I figured the people at TRAINZ had learned........

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I figured the people at TRAINZ had learned........

Postby up148 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:32 am

something about O scale train values after selling them for decades, but apparently not. Except for decent paint these models are horrible turds and not worth even half what they are asking. The Turbine was OMI's 1st attempt at this model (2nd in 1993) and had a tank drive so they had to add a fuel tank on the "B" unit to hide the drive tower, something the prototype never had. It and the C-855B both have the 1st generation zamac gearboxes that leaked and were among the poorest running O scale locos OMI ever imported. Both require lots of money to make them run right. Hopefully some poor unknowing newbie doesn't think these are quality models and take the plunge.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Overland-OMI-O ... SwhgtgODdQ

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Overland-Model ... SwraBgODwA
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Re: I figured the people at TRAINZ had learned........

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:41 am

All Trainz seems to know is how to move stuff out, and turn it over as fast as possible. The amounts of stuff misidentified and listed has not changed and since they run a bulk sales operation, they probably don't care as long as it sells.
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Re: I figured the people at TRAINZ had learned........

Postby Chris Webster » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:44 am

up148 wrote:Except for decent paint these models are horrible turds and not worth even half what they are asking


Sold! for $3,569.99 plus $97.27 economy shipping:
Overland Models O 2-Rail BRASS UP Gas Turbine 1-30 Diesel Set/Box

I really hope the buyer picks it up in person!

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Re: I figured the people at TRAINZ had learned........

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:48 am

Chris Webster wrote:
up148 wrote:Except for decent paint these models are horrible turds and not worth even half what they are asking


Sold! for $3,569.99 plus $97.27 economy shipping:
Overland Models O 2-Rail BRASS UP Gas Turbine 1-30 Diesel Set/Box

I really hope the buyer picks it up in person!


Yes.....I'd not opt for economy shipping that's advertised, :roll:

Interesting in this listing that Trainz actually states "This item runs very well."
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Re: I figured the people at TRAINZ had learned........

Postby up148 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:06 pm

Wow! That is a very uneducated buyer. He really made a bad buy. I guess that proves "there's a sucker born every minute. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: I figured the people at TRAINZ had learned........

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:20 pm

up148 wrote:Wow! That is a very uneducated buyer. He really made a bad buy. I guess that proves "there's a sucker born every minute. :shock: :shock: :shock:


And there's why some of those ridiculous prices on eBay exist.
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