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  • #46
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    Originally posted by railman28


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    Originally posted by BurleyJim


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    Originally posted by Tintic Range


    On the original topic of ebay prices, I'll admit that we (the young guys) are responsible for a sudden spike in prices for the Bachmann Norris 4-2-0s. A few weeks ago a member of the Discord group revealed that they are developing 3D printed conversion kits to turn them into a Central Pacific switcher, and we all made a rush on ebay to buy as many base models as we could. Almost overnight prices for the Lafayette, Pegasus and Prussia train sets jumped from around $80 to $150-$275. Oops.

    There is definitely a disparity between supply and demand in this corner of model railroading.


    Now some enterprising young modeler needs to design, build, and market a power unit for the 3D printed top ends and keep the price reasonable. That's how it has been done in the past. It's not rocket science.

    Opportunity!

    Jim



    They are Jim. But; what's a reasonable price? And how do you get enough weight since you can't (yet) print metal.

    Bob


    That is where one needs to use that 'tool' between their ears. There are certainly prototypes for mechanical design work. Pricing comes during the development process. Having an idea of what you want to accomplish, and then figuring out what it will cost to do it. Almost every model engine in production right now uses metal parts for powering them, and a plastic shell. making a power unit that works for this application at a lower price is the requirement. Like I said, it's not rocket science.

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    • #47
      Un-frickin'-believable:

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-or-HOn3-...4AAOSwW0BfrbPQ

      Andre

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      • #48
        Might as well throw in the Mil-Scale mounting kit, too as an example for the topic of this thread!

        https://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-HOn3-Man...0AAOSwAblgT9ya

        Assuming the same bidder is vying for both, then he/she's gonna' have right at $200 in his Mil-Scale turntable set up.

        I'm sure the seller is thrilled to see what was originally an $8 turntable and a $5 mount kit pay-off so handsomely.

        Andre

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        • #49
          I don't think I've seen the Mil-Scale mounting kit before...

          dave
          Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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          • #50

            I had their gallows table and mounting kit back in the mid-1980s. Ended up selling it during one of my many sell-offs. Oh well.

            Andre

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            • #51
              I think I have a gallows turntable kit in my "Cabinet of unbuilt" kits. I'll see what it is and if it is of interest Andre I can sell it to you. I have no need for it as I have just installed my Sellers turntable from a Freshwater kit.

              Hakan

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                  • #54
                    Hi Hakan!

                    I've sent you a PM using this forum's PM feature.

                    Andre

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