Free Trains

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jawharp1992, May 3, 2007.

  1. jawharp1992

    jawharp1992 Member

    I've been wondering. Does anybody want to give any free stuff for an HO layout? I mean, I've heard the stories of these nice people giving newbies free equipment and a little track, and I wish that would happen to me. Soooo... anybody want to mail me anything, except for an envelope full of anthrax? Thanks!

  2. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    JH I might have some ho flex brass track if you want it and some switches, atlas snap I think and some fleishmann switches im not going to use.
  3. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

    I think i have 1 or 2 older tyco style engines i'd be willing to give you.
  4. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I have some track and two Matura engines you might repair. Boaund to have some starter set cars two/

    Just post you name and address here and see what all you might get.
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I would advise against posting addresses or email addresses on an open forum. Use our PM system for that. Some of these bots use these forums to harvest addresses and you wind up with spam both here and at home, or worse yet, ID theft. Ya, a bit radical, but can't be too cautious.
  6. waredbear

    waredbear Member

    You Never Know

    This happened to me...see the pictures here starting on page 2 post #19....

    I was in our local discount hobby store two weekends ago looking for N scale risers for my HO/N coffee table layout. I was standing in the aisle when this older couple walked by and I noticed him looking at model car kits. He walked up to me and asked if I was interested in model trains. I replied yes. He said he had a bunch of N scale stuff he would give me if I was interested. I said YES!!!!:-D He stated that he also had some HO but that he would probably keep that for his grandkids.

    I called him up a few days later and drove out to his place. He gave me a box of N scale engines, cars, track, and stuff. He also gave me a box of HO with 2 engines, cars, track, and stuff PLUS a 4x8 sheet of plywood with the starting of an N layout. Talk about being pumped when I left. :-D:-D:-D:-D

    It does happen........................

  7. jawharp1992

    jawharp1992 Member

    Waredbear, I read that a few days ago, and that's what started that. And yes, I will NOT post my address openly like you all said. Thnx!

  8. jambo101

    jambo101 Member

    Maybe we should add a section called "The Dumpster" where free or unwanted stuff can be offered to interested members..
  9. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    sounds good . put me down for some new katos that nobody wants.:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D
  10. CRed

    CRed Member

    There's a computer forum I use that does something like that.It's a take something give something type deal,kind of like the penny holders at conveniance stores.You give something to somebody that needs something you don't use or want,then if you need something someone else has you take it off their hands.Good idea if you ask me.

  11. CRed

    CRed Member

    You find someone crazy enough to do that you let me know.O.K.:mrgreen:
  12. moderndaynomad

    moderndaynomad New Member

    CYberswap meet..........what a concept:mrgreen:
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    It's a pretty good idea actually.
    Guys in my musician's forum are swapping instruments and giving away free junk all the time. I got a 2x15 bass cab with no speakers for free. I spent $150 for two new Eminance drivers and made one heck of a cabinet that would have sold for 5 times that new and probably double used.
  14. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Your wish just came true! Check your PM's.

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