Trainlover160 posted:

Beachhead,

I love them all! Really great adds to your collection. I love NEW Tin!!

 

Totally agree, Joe.  I'm really into modern O gauge but I never get as excited as when I'm expecting some new tin in the mail.

MikeH

Pine Creek Railroad posted:

Joe,

   I have made it a strict policy to use the Buy Now entity, no bidding.  One of the reasons is more than likely you are bidding against one or even a few of the different forum members, and you end up driving the cost up most times, much more than the item is actually worth.

PCRR/Dave

 

Well I was trying to get a like new Black and Brass 260 from mth with PS3 off the bay.  The auction ended a couple days ago.  I bid as high as full retail which I wasn’t super comfortable with but I wanted it and the seller had good feedback.  I watched in the last minute as it first went $20 over retail, and then as I started to mull over how bad I wanted it, the auction closed at $50 over full retail + shipping.  I hoped I wasn’t bidding against a forum member.  Clearly someone wanted it much more than I did, I hope they enjoy it.

May God Bless us all.

You did good, control is a must in those situations.  260's come around a lot.  I mean retail is like $400 for those.  You can do better.  The only one I see really holding it's value is the Orange 255E they made...Maybe I'm comparing New in the box engine's with slightly used ones.  I figure if I would be running it anyway, let him take the depreciation hit!

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

Dennis Holler posted:

You can do better.

I totally agree.  Do you use GavelSnipe or a service like that?  It's revolutionized eBay for me.  Now I just think of my best price and put it in GavelSnipe.  It will put your bid on the auction with 5 seconds left (or whatever you set it at).  It keeps you from going crazy and putting in that extra bid at the end.

MikeH

I am something of a newbie to evilbay.  I never heard of gavelsnipe, I will have to look into it.  The engine went for something like $452 plus shipping.  The pictures looked great but being used and without testing and no warranty it seemed like too much for me.

I did however win a 1666e with whistle tender as something of a consolation prize.  I've never had one so I am looking forward to it, and of course I'll post some pictures once it arrives.

May God Bless us all.

Last year I bought so reproduction MTH AF freight cars but never found an engine that I could afford to go with it. The other day I picked up an original Flyer in great condition that works perfectly (needs a rewire, insulation is cracking) but runs like a champ

 

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I am something of a newbie to evilbay.  I never heard of gavelsnipe, I will have to look into it.  The engine went for something like $452 plus shipping.  The pictures looked great but being used and without testing and no warranty it seemed like too much for me.

I did however win a 1666e with whistle tender as something of a consolation prize.  I've never had one so I am looking forward to it, and of course I'll post some pictures once it arrives.

Matt,

Yes, that sounds like a little too much for me as well. Patience will bring you something better.

Joe Gozzo

Trainlover160 posted:

Sam,

Love the Flyer Stuff! kind of surprised there was one out there that nice!

 

Thanks,

 

Joe Gozzo

Thanks Joe,

Actually when I went to the right shop, I found a few, all in excellent condition. Any guys in or near North Jersey, you should reach out to Ed and Doug at the Train Collectors Warehouse. Top shelf items, incredible inventory. 

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Bassett Lowke Super Enterprise in LMS Crimson Lake, tinplate live steam in gauge 0.   Purchased from a dealer in the UK and on its way to me now.  Most BL stuff on fleabay has asking prices that are way out in left field.  Got a better price from a dealer in the UK, fancy that.  Going to start collecting and running UK LMS railway tinplate in live steam and clockwork.      Mike the Aspie

Super Enterprise as purchased

Silly NT's...I have Asperger's Syndrome! 

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Bassett Lowke Super Enterprise in LMS Crimson Lake, tinplate live steam in gauge 0.   Purchased from a dealer in the UK and on its way to me now.  Most BL stuff on fleabay has asking prices that are way out in left field.  Got a better price from a dealer in the UK, fancy that.  Going to start collecting and running UK LMS railway tinplate in live steam and clockwork.      Mike the Aspie

Super Enterprise as purchased

That's awesome!

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artfull dodger posted:

Bassett Lowke Super Enterprise in LMS Crimson Lake, tinplate live steam in gauge 0.   Purchased from a dealer in the UK and on its way to me now.  Most BL stuff on fleabay has asking prices that are way out in left field.  Got a better price from a dealer in the UK, fancy that.  Going to start collecting and running UK LMS railway tinplate in live steam and clockwork.      Mike the Aspie

Super Enterprise as purchased

Mike Delany in the UK I reckon

 

I have a feeling your enterprise might be a later version ? Memory tells me they were in the 1930's but continued limited prod'n after the war ?

http://www.bassettlowkesociety.org.uk/  would be the place to go to lock it in I would think .. Nice Buy !!

Clockwork guys have a spring in their step!

Chris,

   Real nice Cars both of them, I just picked up about 6 Cars from my buddy Jim up in NH.  The Mini Caboose Collection has expanded again, with a couple more nice Green on Green 817 Cabooses.

Will post some pictures when the delivery arrives, probably on Wednesday.

PCRR/Dave

 

Never worry about what other people think, be strong and walk in the way of the Lord.

Well recently I came across this yellow gondola.  I have no idea if it’s rare or common but I hadn’t seen a yellow one before so I picked it up.

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Also picked up this fantastic USTTC boxcar from Papa Eastman. I had never heard of this company before or seen their product.  I am still learning about tinplate, but one thing I have learned is the time to buy something you like is when you see it, so I couldn’t pass this up.  

The car is beautiful, and I knew my wife would like it too because of the subject and color scheme.

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Interestingly, the side graphics are decals.  I never would guessed until I got it in my hands.  The color match is perfect.  

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Size-wise it’s a great match to a 2817 caboose or a 710 passenger car.

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Happy kid bonus!

May God Bless us all.

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jhz563 posted:

Well recently I came across this yellow gondola.  I have no idea if it’s rare or common but I hadn’t seen a yellow one before so I picked it up.

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Also picked up this fantastic USTTC boxcar from Papa Eastman. I had never heard of this company before or seen their product.  I am still learning about tinplate, but one thing I have learned is the time to buy something you like is when you see it, so I couldn’t pass this up.  

The car is beautiful, and I knew my wife would like it too because of the subject and color scheme.

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Interestingly, the side graphics are decals.  I never would guessed until I got it in my hands.  The color match is perfect.  

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Size-wise it’s a great match to a 2817 caboose or a 710 passenger car.

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Happy kid bonus!

The USTTC are semi clones of 800 series, or the later 2800 with box couplers. Looks good. The one that is a bit different is the caboose. They have a off center cupola.

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Mike Delany in the UK I reckon 

 

I have a feeling your enterprise might be a later version ? Memory tells me they were in the 1930's but continued limited prod'n after the war ?

http://www.bassettlowkesociety.org.uk/  would be the place to go to lock it in I would think .. Nice Buy !!

I'll have to look up Mike Delany.

Kevin Finch is my best source for "EuroTin". His website has many original and many nice modern tinplate European trains in ele. and live steam. With new items being added almost every week. Everybody should check out  www.thestationmastersrooms.co.uk 

Bill

Gentlemen,

   Picked up about 8 - 800 Series Cars from Jim Lawson this past week, they are pictured below.

PCRR/Dave

Original 814 Flat Orange/Teal & Black early Lionel Box Car with Latch Couplers.  Will need to shine this Car up to it's original state.

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2, Green/Black 812 Gondola Cars, one light Green/Black with Box Couplers, a seriously nice Car, and one old Dark Green/Black with Latch Couplers.  I will touch this 812 Gondola Car up just slightly.   A very nice Brown/Yellow & Black Frame 814 Box Car with Latch Couplers.

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1 real nice original Flat Green on Green with Gold Trim 817 Caboose, with Latch Couplers, in nice shape, here on the over head Tracks.  The 2nd one with Orange Window Trim, in the Back Shop awaiting my attention.  The 2 - 817 Flat Green on Dark Green Cabooses were a great addition to my 817 Consist, I had neither 817 Caboose in these particular colors.

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Two of my favorite old Smaller 800 Series Cars, the 806 Orange and Burgundy Cattle Car, and the Red & Teal 807 Caboose, both with Latch Couplers.  These beauties will fit perfectly with my 259E - 600 consist.

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Never worry about what other people think, be strong and walk in the way of the Lord.

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Looks like I just won this pile of crap.   I know it is not that great, but I was looking for a 483 crane and gee, its basically two whole sets plus some Chrome Marx signals for $55..  The 3/16ths set is missing the 561 loco, but I have a couple of those so no problem.

another pile of junk from ebaymarx chrome signals

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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Yes sir, I've been kind of hoping to come by some of those signals in chrome for a long time.  I figured mayby I would sell the passenger train and keep the rest.  We'll see I guess.

The freight set is this one from 1941 I think.

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And I did not win this one, but Man am I kicking myself for not being a little more serious in trying to win it...

nice AF ebay set 545

This was a nice stinking set and it was listed in my own town, I could have just picked it up!

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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