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nscalbitz

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Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:37:32 PM »
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 :? :? This just doesn't look right. Those wheels, even if dislodged from truck, surely cant sit there AND appear so large.
Are the Atlas wheel profile/ flange that large- or has maybe someone thrown in a set of 'something wheels' into these auction sale items (two the same)?

Ideas welcome.
I'm not sure the 'auctioneer' will be interested in opening up and clarifying the issue for me.
thanks d
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 07:54:26 PM »
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That appears to be part of the plastic packaging, same as the square shape in the middle.

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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 08:21:13 PM »
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Yes, those look like circular depressions in the clear vac-u-formed nest.  They must serve some purpose.
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 08:49:16 PM »
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It is on the vac-u-form nest..can't offer any reason.

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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 09:04:24 PM »
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Space it away from the lid for the drop test.

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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 09:32:18 PM »
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Space it away from the lid for the drop test.


^^^This.
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 01:18:40 AM »
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^^^This.

As stated, it's an auction.
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 09:23:12 AM »
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As stated, it's an auction.
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And what does that have to do with the explanations provided so far?
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 01:00:15 PM »
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 01:15:22 PM »
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And what does that have to do with the explanations provided so far?
Clearly, if it were something other than an odd reflection in the packaging, the seller would have it listed as a special "custom" car on which he had replaced the factory wheels with drivers from a 1970 vintage 0-6-0 making a completely unique N scale model that is clearly worth a 99.95 (reserve not met) opening bid.....
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 02:06:35 PM »
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 06:45:31 PM »
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And what does that have to do with the explanations provided so far?

>>Space it away from the lid for the drop test.

Bizarrely, As stated, it's an auction= a photo of an item (actually 2 the same but I spared you the duplication) for sale (that I was interested in bidding on) so what "drop test" can be done and why I do not know.
So, bizarrely, I found no use in the comment/ observation/ instruction.
I don't see bulk auctioneer sellers doing "drop test" or "spacing" for bidders any time soon.
Large silvery spherical object light reflections on the outside of what should be I thought black trucks clearly in approximately adjacent juxtapositions was a concern. I regret...  :facepalm:
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 11:34:11 PM »
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@nscalbitz I think there is a misunderstanding here...
The bubbles on the insert are to support the model in shipping and handling.
Likely manufactures test the packaging for rough handling (ie: drop test)
The circles over the trucks are definitely not wheels.

That in a nutshell is what everyone is getting at.  :D
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Re: Something weird in the package? An N scale item
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2019, 06:29:01 AM »
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Right thanks for clearing that up./dw