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by GWR_fan
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ringfield conversion 2.0
Replies: 2
Views: 19

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: 364

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: 364

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: 364

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: 364

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: 129540

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: 364

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: 364

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: 1278

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: 129540

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: 129540

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...
by GWR_fan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 364

Re: Legality or moral ethics

From the other side, the store is incompetent so it's thier fault.............End2end Yes, a mistake was made and to their credit the store immediately acknowledged that human error was to blame (understandable given the number of items packed each day). The store has been very helpful in trying to...
by GWR_fan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Legality or moral ethics
Replies: 29
Views: 364

Legality or moral ethics

Some weeks ago I received an incorrect item from a particular store with the article received but a fraction of the price of the item that I purchased. The store told me to return the item, which I immediately did and to their credit immediately refunded me the return postage when an image of the po...
by GWR_fan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Golden Valley new loco
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Re: Golden Valley new loco

Seems to be very little technical data on this site for the loco. On another site a modeller has commented on the poor performance of the latest "BP" livery now on firesale at Hattons. Images on the thread on that site seem to show a very small possibly coreless motor. If true then I will ...
by GWR_fan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1223
Views: 129540

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

I still continue to be amazed at the number of "unscrupulous" experienced eBay sellers who pass off the Hachette Mk1 coaches as a Bachmann product making no reference to the fact that they were cheap magazine knockoffs. One Aussie seller even displays the Hachette coaches with Bachmann bo...

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