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Old 11-20-2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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It seems that most of us go thru cycles you buy a ton of locos & freight cars & such then one day you decide to purge some of your stuff mostly motive power . i was a buyer til about 3 weeks ago & i looked around & decided it purge time & i model union pacfic so my proto PA & E6 A&B are gone my erie built are sold & now im delving into steam is going on the chopping block my BLI mountain steamer but it has sat in its box for 3 years soo out it goes.after that my 4-10-2 and a number of challengers are going , but come summer im back to buying , anyone else share thier BING & PURGE

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Old 11-20-2019, 06:54 PM   #2
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I believe most of us have no idea what you're talking about !
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:20 PM   #3
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I believe most of us have no idea what you're talking about !
sorry i changed to up to read better but basically
do most of you guys go thru stages where you sell of a chunk of your collection & later start buying?? sorry
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:15 PM   #4
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:21 PM   #5
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I do this in waves. I acquire and as I go along I'm finding more and more what eras and lines I want to keep and which I want to shed. Then I'll go through and purge.

It's never a huge portion of what I have, but it's some specific grouping that I no longer want.

Right now I'm on the verge of shedding most of my 40' IC boxcars. Not sure, but getting there...
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:31 PM   #6
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Capitalization and correct punctuation go a long way here. Stop texting us and type out what it is you are trying to say.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:32 PM   #7
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My early layout stuff in my teenage years, I didn't much care about a consistent theme. When my cousin had my stuff for about 15 years, he added some more from various roads.

When I got it all back, I decided to do a mid-1950's themed New Haven layout, and sold off everything that didn't fit. Ever since, I have been consistent and only purchased things that fit my layout.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:42 PM   #8
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Capitalization and correct punctuation go a long way here. Stop texting us and type out what it is you are trying to say.
Yikes, just had a flashback to Mrs Cowan in Grade 5 ...
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:46 AM   #9
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Capitalization and correct punctuation go a long way here. Stop texting us and type out what it is you are trying to say.
Well said!
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:35 PM   #10
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I understood exactly what he was saying, do we have to use correct language, punctuation to get our point across. Is this high school now? sorry I don't like people correcting everybody's posts, just answer damm question There are way too many critics on this board.

Sorry if I offended anybody, tough!

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