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PostSubject: Pre enjoyed Live steam locomotives   Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:10 pm

I was sitting watching my speeder zip along and contemplating running my Roundhouse Sandy River etc. live steam loco but then decided I couldn't be arsed with all the faffing around. I was wondering if any one out there had any idea of the resale value of one of these things and what I would start at on ebay if it were to be disposed of?

Geoff
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Pre enjoyed Live steam locomotives   Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:19 pm

I've seen it running Geoff and It's a super loco, one of Roundhouse best!

I suspect a little out of my budget though as they are in the upper 1000 new ???

Even though it's US outline, I'm sure someone on here will pick it up for a fair price!

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PostSubject: Re: Pre enjoyed Live steam locomotives   Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:07 pm

As Brian says (I seem to be agreeing with you a lot recently Cool) this is arguably the finest Roundhouse locomotive ever produced.

It cost 2339.16 plus 15% VAT with R/C new.

There is usually a long waiting list for one of these and many regard them as collectors items.

I reckon that in pristine condition as yours is, it's value must be near the new price.

However in this economic climate I don't think people will pay that? It might not be viable selling to US because of shipping and exchange rates.
There are a couple for sale here without description at Sunset Valley RR but these are a lot less than above.

I'd hate to see it go for less than it's worth. It may just be worth storing it and waiting.

A lesser market would be in the UK but I really can't see anyone in France wanting it, except me. bounce

It would be a fantastic crowd puller at exhibitions trundling round with those mesmeric outside cranks and black and silver body. Oh and that whistle....

Alas 2000+ would just finish me off as a happily married person and Cilia would rightly be asking, "has our newly resident barn gnome found a job yet?"

I'm good with chickens though....plucking.... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pre enjoyed Live steam locomotives   Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:28 pm

Why not put it on Ebay and find out what people will offer. Obviously you could reserve at at 2k or whatever.
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PostSubject: Re: Pre enjoyed Live steam locomotives   Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:31 pm

I probably will shove it on ebay in the Autumn when I get back to UK
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PostSubject: Re: Pre enjoyed Live steam locomotives   Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:45 pm

GeoffW wrote:
I probably will shove it on ebay in the Autumn when I get back to UK

pale Crying or Very sad

Or I could 'look after' it for you for until after September. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Pre enjoyed Live steam locomotives   Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:51 pm

"Yeh right" as the teenagers say! It would come back looking like a tram shed thingy Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pre enjoyed Live steam locomotives   Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:59 pm

Maybe you could as well set a price when you will be ready to sell it, for this forum and someone could buy it.

I cannot afford yet, maybe someone else could. If nobody can, there's still Ebay.
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