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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby GWR_fan » Tue May 10, 2016 7:24 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Oranoco,

Where are the forged pistons ?
I remember asking the price in 1970 whenever, when I was re-building
my 1600 rally ford crossflow - bored out to 60 thou for those few extra cc.

Geoff T.


Ah, brings back memories. Forty years ago when rebuilding my Mk1 Austin Healey Sprite, I purchased a 1500 Ford motor bored out to 1760 cc. Alas, when stripped down to rebuild the wall thickness was too thin, water had entered the cylinders and two of the pistons had holes melted though them. The block was only good as a boat anchor.

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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby Ken Shabby » Wed May 11, 2016 7:03 pm

A Tri-ang Nellie for £12 (actually the slightly later version from around 1970 in light green and numbered 27) in mint condition in a reasonably good box.
Once I'd adjusted the back to back measurements , she rans very smoothly indeed with no stalling on my pointwork.
Also a Lima Class 27 in green livery , boxed for just under £30, also a nice runner.

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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby End2end » Wed May 11, 2016 7:49 pm

Hornby GWR 4 wheel coach £2.50
GMR GW Conflat with Door to Door container £6.00
Hornby Victorian Shops kit new but no instructions £2.00
Bachmann Conflat with 2 AF Contaniers blue £5.00
Limited Edition Days Gone Trackside GWR Sentinel Ballast Tracktor £2.00
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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby DonB » Sat May 21, 2016 12:05 am

My last month's pay (plus overtime and bonus) has been burning a hole in my pocket.
As a result, I *may* have just bought an example of Classes 15 and 17 (along with a couple of Britbus bargains) from a certain Liverpudlian box-shifter...
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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby Boxcar Willie » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:21 pm

Dear oh dear...I just dropped about €90 on an Airfix hovercraft kit - the SRN4 model. These are as rare as hens' teeth nowadays but I'll have fun trying to build it - as it's 1/144 scale it's not a million miles removed from N gauge.

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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby mjb1961 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:19 am

Just put down a sizeable deposit on a preorder from Collett Models in Exmouth ,,,preordered the HORNBY R3382tts Merchant Navy ,,due n stock Jan-Mar 17 ,,,

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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:40 am

I've noticed a severe drop off in postings in this thread.
Is it that the "Big Spending" retired Baby Boomer's have run out of money,
or even life ?
Could it be that we've got so used to spending a small fortune we've become
slightly ever so slightly embarrassed and no longer wish to reveal ?

I thought I'd almost stopped, but in truth no way. This week alone I've
had the postman bring me a ESU Decoder testing and set-up board, a bit over
£40 and then a package from Maplin's with a selection of DC plugs and sockets
just pocket money at £16 ........ It all quietly adds up to a decent sum at the
end of each month.

I was looking at the DJH site at loco kits .......... It makes all your RTR locos
seem cheap ....... but that nice little BR Class 02 diesel 0-4-0 starter kit would
go well with my 2 miniature Roxey locos .............. and that price includes
wheels and motor. Perhaps time to plan a Christmas present to me, from me ?

Geoff T.
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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby NakatsuHime » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:01 am

I do tend to visit the Hattons site a lot, for preowned.
Found quite a lot, priced down because of 'wrong box' or 'noisy runner'.

This habit got me a Hornby Q1 quite cheap. Turned out the box wasn't even wrong.

Hubby has told me to stop, and concentrate on actually building the actual layout.

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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:20 am

Ah but that's when the spending decisions start, all those little bits that you assume you have or won't need to get, like sub 1mm drills, screws of a particular length, it doesn't half add up.
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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby flying scotsman123 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:01 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Ah but that's when the spending decisions start, all those little bits that you assume you have or won't need to get, like sub 1mm drills, screws of a particular length, it doesn't half add up.


Absolutely, I'm looking at my plasticard supplies and they'll need restocking soon, that adds up frighteningly quickly! As do small castings like buffers for rolling stock, which I'm buying an awful lot of for my project!
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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby NakatsuHime » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:16 pm

I've decided to 'properly' ballast the trackwork, before any scenery gets in the way.
Done a test track (the station platform stub), to make sure it will look OK, but I do need some more ballast and soil scatter. Oh yes - and those syringes.

Like you say, it all will add up.

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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby Forfarian » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:06 pm

Two LMS guards vans + Two Flats one with cable drums for £14 at Dundee show
Ellerman Lines in the post somewhere, due tomorrow £60 +
Placed order at Hattons for 3 x SL E91, 2 x SL E99 and a bag of wagon wheels £85
Track crew going to be busy relaying all the shunting yard on my layout!
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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby Ken Shabby » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:20 pm

LIma Class 33 push pull fitted Captain Bill Smith in grey engineers livery
Dapol (ex Airfix) kit 16 ton mineral wagon
00 scale Vauxhall PA Creata (maybe a Oxford diecast model)
2nd hand and already built Superquick low low relief Cinema and shops. I only really want the chemist and post office.
Merit Ticket collector sitting in his box
2 bags of ballast.

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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby dubdee1000 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:30 pm

Dad-1 wrote:I've noticed a severe drop off in postings in this thread.
Is it that the "Big Spending" retired Baby Boomer's have run out of money,
or even life ?
Could it be that we've got so used to spending a small fortune we've become
slightly ever so slightly embarrassed and no longer wish to reveal ?


Geoff T.


I don't buy as much stuff now because of the closure of two of my LMS, but also because the price asked for some of the items is (in my opinion) starting to get past a point that i'd describe as 'thoughtless'. To explain, when a 47 could be snapped up for £45, i'd do it without much thought - it wasn't a massive amount of money, so happy to make that impulse buy. When the price is now north of £110, I start to think "do i REALLY want this"? Instead of the purchase giving me pleasure, it gives me angst about what i could have bought or saved instead.

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Re: I must stop spending!

Postby NakatsuHime » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:47 pm

I agree with the potential [over]pricing of second-hand items (sorry, pre-owned), but I assumed I was getting old, cynical and tight.

I have been known to scour ehattons site, and have picked up what I consider to be bargains, due to being described as 'noisy runners', etc. However, i bought two class-47s, only one described as noisy. They're both as noisy as one another - not that it bothers me.

Needless to say, the perfect Hornby Q1 WAS a bargain at £75, now that I'm seeing the same, mere weeks later, priced at £112!!

Looking forward to some upcoming toy fairs though. Not sure my husband is though.


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