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    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-38584152

    Collection sells for 231 million pounds.WOW
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    He is...



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    • #3
      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
      He is...



      Looks sort of young for either MM or Ron. They are both into trains/chochoos big time.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
        http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-38584152

        Collection sells for 231 million pounds.WOW
        Umm! I think you mean '231 thousand pounds' (£231,000)

        Paul
        ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
        All human ills he can subdue,
        Or with a bauble or medal
        Can win mans heart for you;
        And many a blessing know to stew
        To make a megloamaniac bright;
        Give honour to the dainty Corse,
        The Pixie is a little shite.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
          Umm! I think you mean '231 thousand pounds' (£231,000)

          Paul

          Do you think so... Still a nice sum of coin.
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            A guy in Texas left his 2 daughters a train set rumored to be worth over a million US dollars.

            "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

            "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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            • #7
              Bit out of my league, and not either electrically compatible - 240 volt current - or scaled properly. British scales are not a match to American, German or Japanese scales.

              I would love to have seen it, though.

              We modelers with layouts don't run "toy trains" - we create entire historical landscapes and periods that can be operated. But surprisingly, or not, some very well-off train enthusiasts pay thousands and thousands of dollars to someone to build their dream layout and then sit there and watch the trains go 'round and 'round.

              The big exception is the Lionel fans. They collect not only the trains themselves, but also the electrically operated gadgets that Lionel was famous for turning out.

              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8


                The "Nazis" versus the Brits in an new BoB!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                  Bit out of my league, and not either electrically compatible - 240 volt current - or scaled properly. British scales are not a match to American, German or Japanese scales.

                  I would love to have seen it, though.

                  We modelers with layouts don't run "toy trains" - we create entire historical landscapes and periods that can be operated. But surprisingly, or not, some very well-off train enthusiasts pay thousands and thousands of dollars to someone to build their dream layout and then sit there and watch the trains go 'round and 'round.

                  The big exception is the Lionel fans. They collect not only the trains themselves, but also the electrically operated gadgets that Lionel was famous for turning out.

                  One only has to look at one of the Japanese brass steam locs to see how the prices run up.
                  "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                  Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                  you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post

                    One only has to look at one of the Japanese brass steam locs to see how the prices run up.
                    You're right. Brass locos are a e-end item and often collected and never operated. Real afficionados believe it is a mortal sin to paint a brass loco or do anything with it. And the larger the scale, the more costly a piece is to begin with.

                    My budget doesn't run to items that don't pull their own weight on the layout. Pun entirely intentional, BTW.

                    Here is an example off of e-bay for a mere $1600...used.

                    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                    • #11
                      Is that a 4-8-8-4? A real beauty

                      The Union Pacific Big Boy is a type of simple articulated 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive manufactured by the American Locomotive Company between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in revenue service until 1959.

                      The 25 Big Boy locomotives were built to haul freight over the Wasatch mountains between Ogden, Utah, and Green River, Wyoming. In the late 1940s, they were reassigned to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where they hauled freight over Sherman Hill to Laramie, Wyoming. They were the only locomotives to use a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement: four-wheel leading truck for stability entering curves, two sets of eight driving wheels and a four-wheel trailing truck to support the large firebox.

                      Eight Big Boys survive today, most on static display at museums across the country. One locomotive was re-acquired by the Union Pacific in 2013 to be restored to operating condition. The locomotive’s restoration was completed in May 2019 and made its first runs since 1959 that same month, allowing it to regain the title as the largest and most powerful operating steam locomotive in the world.
                      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                        A guy in Texas left his 2 daughters a train set rumored to be worth over a million US dollars.

                        Sweet! Now that is a nice set-up in your video. I want to do something like this guy in the video below except not as elaborate. I don't have a million dollars to spend on this.


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Turnberry View Post


                          Sweet! Now that is a nice set-up in your video. I want to do something like this guy in the video below except not as elaborate. I don't have a million dollars to spend on this.


                          Then you should have answered your other post.
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post

                            Looks sort of young for either MM or Ron. They are both into trains/chochoos big time.
                            Model railroad layouts are far beyond "trains" or "choo-choos".

                            Interesting thing about our newest member. Makes a single comment on the subject and then disappears. Has done this twice now, here and on the original thread. Seems to be more of a spammer than a real person.
                            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post


                              The "Nazis" versus the Brits in an new BoB!
                              LInk doesn't work...
                              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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