Not a bad haul !!!

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Not a bad haul !!!
Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:08 PM

Hit up the antique sto res this weekend, and sometimes you can find some great stuff !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:12 PM

 New train cars, for my space....

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Posted by alank on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:14 PM

Those are the kind of finds I like, simple, have meaning to the finder, and bring you happiness...a good day..

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:17 PM

Isn't that what it's all about ? 

 You never what you'll find !!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:22 PM

I'm intrigued by this lift bridge component. Hmm....

could be a new addition...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:28 PM

This LGB catalog from 2000 has picture of the steam cog railway engine  that has slipped through my fingers for the last 20 years.

 Someday....

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:55 PM

If it works out the way it usually works for me, you won't find it, it'll find YOU!

Probably when and where you least expect it.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:37 PM

Yes, this happened with the elusive( at least to me ) 2035. I kept missing the boat !

 But, then one, and shortly after, another crossed my path, and I bought them both ! 

It'll happen one day !

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Posted by LL675 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:39 PM

I've found several good deals at the antique shops. But then there are those that think just because it's an old electric train it's golden

Dave

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:00 PM

I'll tell you, if there's an antique shop or mall in your area, or even a thrift shop or two, and you've got the time, it never hurts to stop in and look around.  You never know.  And never say "Oh, that place never has anything!" 'cause guess what's going to happen?

Personal experience.  I was at an antique show/flea market several years ago and found a K-Line Hershey's 100th Anniversary train set, complete, for $85!  It comes out once a year for a run under the Christmas tree.  My best find yet.  It's this one...

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/line-o27-scale-hersheys-100th-1847111295   

My second-best is another story for another time.

I'm looking for a 2035 "Blockbuster" myself, no luck yet, but I'm patient.

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Posted by lionelsoni on Monday, January 13, 2020 2:08 PM

I've mentioned this one before:  My best find is a 1950 773--for $50, which happens to be the original 1950 sale price.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 13, 2020 4:56 PM

I just have to ask, was it the original price tag?

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Posted by lionelsoni on Monday, January 13, 2020 5:40 PM

No.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 13, 2020 6:37 PM

I didn't think so!  Laugh

And I hope that 773 worked out a lot better for you than that monster 783 arkady had to deal with, you know, the one he mentioned in the 783 thread?   

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, January 13, 2020 8:33 PM

I usually find the prices at these antique stores are all across the board. I bought my last 2035 at this store for $95, and it was clean, and sharp. They also had a beat up scout for about the same price ! 

This is because many of these antique shops have many different vendors selling in different parts of the store. They may each have a space in the store, with varying prices.

This last time I saw much more American Flyer, and less Lionel than I would normally see. I saw a 290 at a reasonable price, $65, but it was less pristine than the one I already have. But, I bought the cars !

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Posted by palallin on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:08 AM
Lionel O Scale Operating Remote Control Drawbridge 6-2317 Use this phrase to search the e&@y, and you'll find some in their boxes to see what all is part of the outfit.
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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:54 PM

Postwar Paul
I usually find the prices at these antique stores are all across the board.

Oh yes.  My favorite one, second tyme around, is a consignment shop.  Somebody had a Marx clockwork set in their section for $50.  Granted, it wasn't in like new condition, or good condition or even had wheels!  Wink

Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:07 PM

palallin
Lionel O Scale Operating Remote Control Drawbridge 6-2317 Use this phrase to search the e&@y, and you'll find some in their boxes to see what all is part of the outfit.
 

Thank you ! 

I shall research this further.. I looked at the pictures. I am missing 75% of this lift bridge. I guess my options are to find a complete bridge, or try to build something out of this. Thank You again for pointing me in the right direction !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:39 PM

It happened to me, too:

I got excited when I found a clock work engine at one of the antique shops, until I realized it only had 3 wheels ! BE CAREFUL!!

But, I will say another shop had the most beautiful Lionel 681, in fantastic condition, original boxes, in the display case. But, $350 for the engine, $150 for the tender, which was a "Lionel Lines" 8 wheel tender. I could not get past $500 for the pair.

Did not stop me from going back to take another look...

but, it was gone !

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:05 PM

Don't feel bad at the miss.  I got a 681 at Henning's Trains in Lansdale PA November of 2018 for $185.  I wasn't looking for a 681 but it was too good to pass up. Great shape and innards tuned up, but no box.  So what.  It's a great runner!

Keep looking, there's others out there. 

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Posted by palallin on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:44 AM

You're welcome! 

I have long toyed with the idea of getting one myself.

They come up on that auction site frequently in various states of repair and completeness.  I'd keep an eye on the listings for pieces and incomplete units.  You should be able to piece one together without having to buy the whoe outfit if you can afford to be patient.

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