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Old 12-13-2019, 03:32 PM   #1251
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I only bought the little boxes that were new condition with the original bulbs inside. Got those at a train show 10 years ago.
I do not have the 34 set. I never saw one in new condition and even the less than perfect ones were at $1,000. I quit looking.
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Old 12-13-2019, 04:49 PM   #1252
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I never saw one in person and the only picture I've seen of one is in the Gilbert Gallery. At those prices, it wouldn't have mattered to me.
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Old 12-14-2019, 01:08 AM   #1253
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Kenny, my wfe died 4 years ago also. She loved Christmas. We always had lots of
decorations insde and out. Lots of lights. Our male golden retriever died 2 months before the wfe.
So it is just me here. No decorations for 4 years. I am fine with that. Glad I don't
have to take that stuff down and pack it away.
Mopac, sounds like you and I have the same thoughts regarding Christmas decorations and for the same reason. I still like all the decorations....in somebody else's house. Out door displays too. I'm not a Grinch. Like you say, I don't have to take all that stuff down, repack it then back to the basement. The pre-lit tree I have comes apart in 3 pieces then back into the box and back to the top of the basement freezer. 2 trips down the stairs and done.

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Old 12-14-2019, 01:23 AM   #1254
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I thought I was careful winding mine up on those orange extension cord carriers.
I also have a short attention span/patience and don't like to untangle. My wife might've had something to do with storage.
I might just take and hang those orange carriers w/lites in the trees as they are.
I used the same orange extension cord carriers you mentioned. I have so many in that old freezer it just looks like a snake pit. Glad I bought that pre-lit tree. Simplifies everything.
I too am short on untangling patience which is why I used those extension cord carriers. Besides, I got train engines to test my patience on when working on them. Funny how I have waaaay more patience for those old AF steamers than anything else!

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Old 12-16-2019, 06:54 PM   #1255
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Here is another accessory that was packed with some sets, mostly uncatalogued sets. It is not rare but not many show up at train shows unused in the original box.

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Old 12-17-2019, 12:46 AM   #1256
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Here is another accessory that was packed with some sets, mostly uncatalogued sets. It is not rare but not many show up at train shows unused in the original box.

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There's someone here in the Portland, OR area selling one for $15 on Facebook. The ad says it looks all the parts are there so apparently it's been opened.
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:33 AM   #1257
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Nice one Tom, never had one but saw some at shows. The only one I had was the 770 girder trestle set that came in an uncatalogued 20175 set that I sold long ago.
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:51 AM   #1258
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Not a photo but a story.. A gal was selling her Dad's trains, which included 2 large transformers, tracks, switches, buildings, water tower, passenger station, 315, a 307, various freight cars, but the best part of the deal was the Red Baldwin M&St.L switcher with 3 red stripe passenger cars all for the grand total of $40 bucks!!. I sent her a message warning her she was about to be ripped off, and told her the total should be alot more. She took down the ad and placed a price of $800 of best offer. Every 3 days she dropped the price $100 dollars but still couldn't sell them. She finally dropped it down to $399 and I offered her $300. She said no, if I came up to $375 I could have them. I said no, but the $300 dollar offer was good until Christmas. She then had someone else post a ad for the trains, selling them separately. I again offered the person selling them $300 for the Baldwin, the cars, and the 2 steamers... The ad no longer exists, and I never received a answer.
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:29 AM   #1259
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A good story Flyernut. Hopefully she didn’t get ripped off. Reminds me of a few years ago when I saw someone post a 334 DC and a bunch of cars on freecycle. No cost. Just come pick them up. I responded to the add right away, but with the volume of responses the poster figured out that he/she should take it down. Not long later I saw the same stuff posted on Craigslist.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:48 AM   #1260
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Got this in the mail yesterday. A 700 box of 12 straight track.
Track in great condition. I am not a cardboard collector. The
OB is not that big of a deal to me. But this box is very nice.
All flaps are nice. The best part is it was 1.99 on ebay. 9 ship.
I don't know yet if I needed more track but at that price I had to go.

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