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Thread: Sellers beware!
04/10/2020 14:14:42

NEVER use 'friends & family' in either direction unless it's someone you know and trust. A stranger asking you to do so is an instant red flag.

Sounds as if you have name, address, and presumably you know who the courier was.

Plenty there for legal action.

Send a 'Letter Before Action' :

Thread: South Yorkshire Model Supplies
11/01/2020 16:55:32

Thanks for the info. It looks to be a nice kit. There used to be so many good model suppliers...sad

I won't be building this - it'll be up on Ebay this evening.

11/01/2020 16:17:03

Anyone know anything about the above company? A 60" Slingsby Firefly kit has come my way - looks to be from around the 1980s - and the only clue as to the manufacturer is in the build notes which mention South Yorkshire Model Supplies.

Edited By jonryan on 11/01/2020 16:18:03

Thread: Selling vintage kits question
10/01/2020 17:28:44

Kits can vary massively in value. for some collectors, they never intend to build them, but want them as close to pristine as possible. Damaging a box can greatly reduce the value. They're a bit like toy cars in that way. Complete, unstarted kits in clean boxes tend to fetch the best prices, and as others have said, a list & photos would help.

If he had kits, he may have engines as well. Diesels can be valuable, glow motors less so. Again, perfect condition in clean boxes are best. Old RC equipment tends to go cheap, but could well rise over the next few years. Magazines rarely fetch much, but catalogues can.

Dealers (me!) may offer a price for a complete collection, but of course we want to make a profit so won't offer as much as a private buyer. It depends if you need fast money, or are willing to wait for a better price.

Good luck!

Thread: Dave Smith Models 'Saphir' plan wanted
17/07/2019 17:14:31
Posted by Nigel R on 17/07/2019 16:17:56:

Plans for Matt's original are on the HPA site


They differ quite significantly from the DSM version, if I remember right the DSM fuselage was much simplified.

Thanks Nigel

17/07/2019 16:07:35
Posted by Denis Watkins on 17/07/2019 15:59:54:

Look at these Saphir build pictures JR


Very useful. Thanks Denis.

17/07/2019 16:05:12
Posted by Stuart Z on 17/07/2019 15:45:25:


There were no plans as such, only an instruction leaflet. There’s not a lot of building involved, hence no plan.


Ah! That could well explain why I haven't been able to find any! laugh

17/07/2019 15:34:45

Anyone got one to sell or copy? I picked up a kit the other day, but the plans are missing.

Thread: Now That Is Proper Modelling...
13/05/2019 07:51:09


Thread: Priory Models Silhouette
11/05/2019 11:55:49

I have a part-built Silhouette if anyone is after one. Not fully checked parts against the build booklet yet, but most of it is certainly there. Wings have been joined so won't be able to post; I'm based in Glastonbury and am regularly in Liverpool.

No idea about price, so offers around, oooh let's say £10,000, but willing to haggle. laugh

Thread: Mysterious old radio
18/11/2018 10:23:39

Anyone know anything about the one on the left??

Thread: Shipping used engine abroad
12/09/2018 18:34:17

Thanks for the info, good people. I've only even had problems sending engines via GSP, so won't use it for that again. But for other stuff it's excellent for sellers. My biggest gripe is the way they confiscate items they deem 'dangerous'. They won't even say what they do with confiscated goods. I had to threaten them with legal action to get back a nice Frog 2.49.

10/09/2018 12:55:20

I don't use GSP for engines now. I'm trying to find out if there are indeed rules against sending used engines abroad as I don't want to risk losing another one!

10/09/2018 12:19:15

Anyone know the rules on this? I sold an old engine to a bloke in Norway via Ebay's Global Shipping Programme, and it went through with no problem. Then he bought another, and this time Ebay classed it as 'dangerous', and refused to ship it. (They also refused to return it to me at first, though I got it back after a helluva fight).

Obviously new engines are shipped all over the planet without problem, but what are the restrictions on used? The one I nearly lost was 50 years old, had no tank, and just a touch of light oil for lubrication. You couldn't have set it on fire with a flame thrower.

Thread: Keil Kraft Aquarius A2 glider
02/04/2018 12:14:06

One of these turned up in a batch of kits. I've never seen one before. It's a 73" contest spec. A2, which isn't my thing, so I'll be selling it on. Thing is, I have no idea of what it may fetch. Anyone have any thoughts before I slap it on Ebay and see what happens?

Thread: EBay Ads by Forum Members
14/03/2018 13:15:59

I have a number of vintage kits on Ebay. Click the 'see other items' on the right to, um, see other items.

Thread: Lidl again
12/01/2018 18:34:14
Posted by Don Fry on 12/01/2018 13:40:02:
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 11/01/2018 20:39:17:

All I need is a nose hair trimmer, but they don't seem to have one, so will stay home.

They sell cigarette lighters. Quick flame, job done. Don't breath in.

Dremel. Job done.

Thread: Ancient Engine ID?
12/01/2018 18:11:18
Posted by Engine Doctor on 12/01/2018 17:56:18:

Hi . Its a "K" Vulture Mk 1 5cc made in Dartford Kent around 1947/8 . Good find

There ain't half some knowledgeable people around here! Thanks, ED.

"Mmm, well it's old/interesting. Looks to be the 781st one they made too. Beyond that I have no idea.......

The knurled ring looks a bit of an oddity."

Yeah, never seen one of those. Perhaps the cylinder needed regular changing?

12/01/2018 17:48:06

img_0030.jpgAnyone know what this is? img_0028.jpg

Thread: Ebay sellers...
16/12/2017 19:18:37

If the moolah arrives

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