bob turner wrote:Since they were plastic, I did not keep any. Like the HO plastic F7 for 98 cents, these were, to my eye, well done for cheapo plastic. They served their purpose. One could always buy a more expensive power section. Ditto the FM C-Liner - really well detailed, and (ugh) plastic. I think the ones I got were $12.95, along with the 0-8-0 which was likewise extremely well detailed, and 17/64.
I like metal and wood. Hey, it is a hobby - no need for logic!
I remember Athearn Hi-F drive F units, Geeps and even RDC's (with the requisite Hustler thrown in). Pick up new F nits for what, 6.98? I remember when they went up to 10.98! And I've seen morons selling them RARE!VINTAGE!COLLECTIBLE! for a stupid high price. Several years ago I rebuilt and restored probably a dozen for family. Got a bag of colored rubber bands same size, seem to last a whole lot longer.