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 Posted: 12 Aug 2017 22:24
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Hi all,

It was great running into Gary yesterday morning and seeing some great layouts. As Gary said they had a second hand stall worth looking at, not as big as last years, but since I got there Saturday morning think I found some pretty good pickings.


A Hornby 422 class look-a-like, not really the greatest model, but it was in really good condition, for $30, they often pull $100 on that auction site. This one just needs a motor service and a gauge adjustment of the drive bogie. Some Lima stainless stock, including a sleeper and a power van, already fitted with Kadees, a bargain for $40 for the pair. A Lima triple dome tanker $15, a Trax Plymoth shunter in AIS livery (Port Kembla Steelweorks), once again not the most accurate model but brand new, still in box with all packaging and they also tend to go for something silly on ebay.
A couple of little Lima 4 wheelers for the soon to be built kids shunting layout, $5 each. Then a whole pile of magazines, from from 60s to now, covering mostly Aus, but some US, some model, some real thing. One with some nice pictures of tassie, like the one on the front here.


Another two books for about $2 each, quite interesting, considering my original degree in Metallurgy with its focus on the Port Kembla steelworks.
The focus of this exhibition is Marklin and generally the Germanic rail stock was heavily represented here, like Roco. There were a lot of German accents in the room too.
Now a picture of the Hornby 422 and a couple of Lima ones, not much comparison really.


Cheers

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 Posted: 12 Aug 2017 22:36
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A bit of a mixed lot there Tony. Looks like you had a good rummage and came up trumphs.

Glad you enjoyed your day.

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 Posted: 13 Aug 2017 00:10
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Nice haul Tony
Looks like a as new pair of Indian Pacific Cars as well good score



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 Posted: 13 Aug 2017 00:27
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I did wonder where all the good bargains got to ! :avatar::avatar:

Nice haul after scouring the 2nd hand stall. The Hornby 422 look-a-like stands over the top of the Lima models ! Those look like great books too.

I picked up a few shinnies as well, but not as much as Tony...

A Chessie caboose kit, all parts are in there and for $5.00, a bargain !



Two box vans for $8.00. Funnily enough, there were some folk there buying similar wagons for $8.00 - $10.00 each that had plastic wheels and those cheapish looking horn hook couplers. These wagons have steel wheels and Kadees. The Kadees alone has saved me $8.00 !



And the last items, a few Peco points. I need a set track curved right point for the Jay Dubyew Nth Yard extension and for $10.00, that is under half price of retail. The other two points will eventually be used. The long wye point again will be used on the Jay Dub extension. These two for $20.00. Once again, that is close to half price on both of these ! All these in perfect condition. :thumbup:



Cheers, Gary.



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Well done guys, I reckon you upsidedowners could fall into a barrel of :bleep6: and come out smelling of roses :avatar:
Nice selection of reading material Dr Tony, can't have too much reference material :thumbsup:.

Cheer's, Pete. 



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 Posted: 13 Aug 2017 08:55
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A real no brainer with these purchases. I would not have realised the additional value held in the kaddee's. Worth the money themselves. Well spotted.

The points, yet another real bargain. Great finds.

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Despite having visited a good number of what in the UK are termed "Toy & Train Fairs", I never seem to come across the sort of 'bargain stock' that you guys seem to find. I've bought the odd "Low mileage, 1 owner" model at some of the bigger events, but prices are never in the "Bargain" category, probably because of the charges the event holders ask for a traders stall. A little over a year ago, I was talking to a trader who told me he had been offered (but declined) a stall at a large 3 day annual model event at a certain Midlands railway, 200 for a 6ft table for the 3 days. Add in his travel, meal and stopover costs, and it's pretty obvious why those who do take stalls offer even used stock at premium prices.
Keith.

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