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clinch670
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Mosley Generator

Post by clinch670 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:13 pm

New, never plumbed 1.5 scale Mosley Generator.
1500.00/shipping

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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by clinch670 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:34 pm

Reduced to 1400.00

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Gary Armitstead
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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by Gary Armitstead » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:07 pm

Just a suggestion to you on your asking price of your Moseley generator........IF this generator IS new and it includes the steam regulator. then your price is way too low. All of the Moseley generators I have seen in the past few years have fetched prices NORTH of $2000....a couple for $2400-$2500. If you don't get bites here, there is always Discover Live Steam. If I didn't already have a brand new Moseley generator, I would definitely go for your $1400! Don't sell this generator short!
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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by ALCOSTEAM » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:42 am

Gary Armitstead wrote:Just a suggestion to you on your asking price of your Moseley generator........IF this generator IS new and it includes the steam regulator. then your price is way too low. All of the Moseley generators I have seen in the past few years have fetched prices NORTH of $2000....a couple for $2400-$2500. If you don't get bites here, there is always Discover Live Steam. If I didn't already have a brand new Moseley generator, I would definitely go for your $1400! Don't sell this generator short!
As much as I hate to hijack a guys thread, since you put in your 2cents here is mine.

DLS is not a factual price guide. Things can sell for less than asking price and that is not put out for all to know.

Yes its neat to see and hear a little turbo-generator running but these just don't put out enough power to do much more than light a couple small bulbs. Its far easier to stash some decent sized batteries and have plenty of power to run your lights and 12v air compressor for brakes, even when you don't have steam pressure built up. Fabricating a dummy turbo generator is well within most model machinists ability and then spend that $$ on some injectors or other items that are necessary and can be difficult for the model machinist to build.

That being said what is being asked for this generator is not out of line, if you feel you need to just have a working turbo generator just so long as people know its a fancy piece of bling more than a functional item. But then if usefulness set the prices diamond rings and corvettes would always be in the clearance isle.

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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by Gary Armitstead » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:38 pm

ALCOSTEAM wrote:
Gary Armitstead wrote:Just a suggestion to you on your asking price of your Moseley generator........IF this generator IS new and it includes the steam regulator. then your price is way too low. All of the Moseley generators I have seen in the past few years have fetched prices NORTH of $2000....a couple for $2400-$2500. If you don't get bites here, there is always Discover Live Steam. If I didn't already have a brand new Moseley generator, I would definitely go for your $1400! Don't sell this generator short!


Yes its neat to see and hear a little turbo-generator running but these just don't put out enough power to do much more than light a couple small bulbs. Its far easier to stash some decent sized batteries and have plenty of power to run your lights and 12v air compressor for brakes, even when you don't have steam pressure built up. Fabricating a dummy turbo generator is well within most model machinists ability and then spend that $$ on some injectors or other items that are necessary and can be difficult for the model machinist to build.

That being said what is being asked for this generator is not out of line, if you feel you need to just have a working turbo generator just so long as people know its a fancy piece of bling more than a functional item. But then if usefulness set the prices diamond rings and corvettes would always be in the clearance isle.
Ohhhhh, Wow........Sounds like I stepped on someone's wallet :). Your animosity towards those that like "bling" (as you called it) AND can afford it is quite obvious. The prices I "quoted" are real and I know the individuals that sold them (or purchased them) for those prices. Discover Live was an example, not the ONLY place these generators are available. BTW, your example of a scale model working generator powering a 12v air compressor is simply ludicrous :). There are a number of these beauties running at clubs on the West Coast and running cab lights, water glass lights and classification lamps. This is all they were designed for and they do a superb job.

I STILL say he is underpriced. But if he wants to give it away, so be it. I was trying to be helpful. You on the other hand, well......your words say a lot. Were they "helpful"?
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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by ALCOSTEAM » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:33 pm

I never even insinuated they would run an air compressor.

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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by Steamguy57 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:42 am

Item still available?

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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by tom stamey » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:12 pm

I saw a brand new Mosley and regulator sell for $500 just one year ago. I could have bought it but I like the battery better and it can power a water pump as well as all lighting.

Different strokes for different folks.

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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by Harold_V » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:39 am

There is no right or wrong in this issue, and I'm not talking about the price of the generator. What I am talking about is one's objective.

Some folks like things that are authentic, right down to the last detail. I happen to be one of them, and even surface finish, to me, is important. It all plays towards a realistic looking scale model, assuming that's one's objective.

For some, it doesn't matter. They are perfectly content to have something that vaguely resembles the real thing, and are not interested in spending the time or money required to pursue things beyond that model. They'd rather be out on the track enjoying their creation, or their pockets simply won't allow the finer details. Nothing wrong with that.

Others prefer the concept of perfect reproductions in miniature. "Rivet counters" some like to call them. Nothing wrong with that, either. It is not for me, or anyone else, to determine what brings the other guy pleasure. It is up to each of us to accept the other's wishes, especially when one hopes to have acceptance by their peers. To each, his own.

Nothing wrong with that.

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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by Asteamhead » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:18 am

Thanks, Harold!
Fair comment as always - one important reason, why we all can enjoy our hobby and like the chaski forum!
By the way, an old friend who passed away some years ago, once constructed and built some working scale turbo generators, too. The biggest one of scale 1 in 4 not just delivered 30 ( :!: ) W @ 12 V but had a working speed 8) regulator built in like the prototype! Nothing wrong with it, too.
Yet no drawings left :( , as far as I know, soory.

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Re: Mosley Generator

Post by JTolan » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:05 am

If someone has a working Moseley for sale for 500 please let me know ;)

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