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I must be missing something here:

Postby ScaleCraft » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:57 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brass-O-Scale- ... 3596506348
No frame (removed) no underbody detail (cut off) no couplers,
Doors bent slightly in, outside braces bent inwards, wood floor.
No trucks.
Must be special at $62.03 + $13.07.
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby E7 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:30 pm

It's a steal! Take note that I did not mention who was doing the stealing. :lol:
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby De Bruin » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:56 pm

IMP perhaps? I do wish Trainz would find someone to actually identify the items they list beyond ...."cattle car"...etc.
though this way though no one's able to return the item "not as described" based on an improper manufacturer listing,
less trouble I guess.

Conversely I shouldn't complain, this lack of an accurate description has also resulted in some pretty good closing prices with them over the years on KMT, USH and MAC shops bodies.
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:27 pm

De Bruin wrote:IMP perhaps?


Yes. Sold a complete one just a few weeks ago. Someone has removed the underbody center sill and strap bolsters......

Conversely I shouldn't complain, this lack of an accurate description has also resulted in some pretty good closing prices with them over the years on KMT, USH and MAC shops bodies.


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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby ScaleCraft » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Here is a complete (allegedly, but looks like it) IMP, albeit plastic Athearn trucks, no missing bolsters, trucks, frame, sill, and it's even lettered, all for a BIN of 40, or make an offer.
Heckuva deal.

Trainz it out of line...again....
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby rogruth » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:26 pm

How can it be determined to be 2 rail without trucks, frame, etc.?
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby E7 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:46 am

De Bruin wrote:though this way though no one's able to return the item "not as described" based on an improper manufacturer listing


Pete, if the seller states they accept returns (Trainz does here) you can pretty much send it back for whatever. If you look on your "My Ebay" page at your "Orders" list, there is a "Return this item" button. Just click it and the process is started.
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:09 am

ScaleCraft wrote:Here is a complete (allegedly, but looks like it) IMP, albeit plastic Athearn trucks, no missing bolsters, trucks, frame, sill, and it's even lettered, all for a BIN of 40, or make an offer.
Heckuva deal.


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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:39 am

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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby rogruth » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:47 am

WHY WOULD THIS TANK CAR HAVE PLASTIC WHEELS AND TRUCKS?
(Please excuse the caps. Mistake.)
Is this common practice to avoid short circuits?
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:04 am

rogruth wrote:WHY WOULD THIS TANK CAR HAVE PLASTIC WHEELS AND TRUCKS?
(Please excuse the caps. Mistake.)
Is this common practice to avoid short circuits?


Plastic trucks are almost certainly Athearn (could be older Weaver or QC), but pretty common practice; usually one switches the wheelsets to metal ones for better rolling properties and cleaner operations.
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby rogruth » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:11 am

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
rogruth wrote:WHY WOULD THIS TANK CAR HAVE PLASTIC WHEELS AND TRUCKS?
(Please excuse the caps. Mistake.)
Is this common practice to avoid short circuits?


Plastic trucks are almost certainly Athearn (could be older Weaver or QC), but pretty common practice; usually one switches the wheelsets to metal ones for better rolling properties and cleaner operations.

OK, that makes sense.
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby ScaleCraft » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:22 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
ScaleCraft wrote:Here is a complete (allegedly, but looks like it) IMP, albeit plastic Athearn trucks, no missing bolsters, trucks, frame, sill, and it's even lettered, all for a BIN of 40, or make an offer.
Heckuva deal.


Missing something - No link.......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/O-Scale-Intern ... 3855107652

Had it, just didn't publish it. Forty Bux, BIN. Beats the crap out of the first one missing everything.
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Re: I must be missing something here:

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:42 pm

ScaleCraft wrote:
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
ScaleCraft wrote:Here is a complete (allegedly, but looks like it) IMP, albeit plastic Athearn trucks, no missing bolsters, trucks, frame, sill, and it's even lettered, all for a BIN of 40, or make an offer.
Heckuva deal.


Missing something - No link.......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/O-Scale-Intern ... 3855107652

Had it, just didn't publish it. Forty Bux, BIN. Beats the crap out of the first one missing everything.


Been modified a bit; cross bracing on underbody and those bolsters are not IMP and a lovely bit of lead in the center sill for weight; still beats the 1st one if you want a boxcar.
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