Phoenix swap - my finds

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  1. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    We had another swap meet here in Phoenix today and I almost didn't go. In the past, it almost takes as long to wait in line as it does to walk through all the aisles. Today was an exception. I arrived at 9a.m. sharp, waited in line for 3-4 minutes and spent the next hour and a half poking my way through, scrounging through boxes and thoroughly enjoying myself.
    What I took away -
    When people saw what I was carrying around, I was asked several times, "What scale do you model?" I simply replied with a mischievous grin, "All of 'em!"
    I started off finding just a couple little N scale water towers and I truly thought that would be it. But then....
    ...one G scale livestock car and two gondolas...
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    ...since nobody seemed to have any bags, I put one of the newly acquired gondolas to work...
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    Down in front, you can see I got myself an HO Spectrum Doodlebug! I've always wanted one of these but really had no reason to need one. That's exactly what I told the guy too. We bickered and bargained a little and I got him down to $10. He said it runs good but... we'll see!

    Next out of the gondola are the N scale water towers and a little crane.
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    Last up is a trio of N scale buildings by Kato. They look Japanese in flavor to me but I bet I can "Americanize 'em" without a whole lot of trouble. Besides, at $5 each, I couldn't hardly pass 'em up.
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  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Looks like you got some pretty neat stuff, i like those buildings :mrgreen:
  3. jesso

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    Great Haul!

    One of the club members here has that doodlebug. I really like that crane!

    I have seen those buildings before and thought about getting the first one. You could try and make it look like this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Fargo_Center_(Salt_Lake_City)

    Your G scale stuff looks nice, have you started your G-Scale layout?
  4. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    I have, but it's slow going. I've put a lot of work into a retaining wall and now I've decided I'd rather do it a different way. I'll post some pics soon.
  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    I like the kato high-rises. The one on the left looks 'American' enough to me as-is. The one in the middle looks like a 1950s physics building at any given university :)

    Kevin
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Nice finds!
    Really, those buildings look American to me. Just need to put some interiors in them.
  7. abutt

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    Vanishing Item???

    Boy...Talk about finds. How about things you can't find, like Kemtron switch machines, or any double coil switch machines. I just missed an auction on Ebay for two Kemtron machines. Not because I was outbid, I fell asleep. Now all we have is these complicated under the layout types. Who needs them? Everyone forgot how to hide them in track-side buildings? If anyone out there has a couple, please email me. I'm in Connecticut.:wave:

    Allan