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Author Topic: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?  (Read 1619 times)

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What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« on: June 09, 2011, 02:08:57 AM »
I've been searching for a red motorised Arnold Turmtriebwagen for 40 years.

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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 03:00:28 AM »
I've been searching for a red motorised Arnold Turmtriebwagen for 40 years.

Crikey Poliss you will have to break out the bubbly when you eventually find one  ;D
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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 09:23:09 AM »
Well I can't beat poliss at 40 years however you may recal I had been looking for a Saha 201-40, Kato # K4319 since September last year.

My problem was they were no longer made and about as common as hens' teeth!  I did eventually find one on a Japanese auction site, however as I don't read Japanese I had to go through a 3rd party broker.  The coach cost me 1700 Yen, about 13, but with the broker fees, shipping and charges it ended up costing me about 37.  I now have a complete train again though (not to mention some useful spares)

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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 09:39:22 PM »
im searching for a Union Pacific Big Boy in N Scale. These are very rare, especially in the UK. These can fetch up-ward of 350. Have been looking for 5 years since seeing one at work on an American Layout at the N guage show in Warwickshire in 2006. Excellent loco  :o


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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 01:14:17 AM »
You missed them. Athearn were selling a sound fitted Big Boy until recently. I got mine for 200.00. They are a lot better than the old Rivarossi models too.

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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 11:31:03 PM »
Had to take a PA Amp for repair last week and got talking to the Tech who showed me a case full of "Big Boys" and "Challenger's" and several other articulated locos from the Duluth Missable & Iron Range and Norfolk and Western Railroads, magnificent stuff and after I put my eyes back into my head he then showed me his diesel locos. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 01:05:46 AM »
A case FULL of Big Boys and Challengers? How very dare he! (Where's the green envy smiley when you want it?)

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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 01:27:13 AM »
Thanks Lawrence :thumbsup:


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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 01:20:42 PM »
Eeeek!!  ;D
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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2011, 02:55:44 PM »
See the Big  Boy ended high  money
 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ATHEARN-BIG-BOY-4-8-8-4-UNION-PACIFIC-4009-N-SCALE-/120741906872?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item1c1cc749b8
   


I bidded but got guzzumped on it! proper gutted as i have been after this model for ages..........



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Re: What's the longest time you've searched for a model?
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2011, 04:00:03 PM »
There's one on Ebay in the USA. If it stays at it's present price it would cost around 183.13 including import taxes and RM fees. It has a 3 pole motor, not 5 pole as in the description.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ATHEARN-N-RTR-4-8-8-4-Big-Boy-w-DCC-Sound-UP-4006-/270779890013?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item3f0bbd395d

 

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