I may have just bought my last train item

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I may have just bought my last train item

Postby v8vega » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:38 pm

This will be real unpopular to say but I may have just bought my last train item. A lionel Rio Grande GP-7. I already have one and I like to double head these plastic gear GP’s, they run better and smoother with two.
I started buying in 83 and for a long time I was really active and bought a lot. So much is in boxes I don’t even know what all I have.
I’m 75 now and have really slowed up buying, I have plenty to run and plenty to work on although now I doubt that I’ll ever get to a lot of it.
I have a lot of 027 type stuff that I understand is practically worthless if I try to sell a bulk of it to a auction house like Trainz so I’ll just hang on to it.

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Re: I may have just bought my last train item

Postby E7 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:59 am

v8vega wrote:This will be real unpopular to say but I may have just bought my last train item.


Do what you think is right for yourself, and let others opinions be d*mned! When they start paying for your stuff, then they can comment on what you buy! Until that point, it is no one's business but yours.

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Re: I may have just bought my last train item

Postby J. S. Bach » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:11 pm

v8vega wrote:This will be real unpopular to say but I may have just bought my last train item.

I, too, have just about reached that point; with a few exceptions. I currently have no layout and probably never will now, so why buy any more? I am mainly talking 2-rail and trolley; I do have a loop or Atlas 3-rail on the floor but it has not been run for quite a long time. Am I losing interest? NO, I still enjoy seeing the gates come down as I approach the crossing so I can get in some train-watching time, but my ambition for building has gone.
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Re: I may have just bought my last train item

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:07 pm

v8vega wrote:This will be real unpopular to say but I may have just bought my last train item.


Not really. I've been selling off excess inventory of rolling stock, kits that I simply have no real interest in now, almost every structure that is not going on my layout, and piles of excess scenery supplies.

Ok, I still buy detail parts to build and finish kits and to do rebuilds, but little else anymore. :wink: :wink:

In the meantime I fullt encourage all to continue their compulsive buying at least until I am done selling off stuff! :lol:
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Re: I may have just bought my last train item

Postby E7 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:29 pm

J. S. Bach wrote:I, too, have just about reached that point; with a few exceptions. I currently have no layout and probably never will now, so why buy any more? I am mainly talking 2-rail and trolley; I do have a loop or Atlas 3-rail on the floor but it has not been run for quite a long time. Am I losing interest? NO, I still enjoy seeing the gates come down as I approach the crossing so I can get in some train-watching time, but my ambition for building has gone.


I find that as the years pile up, ambition is inversely proportional to age. As for what is done and how, until SUBSTANTIAL sponsorship has been provided by some benevolent entity, I will do as I d*mn well please.....and if I ever put something on display and an ill informed "guest" calls it a "shelf queen", they will be escorted off the property. :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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