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Wow. That is an impressive collection. Are they all the same brand? Are they DC or DCC ?
 

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i saw some guy collect 12 diesels from some road & i thought i can collect all 25 big boys but i overshot by 5 lol
 

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Did you buy all these brand new retail?
 

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no evilbay & fb market pages & such:sold:
Ahhh smart 👍 I have purchased 95% of my collection on eBay. I have spent a fortune but I have saved a fortune too by doing so.
 

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That's pretty cool. You might need an auxiliary power generator to run them all.
its funny 3 big boys i got because guys couldn't get them moving on dc
i heard the humming & you know what it is automatically:sold:
i popped of the boiler cleaned out the solid grease & re greased them & off they ran lol:smilie_daumenpos:
 

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Hmm, wonder if one of those was mine, sold on ebay some 20 years ago, Rivarossi.

Now I'm into the hobby once again, I'm buying all the ones I sold back. :)

Bob
 

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Hmm, wonder if one of those was mine, sold on ebay some 20 years ago, Rivarossi.

Now I'm into the hobby once again, I'm buying all the ones I sold back. :)

Bob
i sold my big boys that i bought 20 years ago this current collection started in 2012:cool:
 

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Ahhh smart 👍 I have purchased 95% of my collection on eBay. I have spent a fortune but I have saved a fortune too by doing so.

Aha, that's very clever ! I mean, you spent a fortune, but you saved a fortune. So if I get it right doing the math 101, you must break totally even, and you are even left with a collection of Big Boys for free ! Awesome ! Did you know that when my comrade AHM, former Yugoslavia, produced them, like 30 - 40 years ago they used to sell for $ 50 - 65 new, in Europe $ 30 - 40 ? I don't understand why nowadays they are so overpriced, too expensive. First I didn't see any thrill in collecting 30 locos of the same type except that "bizarre overshooting by 5 the record of 25", I do know the maddening thrill of a few hundreds of a different type each, but looking at the Big Boy size over and over again, I start to need it, only one, though. So now it's on my wish list. :SELLIT: One to me, and you still win by 29 !
 

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That's quite a load, I like them, but I only have two. They might outweigh all your Big Boys, but you blow me away with quantity. :D

My examples are of 4014 as manufactured on the top, and as it came out of the Cheyenne shops after the rebuild this year.

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