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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    It sure would be cool to win one of these for being the first post on page 500!!!! :D
     
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  2. umtrr-author

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    And based on what I am seeing, you ARE the Winner!

    It's a Major Award!

    Let me know where to send your Bonus Points!*

    *Unfortunately, due to staff shortages, we can't ship on any day that ends in a 'y'.
     
  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    :LOL: Though I'll bet there's a guy in Somalia at an internet cafe that would gladly accept @BNSF FAN 's credit card number to provide shipment. Why, last week I won a new "Millwaukey Drill" via a random internet e-mail. I'm still waiting for it. Must be a slight shipment delay .....
     
  4. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

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    Congratulations BNSF FAN, you are the winner of this AWESOME prize!

    Color me green with envy.:D I could really use those useless points.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    There was a rip in the time/space continuum, allowing "High Speed", a manufacturer from the galaxy "Cheapo Junk", to slip in and sell some of their garbage pail rejects as real to Earthlings- who are the worst suckers known in all of the Universe. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Hardcoaler

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    Sounds like the Ferengi, focused on the acquisition of profit as the highest goal. Here they are, looking to foist a ship full of High Speed trains upon unsuspecting crewmembers of Enterprise. :D

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  7. umtrr-author

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    Hardcoaler beat me to it! (And by just six minutes, I see!) My first thought was the Ferengi as well!

    BTW Star Trek fans, if you have not had the opportunity to stream Lower Decks, it's a hoot. Faithful to the ST canon with more "easter eggs" than there are posts on this thread!
     
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  8. umtrr-author

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    Did someone say "High Speed Southern Pacific"?!? :sick::eek::cry::censored:

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  9. umtrr-author

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    I just had a BAD flashback... to hearing the "Feliz Navidad" 45 in Spanish class in High School... 14 consecutive times...

    BTW, did you know that "Smork" is "More Safer"?

    (Bonus: Seller has zero feedback.)

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  10. umtrr-author

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    I know this is the N Scale board, but since I dabble in 1:220, I think once in a while we should give the Z Scale listings some "love." This will do...
    MSRP for this is $9.00. MTL Z Scale track is mostly listed on their website as "Temporarily Unavailable," so I guess this seller felt entitled to a "small" markup...

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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I got a big laugh from the part about adding water for smoke. I can see nice big messes and equipment that fails quickly, as a child "adds" more water....
     
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  12. jwaldo

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    If the smork—ahem, smoke—works on the same principle as an ultrasonic humidifier, it might actually be interesting. A water-based system certainly can't be any messier and smellier than the Lionel smoke oil I used to fill my parents' house with stinky fumes and oily fingerprints back in the day!
     
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  13. Hardcoaler

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    :) For sure, the scent of Lionel smoke instantly transports me back to earlier days. Good times for sure.
     
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  14. Hardcoaler

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    Just an alert that the price on this, um, body shell has been cut from $14.99 to $14.10, plus shipping. "May have defects." o_O

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  15. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Is it even a train????!!!!!! o_O
     
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  16. umtrr-author

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    I'm gonna have to jump right on that deal.

    On the other hand, I'll sit back down.
     
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  17. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    All the more remarkable when the first page of an internet search for that MTL item number shows a dealer with that item on sale (and apparently in stock) for more than $30 less.
     
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  18. Massey

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  19. Massey

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  20. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I still smile at the notion that when we click eBay links here, Sellers get excited, thinking there's growing interest in their items. The reality is quite different, a free comedy show for all. :)
     
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