Flea Markets

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by NYC-BKO, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    Finally found some trains at the flea market, got a box of HO for $5.00, 20 cars and 2 engines mostly Tyco & AHM. 6 cars went right in the trash but the rest are salvageable to rebuild, some real nice flat cars, 1 was Athearn just needed a truck. The two engines are going to the trash as soon as I take some parts off I need, the pick-up wipers, I need them to make the RS11 all wheel pick-up! -:thumb:
    Also got some vehichles to fix up ala Fred and Shaygetz, and Fred I finally found some at the Family Dollar, too. -:)

    Got a scanner for the computer real cheap and it works so now I can take pics and atleast scan the into the comp., then figure out how to post links or pics themselves. -:thumb:
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Great find! Toss the junkers in a box for parts and kitbashing; you can yse something from them someday! Good for weatherin' practice too.
  3. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Gasp, throw away? That's sacrilegious. Just get a bigger box. Fred
  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I'm lookin for some Tyco parts. Which locos are they?
  5. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    Ray, the engines were AHM C-liners in bad shape, sorry.
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    OK, I have a Box full of those.
    You got a good deal.
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    What tyco parts Ray? If I have what you need, do you wanna trade for C -liner parts?
  8. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

    Sometimes you get lucky at places like that. I find trains fairly often; the biggest problem is price. I see everything from old Tyco HO sets to imported tinplate wind-ups in O or S but they're usually overpriced. "Train" and "thousands of dollars" seem to be synonymous in a lot of people's minds. Finding the scale you're after can be a problem too.

    But the thrill of the chase is part of the fun, and the one time in, say, 5 that you find something worthwhile makes it worth it. To me, at least. So if I'm in the vicinity of a flea market or antique mall and have a few minutes, yeah, I'll stop.

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