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    • August 13, 2017 2:08 PM EDT
      • Peeples Valley, Arizona
         
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      Train stuff this weekend

      Picked up a trio of Bachmann WP&YR passenger cars - baggage, coach, and observation - for $20 apiece. Need some clean-up, but not much. Then at the train show yesterday, I found a matching combine car, brand new in the box for $30. As soon as things dry out around here, I'll pull them behind my 0-6-0 on the temporary track. Only snag was the fact that cars all had knuckle couplers, and the tender has hook and loop. However, the brand new car came with a spare set of hook and loop, so I put a hook and loop on the front of the baggage car, so it can run between the tender and the rest of the train.

       

      Bad photo now, better one later...

       

    • August 13, 2017 3:15 PM EDT
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      That was quite a score! Hmm, "Bad photo now, better one later" that ought to become a saying.

    • August 13, 2017 3:35 PM EDT
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      Metal or plastic wheels?

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    • August 13, 2017 4:00 PM EDT
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      Metal wheels.

       

      I also picked up an LGB #19902 station track set for $30, and a Pola-LGB train station.

    • August 13, 2017 4:39 PM EDT
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      Heck, for new to G you are already one helluva shopper!

       

      Greg

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    • August 13, 2017 5:52 PM EDT
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      I research what I want in order to find out what normal price is. Then I don't buy unless I think it's a good deal - or unless it's something I really want. I do that with everything, not just trains. The train show in Prescott Valley had a lot of G-stuff. I could have spent a couple thousand more than I did without any problems. And I just missed a whole box of LGB 1200mm straights. The other guy got to the table 30 seconds before I did.

      This post was edited by Daniel Collins at August 13, 2017 5:53 PM EDT
    • August 13, 2017 11:14 PM EDT
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      It's similar to being able to hold your water in an auction gone overboard, or ebay.

      Took me a while to learn.

      There's a few things that took several years to buy, since I refused to pay double what they were worth.

      But in the long run, patience can earn you almost double the  "stuff" we NEED (hah!)  for our hobby!

       

      Greg

       

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at August 13, 2017 11:24 PM EDT
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    • August 13, 2017 11:22 PM EDT
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      That's the idea.

    • August 14, 2017 1:44 AM EDT
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      Beats the $75 a guy out here wanted for a non-functioning, Bachmann "Annie" with a gazillion and a half missing parts!  Great score!

    • August 14, 2017 6:04 PM EDT
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      Eric, those guys are really good....for a laugh. I get to laugh a few times each train show I go to.

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