Bidding has Closed!
Smoking Man’s Ride goes to Robert the Biker, along with a Smoking Santa when it’s finished. If Santa isn’t ready by Monday, I’ll post the car first.
All I need now is the address to send it to. The money goes direct to Bunni.
Thanks to all who took part, and I admit I was amazed at the final price.
No, I’m not trying to sell you a blogger. This auction is to raise some cash for a blogger in terrible circumstances. I have no idea how much it will raise but every little bit helps.
On offer is Smoking Man’s Ride, a 1/24th scale Jaguar XK-120 with driver and passenger fitted with optical-fibre cigarettes. Power to the light system is via external cable. Currently it runs on 3 volts, but I can adjust it to run on pretty much any voltage you like. If you want mains voltage, you’re being silly. Get a plug-in PSU and tell me what DC output it has and what kind of connector it needs. It’s one LED so the current drain is trivial.
I made this in a hurry, to get it ready for Smokyween. Therefore it’s not perfect. Many parts could have been done better. However, it is, as far as I am aware, the first model to feature light-up cigarettes. There will be more, but only one first model.
It is important to be aware that this kind of model is fragile. I will pack it in foam but you might need to apply a little adhesive on arrival. Hopefully that will not be necessary but it’s only fair to point out that it could be.
The auction will work like this: At no time will anyone send me any money at all. The winning bid goes straight to Bunni through the Paypal link on her site. As soon as she tells me it’s there, I’ll send the model. Postage will be free (it doesn’t weigh much, so that’s not as generous as it sounds). The only thing anyone will send to me is the address I send it to.
The highest bid received by midnight (GMT) on November 30th wins. I think the best way to proceed would be for me to close the comments on this page at that time.
Materials cost for this was about £20, so let’s start the bidding there. Just place your bids in the comments. Experienced eBayers will know not to bid too high, too soon ;)
Let’s see what we can get for Bunni.