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Offline Mman  
#1 Posted : 11 May 2022 00:10:25(UTC)
Mman

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47F05950-673D-4800-98E6-73FB606A0865.jpegToday an ÖBB class 52 arrived, an eBay purchase from a favourite dealer who, alas, is giving up the business after 20 years citing the difficulties associated with Brexit.
The loco is a 3 pole armature one from around 1998 but seems little used if at all, it performs remarkably well and doesn’t trip the Rokuhan controller even on full voltage. It negotiates my 145mm radius figure of eight test track with no problems. A good addition to my roster.
ChrisG
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Offline Ausipeet  
#2 Posted : 12 May 2022 03:01:13(UTC)
Ausipeet

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Who is the Dealer Please?
Offline husafreak  
#3 Posted : 12 May 2022 06:13:27(UTC)
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Nice! Three poles and it’s a runner. What Marklin #?
Offline Mman  
#4 Posted : 12 May 2022 07:07:40(UTC)
Mman

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#88834 and the dealer :’Gardnerjane2’ a husband and wife who ran the business for various reasons including benefiting the RNLI (lifeboat service).
Lovely to deal with them.
ChrisG
Offline parakiet  
#5 Posted : 12 May 2022 14:37:41(UTC)
parakiet

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we should start a 'latest z scale acquirement' thread : ]
Offline Mman  
#6 Posted : 12 May 2022 15:14:47(UTC)
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A good idea!
Meanwhile, also last week, another couple of items from eBay arrived.
The first is 87350. Although I think I may have similar in a set with a loco I couldn’t resist this set of six 4 axle coaches, all in very good condition with the couplings fitted correctly. This is a reference to the last set of brand new Märklin coaches I bought which had one of the couplings mounted upside down!

The second was an 8771 (In an 82180 box) centre coach for the 8871 ICE set.
This had been on eBay for weeks at a ridiculously high ‘buy it now’ price with a ‘make an offer’ option. Despite the description implying it was complete I couldn’t see the corridor connection infill piece in the photo. So I made an offer commensurate with its incomplete state pointing this out to the vendor. This was declined and it languished at its high price until suddenly it was moved to the auction section. I thought I would see if I could get it at a reasonable price and in the end - due to the usual auction fever - paid a few pounds more than I had offered in the first place. When it turned up there was indeed the corridor connecting piece missing even though the description was still implying completeness. Had the vendor forgotten what I had told them?
ChrisG
Offline husafreak  
#7 Posted : 12 May 2022 17:43:11(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: parakiet Go to Quoted Post
we should start a 'latest z scale acquirement' thread : ]


I think we should just list our new acquisitions under a model number title so that anything we’ve bought and described or discussed can be found easily in a search. I’ve been trying to do that lately and it’s been a fun way to compare notes and do a little show and tell like club members can.
Offline parakiet  
#8 Posted : 12 May 2022 20:54:19(UTC)
parakiet

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posts can be found too ;p
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#9 Posted : 13 May 2022 00:41:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: parakiet Go to Quoted Post
we should start a 'latest z scale acquirement' thread : ]


You could do that but we already have the 'Show us what's appeared on your doorstep' threads to put new item arrivals in. Although folks mainly post H0 items, I and others have posted 1 Gauge and Z scale items there.

Those threads have the advantage of it being known as to where new items postings will be.
Offline parakiet  
#10 Posted : 13 May 2022 07:22:27(UTC)
parakiet

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Getting more activity on small scale is always good ;)
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