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Hi guys,

I was looking around eBay and saw some really interesting trains..so I thought I'd share'em with you all..some of them are brilliant..so let me know what you think..

 

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tj! you're faster than a fire truck..no one can spam or mess around when you're on patrol :)
 

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TJ is red-hot. Vish, for that price, Mickey should be bringing along Annette, Brittany, and Christina to make it worth your while to buy it!
 

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$8,500 ?!?!? Wow ... you're not kidding ... for that price, I could take my whole family down to Disney World, stay in a plush Disney suite, and pal around with Mickey himself for a couple of weeks.

Nice set, actually ... excellent near-mint condition.

Thanks for sharing, Vish!

TJ
 

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Link info says:

"Our excellent 1 1/2" scale 4-6-4 Hudson will delight your passengers and impress your friends!"

Yeah ... that's it ... impress my friends ... and run for my life ... 'cause when my wife learns I spent nearly $50k on a toy train for the backyard, she'll be comin' after me with the meat clever! :eek:

Uhh ... I think I'll pass on this one. :rolleyes:

(Note the scale, by the way ... 1 1/2" is a 1:8 scale ... huge!)

TJ
 

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Ed, you link is not working :(

Yes after typing for a while I found that out!

The whole post was worthless without the link!:mad:


15 mins of my life wasted.:rolleyes:

I deleted the post.:D
 

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I was flipping around on the TV last night and caught a few minutes of Antiques Roadshow on PBS. Not sure if it was a new or repeat episode, but ...

They had one of those Lionel Mickey Mouse Circus sets (identical to Post #3 of this thread). On this one, the cars were in very nice condition, and the set had most (but not all) of the paper circus buildings, though with some bends and tears.

Antiques Roadshow valuation of the set: $10,000 to $12,000 !!!

"Hey There, Hi There, Ho There ... You're as welcome as can be! M - I - C - K - E - Y ... M-O-U-S-E!!!"

Jeez, Mickey ... way to go!

(Maybe it's the same physical set that was shown on the TV show ???)

TJ
 

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Tiny scale

Hi guys..

It's that time of the day for "Vish's interesting stuff on eBay"..:D

I came across this T scale model on eBay. To be honest, Ive never seen a T scale train before..and this is super cool.A city inside a case. It will never have the real feel of the other scales but a working model of this size is brilliant.



Check out the other snaps here
 

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Vish,

At 1:450, T-scale is simply insane! Incredibly tiny ... toy trains for our toy trains! Incredible craftsmanship to pull something like this off. I think I've read that the locos run via vibration motors, rather than conventional armatures and fields. Fairly new scale, too ... I think introduced in Japan in 2006 or so.

Neat stuff!

TJ
 

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Hi guys..

It's that time of the day for "Vish's interesting stuff on eBay"..:D

I came across this T scale model on eBay. To be honest, Ive never seen a T scale train before..and this is super cool.A city inside a case. It will never have the real feel of the other scales but a working model of this size is brilliant.



Check out the other snaps here


The trains are so small I can't even see them!:laugh:
Wheres the city? I can't see that either.

No way is that worth $465 bucks!
You don't even get any trains or controller.:thumbsdown::D

Man, over 500 looked at it though.:rolleyes:
 

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TJ

$29??? That seems way too reasonable for 4 pre-war locos..or I find it exciting cause i'm a :newbie:

Thanks for sharing them!
 

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Four in a lot is uncommon.
After having trying to assenble engines from parts it is always not the most economical. It is a good starting price. I wonder if TJ will bite? The big unknown is the price for the parts needed. I would say they will still sell for over 60.

The second lot has frames and trucks. Two good keepers to stock. A little rust
is good camoflage for a good deal.
Maybe things have changed, I read in an old Model Railroader (1990)the smaller scales are most popular in Japan due to room constraints. I guess T scale fits right into that belief.
 

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T-Man,

Thanks for the links. That 1668 lot is a good project for someone. 3 semi-motors, one shell only. They'll need parts, even if buyer focuses on just 2 locos. 6 days left in the auction. I think you're right ... $60+, minimum. I have a nice 1668, and it's a beautiful loco, in my opinion.

Vish ... could be a project for you?!?!? There's always temptation like this on ebay. Relatively cheap junkers. But they usually need parts, which can be sometimes tricky to find, and always need patience, time, and t.l.c. Interested ???

As for me, I have a few projects in the wings: a 1689T tender (similar to the 2nd photo above) that I'll repaint to match my 259E loco, a "mystery gift" from Stillakid (details to come!), and another old set that's (sadly) calling out my name.

Addiction affliction ... yup, that's me!

TJ
 
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