The best model I've ever seen - now I have it!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by siledka, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. siledka

    siledka New Member

    Look at the fantastic European engine that I boght through e-bay today!
    A week of dreaming, an evening of sweating, keeping fingers crossed - and it nearly went to pieces as I put too high a bid apparently and the system aked me if I was sure! And I was already counting seconds - and in this schock when instead of a bid confirmation I received yet another something - if I were to read it - I would have lost the item! And remember this is all in German - so luckily I just reacted to the "bestaetigen" button - and on the last second I finally bought this dream of mine!

    I know there are plenty of cool american electrolocs that look just as ugly as this one - but for Europe - this is an outstanding creature!

    I know I look silly writing all that - but bo russian fellow-crazy collectors are already awake - so spare a secong and share my joy!

    By the way I bought another nice article from the same guy today - and to me the price is cool as well
  2. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    Has Interurban seen this beastie? That is really neat. Lots of money, but neat. :thumb:
  3. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    I don't know what that Metropolitan cost in US$, but it sure looks really neat.

  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Definatly Cool!!!! Congrats!!!
  5. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    beuty is in the eye of the beholder, but still a great buy (no matter the cost), enjoy .
    ...have a good one..steve
  6. tillsbury

    tillsbury Member

    That thing's just mad! What *were* they thinking... :)

    What a great model...
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Whoa...that's so ugly, I gotta have two :thumb:
  8. siledka

    siledka New Member

    Thanks for the nice words, chaps!

    By the way, could anyone suggest a good reference book for American brass imports?
    The only one I heard about is the Brown Book - but I gather the last edition was back in 2001 or so - so it is not quite a good reference already, I presume. I see lots of nice models on e-bay, but do not have the slightest idea what is the reasonable price for a specific model - sometimes I see really cute ones disapearing without bids and a spart price around $300 and naturally some old stuff, which to mee seem only good enough to sell for scrap raises $2000 or so.
    And naturally the pics give no clue sometimes of the accuracy of the model and details.
  9. 2slim

    2slim Member

    <<Whoa...that's so ugly, I gotta have two >>
    Would that be 'stereo ugly'?
    Definately different beastie there......

  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    That is a nice looking model. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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