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Mark Dalrymple

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Re: Seeking FSM kits
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2021, 03:34:17 PM »
Jay's Trains lists Chester Rawlings co. for $350.  Might be worth checking out if its still available.

Brasstrains.co lists roadside delights for $295.  Likewise...

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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2021, 05:12:25 PM »
Craig, the hobby shop near me has, or had a Roadside Delights kit on consignment, for $220. or $225. Box is no pristine, but just looks like normal wear and tear from being stored, if I recall. I was told the kit is complete.

I can check it out Tuesday, if you want, they are not open Sundays and Mondays. Let me know.

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Re: Seeking FSM kits
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2021, 05:27:14 PM »
Thanks Jim — I’m looking for a trade, but I would certainly consider that anyway! I’ll await to hear from you. Don’t make a special trip just for me though!
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2021, 09:28:34 PM »
What do you got Craig? ;)
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Re: Seeking FSM kits
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2021, 09:31:44 PM »
Kits I have for trade:

Butcher’s Way
Skinner’s Row
The Rock Bunker
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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2021, 09:45:59 PM »
What about non FSM? I have those :)
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Re: Seeking FSM kits
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2021, 10:12:59 PM »
These kits are all I have for trade right now

If you have either of those kits though let me know what you would like for them
« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 10:31:47 PM by Rusty Robot »
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« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2021, 11:00:40 AM »
Craig,

Checked on that Roadside Delights kit this AM. Box is pretty beat, so if you are wanting it for collecting, not worth it. Has a consignment sticker on it listing it for $225., but owner was there (he works there), said he would take $200.

He stated that kit was complete. As it was taped closed, I didn't ask him to open it. If you do decide you want it, I will have him open it, and will check that castings are there, as well as instructions, templates, etc..

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Re: Seeking FSM kits
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2021, 11:43:17 AM »
Thanks Jim.

Whilst I’m definitely interested, I often see it sell for $200 on eBay, with box in near mint condition. Even though I’d be buying to build, I think I may hold out. I’m happy to offer $150 for it, should he wish to consider that (and it’s still there on your next trip!)

Really appreciate you taking the time.
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Re: Seeking FSM kits
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2021, 10:53:55 AM »
Roadside Delights was a hard sell for FSM initially, even tough it was an anniversary kit. I guess folks wanted something new given the kit is a "rehash" of previous kits.


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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2021, 10:59:51 AM »
I remember reading an interview with George where he said that. I think it’s a great little kit, but I can see why some folks would have passed on it, considering it was on the coat tails of Swakhammer’s!

Coincidentally, I now have both Chester Rawlings and Roadside Delights.

The last major FSM kit I’m seeking is Duffy’s Coal.
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« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2021, 11:22:20 AM »
I remember reading an interview with George where he said that. I think it’s a great little kit, but I can see why some folks would have passed on it, considering it was on the coat tails of Swakhammer’s!

Coincidentally, I now have both Chester Rawlings and Roadside Delights.

The last major FSM kit I’m seeking is Duffy’s Coal.
Duffys Coal is my all-time FSM favorite and perhaps craftsman kit favorite. I recently saw one on eBay going for less than $250. For years you could not buy them for under $450 ob eBay.


I called FSM to buy one when they first came out as soon as I got in the mail my Model Railroader with the ad for Duffy's Coal. Sellios told me he was already sold out. I think he sold out as soon as the Model Railroaders hit the newsstand. Definitely a record.


I hope you find Duffy's Coal soon.


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Re: Seeking FSM Duffy Coal Yard
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2021, 07:43:45 PM »
It really does look amazing.

Thanks for sharing Jaime, I hope to find it soon too!
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Re: Seeking early FSM kits
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2021, 12:13:16 PM »
Hi all.

Seeking the following early FSM kits:

Signal Tower (30)
Flagstop Station (70)
Coal and Sand Shed (115)
Sand house (180)
Combo Station (kit 235)

I’m only seeking from the forum members for now as I’m looking to avoid places like eBay and other resellers.

Thanks!
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Re: Seeking early FSM kits
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2021, 03:53:41 PM »
Craig, Sent you an email ...
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