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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Tom45, May 20, 2006.

  1. Tom45

    Tom45 New Member

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    Hi all, my wife and I was just sitting here the other day. And our son comes in saying "I come bearing gifts." With him he handed me a complete boxed set never opened of a beautiful HO scale train set. I have a few other sets but none like this!!! It's a Zenith Limited HO Scale Model Electric Train Set. Collector's Edition Limited Quantities Available.
    My question for you great collectors is this. Is there a way to tell how old this set is WITHOUT opening it? I can't find a date on the box no-where. Included in this train set is:
    Authentically Detailed Collector's Quality 2-6-0 Mogul Steam Locomotive with Attached Tender, 1 Box Car, 1 Tanker, 1 Twin Container, 1 Caboose, 1 Twin Arm Automatic Crossing Gate, 1 Power pak with wires, Extended Figure 8 Layout, A 45* crossing,
    Assembly and operating instructions. The guy that he bought this set from told him that they was hoping for a son and got a daughter. And the man was now elderly. So I was just really wanting to try to get more info on this set if possible. I have tried to find it on the web but no luck. Can someone here help me? Thanks in advance.....
  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Produced in 1982, this set included the U-36B, two box cars, a tank car, hopper car, and caboose all dressed in various Zenith paint schemes. Another Zenith train set exists that includes a steam engine, this second set is not produced by Bachmann. It was produced by IHC sometime in the 1990s.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    jim currie Active Member

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    :wave: welcome to the gauge :wave: is there a bar code on the box?
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Hello Tom & Welcome To The-Gauge.:wave:
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    SpamBurger New Member

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    My father in law has this set as well and has asked me to find any info on it. He got it as a sales prize in the late 80's or early 90's. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanx:thumb:


    SirSpamAlot