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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Peterm » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:03 pm

Bigmet wrote:
Hornchurch wrote:...Am I missing something here ?
... "Black Friday" & the sage-brush is rollin' across the plain !

All you are missing out on is being stampeded with the herd into a purchase on this curious 'Black Friday' prospect of price reductions which largely don't amount to much at all.

Better to lurk unmoving like a Crocodile until some worthwhile prey ventures too near the river bank.


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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:38 pm

Are these BARGAINS?

http://herefordmodels.com/index.php?mai ... 187cac80a9
https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/w ... 4-apcm8547

The Bachmann wagons were manufactured in 2012. The Accurascale wagons in 2020.
Take your pick. I haven't counted the rivets in either ( SARCASM). :lol:

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Re: BARGAINS!

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby BrightonMan » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:20 pm

TMC have some big reductions at the moment in their Black Friday sale, £50 plus off some loco's.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:15 pm

mkrob wrote:Are these BARGAINS?

http://herefordmodels.com/index.php?mai ... 187cac80a9
https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/w ... 4-apcm8547

The Bachmann wagons were manufactured in 2012. The Accurascale wagons in 2020.
Take your pick. I haven't counted the rivets in either ( SARCASM). :lol:


I bought the 'Lion Emulsion Ltd' tankers over 5 years ago for a similar price.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Hornchurch » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:42 am

Bigmet wrote:
Hornchurch wrote:

...Am I missing something here ?

... "Black Friday" & the sage-brush is rollin' across the plain !


All you are missing out on is being stampeded with the herd....

Better to lurk unmoving like a Crocodile until some worthwhile prey ventures too near the river bank.

'


Further to my "lame duck" Black-Friday post (on Page.6), it seems then that I dodged both a Pride of Lions AND "A Pack of Hyenas" :lol:

I say this, for the ONLY veritable "Bargain" (or, so I thought), turned-out to be 'reduced across the range' Class.66's from Scouse land

Me, with my (extreme) lack of knowledge of model-traction offerings, dodged a bullet (or 4), by not surrendering my wallet to these....


Appropriate for Liverpool & Merseyside then, I've only just found-out that these '66's, "wobble" like Bruce Groblaar's LEGS :lol:


https://youtu.be/YDn9xSZjThk?t=8


I only currently possess ONE class.66 engine & that is a (beautiful), "E.W.S" from Bachmann - (that runs fine, NO WOBBLES :wink: )


Am assuming then that these (Ahem), "Bruce Wobbleaar" engines made for Merseyside are ALL blighted (?) & made at a different factory ?

They WERE being punted-out at £119.00 instead of the slightly higher £150.00 normal price - A 'Black Friday' BARGAIN - (or, so I thought)

It was just MY lack of knowledge on them that made me (thank Gawd, as it turned-out), "hang fire" on purchasing one.

Being as the price 'reduction' across the entire (or seemingly entire), new fleet was evident, is it reflective because of any "known problems" ?

Are they ALL "Bruce Wobbleaars", or, is it just restricted to an unlucky few ?

(put it this way - what VERY limited I've heard, has put me off ever buying one & being potentially saddled with a 'dud')

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby PanzerJohn » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:24 pm

Looking on Youtube looks like loads of peopl e are unhappy with their 66's . There a couple of chaps who have solved the wobble but it looks like hassle.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Bigmet » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:00 pm

There's a lot of good stuff on the Hattons 66, but the representation of the rotating axle box ends has proved ambitious at the price the UK customer is prepared to pay. Strictly for those that really want such features. There is a sector of the contemporary traction customer base that wants advances of this sort, such as working compensation on the bogies and ever more ambitious sound effects implementation.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Mike Parkes » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:50 am

TMC have already launched their boxing day sale https://www.themodelcentre.com/sale although I struggle to see what the bargain is in the vastly overpriced Heljan 1361 0-6-0ST which appears in the first three items (or at least did for me) with a "sale" price £2.28 more than its actual RRP

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:55 pm

Hi Mike,

And a LOT more than the current Hatton's price. Doesn't say it's weathered ?
I'm still trying to get mine working to the standard I want after almost 2 years !!
Plus the Kernow (DJ) version at under half the price !

Still I don't want and can't justify ANYTHING more.

Geoff T.
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viewtopic.php?f=22&t=32187 and Another on viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28436&start=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Mike Parkes » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:46 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Plus the Kernow (DJ) version at under half the price !

Not too surprising that given its unauthentic splashers.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:37 pm

Now that may be Mike.
There are differences between the two in other areas as well.
IF they were accurate scale models then probably both are wrong.
However perhaps the first error is making anything other than P4 & live steam models ???

Would you pay £50 + for one of these over the other ??

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Geoff T.
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viewtopic.php?f=22&t=32187 and Another on viewtopic.php?f=22&t=28436&start=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Bigmet » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:46 pm

I had never fully taken in that there was competition for such an obscure loco subject. Almost makes the Hattons/DJM attempt to compete with Hornby on the King class look reasonable. Bizarre indeed.
Dad-1 wrote:... the Kernow (DJ) version at under half the price...

I would read that as a 'let's just get rid' price, and just move on.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mjb1961 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Bure valley models have some good priced models on there website or in the shop if you live near by ,I'm tempted by the merchant navy class "Elder Dempster "@£129 and the stroudly terrier " Merton " @£84 plus loads more ( part of the centenary ) .

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:51 pm

Hornby R3406 BR J50 Departmental Livery No.14 for £55 with 12 in stock.
http://www.burevalleymodels.com/p/9173/ ... ental-No14


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