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Ok O people and Marx collectors.


Check out this sellers stuff. I think some here might find some of it interesting.

She says that shes selling her late husbands stuff and has had help from a knowledgeable person.

Though I guess that person didn't know that this Santa Fee is a Marx.
99 cents start.:rolleyes:

Look at her other stuff maybe you can pick up a deal.:thumbsup:


http://cgi.ebay.com/SANTA-FE-DIESEL...ewItem&pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item2a06bef896

She also has a couple Marx Santa Fe passenger cars. 99 cents start

A 1666 Marx steam engine and some Lionel too.

I do not know this seller and am not going to profit in any way.

Just trying to help out.:D
 

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Thanks for the lead, Ed. I didn't see any S scale in her stuff---perhaps I was too late.
 

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Thanks for the lead, Ed. I didn't see any S scale in her stuff---perhaps I was too late.
No she didn't have any S.:rolleyes:
I forgot that your the only one who has S but no O.
I will go back and edit.:D
 

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Hmm, I wonder which of her auctions you are watching Big Ed? ;)
I don't want that Blue Jersey central. Unless I can steal it from her at a low price.
She does have some interesting Marx for the Marx collectors.

Thats how I found her though, in my daily search of new CNJ RR items.

I just went back to look at some of her stuff and it looks like she took some off auction. I wonder why?
 

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I'll pass; I have a source for AF drumheads. THanks for pointing it out, though!
 

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Alright ... I'll admit cluelessness ... did (or do) real trains have lighted logos like this on their front? Is purpose purely for name & company logo recognition?

TJ
 

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Holy crap, Batman !!!! :eek: That's some serious collector's item!

Makes you wonder if some minimum-wage worker-type in the Lionel factory today has taken a barrel car or something like that, and painted it prototype Alien Green, then set aside for safe keeping. Hold on to that for 50 years, and he's lookin' at quite the retirement-fund nest egg, huh?

Could be your retirement fund, too, there ... Mr. Alien Green!!!

Fun stuff, Ed ... thanks for sharing!

TJ
 

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Holy crap, Batman !!!! :eek: That's some serious collector's item!

Makes you wonder if some minimum-wage worker-type in the Lionel factory today has taken a barrel car or something like that, and painted it prototype Alien Green, then set aside for safe keeping. Hold on to that for 50 years, and he's lookin' at quite the retirement-fund nest egg, huh?

Could be your retirement fund, too, there ... Mr. Alien Green!!!

Fun stuff, Ed ... thanks for sharing!

TJ
I am bidding on a normal yellow one, right now.:)

IT WOULD LOOK GOOD IN ALIEN GREEN!:D
 

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20 mins to go and the bid went above my $56.56 max.
Oh well....back to watching.:D
 

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i'm thinking that, for $85,000, you should be able to get a used, real-life crane in decent condition. Of course, you do have to take shipping costs into account when choosing between the two.
 

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Is that what it is?:rolleyes::D

Start an American Flyer bidding frenzy?:laugh:

Would that be S?

Not a bad price. And since it is listed as Lionel, the Flyer guys won't see it.;)
Might be less bidding on it.


You can pickup some great "steal" deals that way.:D:thumbsup:
 

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thats quite a lot of pretty penny's for that there crane. A bit to many pretty pennys for me though (seems very expensive for a crane that sold as a mrsp of $200) I found some details on the crane
The Burro Crane No. 3360 must have caused some Lionel design engineer some sleepless nights. Not only would this unit move itself along the track, but it used a clever clutch system to swivel around while it was moving and track trips to reverse direction. The lever on the side of the unit that reverses the unit can be operated by hand or by use of these track trips. Only one track trip came with the original unit but Lionel offered additional ones through their service stations (Part No. 3360-125). This unit was available for two years beginning in 1956, and came with solid couplers.
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http://www.tandem-associates.com/lionel/lionel_trains_3360_burro_crane_unit.htm

First introduced in 1956, the classic #3360 Burro Crane returns with a rotating cab and manually controlled hooks. It is part of Lionel's Postwar Celebration Series, remakes of some of Lionel's most popular postwar items in nice PWC pacakaging. It features Forward and reverse operation, Rotating cab, Manually controlled boom and winch, Fixed couplers, Powerful Pullmor motor, Metal frame, Postwar plaque and packaging. It has a Minimum Curve 0-27, and measures 5 3/8 inches in length.

The Trainz SKU for this item is P11398614.

Condition: New
TCA Grade: C-10
Original Box: Yes
Manufacturer: Lionel
Model Number: 6-28414
Scale/Era: O Modern
Model Type: Motorized Units
Road Name: LIONEL LINES
Years Manufactured: 2006-2006

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (M.S.R.P) for this item is $159.99.


Price: $159.99

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http://www.trainz.com/p-188291-lionel-6-28414-3360-pwc-operating-burro-crane.aspx
also found on ebay a listing for a yellow one
http://cgi.ebay.com/AUCTION-Lionel-...=360308862480&ps=63&clkid=4680573240859664621
if you were to ask me i'd say that it is a normal crane car not a prototype painted brown.
just my 2 cents
(only 8499998 more pennys to go to get that crane car) :D
 

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It sure is not worth 85 grand to me!:D

My max will be about $60 bucks for the yellow one.
Cool little crane.:thumbsup:


Lionel reissued this crane as # 28414 in 2006. The crane # is still 3360.
Also #18402 in 1988.

I have seen Lionel #28422 green Pennsylvania Burro too.
And a gray #18405 Santa Fe ATSF burro too.

I am after an original from the 50's for my $60 bucks.
 
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