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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. John Moore

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    Can't figure the why of the steep price. Not exactly rare, in fact this article is almost 17 times more than what I paid for one last Fall, and at least 6 times what I have seen them go for. Curious as to what the offers were.
     
  2. Pete Steinmetz

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  3. TetsuUma

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    Now that's funny! :)
     
  4. Logtrain

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    I don't know what it is about Minitrix locos, but almost EVERY one I see at swap meets has at least a $80 price tag on them. Even the ones that look like they have been through a WAR! I dont get it! These sold for $40 NEW! And I even still have a couple of them to this day.
     
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    As they say in Facebook ----> LIKE!
     
  6. Cajonpassfan

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    Pete, that's just mean...
    Funny though...
    Otto
     
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  8. timhar47

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    Yup -several times in the 'long ago and the here and now' LOL couldnt resist that . . .
    Its very difficult to believe anyone goes for these prices, and the thing I dont get is that listing is expensive to list - BuyItNow are not on the free listing perks, and ebay hits you for a larger non-refundable listing fee.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    Perhaps we should all start hitting the swap meets, grab up these five dollar locos and start selling them for $150 and $250? Maybe we are missing out on bankrolling trips to Tahiti, etc.
     
  10. jp2005

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    Funny, I just bought the pacific version at the LHS for $20. Now to see if someone will trade it for a Shay!
     
  11. John Moore

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    A few years back I picked one for about $10 at a show with the idea that maybe I could bash something from it. When I did get around to it I found that, like a number of the older Atlas steamers, the frame had a bad case of Zmactitis that wasn't even close to being repaired. But not all was lost. I had a shell for another project, and a spare motor that worked, plus some parts. Paying this price for this loco is about like playing Russian Roulette with 5 out of 6 cylinders loaded. The sum total of the parts doesn't equal the price being asked here.

    The Spookshow review is here. http://www.visi.com/~spookshow/riv080.html

    Since the motor is shared by the Pacific version, and I have two, having that extra motor or two laying in a drawer is nice to have but I wouldn't pay this for an extra motor.
     
  12. kmcsjr

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    I hope this isn't humor. I just picked up a "new" 2-10-2 on the bay for $89.99 with free shipping. Per the seller, it was used for a photo shoot for a rail mag!!!! Heck, I'll pay Bachmann the repair fee, if there is an issue! WOOOOO HOOOOO. (I will whine, that I wanted one with a dog house, but this price might help keep me out of the dog house)
     
  13. 3DTrains

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    You got a great deal on that 2-10-2, Marty. Congratulations! :thumbs_up:
     
  14. Westfalen

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    It would be good if you knew which magazine, then you could get a copy and tell everyone "that's my engine".:tb-cool:
     
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  16. Allen H

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  17. TetsuUma

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    Or this Model Power Mikado. I guess they operate on the "Find a Sucker" one time only customer model.
     
  18. Randy Stahl

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    I have a pair of the MP mikes. I'll sell you the first one for 300 bucks and knock 100 bucks off the second, only 500 bucks for the pair !!!

    Randy
     
  19. nscalerone

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    I think that's what a lot of these clowns on "Evil-Bay" are already doing!! (lol)
     
  20. Allen H

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