Lets see some of your unexpected finds that you have found while out at estate sales, antique stores, anywhere

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I went to an auction for Lionel Trains, and this American Flyer Green Diamond was sitting there in a tray. I had seen one once before, but could never afford them. Somehow, I got it for cheap, and then I did some research and found that most of them I found had a lower coupler, which mine doesn't have (doesn't even have the holes). Mine also doesn't have grill painted the silver/gray color. I think it's an early production with a factory error, as it does not look restored at all. Either way, it's a fun piece.

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-Michael R.

 

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found my 2224W at  our local antique mall. same dealer the week before had a really nice set of green 2400s for $125, but since I have my put together set, I hesitated.The more I thought about them the more I realized what a good deal this was, so naturally when I went up to get them they were gone.

2224W

Dave

 

 

 

Saving Tinplate One Piece at a Time

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At the April 2014 York meet I was going through the last hall of the day before heading home.  I was waiting for the aisle in front of me to clear when I spotted a Sunset/3rd Rail box at a table behind me.  I missed it going by the first time because the seller was in front of it showing another item.

 

Went back to see what it was and found this:

 

Doodlebug Side

Now, I never thought about getting a Doodlebug but this really interested me; it was scale, brass, had people inside it, and had TMCC with RS4.  After talking to the seller, he surprisingly went way down in price.  Well, couldn't pass it up so I bought it.  Because it is small with great diesel sound, it probably runs more than any other loco on my temporary floor layout.

Ron

 

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Originally Posted by hhtrains:

Phone call saying we have some old trains,Lionel ,Am flyer, and the one that caught my attention DORFAN These are all standard gauge.  Engine casting is perfect cars range from very good to need attention but not much. Great find

 

 

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"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them".-Walt Disney

"Well? You coming? Boy: Where? Conductor: Why, to the North Pole, of course! This is the Polar Express!"

 

 

CaPPilot,

   Great Brass Doodle bug pick up, way cool!

 

hhtrains,

    Real nice unexpected Dorfan lines pick up simply fantastic

 

Khayden93,

   Actually I picked up an original Lionel 249 Tin Plate Train unexpectedly here on the OGR, had been looking for one in good shape, for a long long time, and the OGR provided one for me.

Just had her upgraded with ERR also.

 

PCRR/Dave

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