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Scale Case Traction Engine on ebay


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Old 02-05-2015, 10:28:12 AM
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Default Scale Case Traction Engine on ebay

Hey guys, there is a scale case traction engine on eBay. It looks to be a three inch scale engine, judging by the size of the cart it is sitting on. the item number is 251821527748

The last biid that I seen was $3800. Looks to be made from castings, not home built. does anybody have any estimates on what this engine will sell for?
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A link to help out: www.ebay.com/itm/251821527748
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Default Re: scale case traction engine on eBay

No bids on it today, but as of yesterday it is up to $4552.52 with 8 bidders and 38 bids.
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I see this morning that the case traction engine has 43 bids by 10 bidders and the price now is $5300.80 , but on closer examination this might be a two inch scale engine, the eBay seller has not added any dimensions, and it is very hard to figure out what scale engine this maybe. The cart looks to be made of two by twos for stringers and one by fours for the deck.
Has anyone on this site contacted the seller to find out what scale engine it is?
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Hello gents, I contacted the owner of the traction engine that is on eBay And I have received some measurements of the engine. the engine is 62 inches long 26 inches wide and 36 inches high to the top of the stack. I hope this information is useful to someone out there that may be bidding on this engine.
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Wow, that is am expensive but pretty detailed model, I think I saw $5380.00 at last look.
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It looks like it is well built and was used/working. It is going to need some TLC to put it in show condition. My Coles catalogs list 1' & 2" scale so I don't know who had the 3" scale. I bet it weighs over 200 lbs. I'm thinking that it may go to $8000. If you built one your time would be worth about $2 per hour! Ron
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Its a 1/3" scale and the castings are from Aaron Turning.
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Well the countdown is on, less than 23 hours to go. I was contacted by the owner , who has Added more pictures to the listing. But I have still not seen any estimates on what you think it will sell for. I estimate it to sell for something in between 5800. and 6400.
any body else have any thoughts????
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Its a 1/3" scale and the castings are from Aaron Turning.
Aaron didn't make a 1/3 scale. It must be 3" or 1/4 scale.
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