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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. Calzephyr

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    I have mentioned this several times before. Most unknowing or noobies do not realize this is nothing more than a decorative 'shelf' item and not a 'real hobby' item. A former staff member I supervised got me one for Christmas back in 1996 [yeah they are that old]. He thought he was getting me an actual N scale model train that would run on a track [did I mention 'former' employee]. Well... I Graciously mentioned that it was a nice gesture as a gift. I then told him it was not actually a 'running' model... just a decorative piece that was close to N scale. I don't know how he acquired it... but... he did mention that he got it at a really good price.

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  2. umtrr-author

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    I think you've nailed the difference between your listings and, ahem, Brand X. First, you specified that it's JUNK (or perhaps JUNQUE) and second, you sold it in lots. Brand X is trying to sell TOTAL JUNK one piece at a time and describes it as if it's just a half step away from mint condition.

    I'm reminded of the dust-up which has been occurring outside of the world of model trains, with regard to certain stocks and a certain app that was so beaten down in ratings that it went from five stars to one on Google Play, and wishing that pile-on negative feedback was still allowed. (Veterans of that Internet Auction Community will remember this.) I'd make the effort to zap this seller a couple of dozen times myself!

    Meanwhile, what's the current pool on when this thread will reach 400 pages :)
     
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    The streamlined Hudsons are probably driving the action on this lot. IF they actually run, it's a decent deal and the rest of the lot (including another Hudson) is bonus.

    Unlike what will likely be today's "winner" from me! I think even with Inflation, this is not a $195 locomotive...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIX-Steam...985-West-GERMANY/174613823562?epid=6039386081
     
  6. umtrr-author

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    Follow up: I did get a quick response to my question about DCC equipped... as a public service, here it is...

     
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  10. Joe Lovett

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    Sometimes I wonder how some people survive when the words are right there and they still can't get it correct. Maybe English isn't their primary language. Feel sorry for them.

    Joe
     
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  11. JMaurer1

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    I fonly there was some way for the computer to help us spell word correct...we could call it auto-spell or computer-correct. And if it also changed words on its own so what you tiped didn't make any cents, evan better!
     
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  12. MK

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    Because after all The computer knows it is smarter than you! :sneaky:
     
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  13. JMaurer1

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    Suddenly whenever I reply I keep getting this added to my posts...

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  14. CedarCreek

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    Feel sorry for them? That's an odd comment.
     
  15. Joe Lovett

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    I didn't want to call them stupid, that would be mean.
     
  16. CedarCreek

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    It just read like you feel sorry for people with a native language other than English.
     
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  17. Joe Lovett

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    By no means was I talking about putting down other languages, sorry for the confusion. I was pointing out the difference between Great Northern and Pennsylvania.

    Joe
     
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