I'd be grateful if anyone can lead me to any articles/forum posts on building this now rare 1980s 1/45 plastic kit of the loco that ran on the Tokyo Disneyland railroad. I'm sure I've seen something somewhere but where I can't remember and of course I didn't have the presence of mind to save it at the time.
Last edited on Thu Dec 14th, 2017 08:37 pm by slateworks
Thanks Si. In fact that item on eBay was what got me thinking along these lines - and there's another one at more than twice the price! They say that these are collectors' items but at those prices, I'm not that much of a collector!
I've also seen it suggested that as they are collectors' items they should be left in their box and not built! What's the point of that?! If I saw one at a reasonable cost (don't ask me what's reasonable!) I might dive in as it's an attractive starting point for a scratch or bash build with maybe a Bachmann Porter chassis underneath although I've no idea of the wheelbase and diameter sizes of the kit.
Last edited on Sun Dec 17th, 2017 08:50 pm by slateworks
Ahhh, collectors! An old friend had a stash or collection of Fine Scale Models, SS Ltd., and other "high dollar" kits. Not just one, but several of each model, from kit #1 onward...he was gonna sell them when he retired from the post office to augment his cash flow. As you know, the old kits have demanded extremely large sums of cash...some in excess of $1,000...for a box of wood and some detail parts!
One day, his garage got flooded by some heavy rains. The kits were "secure" under his large HO layout. And..as you may guess, he now has a nice collection of white metal detail parts. All the boxes, wood, plans & instructions went to hell. He didn't build any of these kits, they were an "investment". He might have been better off collecting toasters or balls of twine! He's OK now, the PO has a generous retirement and insurance package.
Collections? Don't ask my friend about that!
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