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Re: Brass Little Joe Repair Manual- What Ajin SHOULD have done
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2014, 06:29:35 PM »
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Wow.

With how well the reworking went, I'm surprised it hasn't sold (given what the shelf queens sell for).

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Re: Brass Little Joe Repair Manual- What Ajin SHOULD have done
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2014, 07:10:59 PM »
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Maybe some better pictures wouldn't harm. These pictures do not appeal, too dark, too orange. Take a look how brasstrains.com shows their brass for sale. Just a thought.

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Re: Brass Little Joe Repair Manual- What Ajin SHOULD have done
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2014, 09:29:35 AM »
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Yeah, my camera doesn't get along with my brown wooden desk too well - pictures tend to wind up too dark and too "warm". When I relist it I'll see if I can't get some better pictures on a more neutral background. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Brass Little Joe Repair Manual- What Ajin SHOULD have done
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2014, 12:43:59 PM »
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For taking a roster shot, I put the model on the leading half of a piece of white paper, then prop the back if the paper up against a box so that the paper has a nice curve to it. That creates a smooth, unbroken blank background.

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Re: Brass Little Joe Repair Manual- What Ajin SHOULD have done
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2014, 08:15:33 AM »
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Wow, that was a lot of work. I'm sure it's a great runner now with all the loving attention a master mechanic/modeler like Ron has expended on this beast.
I'm not in the market for a Little Joe - but I did look at the listing on the 'bay.
One thing you might want to consider - get the terms "N scale" and "Locomotive" in the title of the listing. Right now someone looking for an N scale Milwaukee Road engine may not find it -
Just a suggestion.
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Re: Brass Little Joe Repair Manual- What Ajin SHOULD have done
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2014, 09:55:36 AM »
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I almost never put N in the title- it is in the N category of course.

But if I have had one complaint/confusion over the years, it is people asking what scale something is.
So there are a lot of people who search and do not know how to read the sub-categories on the left side of an ebay search page.

So yeah, while I don't use up title space, I have found you almost have to place it in the description for the people who don't pay attention or get confused easily.

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