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Date: 09/15/22 19:14
Huh?
Author: wabash2800

I'm looking at the web address, since deleted for (Russiachild.fun) the price and the number reportedly in stock (100)... for Tomar 842 signals. This is an item that is almost impossible to get anywhere right now. (I did snag three on eBay the other day.)



Victor B.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/22 15:23 by wabash2800.



Date: 09/15/22 20:10
Re: Huh?
Author: KM-ML4000

Have you tried to order direct?
https://tomarindustries.com/



Date: 09/15/22 21:06
Re: Huh?
Author: zoohogger

Russiachild.fun.  Sounds like a mighty shady web address. I think I would pass on entering any important information.

Rick Z



Date: 09/15/22 21:52
Re: Huh?
Author: DevalDragon

zoohogger Wrote:
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> Russiachild.fun.  Sounds like a mighty shady web
> address. I think I would pass on entering any
> important information.

I second that. Looks like a great website to catch a virus and/or get a lot of random charges on your credit card.

Certainly wouldn't order anything from them. I would also remove the link to minimize risk to other TO users.



Date: 09/16/22 00:03
Re: Huh?
Author: GN_Fan

The web site is probably a fake.

- The street address listed does not appear to exist. It looks like they picked house numbers, street names and the zip code in some random manner.
- The zip code listed is a fake, as there is no zip code 84342 according to the US Postal Service.
- The phone number is suspect, especially the 844 area code.
- The web site appears to be hosted out of San Francisco CA but an IP address can be spoofed so who knows really where they might be.
- Searching the domain "russiachild.fun"  brings up some other web stores that would appear to be scam sites.


I do agree with the other posters. DO NOT send them any money or credit card information!

David B.



Date: 09/16/22 08:39
Re: Huh?
Author: drdiesel

Why don't you check here: https://www.ebay.com/usr/j-tprantle/   They are the folks that acquired the Tomar and Utah Pacific Lines.

I have ordered from them many times; they are very reputable sellers and provide excellent customer service.



Date: 09/16/22 09:19
Re: Huh?
Author: wabash2800

I have. They said they are six months behind. I posted this because of the audacity of this fake site (russiachild.fun) and the fact that reported it had 100 of this one item in stock. Even before Tomar was sold, there is no way that any supplier would have had that many of that signal on hand.

Trainorders removed the link from my post. Sorry if I put anyone in danger. Perhaps Russia is desperate for money to support its troops.

Victor B.


drdiesel Wrote:
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> Why don't you check
> here: https://www.ebay.com/usr/j-tprantle/  
> They are the folks that acquired the Tomar and
> Utah Pacific Lines.
>
> I have ordered from them many times; they are very
> reputable sellers and provide excellent customer
> service.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/22 15:24 by wabash2800.



Date: 09/16/22 10:19
Re: Huh?
Author: spsunset

From their website Tomar industriesWELCOMEACCESSORIESUTAH PACIFICDEALERSDRUMHEADSSIGNALSSIGNAL PARTSG SCALEinfo@tomarindustries.comThanks for visiting our website.We would like to say "Thanks" for your patronage of over 36 years. Tomar Industries and Utah Pacific have been sold to P.F. & S. Railway Supply, Inc. LeRoy, Sharon, Joel & Teresa Prantle are excited to make all the products we have supplied in the same quality we have all these years. You, our customers, have been important to us and we have made every effort to make products that you would be proud to put on your layout.Please contact P.F. & S. at (509) 528-2233 to place Tomar & Utah Pacific orders.



Date: 09/16/22 15:16
Re: Huh?
Author: wabash2800

And the new owners are about six months behind.

Victor B.


spsunset Wrote:
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> From their website Tomar
> industriesWELCOMEACCESSORIESUTAH
> PACIFICDEALERSDRUMHEADSSIGNALSSIGNAL PARTSG
> SCALEinfo@tomarindustries.comThanks for visiting
> our website.We would like to say "Thanks" for your
> patronage of over 36 years. Tomar Industries and
> Utah Pacific have been sold to P.F. & S. Railway
> Supply, Inc. LeRoy, Sharon, Joel & Teresa Prantle
> are excited to make all the products we have
> supplied in the same quality we have all these
> years. You, our customers, have been important to
> us and we have made every effort to make products
> that you would be proud to put on your
> layout.Please contact P.F. & S. at (509)
> 528-2233 to place Tomar & Utah
> Pacific orders.



Date: 09/17/22 17:04
Re: Huh?
Author: TomG

Oh come on Victor, Your like the rest of us. If you had them in hand it would be six months before you got to it anyway. Lol

Tom
Weaverville, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/22 17:05 by TomG.



Date: 09/17/22 18:08
Re: Huh?
Author: wabash2800

Nah, my track gang (me) is moving right along. I now have two semaphores I need for my crossing of the Erie at Markle and one for North Marion, but need one more for the latter location. I am looking forward to adding a doll post on one of the signals at Markle with a simulated blue lantern. The real timers on the tower board at Fort Wayne Union Jct. are installed and I have a coworker coming over to hoist it back up. (Those five antique timers with their glass covers weigh almost 14 pounds each.)

Victor B.


TomG Wrote:
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> Oh come on Victor, Your like the rest of us. If
> you had them in hand it would be six months before
> you got to it anyway. Lol



Date: 09/17/22 20:45
Re: Huh?
Author: DocJohn

Tom, unlike Victor, I have 8 single-blade and 8 double-blade Tomar semaphores sitting in the unopened box underneath my train table.  Yes, my scientific consulting business has kept me busy most of each day and evening.  The big problem is getting the supports made that hold the servo motors that drive the blades.  Unlike the days when I was in industry, I don't have the machinists and electronics technicians to do the job.  I don't relish the thought of having to use Tortoise switch machines to move the blades.

John



Date: 09/18/22 17:55
Re: Huh?
Author: wabash2800

Well, John, as another alternative, Tomar did make a complete mechanism with a switchmaster motor and frame. It was kit No. 849, I believe.

Victor B.

DocJohn Wrote:
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> Tom, unlike Victor, I have 8 single-blade and 8
> double-blade Tomar semaphores sitting in the
> unopened box underneath my train table.  Yes, my
> scientific consulting business has kept me busy
> most of each day and evening.  The big problem is
> getting the supports made that hold the servo
> motors that drive the blades.  Unlike the days
> when I was in industry, I don't have the
> machinists and electronics technicians to do the
> job.  I don't relish the thought of having to use
> Tortoise switch machines to move the blades.
>
> John



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/22 13:48 by wabash2800.



Date: 09/18/22 21:14
Re: Huh?
Author: tmotor

To see if a new (to me) website is legit, I use:
https://www.scamdoc.com/

Attached is the report for the russianchild.fun site.  

Just copy and paste the URL and it uses an algorithm to rate how much the website can be trusted.  Before I send money to a new site, I always use this to check if it is legit.

Dave
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/22 21:15 by tmotor.




Date: 09/19/22 13:44
Re: Huh?
Author: junctiontower

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Nah, my track gang (me) is moving right along. I
> now have two semaphores I need for my crossing of
> the Erie at Markle and one for North Marion, but
> need one more for the latter location. I am
> looking forward to adding a doll post on one of
> the signals at Markle with a simulated blue
> lantern. The real timers on the tower board at
> Fort Wayne Union Jct. are installed and I have a
> coworker coming over to hoist it back up. (Those
> five antique timers with their glass covers weigh
> almost 14 pounds each.)
>
> Victor B.
>
Victor, I know I have read about your project in the past, but don 't remember the details. Can you give me a thumbnail sketch of the railroad, and do you have a map for it? I love anything rail, real or imagined that takes place in our little corner of the world.

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