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bob39520

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« on: May 18, 2009, 09:35:09 PM »

Is there a place (on the WEB) where one can trade or buy items from other model RR people. Not the big auction places (ie. ebay) but just a site for posting stuff for trade or a want list. For example, I have been looking for a tender for my 0-6-0 switcher. Nothing special, just a little tender. Can't find one. Also, want to trade a new Spectrum 'ho' 4-4-0 dcc loco for something.
Emailed my NMRA Division chair and my region Member Aid Chair for some direction ... no help. I have been a model RR guy for about 5 months now but I thought some of you old timers could provide some direction.
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Tylerf

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 09:42:21 PM »

I don't know about your area but here in Calgary we have an annual flea market and an auction for guys like you who want to trade out old stuff for other old stuff and they're great events. Look around in your area for similar events in your area.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 10:03:15 PM »

I don't know about your area but here in Calgary we have an annual flea market and an auction for guys like you who want to trade out old stuff for other old stuff and they're great events. Look around in your area for similar events in your area.

Yeah i get most of my stuff from flee markets. I got a good 2-6-2 tank engine for a good price. I could see why you don't want eBay. Half don't know what the item is! I quit eBay for a reason you know. Anyway an area trade/buy....hmmmm....i have seen a few websites with makers(bachmann,walthers etc.) have special areas for  auctions/trades but they are small, 5-20 people at a time. Good luck!
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Chris350
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 12:45:47 AM »

There is an online market place, I've looked at it, and didn't bookmark it.. DOH!  Y Bob or one of the other regulars will probably know it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 09:04:22 AM »

there is a group on yahoo called ho yard sale. i am not a member, but i will be talking to somebody who is later to-night. i will try to get an address for you.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 10:07:38 AM »

what would you want for your 4-4-0, i might trade.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 08:09:50 PM »

there is a group on yahoo called ho yard sale. i am not a member, but i will be talking to somebody who is later to-night. i will try to get an address for you.
This is the one I was thinking of... I had a b----- of a time getting Yahoo to sign me up, so I'I passed on it.  I have heard good things however.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009, 09:08:52 AM »

here is the link i promised.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HOYARDSALE/
note that you have to have a yahoo account to join this group.
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bob39520

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 01:15:13 PM »

Thanks to all for your advise and help.

I live in a small town (Pelahatchie Mississippi), we have no flea markets, hobby shops or model train folks that I could find in my area. My NMRA rep suggested that I go to an annual sale in Georgia. As we say around here, that seemed like too much sugar for a dime.

Anyway, thanks again.
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Jim2903

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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 02:37:55 PM »

HO Yard Sale on Yahoo is a great place. I've been able to sell quite a few things and pick up some stuff as well.
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OkieRick

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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009, 09:00:36 PM »


Daylight4449 sais:

what would you want for your 4-4-0, i might trade.


Is this your day or what.  You caught me in great spirits glad to be alive on this good Earth on a sunny day in Oklahoma.


                                     


I have a Henweigh I'm willing to give away if you pay postage.

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Daylight4449


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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2009, 09:27:58 PM »

what ever a henwheigh is, if it is steam, i will take it.
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Mike

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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009, 12:06:22 AM »

Rick- What's a henweigh?   5 pounds or so??
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2009, 12:07:45 AM »

Rick- What's a henweigh?   5 pounds or so??
'pends.. it still gots all it's feathers?
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009, 02:10:59 AM »


I have both - feathered and plucked.   Cheesy

And yep, a Henweigh around here is 3-5 lbs.

I was afraid this thread was going to turn into a "I'll gve you $x.xx  for your _______."  Advertising and selling are against the cod of conduct. 

Daylight4449, I didn't want youi to get in hot water with the boss here.

Luck-

Rick
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