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Erfolg21/11/2019 18:29:50
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I do not get paying a fortune for an old kit. Particularly if you then just look at it.

If I wanted one, I would obtain a plan and build from it. I would not even bother looking for old wood.

I bet I could build from scratch sub £100 for the airframe, I am thinking £50..

Peter Miller21/11/2019 18:38:56
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I agree but that is a matter of choice I supose

kevin b08/12/2019 19:35:50
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Working !

But it doesn't say when, or how.

**LINK**

Peter Miller08/12/2019 21:05:16
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YUK!!!!!

Paul Marsh08/12/2019 21:40:11
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Actually, I've not bought anything off eBay for a long while. Not just modeling bits, other stuff as well. Seems all the topics I look for are not there, or just a load of rubbish.

As for our hobby, Swap meets are again, the place to go. I went to one today, bought a TT GP 42 engine for £8, a new soldering station for £20 and glue for £1.

As for eBay, the last time I bought , looking back was over 90 days ago, and no details what it was, think it was a new Vest for the gym...

Ben B08/12/2019 21:58:28
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Yikes. Diesel engine and an electric starter. Recipe for some interestingly shaped conrods. What do you reckon one of those containers is full of glow fuel??,,

Wilco Wingco08/12/2019 22:15:39
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Agree with Paul. Went to the Southern Swap meet a couple of w/e ago and got a lovely Acro Wot with Irvine 61 and all servos fully working for £45, an Enya 19 R/c for £5 that looks like new and purrs like a kitten. Loads more bargains, very tempting.smiley

Geoff Sleath08/12/2019 22:25:53
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Posted by Paul Marsh on 08/12/2019 21:40:11:

Actually, I've not bought anything off eBay for a long while. Not just modeling bits, other stuff as well. Seems all the topics I look for are not there, or just a load of rubbish.

As for our hobby, Swap meets are again, the place to go. I went to one today, bought a TT GP 42 engine for £8, a new soldering station for £20 and glue for £1.

As for eBay, the last time I bought , looking back was over 90 days ago, and no details what it was, think it was a new Vest for the gym...

I've bought thermal vests recently on eBay, mainly because I can't find any anywhere else with a long enough back. I have short legs and a long back and I hate my lower back getting cold when I bend over. I haven't bid for anything for ages though.

I find eBay useful for oddments because the search function works well. Recntly I got some cockpit edging (electrical anti-chafe grommet strip) and a trap door latch. Neither was expensive and free, quick postage.

Geoff

PatMc08/12/2019 23:20:39
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Posted by Ben B on 08/12/2019 21:58:28:

Yikes. Diesel engine and an electric starter. Recipe for some interestingly shaped conrods. What do you reckon one of those containers is full of glow fuel??,,

There are 2 engines. Looks like the one on the left is a glow & there appears to be a can of diesel fuel behind it.

Paul Marsh09/12/2019 13:05:54
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That's what Ebay's good for now, forget modeling stuff, maybe a good hifi stuff comes up ever now and then, although most shops in the towns, such as sports shops, shoe shops have gone, replaced with barbers, vape shops and estate agents, so ebay is the only recourse, apart from Amazon, there is nothing left to go into town for...

Paul Marsh09/12/2019 13:05:59
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That's what Ebay's good for now, forget modeling stuff, maybe a good hifi stuff comes up ever now and then, although most shops in the towns, such as sports shops, shoe shops have gone, replaced with barbers, vape shops and estate agents, so ebay is the only recourse, apart from Amazon, there is nothing left to go into town for...

Peter Miller09/12/2019 13:36:43
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You forgot Charity shops!!!

Gary Manuel09/12/2019 16:39:03
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... and bookies!

John Lee09/12/2019 16:50:11
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The most unusual Super 60 I've ever seen. I'm not knocking the builder/seller in any way, looks a very nice job.

Geoff Sleath09/12/2019 17:02:01
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Posted by Peter Miller on 09/12/2019 13:36:43:

You forgot Charity shops!!!

Charity shops are brilliant for modelling stuff, too ... sometimes. Last week I managed to source some ladies' soft thin leather gloves for £3 - the leather will be perfect for the cockpit edging on my Sopwith Pup. I think they're new unsold stock from somewhere. It's a shame to chop them up but I will. I also bought a slightly tatty copy of Alex Henshaw's 'Flight of the Mew Gull' (mainly about his record making flight from London to Cape Town) for a couyple of quid from a charity shop.

Geoff

Geoff Sleath09/12/2019 17:11:59
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Posted by John Lee on 09/12/2019 16:50:11:

The most unusual Super 60 I've ever seen. I'm not knocking the builder/seller in any way, looks a very nice job.

As you say definitely not a Super 60 but what is it? Excuse my ignorance but it looks like scale.

I never understand why sellers say so little about what they're selling on eBay. It's electric but no details of the motor, esc, battery size (probably 4S but could be more) or the retracts . AFAIK there's no limit on the number of words you use but an extra charge for more photos. Strange.

Geoff

kevin b09/12/2019 17:32:05
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Posted by John Lee on 09/12/2019 16:50:11:

The most unusual Super 60 I've ever seen. I'm not knocking the builder/seller in any way, looks a very nice job.

Well it wouldn't win at Krufts !

cymaz09/12/2019 17:59:26
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Talking of EBay....I’ve got some Morris Minor Van Parts in the auction at the moment.......if anyone is interested

Peter Miller09/12/2019 18:11:58
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I goofed really badly on SUnday.

I looked at a Dooling 29 Buy it Now for £75.

I decided not to!! IDIOT!!!!

It is actually worth about £150

I thought of running it as I remember the gorgeous sound as it came on song an forget to think of its real value.

My Guru told me this morning. Still kicking myself.

Don Fry09/12/2019 19:25:04
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I have a broken ASP 52, bent crank, nice motor, 5 litres through it in 2 months. Bloke on EBay, £15, delivered, sort me out. In practice, put my carb, and silencer on his engine. 5 minutes work.

I procastanated. Broken engine still sits under the bandsaw. Idiot.

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