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Can you say an Oldie ?

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Can you say an Oldie ?
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, April 16, 2018 5:45 AM

Hi , Y'all !

 If you remember ,I told all of you I am on the Board of our train Museum . We just had our best show ever . Every Vendor table was sold out ! So many folks I couldn't hardly go from one place to another !

 Anywhoo , as the show was winding down I spotted two vessels of an indentfiable type . One was from 1989 and the other from 1957 ! yeah , He, He ! Boats at a train show !

 That.s where I get all my scratch building Greeblies at though . Anyway two hours from closing yesterday one of the vendows .The Boat fellow beckens me over ." Hey , he says , You helped me sell the other boat so this one's yours .

 The first boat was an Eldon/Rainbow Fireboat -Remote Control Fireboat with three fire nozzles that worked , and water jet powered ! Not something the normal train guy would know about .

 The Guy that bought it was a N.Y Retired Firefighter ! To shorten the story .The other vessel was very identifiable as an H.O. Scale ( or very slose ) Point Class Coast Guard Cutter with motor and trainable gun !

 Now the Fireboat was the 1989 toy . The Coast Guard Cutter was the 1957 edition of the " Eldon , Pool Fleet ." Very correct hull , very toylike upper deck . But , all there except the stickers .  Values are unusual . The Fireboat was worth about $200.00 in a toy collector's show , and mine . Well , let's just say That was a nice commision !

 Went home an got out my Toy Collectors Book , 2017 edition and mine , well , in working order , still in the box , About $500.00. ! 

 I told him  "No , no that's to expensive " His reply  "I don't want to haul it all the way back to Ohio , and you are a fellow that would appreciate it " " I insist ! "

 Well , done deal . First time I ever got laughed at in a train show !


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