard model.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

I guess it depends on how much the mark up is?

Interesting to see what this eventually goes for?

Auscision 42220 "Super Series" one of a kind NSWGR 422 locomotive
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/190886993136?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Dazz
Dazz, I think you might be a bit unfair including this seller in this thread.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

In all fairness Austrains could rebrand all their loco's as Basix without fear of contradiction. Will be interesting to see if quality level will incite a purge on eBay leading up to the 81/G release
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
In all fairness Austrains could rebrand all their loco's as Basix without fear of contradiction. Will be interesting to see if quality level will incite a purge on eBay leading up to the 81/G release
gw0071
I admit some of the Austrains models are pretty basic but just how far can you go with full details on a model. Some things on rollingstock when reduced to 1:87 virtually disappear so what happens then if you don't include it some one will complain that you left it off, and if you do include it some one complains that it is not detailed enough. You cannot possibly make an exact scale model of something and have it run flawlessly on a model railway even if your layout has perfect track work. Clearances on the real thing in places is down to Millimetres how can you transfer that to a model 87 times smaller and still have the locomotive or whatever run flawlessly. You cant so some things have to be compromised here and there to get it to do it.

One other thing to remember here as well curves on a model railway, even broad curves are still a lot sharper than what is actually out there on the prototype in most cases. Just pointing this out though!
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Fair point David, but the prices generally don't reflect the lagging standards when compared with competitors. We're probably going off topic now anyhow

Time will tell whether the forthcoming 81/G will be a 'Powerline' body mounted on a reasonable mechanism
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Fair point David, but the prices generally don't reflect the lagging standards when compared with competitors. We're probably going off topic now anyhow

Time will tell whether the forthcoming 81/G will be a 'Powerline' body mounted on a reasonable mechanism
gw0071

The fact that he has never posted photos on the web site and doesn't seem to keen to display them at exhibitions is a bit of a worry to me. Will wait to see painted samples before I order.
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
What about an S class kit

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Victorian-Railways-Streamline-S-Class-locomotive-kit-JM-/200962617628?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item2eca4e311c
anzac1959
All things considered, that's not a huge markup... the S Class kit is out of stock and probably won't be produced again. The original RRP was $550.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
All things considered, that's not a huge markup... the S Class kit is out of stock and probably won't be produced again. The original RRP was $550.
TheMeddlingMonk

'Twas $650 RRP in 2004 when it first appeared on the SEM website http://web.archive.org/web/20040413162232/http://home.waterfront.net.au/~sem/locos.htm
2007 still $650 http://web.archive.org/web/20070811232723/http://home.waterfront.net.au/~sem/locos.htm
dropped to $610 in 2008 http://web.archive.org/web/20080908092902/http://home.waterfront.net.au/~sem/locos.htm
Sold out by 2009.
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
'Twas $650 RRP in 2004 when it first appeared on the SEM website http://web.archive.org/web/20040413162232/http://home.waterfront.net.au/~sem/locos.htm
2007 still $650 http://web.archive.org/web/20070811232723/http://home.waterfront.net.au/~sem/locos.htm
dropped to $610 in 2008 http://web.archive.org/web/20080908092902/http://home.waterfront.net.au/~sem/locos.htm
Sold out by 2009.
Poath Junction
I stand corrected. I must have been thinking of the R or J.
  1210_5910 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Over the Hills & far away...
These just popped up on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hamilton-Railway-Station-New-South-Wales-BOOK-/130994078503

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hexham-Railway-Station-New-South-Wales-BOOK-/141064068500

There's more on ebay by the way....

SurprisedConfusedShocked Says it all.....

Cheers

K 8)
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
These just popped up on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hamilton-Railway-Station-New-South-Wales-BOOK-/130994078503

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hexham-Railway-Station-New-South-Wales-BOOK-/141064068500

There's more on ebay by the way....

SurprisedConfusedShocked Says it all.....

Cheers

K 8)
1210_5910
They did that with a railway station here in Adelaide. They had a book about Womma Railway Station which was an Island platform suburban station put in when the built Elizabeth. It has variously been described here as a platform with a shed on it. And that just about described it as well. A history of it would take a sentence at the most.
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
You have to be kidding me, and I quote:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Do they honestly think anyone would pay sixty five dollars for that!? I'm sure Wikipedia would love it that people are ripping their content off and selling it...

Wolfpac
  Kevin Martin Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
These just popped up on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hamilton-Railway-Station-New-South-Wales-BOOK-/130994078503

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hexham-Railway-Station-New-South-Wales-BOOK-/141064068500

There's more on ebay by the way....

SurprisedConfusedShocked Says it all.....

Cheers

K 8)
1210_5910
Just crap. The give away is that its published in the USA, I reckon. Really why would anyone be interested in selling internationally, nothing?

$65.00 +  - have they actually sold one?

Kevin Martin
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Anyone want a crane:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NSWGR-1702-VAN-c-The-Goulbourn-CRAVEN-Crane-STUNNING-Detail-/111170808114?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Railways&hash=item19e24be932

Looks to me like a re-painted Bachmann model:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HO-1-87-sc-BACHMANN-Union-Pacific-UP-23158-Crane-Car-Boom-Tender-NRFB-/390661120779?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5af537a30b

Anyway, this is the 3rd attempt he has had to sell this crane; the previous attempts have had a lower starting price and were passed-in. Somebody seems to have been waiting for him to put a higher starting price up!
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Just crap. The give away is that its published in the USA, I reckon. Really why would anyone be interested in selling internationally, nothing?

$65.00 +  - have they actually sold one?

Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Must be OK, their feedback is 98.8%

Think I should jump at the chance and buy one of each!
  Captain Underpants Train Controller
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Didn't take long for the Auscision AN3 to appear at inflated prices
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Auscision-AN3-Locomotive-suit-Austrains-NR-Ghan-consist-/221294250168?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:AU:3160
Captain Underpants
Love his statement "Loco photos are from the web, i will post actual photos shortly as the loco is stuck at the post office. "
  5919o Station Staff

Stuck in the post office. "Non smoking household also"
It hasn't even arrived at his household yet?
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Stuck in the post office. "Non smoking household also"
It hasn't even arrived at his household yet?
5919o
You also get the choice of two body styles?

How do these people get a 100% feedback?

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