He's bitching about the ebay sellers' habit of putting "Lima (like
Hornby, Bachmann)" in the description to try to pick up people looking
for a specific manufacturer and sell them something else instead.
Some time back an ebay "trader" was selling "museum quality" O-scale
models built from DJH kits, showing DJH's own photos rather than his
own. While the storm was developing he even managed to place ads in
the Gauge O Guild gazette for "museum quality" models at a much lower
price than normal.
I think he spent some time as a guest of Her Majesty
I don't remember him.
I'm an O-gauger and this was hot news in the 7mm yahoo group for a
A friend was one of those caught out. On the other hand he's had some
good stuff off ebay, including what turned out to be a Beeson King -
one of his earlier tinplate models not his later custom stuff.
ISTR Phillip Millard of Home of O Gauge was part of the effort to go
after the perp.
I know don't reply ....
I've had some nice things off ebay, no real dogs. Had to smile at the
whitemetal kit loco that was as light as a feather.
Got a brass jinty the other week, GBP25, almost certainly a Gibson one (saw
trader at NEC with same kit, unbuilt gbp56). Beautifully made - if only I
could solder that well, beautifully painted and level evenly spaced
transfers. Never run as didnt have pickups on one side with plastic centred