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Estate collection including brass and non-brass pieces, plus tons of accesories. Collected mainly between the years 1985-1990. The family has decided to sell the collection, and put the money towards the youngest daughter's college 1st year of college incidentals money.

I have gone through the collection and found 16 Brass pieces. Are all in super-excellent condition (IMO), with their original soft foam and even styrofoam packing in place.

Makers include Ajin Precision, Oh Sung, M.S. Models and Samhongsa, Pacific Fast Mail, and Precision Scale. The main importer is Overland Models Inc. A few are stamped "Custom Painted by Jim Kurtz Dallas Texas" inside the box lids. Several are unpainted brass.

They don't appear to have been run to me. I invited a local RR modeling club to inspect the pieces. We ran 3 or 4 (with styrofoam packing in place!), all ran beautifully. The old-timers in the club said they just need a little lubrication.

Most of the engines are in black Southern RR livery, all the engines are diesels. I put pictures (minus the individual box labels) on the web; intermixed with the (120 or so) non-brass pieces. You can see the pics & prices at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

I have also developed a complete Excel spreadsheet with prices in the left hand column that I can email you. Wherever possible, I have used real selling prices of identical or similar pieces. On the far right are the picture numbers to match with the photos.

Please also see the listing for the non-Brass collection, and the listing for the accessories collection. Pieces ARE available individually, but I am willing to offer a discount to a buyer who buys this whole brass collection. I will offer a significant discount to a buyer who buys the brass, non-brass, and accessories all together. Shipping & Handling cost to be determined.

Please contact me if any questions,

[email protected]
 

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Estate collection including brass and non-brass pieces, plus tons of accesories. Collected mainly between the years 1985-1990. The family has decided to sell the collection, and put the money towards the youngest daughter's college 1st year of college incidentals money.

I have gone through the collection and found 16 Brass pieces. Are all in super-excellent condition (IMO), with their original soft foam and even styrofoam packing in place.

Makers include Ajin Precision, Oh Sung, M.S. Models and Samhongsa, Pacific Fast Mail, and Precision Scale. The main importer is Overland Models Inc. A few are stamped "Custom Painted by Jim Kurtz Dallas Texas" inside the box lids. Several are unpainted brass.

They don't appear to have been run to me. I invited a local RR modeling club to inspect the pieces. We ran 3 or 4 (with styrofoam packing in place!), all ran beautifully. The old-timers in the club said they just need a little lubrication.

Most of the engines are in black Southern RR livery, all the engines are diesels. I put pictures (minus the individual box labels) on the web; intermixed with the (120 or so) non-brass pieces. You can see the pics & prices at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

I have also developed a complete Excel spreadsheet with prices in the left hand column that I can email you. Wherever possible, I have used real selling prices of identical or similar pieces. On the far right are the picture numbers to match with the photos.

Please also see the listing for the non-Brass collection, and the listing for the accessories collection. Pieces ARE available individually, but I am willing to offer a discount to a buyer who buys this whole brass collection. I will offer a significant discount to a buyer who buys the brass, non-brass, and accessories all together. Shipping & Handling cost to be determined.

Please contact me if any questions,

[email protected]
why did it have to be Southern RR?
 

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1st Brass piece Sold!

UPDATE

One of the brass items is SOLD - the Pacific Fast Mail Southern Wood Caboose. 15 pieces remain:

I have finally gotten solid pricing info from "The Brass Guide". The prices have adjusted accordingly, some down, some up. Please email me for more info and pics. All pieces will go on eBay this weekend.

See pics here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157619377698975/

$300 UTLX 61' Liquid Air Tank Car (15,000 Gal) Liquid Air 80011 OMI-3029 M.S. Models Overland Brass Like New Original Box & foam Painted, black RTR

$300 UTLX 61' Liquid Air Tank Car (15,000 Gal) Linde 80011 [PTD.] OMI-3029 made by M.S. Models, imported by Overland Brass
Like New Original Box and foam Painted, white RTR pics 8910/8911

[Note only 200 of the 2 tank cars above were produced, orig. unpainted, by OMI. Delivery date June, 1985. Source: "OMI: The First 10 Years", by Brian T. Marsh, current CEO of OMI.]

$50 each 2 Central of Ga - Southern FR-3 50' Pulp Wood Car SWM-2001 made by Oh Sung Imported by South Wind Models Brass Excellent/Mint. Original Box & foam Unpainted

$75 Jones & Laughlin 20,00 Gallon Tank Car (Decals Included) Northwest Short Line BRASS Like New Original Box & foam Painted, Silver, decals in envelope RTR Pics 8916/8917/8918


$75 MAWX 11,41 Gallon TANK CAR Painted Green #1565- 4-6 Made in Korea by Precision Scale BRASS Like New Original Box & foam Painted, green 'Mathieson Chemicals" RTR pics 8883/8884

$250 UNDEC Center Flat Car W/Transformer Load OMI-1347M.S. Models Overland Brass Like New Original Box & foam Unpainted RTR 9122 9123 [Note: Delivery date July, 1983. Source: "OMI: The First 10 Years", by Brian T. Marsh, current CEO of OMI.]

$175 Southern Steel Bay Window Caboose #400&447 w/ see-through roof walks, truck mounted Genertor Ajin Precision Overland Brass Like New, Original Box & foam Unpainted, RTR 02a02b-d

$225 Southern Caboose Sou. Stl B-W Caboose #400&447 w/ c-thru rf wlks, truck mount. Gen. Ajin Precision Overland Brass Like New, Original Box & foam Painted, red RTR 9126a,9126b

[Note only 130 of the 2 tank cabooses above were produced, orig. unpainted, by OMI. Delivery date August, 1986. Source: "OMI: The First 10 Years", by Brian T. Marsh, current CEO of OMI.]


$450 Southern Engine G.E. U33C High Hood SRR #3805-14 (#3808) OMI-1964 by Ajin Precision imported by Overland Models. Brass Like New, Original Box & foam. According to the CEO of Overland, only 25 units. Imported 1987. Painted "Custom Painted by Jim Kurtz, Dallas, TX" RTR pics 9001a 9001b-c

$400 Southern Engine EMD GP30 2250HP High Hood Phase I SRR Painted Ajin Precision Overland Brass Like New, Original Box & foam, Painted RTR 9021A9021B-d

$450 Southern Engine EMD SW-1500 w/Flexi-Coil Trucks, w/Full Railing SRR 2318 Ajin Precision Overland Models #5072 Brass Like New, Original Box & foam According to the CEO of Overland, only 90 units total. Imported 1987 & 1990, this most likely from early run. Painted "Custom Painted by Jim Kurtz, Dallas, TX", RTR, 9002A 9002B-e

$550 Norfolk Southern SD 50 #6505-6525 (6512) Made by Ajin Precision, Imported by Overland Brass Like New According to the CEO of Overland, only about 40 units total produced. Original Box & foam Painted "Custom Painted by Jim Kurtz, Dallas, TX" pics 9116/9117/1118

$350 UNDEC Engine EMD GP18 1800 HP Low Hood Samhongsa Oriental Limited Brass Like New except slight tarnish on lower tank. Original Box & foam Unpainted RTR 8923 8924
 

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Brass moving to eBay

Well, items have been selling, many thanks to the folks right here! :thumbsup:

But to get even greater exposure, I have started listing the engines on eBay. I've got 2 cooking so far.

ULTRA RARE HO Scale Norfolk Southern SD 50 #6505-6525
(Custom Painted as #6512) ONLY 40 produced!
Made in Korea by Ajin Precision, Imported by Overland Models, Inc. OMI# 5036/HO

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190314699673


SUPER RARE HO Scale G.E. U33C High Hood SRR #3805-14 OMI-1964 / HO by Ajin
(Custom Painted as #3808) ONLY 25 units produced!

Made in Korea by Ajin Precision, Imported by Overland Models, Inc. OMI# 1964/HO

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190314706174
 

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2 More BRASS Southern Engines on eBay!

I have listed two more of the gorgeous brass engines on ebay:

BRASS Southern Engine EMD SW-1500 w/Flexi-Coil Trucks, w/Full Railing
(Custom Painted as #2318) ONLY 90 units produced!

Made in Korea by Ajin Precision, Imported by Overland Models, Inc. OMI# 5072/HO

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=190315403747

BRASS Southern Engine EMD GP30 2250HP High Hood 'Phase I SRR Painted'

Made in Korea by Samhongsa, Imported by Oriental Limited, Inc.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=190315410324

This brings the total to 5 of the estate engines on eBay. First listings expire this Sunday
 

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those are pretty pieces but, sheesh, at thse prices it is scary to breathe next to them let alone put on track and turn on vlotage. :eek:

looks like jewelery of model railroading. are people actually running these pieces or they permanently held behind bullet proof, climate controlled glass displays?
 

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those are pretty pieces but, sheesh, at thse prices it is scary to breathe next to them let alone put on track and turn on vlotage. :eek:

looks like jewelery of model railroading. are people actually running these pieces or they permanently held behind bullet proof, climate controlled glass displays?
I've wondered that myself! I think if my father-in-law ran his, he did so very, very carefully, and with no kids around! :laugh: I priced the items pretty much straight from Dan Glasure's "The Brass Guide", and some eBay watching. I have seen what he paid for the pieces back in the day and figured them in todays money. For most, they have kept about equal value through time.

I have been astounded by some of the brass stuff on eBay going at the $1000 mark. I would be awfully nervous around big-$ stuff like that...

I would really love to keep these pieces, but its just not in the cards...
 

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looks like jewelery of model railroading. are people actually running these pieces or they permanently held behind bullet proof, climate controlled glass displays?

I have two Brass Steam locos. Both unpainted one is an SOU and the other is SCL. I run them a few times a year and then hide the so that the grandkids never see them. I have posted pic on here some where.
 

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those are pretty pieces but, sheesh, at thse prices it is scary to breathe next to them let alone put on track and turn on vlotage. :eek:
LOL, make sure there are no shorts or else you may end up watching your brass beauty melt before your eyes :laugh:

There is no way I would ever be able to run one of these things :eek:
 

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Could I possibly use the better half(shes's a great cook), the two dogs(Boston Terriers, 1 neutered male and 1female unaltered), the two grand kids( one 16-year old boy and an 8-year old girl), and my 14-foot aluminum fishing boat for collateral?

Bob
 
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