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by Meister
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ebay purchases - the perils ...
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: Ebay purchases - the perils ...

More than happy with most of my ebay purchases. You soon get to know the reliable sellers who understand what they are selling and describe items accurately and who to avoid. The odd lemon gets thrown up from time to time but in my experience certainly no worse than buying online from specialist dea...
by Meister
Wed May 26, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons FAIL
Replies: 41
Views: 1283

Re: Hattons FAIL

Watched the Barrie Davies video and agree with most of what he had to say. Hornby's entitled attitude is not really deserved in my opinion and they are going to damage themselves as well as many of their retailers, alienate customers and undermine the hobby if the current direction of travel is mai...
by Meister
Wed May 26, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons FAIL
Replies: 41
Views: 1283

Re: Hattons FAIL

Saw this thread the other day but didnt dive in and suspected the real issue was the manufacturer not the retailer. Just watched Barrie Davies latest on what's transpired on his YT channel. Hope Barry is correct with his alleged Hattons 'loaned hornby £2m' sometime back when Hornby was in the shhhh...
by Meister
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?

The loco which I most commonly see with a brittle body is the Hornby Dublo R1. I've come across quite a few with the rear buffer beam and bottom of the bunker broken, and it's nearly always the green version and not the black one. Before I got back into Model Railways , I spent a decade collecting ...
by Meister
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?

Probably Amoco. Sounds like the same tanker as mine in a different livery. They look more European than British in design and the bogies/wheels are noticeably undersized and probably to HO scale. I also have a black Fina one.
by Meister
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: Early Lima OO product mouldings becoming fragile?

What I have noticed about my old Lima Mark 1a is that the bodies are discolouring, changing from black to a greyish colour. Nothing that some Matt black wont sort though. Jim The greying effect is normally caused by exposure to sunlight. I bought a Lima bogie tanker which had sat in the shop window...
by Meister
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Scenecraft Station Cafe OO wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Scenecraft Station Cafe OO wanted

Good for £10 but not £25. This must be quite a sought-after item. Even if I was after one I would not have paid that much for a used one. If you are determined to find a new one your best option is probably to trawl through some more small local model shops who are more likely to have NOS items on t...
by Meister
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Some Silly Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Some Silly Fun

You can't have too many 0-4-0s and 0-6-0s. I have a 'thing' about 0-4-0s in particular and gave up keeping track of how many I have a couple of years ago. In fact I have bought no other locomotives but 0-4-0s/0-6-0s for several years. What's not to like? Cute, relatively affordable, tend to be relia...
by Meister
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Scenecraft Station Cafe OO wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Scenecraft Station Cafe OO wanted

Have you found it yet? Just enter 'Bachmann 44-0071' in the search box and it is at the top of the list of items, the only one in fact. There is one bid on it . . . which may be you!
by Meister
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Scenecraft Station Cafe OO wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Scenecraft Station Cafe OO wanted

There is a used one on ebay, bidding starting at £9.99. Boxed and supposedly in good condition so might be worth a look.
by Meister
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 31
Views: 2701

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

I think my Dad did the same. Certainly bought them in the 80's. Just had a look and £29.90 seem reasonable for a Wrenn A4 :D Even with inflation £103 quid sounds okay considering a railroad one will set you back more. I think ~£30 was Hatton's 'regular' discounted price for the Wrenn A4 in the earl...
by Meister
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 31
Views: 2701

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

On the steampunk front I think they've come in past it's peak and I doubt there's that much interest in models, Steampunk is more of a role play/costume scene. Did they put it out under the Basset Lowke brand in case it bombed, doubt WB-L would be impressed by the move. OK, back to steampunk. They ...
by Meister
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 31
Views: 2701

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

When Wrenn closed in 1992 the prices went crazy for a few years then slowly declined. A natural correction, you might say. I would not say that Wrenn have bombed but prices have definitely softened from what they were a few years back. Ironically when I was a youngster in the early 1980s new Wrenn ...
by Meister
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby flogging another dead horse
Replies: 31
Views: 2701

Re: Hornby flogging another dead horse

When Wrenn closed in 1992 the prices went crazy for a few years then slowly declined. A natural correction, you might say. I would not say that Wrenn have bombed but prices have definitely softened from what they were a few years back. Ironically when I was a youngster in the early 1980s new Wrenn c...
by Meister
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 30
Views: 2532

Re: 2020 range EFE J94

I suspect that my affliction with Bachmann wagons stems from the Airfix and Mainline wagons I had as a youngster in the early 1980s. The Airfix 7 plank 'Stalybridge' and Mainline coke wagon 'Coalite' were particular favourites and I was just blown away with the quality relative to rather crude and t...

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