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Anything You Regret Not Buying?

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Posted by NWP SWP on Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:09 PM

Something I regret not buying? Yeah I got a story...

I was helping this lady we know that runs a antique store/flea market, well she needed some stuff loaded up from the local auction house then unloaded at her house, shop, and market, well the auction house was getting ready for another auction that weekend, they had about 6 or 8 gallon freezer bags full of NRHS "National Railway Bulletin" booklets and also some MOW, timetables, ect... thrown in... by the end of the week I had forgotten about the auction till the day after! Grumpy

But on the bright side when I stopped in the market the other day she gave me a bag of the booklets she had bought for me, sorta a Christmas/birthday gift!Smile, Wink & Grin

Steven

Crooner, Imagineer, High School Senior, living with Aspergers, and President of the NWP-SWP System.

Modeling the combined lines of the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, and Northern Pacific after a fictional Depression Era merger forming the SouthWestern Pacific and NorthWestern Pacific Railroads. SP, WP, and NP operations remain independent but also operate alongside NWP and SWP equipment.

Hook'em Longhorns! 

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Posted by nycstlrr on Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:50 PM
Not train related but in 1982, I regret not buying a girl that was the most beautiful person I had ever seen a soda, candybar anything. Talking to her. Fate works in a strange was though. We both felt the same way. Only took us 36 years to figure it out..... God, I feel stupid.
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Posted by NHTX on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:10 AM

    Decal sets by Walthers, Islington Station, Herald King, and Oddballs before they went out of business, especially the private owner sets that will probably never be available again in HO.  Fortunately, Champ notified the modeling community in advance of their exiting the hobby and I was able to acquire my treasured hoard.

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Posted by josephbw on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:33 AM

I regret not buying more Lindberg trucks back in the day, and giving the ones I had to our RR club after I tore my layout down. Those things bring crazy money now. But then I spend a lot of money on vehicles now, so maybe I should just buy them anyway Sad

Joe

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:32 AM

josephbw
I regret not buying more Lindberg trucks

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Are you talking about the High Rollers?

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I used to buy those for a buck or two at the McCrory down the road when I was in elementary school. You are right, they bring crazy money now. I would never have guessed those would be the toys from my youth to go up 2,000% on a collector's market.

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-Kevin

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Happily modeling the STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD located in a world of plausible nonsense set in August, 1954.

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Posted by Autonerd on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:21 PM

I passed on a Conrail-painted Spectrum E33 a couple of years ago. Found it at a Portland, OR hobby shop. When I returned a few months later, it was gone. Sigh.

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Posted by RGS490 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:02 PM

The only thing I regret is not buying the Accucraft K-37 that was for sale at the National convention in 2005.I was thinking about it and went back to take a second look and it was gone.I was totally shocked when it arrived at the house and my wife said "happy birthday honey." yes I'm still glad i married her 42 yrs ago and have regretted a day since I said "I do". Rick

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