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by GWR_fan
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model stripping
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Model stripping

My son uses "Isocol" (rubbing alcohol - around 70% Isopropyl Alcohol) for all his military and plane model paint stripping. In the U.S. Isopropyl Alcohol 92% is the favoured stripper for plastic models.
by GWR_fan
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

George, I am more than happy with my Bachmann Halls, both split chassis and DCC ready models. Personally, given the money the store wants for pre-owned DCC ready Halls, perhaps look to either a new Bachmann Hall or perhaps a Hornby Grange. I would keep clear of a split chassis Manor as I have severa...
by GWR_fan
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

George, I have purchased literally hundreds of "pre-owned" stock from the store and in general if they state "like new" then they are correct. Read my "Pre-owned Windfall" thread in this forum section. In all my purchases I could count on one hand the number of items th...
by GWR_fan
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ringfield conversion 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Ringfield conversion 2.0

As it is a multi-pole motor I had assumed that it would be an outrunner brushless type and thus would have a higher torque output than an inrunner with lesser poles. Have you looked at how the outrunner would be mounted inside the existing ringfield structure as the outer casing is connected to the ...
by GWR_fan
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ringfield conversion 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Ringfield conversion 2.0

Great idea, however with cheap CD drive motors in abundance, I do not think that the average hobbyist is going to outlay GBP25.00 on a loco that may not even be worth that much. Obviously not for DCC usage. As well as the motor replacement, the power pickups really need to be sorted out for a rubber...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 375

Re: Legality or moral ethics

Of course! Sorry GWR_Fan I forgot your in Austrailia. If this was 25 years ago I'd say open your own model shop. :lol: Thanks End2end I almost did when considering a career change. However, the seller of the model railway store convinced me that after a lifetime working outdoors that I would not fi...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 375

Re: Legality or moral ethics

One wonders how many other people this has happened to from that store. As the saying goes.... money talks...bull meard walks. Personally I wouldn't waste my time nor money on them in the future. 5 weeks is a disgrace. Thanks End2end I am a little more forgiving as for me the store is the only viab...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 375

Re: Legality or moral ethics

I give up. The store refunded my money to my PayPal account but oddly not the total amount paid. I was not compensated for my original shipping amount, only the actual cost of the item. This fiasco has now been ongoing for almost five weeks and I not only do not have the item purchased but am also o...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 375

Re: Legality or moral ethics

B308, My last response was in relation to Stuart's posting as regarding receiving an unsolicited package. In the issue as regards the customer receiving my relatively expensive item instead of the less expensive bus that he purchased, my initial posting was he legally entitled to retain the incorrec...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1223
Views: 129659

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Alex,
with the damage that I have seen done to expensive coaches and locomotives I feel it is either clumsiness, abuse or simply perhaps we are all getting old (well some of us) and maybe not as dexterous as we once were.
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 375

Re: Legality or moral ethics

In the same vein, if I receive an item I never ordered with no invoice or sender's address enclosed, assuming I allow a reasonable tme for the seller to realise that they've mailed it out to the wrong customer, can I legitimately put it in the charity bag ? I assume it's an ebay seller we've dealt ...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 375

Re: Legality or moral ethics

As regards the cost of the item that I incorrectly received, well the price of the article (an EFE "Scottish Borders" bus model) was only marginally higher by a few dollars than the economy airmail return postage cost. Thus the store has not only lost with refunding the return shipping cos...
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Golden Valley new loco
Replies: 16
Views: 1292

Re: Golden Valley new loco

Mike,
thankyou, but I am wondering as to whether a coreless motor is fitted as the images on another site show what appears to be such. I have seen similar looking coreless motors on eBay that sell for a pittance.
by GWR_fan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1223
Views: 129659

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

I have purchased numerous items from this seller for many years and have him on my favourites list of eBay sellers. My point is that he knows better and well knows that the items are not Dapol based. Irrespective of starting price the seller is manipulating the item listing description to create gre...
by GWR_fan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1223
Views: 129659

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Fag or soldering iron? Brave but foolhardy attempt to make it seem deliberate. I continue to be amazed at the apparent complete incompetence of some modellers. Examples received are not confined to inexpensive models but also to very expensive coaches that exhibit burn marks and paint splatter from...

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