This is something you don't see everyday on EB

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Chris Webster » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:39 am

Up to $812 with an hour and forty-three minutes to go...

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Postby Chris Webster » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:19 pm

$1,029 with four minutes to go...

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Postby Chris Webster » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:20 pm

$1,079...

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Chris Webster » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:23 pm

Sold! for $1,304.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby up148 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:21 pm

The O scale brass and collector market is just hard to figure these days. :shock:

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:18 pm

up148 wrote:The O scale brass and collector market is just hard to figure these days. :shock:


Staying home for a year saves money that can be spent on more and better toys.
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Postby bob turner » Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:41 pm

I paid $1200 for one in the 1980s. Sold it back to its builder for the same price. Paid $1200 for my stock 1941 Cab Forward.

I have a bunch of them now, and anything under $1200 as an offer would be rejected. But the average for these things is around $800.

Don't forget - one sold a few years ago for $2500 or so, and it was on a par with this one. These are really fine machines, and do not deserve to be called doorstops.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby up148 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:36 am

But, isn't it true, they're only as nice as the talents of the builder who builds them? I saw one in person about 30 years ago that was poorly built and will never be nice. it had been worked on by several of the local models who should not have attempted putting it together.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:16 am

up148 wrote:But, isn't it true, they're only as nice as the talents of the builder who builds them?


All too true; you should see the nice work that was done over on OGR of the LWS kit!!!

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/bui ... kit?page=1
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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby up148 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:28 am

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
up148 wrote:But, isn't it true, they're only as nice as the talents of the builder who builds them?


All too true; you should see the nice work that was done over on OGR of the LWS kit!!!

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/bui ... kit?page=1



Absolutely! The DD-40 is assembled very nicely and I heard they were bears to do right; and the E unit nose is really coming out well too. Patience is the key as I've been learning all around the house. I always was able to do things pretty well and fast, but what took me hours before can take all day now or days, but I also find I'm taking my time and enjoying it more, (time) something I didn't have the luxury of before.

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Chris Webster » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:34 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
up148 wrote:The O scale brass and collector market is just hard to figure these days. :shock:

Staying home for a year saves money that can be spent on more and better toys.


Tonight an OMI GP60 in the Squander Plenty paint scheme sold for $1,925.00:
Ebay #233919548989: OMI OVERLAND MODELS GP60 EMD SP SOUTHERN PACIFIC 9769 LOCOMOTIVE O ENGINE

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Postby De Bruin » Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:53 pm

Mind blowing...these GP-60's are very cool but .....
Bidding history on this "looks" like a slug-fest; starts low, with small incremental bids up to 20-ish, then it gets more serious and jumps straight to 150-200 then straight to 600 (likely only two serious bidders now) 850 then BOOM! 1400 after which it's mostly 50-100 increments to close.
ding-ding

I laugh thinking about the bidder's mind set placing that one big bid jumping from 850 to 1400, as in "yeah this should do it.......what?!?"

"Squander Plenty" indeed, though you never know what someone thinks they can't live without.
Congrats to the seller.
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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Carey Williams » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:30 am

Hello all

Folks have been locked up for a year ...if they see something they want , need , just gotta have ...ebay and other online auctions are the only exposure many have to,acquire new stuff,...
Lack of travel , fine dinning , and monthly hair cuts has help add to the funds for trains ..

I felt the Challenger went high,..but mostly because I had purchased a prewar one 5 months ago for less than half the price . ... so feeling very fortunate,....I prefer,the pre War model.
Here is a link to see it move ...
https://youtu.be/f0IJjA6nEv8

Some bugs have been worked out since the,video,..

The good Lobaugh engines,at Steve auction held at Stout were going for real $$....there is a market out there for,well built Lobaugh engines .

Cheers Carey,

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby Chris Webster » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:57 pm

De Bruin wrote:Mind blowing...these GP-60's are very cool but .....


Another interesting auction result, an Atlas NYC/P&LE SW7 that is up to $570 with a day left to go: ATLAS SW-9 - New York Central (P&LE) - O Scale, 2-Rail [h]

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Re: This is something you don't see everyday on EB

Postby De Bruin » Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:43 pm

Note this one has bid up in 5 to 10 increments (53 bids?) and has been down to just 2 bidders for the last 4 days,
it will be interesting to see if it gets really stupid, and if it does I won't be surprised.
The Atlas-PRC's Sw-7/9 is one of their very best, and of course P&LE has a small but hardcore set of followers which I totally get
as I like it too. Albeit always a very austere black and fairly easy scheme to render, both post-war and the modern post-pc/conrail schemes with the large yellow block road initials which again I like it all.
This specific NYC system scheme version's "tall pole" are those diagonal safety stripes on the pilots, though still decals are easier than painting.
Still a great model, though yeah....getting crazy.
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