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Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:57 pm
by D605Eagle
The first Chinese made ringfields were 3 pole, but with a better quality made armature. It wasn't until about 2003 that they changed them to 5 pole. They also altered the diameter of the armature and also the gears were finer on the drive train IIRC. However that model was never released as a tender drive made in China, so as Tim says, its a railroad loco drive (albeit with traction tyre), and at the price is a bargain.

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:56 pm
by Mountain
I have to agree with you there. It is a very good price.

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:27 pm
by GWR_fan
At the price I am surprised it has not sold. The model is R3061

http://www.hattons.co.uk/35998/Hornby_R ... etail.aspx

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 1:26 pm
by PanzerJohn
It has now.

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:33 pm
by GWR_fan
I am glad some one purchased it. I was sorely tempted a couple of times seeing it just sitting there. At the price it was too good to ignore. Several times I have seen items with the wrong part number knowing them to be later models and the prices reduced accordingly. I have said a few times the store really needs an expert to appraise the models to ensure what they are listing and pricing are accurate. However, given the thousands of pre-owned items listed mistakes are inevitable.

Last year I picked up a limited release "Silver Jubilee" Bachmann black 5 listed as an earlier split-chassis model for a song (around GBP35.00). Also received a Hornby Castle class listed as a ringfield drive. When received it was the latest loco drive model with an ESU sound decoder and everything functioned perfectly. Cost me just over GBP 45.00. I regularly scour the site for bargains, particularly supposed non-runners, as true bargains are there.

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:57 pm
by PanzerJohn
More likely they have used the wrong photo by mistake, I've seen them do that before.

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:44 pm
by trainlover23
GWR_fan wrote:I am glad some one purchased it. I was sorely tempted a couple of times seeing it just sitting there. At the price it was too good to ignore. Several times I have seen items with the wrong part number knowing them to be later models and the prices reduced accordingly. I have said a few times the store really needs an expert to appraise the models to ensure what they are listing and pricing are accurate. However, given the thousands of pre-owned items listed mistakes are inevitable.

Last year I picked up a limited release "Silver Jubilee" Bachmann black 5 listed as an earlier split-chassis model for a song (around GBP35.00). Also received a Hornby Castle class listed as a ringfield drive. When received it was the latest loco drive model with an ESU sound decoder and everything functioned perfectly. Cost me just over GBP 45.00. I regularly scour the site for bargains, particularly supposed non-runners, as true bargains are there.


Bachmann do not make a Black 5 so it must have been Bachmann Jubilee class

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:11 pm
by Mountain
Hornby made an excellent black 5 just before DCC sockets became popular.

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:00 am
by GWR_fan
trainlover23 wrote:.....................................Bachmann do not make a Black 5 so it must have been Bachmann Jubilee class


Correct, many thanks.

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:29 pm
by windcutter9f


I bought a Heljan EM1 from Olivias trains about two years ago when they were full price,however the pantographs are useless,i replaced them with Trix pantos from the TTRCA which do work under my Trix catenary.Following on from that success,I`ve just bought an EM2 Minerva at a bargain price.

A pic of the EM1 with Trix pantographs whichwill be made operational in the near future.

20180525_205436 copy hrca.jpg


Ray.

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:28 pm
by TimberSurf
You will never see a PTC 60W variable Temperature iron with work station at this price ever again!

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and UK supplier!

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:56 pm
by Buggleskelly
This must come a close second though via Amazon :0)

Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:29 am
by Dragonfly
Buggleskelly wrote:This must come a close second though via Amazon :0)


I've just bought one of these off eBay (new, with two spare tips, total £12.40), so I'll let you all know if it's any good shortly.

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by End2end
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Re: BARGAINS!

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 pm
by Emettman
Narrow gauge feeder for N? Or narrower gauge in larger scales...

Just seen this:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SA0011-Z-Shorty-Power-Chassis-Normal-Type/132688466759?epid=2283462895&hash=item1ee4d95347:g:a9oAAOSwLfRbO7Yc

Z Gauge 8 wheel motorized chassis ~£15.00 including postage.
(More than one seller listing these.)
Would take a cut down N gauge coach or bogie wagon to ghost power a tiny loco.
Or take a diesel body for modern times.

Would give an 18" industrial line in 4mm scale

~ 12" gauge in O: a fairground or park railway.

I've just bought a couple to make makeshift locos for my only two Z trains, whose power bogies kept giving trouble.
Trying to repair or replace the proper motor bogies was impossibly expensive.

This could be a cheap fix. If not, something narrow gauge may emerge.