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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 08:10 pm
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Here's the thing . . . This is the Hornby GWR pannier tank which started my model railway passion all those years ago, when I bought it new for about £7, which I still have, detailed as a lad, with wire handrails, etched number plates and real coal, wow.

I just spotted this unused example:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GWR-8751-Tender-Steam-locomotive-Pannier-Tank-00-Hornby-R-041-original-packaging-/381777974432?hash=item58e3bd94a0:g:bUgAAOSwOyJX3sjA

.  .  .  .  and it has free postage! What do you think, bargain or madness?

Seen some amazing model rail items out there?

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At the end of the day, it's what you think that matters, Bill.  ;-)



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Bill, that's massively overpriced for a starter train set quality loco. Even for one in 'as new' condition you shouldn't expect to pay any more than £25. Secondhand dealers at shows can't give them away.

Other than nostalgia I can't think why anybody would want one. They just don't compare to more modern versions from Bachmann in both detail and running qualities. 



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£20 at most & that would be for a model in good condition.



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Hi Max and Phil,

When I saw the listing, my first reaction was, 'bonkers!', but then, this item is probably rare in Germany and the seller is hedging is bets just in case it was actually a rare item. Then again, most of the sellers other items have large price tags.

I've never seen the Hornby pannier anywhere near this asking price. However, I have an excellent original boxed Triang example of this loco, so perhaps should put it up on German ebuy-gum for 150€ or so!

Madness, but entertaining.

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Hi Tony,

You snuck in as I was posting. Good to see you,

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I think some sellers just do this type of thing in the hope they'll catch a mug somewhere.
I've seen items sell for unbelievable prices & similar items at proper prices not sell at all.
It all depends on who wants what at a particular time.

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I've seen some eye-watering prices on German bygum and sometimes thought they'd made a mistake on the euro/sterling exchange rate.  Having said that, railway modelling in Germany is an expensive hobby but then, their models are not your normal "run of the mill" Hornby offerings .................

My first electric loco was a Gaiety GWR pannier.  I thought it was the absolute bees knees but by modern standards, it was rough as old boots - in every respect other than weight !!

Bargain or madness ?  Definitely the latter - unless, as Woody says, it's a "must have" for reasons other than it's true market value.



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Aha, so the ubiquitous pannier had you hooked as well Peter, cool!



Yes I suppose some one may well have a 'must have' moment, so some sellers will stick their hand out to oblige, like the current seller of a Dean single 'Lord of the Isles' who is asking a staggering £250 for his rare mint and boxed model. Actually not so rare and I bought an MIB example last year for £35 from the same auction site.



Warm and sunny here Peter and yesterday's 17 deg saw us at the zoo and butterflies and bumble bees in our garden!



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Bill 



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Madness.Just think what you could get for that amount with modern stock.



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