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Offline MikeWilliams

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Local auction surprise
« on: Sep 06 2019 10:42 »




You never know what might appear at a local auction and I was ten minutes too late yesterday to secure this.  It was described as "large brass train" which I suppose it is!  Sold for £280.

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Re: Local auction surprise
« Reply #1 on: Sep 06 2019 10:43 »
Just to be clear, that was £280 for the Prairie and two carriages.

Offline Andy B

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Re: Local auction surprise
« Reply #2 on: Sep 06 2019 11:13 »
Sorry you missed it Mike - even though GW isn't your thing!

Highly likely to appear again on a well-know web auction site in the near future, with an additional '0' on the price?

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Offline Peaky 556

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Re: Local auction surprise
« Reply #3 on: Sep 06 2019 19:39 »
Wow Mike, and was this 2.5” gauge?  What a bargain!

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Re: Local auction surprise
« Reply #4 on: Sep 07 2019 08:51 »
Yes, they are Chinese-made GRS Gauge 3.

Just shows that everyone should keep an eye on their local auction houses.

Mike

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Re: Local auction surprise
« Reply #5 on: Oct 25 2019 19:21 »
Highly likely to appear again on a well-know web auction site in the near future, with an additional '0' on the price?

Well, I wasn't to far out.....      2x£550 (coaches) + £1250 (loco) = £2350
ref: http://g3forum.org.uk/index.php/topic,2422.msg15831/topicseen.html#msg15831

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Offline John Candy

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Re: Local auction surprise
« Reply #6 on: Oct 26 2019 09:56 »
I shall be surprised if they sell at those prices : Anyone familiar with the GRS Prairie tank will tell you they are a bundle of trouble (bad Chinese motors in particular will cost another £150 to replace with a decent motor/gearbox and adding radio control and battery power will cost another £200 or more). The "B Set" coaches are prone to falling apart....poor soldered joints.

Wait a month or two and the price will likely fall a few hundred.

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Offline cabbage

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Re: Local auction surprise
« Reply #7 on: Oct 26 2019 12:40 »
I have often wondered how much the models that I have made would sell for -at auction? If my executor made the cost of building them at auction and a few coppers more then I think that I would be happy with that...

Hopefully after fees they would make enough for a contribution to Great Ormand St.

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Ralph