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Old 25-07-2018, 04:05 PM   #101
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That's cheap! Bargains!
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Old 25-07-2018, 09:00 PM   #102
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I have just won an eBay auction for a Hornby Eurostar set including track packs A and B.

States it is in good working order, so in my view an easy way to get a controller (yes I know a basic one) a decent start of track including a couple of points, and an asset that can either be sold or put to one side for future use (the train itself).

Total cost £20.01, and local pickup.
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Old 26-07-2018, 12:45 PM   #103
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Over the years I have had some lovely model railway bargains from ebay
As other have said if you check out the sellers first (I only use 100% ers) you normally will be OK.
Be careful of the ads which are bit out of focus. That is a typical trick some use so you can't see the item very well. I never buy anything with poor photo or does not have 100% feedback unless I know the seller having bought from them before. Some times sellers can get poor feedback for the wrong reasons. or the seller made genuine mistake. We none of us are perfect.
I know several sellers who have had poor feedback for very unfair reasons.
If given the chance they would have put the mistake right willingly but they were not given the chance. Buyers can be unfair as well.
Before anyone labels me as a seller on the bay, I must say I very rarely ever sell, I am primarily a buyer, but have been using the bay for so long I have got to know some long term sellers very well indeed.
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Old 26-07-2018, 01:35 PM   #104
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I've started using Facebook groups for buying recently.
As I've gone N gauge I've only been looking at them now.

Got myself a Poole era class 25 for £30, hardly been run but been to the gears splitting whilst being stored I've sent her away for a repair, motor worked fine I tested that and it worked really well.
Just last night did a deal for a class 08 in br green for £45. Can't wait to get it.
Not a loco but got a br bauxite 20ton brake van off Facebook too, pretty much new in box.
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Old 26-07-2018, 08:06 PM   #105
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Unboxed and all looks good apart from a missing power clip.

Replacement on order.

Good bargain I think.
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Old 26-07-2018, 08:20 PM   #106
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Unboxed and all looks good apart from a missing power clip.

Replacement on order.

Good b😥argain I think.
Not my thing but deffo. bargain at £20
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Old 27-07-2018, 07:43 PM   #107
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I’ve also started to use Facebook groups for buying and got a really nice N gauge Merchant Navy, I don’t think it has every been run and it is in mint condition. I had been on the lookout for this particular loco for some time but brand new ones were too expensive. I’m very pleased with my purchase, I do love getting a bargain.
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Old 29-07-2018, 05:20 PM   #108
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just got an Hornby railroad range deltic dcc ready for £30
runs around a treat much better than the Hornby railroad class 40 I brought new
also got a lima gwr railcar for £20 again a nice runner just need a strip of plastic glued in to strengthen the parts that hold the driving bogie in
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Old 30-07-2018, 03:19 PM   #109
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Bought an Hornby EWS Class 56 on E-bay last week which was advertised as being in perfect condition with a dcc chip fitted....... it arrived this morning and is indeed in excellent condition, but imagine my surprise when I took the body shell off and came face to face with a speaker which was wired to the decoder........I practically sprinted to the garage and booted up the system, and after I had indentified the loco address, I am very pleased to say the loco moved on the track with accompanying diesel sounds !....... for sure it needs the wheels and contacts cleaned and the motor serviced, but haven’t stopped smiling yet as I paid £32 with free postage !!!

.......needless to say I have been on to check if the seller had any other items listed but unfortunately not.

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