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Philip H

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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 02:29:46 PM »
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probably . . . .I think its just "pre-faded/weathered" . . .  :trollface:
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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 03:22:17 PM »
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Paula's Hobbies is whatever nth reincarnation of Burt Enterprises happens to be this week. The store has had shoddy models for years clogging up the search pages. By no means the worst (that prize gets awarded to the baboon who sells steaming lumps of melted resin as "business vehicles", they are by no means good enough for the layout.

Feast your eyes on this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/N-Scale-N-Gauge-BUSINESS-VEHICLE-Grain-Truck-Corn-Load-/191082931139?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item2c7d6e23c3

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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 04:56:12 PM »
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The detail could be better considering how massive they are. 160:1  :o :o

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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 04:57:04 PM »
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Those would be excellent models for a Salvador Dali themed layout.

They do pass the 3 meter rule though.
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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 11:37:28 AM »
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Surprising the number of people (obviously visually impaired) that are buying this stuff. Some of the feedback is equally amusing.
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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 05:21:02 PM »
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...shoddy models for years clogging up the search pages...

I'm glad someone else feels this way, I get so tired of some of the junk that constantly shows up in my searches.
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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 05:24:22 PM »
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I for one would love to see nice versions of these MOW models available.  Is anyone aware of alternatives to the subject of this post?

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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 07:27:55 PM »
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I'm glad someone else feels this way, I get so tired of some of the junk that constantly shows up in my searches.

That is why I very seldom do any N scale shopping on eBay.  You can thank the new eBay rules (no insertion fees) for the glut of crap. People can list crap and keep re-listing it for months if it doesn't sell. The insertion fees (and the starting price fee) prevented these listings from being placed.

Ebay is trying to be more like Amazon, than a yard sale (like the early years of eBay).
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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 08:10:37 PM »
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I for one would love to see nice versions of these MOW models available.  Is anyone aware of alternatives to the subject of this post?

I tried to do several in Shapeways - and they came out better than these things.  But I didn't think they were up to standards and removed them.

I may give it another try and my thought is to make a single sprue with a tie crane, tie inserter, a cart and a tamper.  Since these tend to travel in groups. This would keep the cost down.  The objective would be "stand in" quality until someone does a better job.

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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 08:23:23 PM »
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I'm glad someone else feels this way, I get so tired of some of the junk that constantly shows up in my searches.


You do know that you can specify what you don't want to look at, as well as what you do want?

E.g. "CB&Q", "Burlington", -"BN", -"BNSF", -"Burlington Northern" is very useful to exclude stuff that is later than my era.  I suppose it'd work on sellers also.....
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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2014, 08:39:54 PM »
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I may give it another try and my thought is to make a single sprue with a tie crane, tie inserter, a cart and a tamper.  Since these tend to travel in groups. This would keep the cost down.  The objective would be "stand in" quality until someone does a better job.

I think even something of "stand in " quality would be a great step forward.  I love those little MOW vehicles.

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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 09:19:53 PM »
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Do you like the single sprue idea to get around the minimum charges at Shapeways?

I hate to charge $8 for a 3 cent piece of plastic.

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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 09:58:11 PM »
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That makes sense to me, and MOW equipment always comes in groups.

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Re: I would love these MOW yellows but crisp it is not .
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2014, 10:11:34 PM »
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I've been working on the following in Shapeways for the last few months:

Fairmont Ballast Regulator
Fairmont A-5 Motorcar
Fairmont A-6 Motorcar
Fairmont MT19 Motorcar
Fairmont MT14 Motorcar
Harsco Switch Tamper
Harsco SnowJet
Pike On Track Brush cutter

More as I go along. Getting ready for baby is cutting into time to sit in CAD.

All are turning out to be about ~$7.00 in FUD.
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