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Old 09-17-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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Look What I found

I found this on facebook market place and picked it up this weekend . There was only one picture listed and it was not very good so I went to see for myself. Wow! The owner wanted 150.00. As I unpacked the box I was amazed. The items were in tact but will need refurbishing. I know this will take some time but will enjoy sharing it with all of you. I will post my progress. My wife just loves all this stuff on our dining room table.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:13 PM   #2
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Nice find, that should keep you busy over the winter. The good thing about those items, is that all of them can be made to operate again due to the repair parts available for them. Good luck and keep us posted as you dig into them.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:05 PM   #3
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Yep nice, did you try to offer less?
The way they were just tossed into the box says a lot about the seller and trains.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:35 PM   #4
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I am back temporarily. There are some interesting details in the mix. First there is a 736 MoPac operating stock car but no stock yard. Next all the track clips such as the 707 for the 758A Sam, the 696 track trip for the Bell Danger Signal and the 690 track power clip are all there. Other items are the Water Tank is early production because it has the old style control button. The uncoupler is the less common yellow version. Both the 758A and the more desirable 752A have white control buttons. I have seen a few white buttons for Sam but that is the first one I have seen with a 752A. Those die cast signs are from the #30 Highway Sign set, variation A. There should be 5 yellow and 3 white. I posted pictures of an all white sign variation of the #30 set last week.
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:55 PM   #5
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Unfortunately I did not show everything but I do have a stockyard and a complete herd. I already have a stockyard with a 736 stock car. It is not my top priority so I will refurbish it when I have time. Thank you for your input.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:06 PM   #6
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Just for info that is the 4 rail fence variation which is less common than the 3 rail fence variation. It looks in good shape, just a careful cleaning and reinstalling the windows needed.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:41 PM   #7
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Great purchase. Good mixture. Nothing there that can't be made to operate again. $150 was a good price I think. That 4 rail stock yard is indeed hard to come by. I have 4 of those stock yards but only one is a 4 rail fence and it needs a little work. So I guess that means the chances of finding a 4 fence stock yard are 1 in 4??
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:19 AM   #8
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Nice find. I look forward to seeing them restored.

I look through fb market place and craigslist all the time for HO. We've come up with hundreds of dollars worth of stuff for free and hundreds more for practically free.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:00 AM   #9
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:16 AM   #10
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Nice find.
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