Phase 1 complete, roll on Phase 2
- 23 Feb 2018
In the UK, except for engineering cross heads were rarely used until the introduction of pozi-drive in the '60s for wood screws.
I think those words are sufficiently well abused on evilbay that a lot of people no longer really notice them - it's not just in the model railway world............................... seller is not making any claims as to old / antique / rare
For me, it's the representation of a locomotive without a chimney. Now I could understand it if it was representing a Fireless engine or a road locomotive (for the flangeless wheels)! Descriptions are utter bilge on many things that surface on ebay because of the plethora of meaningless searchwords. Or is it just sellers posting non-railway related items in the wrong category?I've seen that clock for sale here in the US, but the point is that seller is not making any claims as to old / antique / rare
But it's got flangeless racing slicks!Thought this might go with it as another example of cluelessness!
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I think that the bit that you may overlooked have is that most of the mockery, diatribe and alleged humour failure is primarily aimed at the rather glowing and effulgent descriptions that are frequently used, rather than a deliberate diminishing of the article in question.I am sad to say that the reason for my not looking at this site for some while has been justified by the diatribes above .
There seems to be a total sense of humour failure and an urgent need on the part of some of the contributors to air their knowledge .
The toy which is the subject of serious discussion is just that . a toy----even if it is only fit for decoration because of its weight .
It certainly holds its own compared with some of the tat for sale at preserved railway sites , but of course , that brings in money to keep them running , relying heavily on the "not many people know what a real loco looks like" and "his mom will buy it for him , she thinks it looks like a loco". There is even the
"I bought him that , it cost me a hundred pounds , aren't I gracious?" school . Think on that , it's OK to sell tat in some places , innit ?
The sellers of these things do not know what the real value is , which can work in our favour . For example , we got a mint boxed toy train at an auction of household items , the toy being the Corporal Loopy LGB tank in grey for £80 . That is not the only serious bargain we have acquired , but given the attitude of some contributors here they would help crooked dealers in tat alerting them . (oh , yes , you can hear it can't you ?) Smugly , because it isn't their railway of interest they would say "Did you know that thing is worth ten times that ?" Usually in a glottal voice as in rivet counters . If you just happened to be in line waiting to buy the bargain , you would be justified in joining the "Murderer whilst the balance of mind is upset" brigade .
Toys are toys , remember the seriously deficient Dinkies of yore that you coveted ? Take serious subjects seriously and let the toy buyers enjoy themselves .