A few deals at the train show

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I found a few deals at the show Saturday, an Athearn GP50 for $5. The guy said it was broke. I had to snap the front worm housing back on, then I ran it the rest of the day on the club layout.
    An Athearn SD9, again $5, Had to clean the wheels. can't complain about that.
    An unpowered hobbyline RS3 kit in the original box for $2.
    A duel drive Model Power RS11 for $1.
    Five MDC ore cars $1 each.
    A hand full of brass detail parts for $1 each.
    A box of basket case N scale locos (about 6 of them) for $12.
    We took a last walk through before we left and they were giving stuff away. I commented on a basket case Rivarrossi Pacific that I must have missed before and the guy handed it to me and said just take it.
    I turned around to see my son holding a monogram Hudson, I asked what he paid for it and he said it was free. He has a way with cutting deals, like the SP Daylight set of an Athearn F7B two Athearn and one Con-Cor cars, like new, in the boxes, all with KDs for $10.
    Was everyone at the swap meet feeling generous or was it because of the Gauge badge I was wearing.
  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow Ray, what a score!!!!!!! I've heard of people giving stuff away at yard sales but never at a train show. Perhaps there was a lack of adequate ventilation leading to a temporary loss of mental acuity! :D :D :D :D

  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Must have been the badge!!!!! :) Nice buys!!!!!
  4. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    They ain't that generous here! Even the price of admission has tripled in the last few years. Next thing you know they will be charging you leave as well as get in:D :D :D
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Those are my kind of deals Ray!!!!!!:thumb:
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    HOn30ers Dream!

    It's the badge Ray, Gaugers are feared world wide, and no one dare come even close to scamming one of us! :D :D :D Or maybe it's your good looks :D
  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Ray,I would say you found some mighty good deals ..:D
    I haven't been that lucky in some time but have found a good deal or two now and then..
  8. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Just my luck, somebody giving away free N Gauge stuff and it is on the OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY! :( :( :rolleyes:

  9. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Here's aphoto of the Rivarrossi basket case.

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  10. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I realy like the Baker valve gear on this model.
    Can anyone tell me if this is a stock Rivarrossi assembly? It's different on one of my older versions.

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  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Just goes to show...One Man's "basket case" is Ray's "simple project". :)

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