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Old 08-24-2019, 12:16 PM   #431
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LOL, speaking of train shows. Here is a little advice. I love deals on train items. I am not afraid to offer less. There is a way to do it. I never offer less on just one item. Well seldom. I find a seller with multiple items I want. I offer a crazy price. That starts the negotiations. You have to remember the seller would rather not drag all that stuff home.
You also have to know both sides need to feel like they won. So I start low and reach a good price and both sides feel good about the deal. You have to know your prices on things for this to work for you. Sounds simple but many don't know "the art of negotiations". I might have learned this from selling cars for 30 years.
Agree on all points. I might have learned this from buying cars for 30 years.

And why I like the "Make An Offer" button on Ebay.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:23 PM   #432
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What do you guys think of these? 48120/48121 new (1993) shells on really nice vintage ALCO chassis. Dual motors with excellent pull-mor wheels.

I'd seriously like to know what folks think and any guesses as to what they might be worth are very welcome.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:10 PM   #433
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No idea what the shells should sell for but do know they are good looking,


Wild guess here. $180 for the pair. To me, with newer shells they are not vintage any longer.
I bought fly/onel Alco pair brand new from the 1990s for 180. AA with one dummy.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:18 PM   #434
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One of my Hudsons.
Number boards on the front would be nice.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:50 PM   #435
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One of my Hudsons.
Number boards on the front would be nice.
That IS a nice one. Looks nearly perfect. I've been eyeballing those, since you started posting pics of them. If I buy a second steamer, it'll be something like that.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:57 PM   #436
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How much does seller want for those Alco PA diesels?
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:10 AM   #437
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How much does seller want for those Alco PA diesels?
Thanks for asking. I actually held back because I wanted unbiased opinions, though I know most collectors seem to favor the steamers. I paid $129 for the pair and he threw in a decent storage box.

I am a sucker for these dual motor Alco's. And I really wanted those clean chassis. Maybe to go with some super clean vintage shells someday.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:42 AM   #438
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I think 129 is a good price. Finding Western Pacific cars might be tough. They look good.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:01 AM   #439
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Here's a couple of pictures of a Flyer depressed center flat car I repainted. It has a piece of limestone from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Monument Circle in Indianapolis. I was there when they were replacing limestone about 20 years ago and was able to get permission from the War Memorial Commander to get a piece that has been thrown in a dumpster. I tried to attach it with small chains, but they wouldn't hold it on, so it is bolted from underneath the car.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:55 AM   #440
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Wow, that is very unique!
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