More eBay Humor - HO Scale

GP30 Jan 3, 2013

  1. dalebaker

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    I just ran across a bid for 2 used Tyco horn hook couplers starting at $3.50 over at ebay. I have 2 observations;

    1) I'm going to be rich if I can sell mine for that.

    2) I can buy the whole car at most train shows for less.

    (y)
     
  2. dti406

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  4. Shdwdrgn

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-scale-Ty...ading-ore-coal-hopper-car-train-/141921655627

    This one showed up a couple days ago. It's a Tyco operating hopper with the Brach's paint job. Mind you, that is one of the most difficult to find, and usually sells for around $50 in good condition. This one has one entire corner of railing broken out, a large nick along the bottom of the other side, all of the stirrups broken off, one coupler missing (non-replaceable), several small pieces missing from the cover, plus it has the wrong bottom piece (should be plain white metal instead of the blackened version)... but you can buy it now for the low price of just $36 plus shipping!
     
  5. ScaleCraft

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  6. DougL

    DougL TrainBoard Member

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  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Their Feedback rating is not exactly stellar, too many neutrals and negatives for their short time using that service.
     
  9. acptulsa

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    Love the description, too. '89'10cm flat car'. Does that mean the prototype was measured in feet and centimeters instead of feet and inches? I hope so, because if it's not at least 26 cm long, it isn't HO.
     
  10. FriscoCharlie

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  11. ScaleCraft

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  12. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    An SP Daylight engine with 'FRISCO' painted on the side?

    I would certainly hope they're rare as hen's teeth.
     
  13. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    'ts what aye sayd.

    Frisco Pacific.
    I mean, unless that's your particular railroad colours and name......what the heck you gonna DO wit it once you win it?

    Now...if it was Hi-F drive, maybe....and I'd repaint it to match my custom die cast Varney F-units. But not for that price. I would go with "free" and eight bucks to ship.....but how much does Priority cost for a box that small?
     
  14. friscobob

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    Not even Tyco could come up with something this Gawdawful.
     
  15. Hardcoaler

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  16. DougL

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    DougL TrainBoard Member

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  19. dti406

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  20. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    At least it has free shipping
     

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