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Offline John Candy

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05 2019 14:13 »
Just needs a little love John!   :-)

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06 2019 09:09 »
Compared to many you see for sale it is very complete and not expensive.  The carriages from the same seller and certainly collectibles rather than scale models, but they are very cheap at the moment.

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06 2019 09:28 »
This one is particularly unusual Mike - in that it's a spirit-fired engine with a clockwork (booster?) tender.

You don't see many of them at GTGs!   ;)

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14 2019 08:27 »
Didn't sell so relisted £200 less.

This is now a lot cheaper than others I've seen for sale in recent years and anyone wanting a nice live steam engine for recommissioning could do a lot worse.  There are plenty of others around, so finding people with experience of them and finding parts etc shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14 2019 08:45 »
The old passenger carriages will be repaired and will the join the heritage rake on the Southurst Extension Railway.

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14 2019 16:22 »
Talking of eBay sales it amazes me just how much some utter rubbish can go for.
If you don't believe me see the link below for a 00 loco kit of an SECR river class tank painted badly.
I know its the wrong scale for this site so please no comments about that i am merely illustrating the bizarreness of eBay

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113543415174?ul_noapp=true

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14 2019 17:20 »
I totally agree Mark.. I've sold several (non Gauge 3) locos which have been utter rubbish, for ten times what I felt they were worth, and yet sometimes a really nice model doesn't fetch much at all.

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14 2019 17:30 »
Looking at that River class again, I see only two people have bid at all, and at least one looks like an automated bid.  So maybe there are only two stupid people.

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #9 on: Jan 14 2019 19:07 »
I wouldn't be surprised if the purchaser were to default and it appears again as a re-listed item!
Nobody in their right mind would pay that sort of money for such a heap of junk (possibly bids via a "hacked" ebay account).

The kit is still available (from Finecast) in updated/improved form with etched brass chassis for under 100GBP and I doubt it would cost very much more than the Ebay price to pay someone to build it.

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Re: Bassett-Lowke LNWR "Experiment" 4-6-0
« Reply #10 on: Jan 15 2019 10:52 »
I don't understand it either to be honest and i find it odd to think some crap can sell for a stupid amount whereas if i was to put up for sale a really nice model then i would get haggled or beat down on it????

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