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$100 to spend
Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Friday, August 1, 2003 9:09 AM
We've all dreamed of this, I'm sure. What would you buy?

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Posted by vsmith on Friday, August 1, 2003 9:27 AM
BIG steak, all the trimmings and a good glass of single malt.

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Posted by vsmith on Friday, August 1, 2003 9:27 AM
BIG steak, all the trimmings and a good glass of single malt.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 1, 2003 1:08 PM
I would probably buy the new Bachmann 2-6-0 industrial mogul or purschase some DCC decoders.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 1, 2003 1:08 PM
I would probably buy the new Bachmann 2-6-0 industrial mogul or purschase some DCC decoders.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 1, 2003 2:24 PM
more Track.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 1, 2003 2:24 PM
more Track.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 1, 2003 5:23 PM
That found money would be used for "Good Will", with my wife it would be a sound investment insuring much more return later (railroad stuff too).
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 1, 2003 5:23 PM
That found money would be used for "Good Will", with my wife it would be a sound investment insuring much more return later (railroad stuff too).
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 3, 2003 8:10 PM
I would buy some of the new accucraft rolling stock, but $100 is not enough.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 3, 2003 8:10 PM
I would buy some of the new accucraft rolling stock, but $100 is not enough.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 3, 2003 11:14 PM
Im not into garden railroading (Currently), but this topic caught my eye!

I would use the $ to purchace wood and used track to create a larger more solid Lionel layout for my grandfather. I got back into the hobby 3 years ago. My grandfather is the one who got me into the hobby in the first place. After reciving a lionel set from my dad for Xmas I visited my grandfather to show it off. He has an basic 4x8 oval in his basement that is ok, but its been the same for the last 20 years. Now that I think about it I think we both worked on it when I was 5. Ive been kinda hinting that I would love to help buildup and upgrade his table, but neither of us has the money. Then again anyone in this hobby know that little by little a small table can grow into a little empire....or even a huge garden!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 3, 2003 11:14 PM
Im not into garden railroading (Currently), but this topic caught my eye!

I would use the $ to purchace wood and used track to create a larger more solid Lionel layout for my grandfather. I got back into the hobby 3 years ago. My grandfather is the one who got me into the hobby in the first place. After reciving a lionel set from my dad for Xmas I visited my grandfather to show it off. He has an basic 4x8 oval in his basement that is ok, but its been the same for the last 20 years. Now that I think about it I think we both worked on it when I was 5. Ive been kinda hinting that I would love to help buildup and upgrade his table, but neither of us has the money. Then again anyone in this hobby know that little by little a small table can grow into a little empire....or even a huge garden!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 4, 2003 8:14 AM
If I found 100$ on the street I couldn't afford a dinner at a mediocre restaurant...
I could of course get a Pizza?

That's what living in Norway is all about ;)

I would buy 12 yards of Peco Gauge 1 track.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 4, 2003 8:14 AM
If I found 100$ on the street I couldn't afford a dinner at a mediocre restaurant...
I could of course get a Pizza?

That's what living in Norway is all about ;)

I would buy 12 yards of Peco Gauge 1 track.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 4, 2003 4:20 PM
I would buy the Bachmann 2-6-0 industrial mogul too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 4, 2003 4:20 PM
I would buy the Bachmann 2-6-0 industrial mogul too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 2:42 AM
I would like to know what a Bachman 2-6-0 looks like.....not having a catalogue would appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction. If this is a loco...I didnt think you could buy anything this cheap.
In Australia US $100 is worth about $150 but still doesnt buy a lot. Deposit on my starter kit would be my idea of good planning. I am ready to rock n roll....but awaiting catalogue and price list from UK as I may import direct. USA have different voltage so cannot go there. In the meantime I am enjoying the comments of the converted. Regards to all. Kevin.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 2:42 AM
I would like to know what a Bachman 2-6-0 looks like.....not having a catalogue would appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction. If this is a loco...I didnt think you could buy anything this cheap.
In Australia US $100 is worth about $150 but still doesnt buy a lot. Deposit on my starter kit would be my idea of good planning. I am ready to rock n roll....but awaiting catalogue and price list from UK as I may import direct. USA have different voltage so cannot go there. In the meantime I am enjoying the comments of the converted. Regards to all. Kevin.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 4:28 AM
http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?ID=20018630
Bachmanns 2-6-0 industrial mogul.

Hmmm, maybe I should get that one too [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 4:28 AM
http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?ID=20018630
Bachmanns 2-6-0 industrial mogul.

Hmmm, maybe I should get that one too [:)]
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Posted by Bergie on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 3:39 PM
What about a three year subscription to Garden Railways for $75 with $25 left over for a trip to the hobby shop? [;)]

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Posted by Bergie on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 3:39 PM
What about a three year subscription to Garden Railways for $75 with $25 left over for a trip to the hobby shop? [;)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 5:51 PM
Hey Bergie...I did not see that as an option :) J/K!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 5:51 PM
Hey Bergie...I did not see that as an option :) J/K!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 10:46 PM
Hummmm : What would I do with the $ ?

First I would try to find the owner then if no luck with That I would Take
my wife out to have a Great dinner......

Then give the rest to her so she could go to Wal-marts LOL as I some
times spend more on my Trains than I should....

Try to keep Peace in the Family.

Very Good Question for the Poll...

God Bless America

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 10:46 PM
Hummmm : What would I do with the $ ?

First I would try to find the owner then if no luck with That I would Take
my wife out to have a Great dinner......

Then give the rest to her so she could go to Wal-marts LOL as I some
times spend more on my Trains than I should....

Try to keep Peace in the Family.

Very Good Question for the Poll...

God Bless America

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 7, 2003 4:50 PM
I would HAVE TO give the "windfall" to my MUCH BETTER HALF........ She has put up with my G.R. spending habits for far too many years........!!!!! When I would have a new item on my workbench that she hadn't seen before, she would ask me, "Where did you get that..?" My standard answer is (and will always be), "I found it in a box, honey......!!!!!" Have I told a "liitle white lie"??.......... NO (it did come in "a box") That answer has satisfied her for all these years.........! Now, I must admit when she wanted a new sewing machine for Christmas last year, I didn't wince when we ended up at the Bernina Store, where the final bill was almost $8000 bucks........!!!!!!!!!! She hasn't said much about my latest ACCUCRAFT LIVE STEAM SHAY since that time.......... she simply loves to watch my "new baby SHAY" haul a few loaded log buggys to the saw mill................
(the above "missive" is just a thought for others to mull over......................)
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 7, 2003 4:50 PM
I would HAVE TO give the "windfall" to my MUCH BETTER HALF........ She has put up with my G.R. spending habits for far too many years........!!!!! When I would have a new item on my workbench that she hadn't seen before, she would ask me, "Where did you get that..?" My standard answer is (and will always be), "I found it in a box, honey......!!!!!" Have I told a "liitle white lie"??.......... NO (it did come in "a box") That answer has satisfied her for all these years.........! Now, I must admit when she wanted a new sewing machine for Christmas last year, I didn't wince when we ended up at the Bernina Store, where the final bill was almost $8000 bucks........!!!!!!!!!! She hasn't said much about my latest ACCUCRAFT LIVE STEAM SHAY since that time.......... she simply loves to watch my "new baby SHAY" haul a few loaded log buggys to the saw mill................
(the above "missive" is just a thought for others to mull over......................)
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Posted by Sydney on Friday, August 8, 2003 2:51 AM
I voted to go to a restaurant. You could buy a nice meal for two with a good bottle of wine in N.S.W. Australia with $100 U.S.!!!! However, in all seriousness, I would have tried to find the owner of the money by first contacting my local police station to enquire if anyone had reported losing a $100 bill. Maybe I'm too honest (or too stupid). There was no box choice to select this action. If there had been, I'm sure many Model Railroader fans would have voted this way.

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