Horrifying Ebay Listing

GeoPeg posted:

I'm tempted to buy this and give it to Dennis Holler, I hear he likes a challenge! 

Gee, I still haven't gotten back to my 260E....  I'd be worried abut the motor on that engine above.  I've not had luck loosening  up those later motors. 

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Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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GeoPeg posted:

I'm tempted to buy this and give it to Dennis Holler, I hear he likes a challenge! 

Gee, I still haven't gotten back to my 260E....  I'd be worried abut the motor on that engine above.  I've not had luck loosening  up those later motors. 

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Is there a story behind this one?

Dennis Holler posted:
GeoPeg posted:

I'm tempted to buy this and give it to Dennis Holler, I hear he likes a challenge! 

Gee, I still haven't gotten back to my 260E....  I'd be worried abut the motor on that engine above.  I've not had luck loosening  up those later motors. 

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Hoo Boy!!! That armature looks beyond the pale! Maybe a little wire brush, wire wheel, scotch brite, baking soda & vinegar, sulphuric acid, Mr. Clean eraser, and a small screwdriver to scrape off what the other stuff didn't touch!

If your layout includes the location of a fatal train wreck from the 20's this would be a good one to use for the damaged locomotive laying on its side that burned up in the horrific fire that ensued after the boiler exploded.  Find you some old box cars and slam them against wall then scatter the pieces about.  I guess none of use our trains like Gomez Addams did in the Addams Family.

Someone  with a bead blaster like me could have this cleaned up in 5 minutes. Most likely the e unit is shot though. Motor may be salvageable but the lack of tender and e unit purchase would make it not worth it to me. If it had a restorable tender maybe 30 bucks shipped. 

Pete

Now that it's gone, did anybody notice it has the rarer solid rounded floor version and not the typical split two piece version. Not the easiest variation to come by. If it isn't too badly pitted and thus restorable, it would make an interesting piece . . .  even if never valuable. If I didn't have enough projects, I might have been inclined to try it myself.

Dan.

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