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Old 13-05-2018, 05:27 PM   #91
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Been so bad this month... Just bought my 4th new loco...

Ridiculous price though for a brand new Bachmann class 08... Model shop which has an ebay account selling it for £61 + delivery....
ok I think you may have a problem

Here I am contemplating buying one and youve already got 4 this month
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Old 13-05-2018, 06:16 PM   #92
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ok I think you may have a problem

Here I am contemplating buying one and youve already got 4 this month
I know! I canít help it when you see a bargain you have to pounce!!
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Old 16-05-2018, 10:32 PM   #93
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Just thought Iíd post a quick update. Finally got the chip in my 56xx from hattons that was second hand. Runs superb on dcc. The best slow speed runner I own infact. Really impressed and highly recommended.
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Old 17-05-2018, 09:06 AM   #94
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Although there will always be advocates of DC and DCC as regards the operation of locos and just which advantages and disadvantages are more important to us, surely one of the most significant advantages of DCC is the significantly simpler wiring job when putting the layout together and subsequently modifying it?
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Buncanbarge, in what way. My view, is the opposite. Whilst it is nice to have a DC Bus, many of us dont have one. Thats a massive time saver. No programming of points. I modify my DC layout, as least once a month, a doddle. john
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Back on topic -

I only buy second hand locos.

Accept that you will have to do some work on them - have a really good look to work out what work you will have to do, and accept that the stuff under the hood you aren't really going to know about until you get it home and start running it. Factor that in to your pricing, and think about what is within your competence and what isn't. And then think about how you can expand your skill set.

Research what you want, and watch all of the ebay auctions you can before bidding. See what they go for, and in what condition. Pick a price you are prepared to pay and stick to it. Don't chase auctions - you always lose.

If your target has bits missing, look at the cost of buying those bits - they can be more expensive than you think.
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