Question of the day Nov 6, -how much?

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by ezdays, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    For today, we are asking you:

    What's the most expensive single piece of railroad equipment you own, be it a part of your layout, an engine or some RR memorabilia?

    Come on now, we all have something we are proud to own, or maybe something we grossly overpaid for, who cares, just list it here...:wave: :wave:
  2. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

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    My shay is. My benchwork was about 2 dollars less then my shay LOL.
  3. LoudMusic

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    Ditto.

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  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I have been somewhat lucky, and a bit frugal, in what I buy. I've got a lot of used locos and some cheaper brand new LL diesels that I bought when Model Expo was closing out their RR stock. Probably the most expensive item I have is an N scale Atlas dash-8-40 that still cost less than $100.
  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    To directly answer the question, that would be one of my N scale factory equipped DCC locomotives. However, in the near future, I am expecting an order from Precision Craft to be filled... an N scale, DCC, PA/PB engine/dummy set, painted with the warbonnet colors, WITH SOUND! I will also be needing a basic Digitrax DCC system for my layout in the near future. I'm not sure which of those will cost more. I'm afraid to think about it. Santa are you listening?
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Well so far it is my Atlas BNSF Dash 8-40b.
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    My Sunset Models, B&O El3a, 2-8-8-0. It was almost as much as both of the Sumpter Valley 2-6-6-2's !!!!
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    The G (F 1:20.3) Climax :) It's big, heavy, slow and expensive :D :D :D
  9. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Maybe a K Line Shay.

    But the most valuable could be a brass bell.
  10. hobokid

    hobokid thebull

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    a chessie system gp35, and it was 25 dollars new
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    I generally have a $40 rule...it can be done. I broke it on three locos, a Bachmann 80 ton shay painted for the Cass Scenic Railway in honor of my late father, $140. That was followed by a Big Boy that I had purchased from a Gauger, $125. After the Post Office played warehouse hockey with the package:curse: , I promised my beloved I'd never break my $40 rule again. My only other one that breaks the rule is my Athearn Hustler. By the time I regeared, remotored, redetailed and installed DCC and LED lighting, I had about $75 into it but, that was all done over an 11 year period. Ounce for ounce, it is easily my most expensive loco but I had a blast doing it.
  12. steamhead

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    I think my D'trax DCC system. But I've got an H.C.B Brass 4-6-2 that was GIVEN me by my bro....
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    My Rivorossi Big Boy.
    Then the two SD70's Better-Half bought me for my birthday. One I painted in New Haven colors(and you've seen in some of my pics) the other one was in BNSF "Heritage" theme. Loved the paint, left it as is.
  14. nolatron

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    My Aristo-Craft Dash 9 with it's USA Trains intermodal set. Pricey for a set that sits on the way on display, but boy do they look good :)
  15. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    That would be hard to say. Probably the most expensive one relative to my salary at the time was my brass CPR Jubilee, but I think that was about $140 in the early 70s.
    It was years before I spent that much again -- I think that would be my Wrenn Duchess of Atholl.