Not really surprising. I posted some like-new premium LGB items for sale at excellent prices and had no offers, except one where the responder misread my ad. Finally took the ads down and worked a trade wirh a reputable dealer instead.

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It was here, and there are a few LGB folks on the HONGZ forum, but there were no inquiries or offers. When the limited edition set did not sell, I tried a separate sale breakup and that was a bust! At least I was able to work a favorable trade for a new PIKO German prototype model steamer! All's well that ends well!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

My experience is that I never know where something will sell:

Lately, I've been using this forum, craigslist, and even letgo (free sales over the smart phone).  Sometimes stuff sells and sometimes it doesn't.  If I can't sell it fee free, I'll then list is on eBay.

I have had a few items languish for sale for a month, and then take the item off the market, relist it six months later to have it sell almost immediately!

Jim

Formerly Historic Frederick County, Maryland.  Now close to Baltimore.  Modeling both the Reading and B&O Railroads.

 

Alastar 'Bear' 3/8/06 - 8/24/15, one heckuva great dog!

Tinplate Art, as a fellow G Scaler, I can tell you I saw your offering and I was tempted, but G scale is so big, I only have room for so much so I decided early on to collect only items that I truly love that I see have a true place on my outdoor layout.  Your prices were excellent, I was surprised also to see it wasn't snapped up.  I also have collected o27 and O for years and have a garage full and again have decided to add only what I dreamed about owning.  This may be a common problem for people trying to sell the larger scales.  I had to pass on a really great deal on a bunch of Bachmann steamers and passenger cars on this forum due to the price of shipping alone.

Chris S.

Chris: I well understand about the space issue! Another factor is that my offerings were all European, specifically Swiss Rhatische Bahn, and most folks in the US are more partial to the American models, both narrow gauge and standard gauge. My trade was for a PIKO German BR 24 2-6-0 steam engine, which is due out in late May or early June.

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Tinplate Art posted:

Not really surprising. I posted some like-new premium LGB items for sale at excellent prices and had no offers, except one where the responder misread my ad. Finally took the ads down and worked a trade wirh a reputable dealer instead.

what did you expect? ...its an  o gauge forum......

    Jim

Tinplate Art, I started to develop a thing for European trains after I bought my LGB Orient Express Cars (still looking for another blue & white one). Pulled by a Piko Crocodile.  Really started loving them when I rode some real ones recently.  Merican trains are my favorite though.  

Chris S.

trainbob posted:

Although it is an o gauge forum there is something called the Hongz forum 

 

Well, yeah, but............................. you generally don't find guys with Chevy parts advertising them for sale on a Ford forum (or vice-versa), even though they may have a sub-forum titled "Other Makes" or something to that effect.  You'd probably going to have more luck (i.e., more foot traffic) going to a site that's mainly geared towards your particular brand.

Paul  

Ship Rock Island ROCKET FREIGHT

 

2 Rails?  3 Rails?  Doesn't matter, I can't count that high in either case.

I love the smell of fresh-brewed creosote first thing in the morning.

If the government knew how much fun O-gauge railroading was, they'd outlaw it!

Of the three live steamers I had for several years, including a super premium Roundhouse Engineering RC SR&RL #24, My favorite was the more modest Aster/LGB Frank S. Butane fired, with a nice water sight glass and an added Goodall boiler filler check valve, it was a delight to fire and run for about 15-20 minutes! It had a touchy gas control valve and an equally touchy throttle, and there were after-market fixes I never availed myself of, but all the same great fun to run! I had two of them over the years, and still somewhat regret selling them.

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The key to successful running of gas fired G gauge (45mm) live steam locos is using only steam distilled water, a premium grade of butane fuel (NOT Ronson!), and the proper viscosity, quality steam oil. Keeping the gas jet orifice free of debri by proper cleaning with a very thin wire only from the backside of the jet, and finally oiling around with a quality SAE 20 oil.

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