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Earl Knoob
 

After many years I am getting back into HOn3 and once settled into my new house, I can start on my first layout in over 30 years.

The layout will be a one-man operation, with one train running at a time.  I will be doing old-school DC.  With over 25 HOn3 locomotives that I'd like to see running at some time or another, adding DCC decoders to all of them is.....well not going to happen.

I have found there is very little in the way of DC quality power supplies available today.  Looking through Walther's catalog, MRC seems to be the only one left in business.  I need to have tethered walk around capability, which further limits my choices.

Any and all suggestions appreciated,

Earl



Re: Blackstone Stock Cars BLOWOUT SALE!

Brian Jansky
 

I sent you a PM. I am interested in a set of 5.

Thanks,
Brian


Re: Blackstone Stock Cars BLOWOUT SALE!

kevin b
 

are these new, used, with or without box. etc?

On Monday, September 21, 2020, 03:04:10 PM CDT, cdp48 via groups.io <cdp48@...> wrote:


Blackstone stock cars:  $35 each $10 shipping or FIVE for $150 and I pay shipping.  (That's $30 each if you buy five.)    I have 14 left.  Buy them all for $400.  (That's less than $30 each!)

PayPal friend payment only.  (I've sold this way on this site for years.)  


Blackstone Stock Cars BLOWOUT SALE!

cdp48
 

Blackstone stock cars:  $35 each $10 shipping or FIVE for $150 and I pay shipping.  (That's $30 each if you buy five.)    I have 14 left.  Buy them all for $400.  (That's less than $30 each!)

PayPal friend payment only.  (I've sold this way on this site for years.)  


FS: Blackstone, MTL, Slim Princess, Westside, PSC, MRGS,, Raile Line, Kadee, Banta, Unknown HOn3 items

NarrowMinded1
 

I Have the following HOn3 items for sale...

Nathan Kline - HOn3 Model Trains For Sale: 9/20/20
Mfg. Type Description Qty. Price Ea.
BSM C-19 NIB B310207-S Painted, Unlettered C-19, Later Version Flared Side Tender 1 $500
BSM C-19 NIB 310215-S Painted, Unlettered C19, “Later Style” Straight Side Tender 1 $500
BSM Flat NIB B340305 Painted, Unlettered D&RGW 6000 Series Flatcar 6 $40
BSM Coach NIB B350106 Pullman Green, Unlettered, D&RGW Open Platform Passenger Coach 2 $90
BSM ED Box NIB B340126 Painted, Unlettered, D&RGW 3000 Series Economy Door Boxcar 2 $55
BSM Stock NIB B340231W, D&RGW 5500 Series Stock Car, #5605 B2/3 Style, 30s Era Lettering, Weathered 1 $60
BSM Cab. NIB B340960, Painted, Unlettered, D&RGW Long Caboose 4 $90
BSM DD Stk NIB Painted Semi-Gloss Black, Unlettered, D&RGW 5500 Series Double-Deck Stock Car, 3 Pack 1 $175
BSM NF Tnk NIB B340601W, Narrow Frame Tank Car, No. 12770  UTLX Yellow Lettering, D Ladr., Weathered 1 $70
BSM NF Tnk New No Box, Narrow Frame Tank Car, Custom No. 12880  UTLX Yellow Lettering, D Ladr., Weath. 1 $60
BSM NF Tnk New No Box, Narrow Frame Tank Car, Custom No. 11008  UTLX Yellow Lettering, D Ladr., Weath. 1 $60
BSM NF Tnk NIB B340602W, Narrow Frame Tank Car, No. 13236  UTLX Yellow Lettering, Weathered 1 $70
BSM NF Tnk NIB B340605W, Narrow Frame Tank Car, No. 13036  UTLX Yellow Lettering, Weathered 1 $70
BSM NF Tnk NIB B340607W, Narrow Frame Tank Car, 12812  UTLX, Yellow Lettering, Weathered 1 $70
BSM NF Tnk NIB B340608W, Narrow Frame Tank Car, 12822  UTLX, Yellow Lettering, Weathered 1 $70
BSM NF Tnk NIB B340610W, Narrow Frame Tank Car, No. 63  CYCX, White Lettering 1 $65
MTL Reefer NIB 850 00 001, RGS 30' Composite Underframe Reefer, Dimensional Data Car 6 $40
SLP Biz Car BRASS HOn3-9 RGS Business Car "Edna", Painted Green, Unlettered 1 $150
WSMC C-25 NIB BRASS Westside Model Company D&RGW C-25, Unpainted 1 $325
PSC T-19 NIB BRASS "Iron Horse Models" RGS 4-6-0 #22, Unpainted 1 $425
MRGS RPO NIB #3062 D&RGW #62 Railway Post Office-Baggage Car With MRGS Trucks 1 $60
MRGS Stock NIB #100 D&RGW 5500 Series Single Deck Stock Car Kit 1 $25
E&BV Stock Built From Kit, 5500 Series D&RGW Stock Car, Lettered For WRG, Grandt Trucks, Kadee #714's 9 $40
KDE MISC. NIP #704 HOn3 Coupler Height Gauge 1 $8
KDE MISC. NIP #780 Tap & Drill Set, #0-80 Tap, #55 Tap Drill, #52 Clearance Drill 1 $8
KDE MISC. NIP #714 Couplers, Two Pair Pack 2 $4
RLN Box NIB #130 D&RGW 3000 Series Boxcar, Kit 1 $15
RLN Box Built From Kit, 3000 Series D&RGW Box Car, Painted Unlettered, Grandt Trucks, Kadee #714's 5 $40
UNK. NF Tnk BRASS, No Box, Narrow Frame Tank Car, No. 11004  UTLX Yellow Lettering, D Ladr., Weathered 1 $75
UNK. NF Tnk BRASS, No Box, Narrow Frame Tank Car, No. 65 CYCX, White Lettering 1 $75
UNK. Reefer WOOD, Built From Kit, No Box, D&RGW 30' Refrigerator Car, #50 1 $40
BMW Struct. NIB #2062 D&RG Sargents Roundhouse, 3 Stall, Laser Cut, Kit 1 $150
BMW Struct. NIB D&RG Sargents Roundhouse Single Stall Expansion, Kit 3 $50
UNK Struct. Chama Coaling Tower, Built Up, Painted/Weathered 1 $50
UNK Struct. Round Water Tower, Built Up, Painted/Weathered 1 $50

BSM=Blackstone Models, MTL=Micro Trains Line, SLP=Slim Princess, WSMC=Westside Model Company, PSC=Precision Scale Company, MRGS=Model Railroad General Store, E&BV=E&B Valley, KDE=Kadee, RLN=Rail Line, BMW=Banta Modelworks, UNK=Unknown

If list is not displaying properly please contact me off list for an Excel spreadsheet. Price includes shipping to CONUS. PayPal, Check, or USPS/Western Union Money Order. Thanks!
--
Nathan Kline
Tiadaghton Valley Railroad & Coal Co.
McConnellsburg, PA
--------------------------------------------------
Web: https://www.tiadaghtonvalleyrr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TiadaghtonValleyRailroad/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJMoICFWw9Muse6xm8moiQ


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Bruce
 

This sounds like the conversation the old guys have every morning at McDonalds...when you could actually sit inside a McDonalds.

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce
419-602-3584 cell



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 6:15 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:
Dale, I grew up in a suburban community in New Jersey about 10 miles west of the George Washington  Bridge.  Gas was cheap in the early 1950's.  Our first car was a brand spanking new green Mercury that my friends dubbed the "inverted bathtub".  I learned to drive in that car ... and got in a lot of trouble with it too -- but that's another story.

Russ

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020, 5:06 AM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
I bought my first vehicle in 1976. Gas wass 52 cents a gal. that summer in Denver. But, that winter at the Ski Resort towns it was $1.08 during the season. After the season closed it dropped back down the mid 60 cent range in the mountains. Gas has always been more expensive up there in my lifetime.The lowest I ever saw gas was in about 1960 on South Broadway about a mile south of where Caboose Hobbies was. It was a gas war. Price was 23 cents a gallon. 

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:
Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande Models line as
Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his casting are
excellent.

Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit.
> This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way
> of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone
> completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can
> afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the
> seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming
> to an end.
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...
> <mailto:mark@...>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm
>     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>
>     https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>
>     Mark K
>     Oxon
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Russ Norris
 

Dale, I grew up in a suburban community in New Jersey about 10 miles west of the George Washington  Bridge.  Gas was cheap in the early 1950's.  Our first car was a brand spanking new green Mercury that my friends dubbed the "inverted bathtub".  I learned to drive in that car ... and got in a lot of trouble with it too -- but that's another story.

Russ

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020, 5:06 AM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
I bought my first vehicle in 1976. Gas wass 52 cents a gal. that summer in Denver. But, that winter at the Ski Resort towns it was $1.08 during the season. After the season closed it dropped back down the mid 60 cent range in the mountains. Gas has always been more expensive up there in my lifetime.The lowest I ever saw gas was in about 1960 on South Broadway about a mile south of where Caboose Hobbies was. It was a gas war. Price was 23 cents a gallon. 

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:
Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande Models line as
Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his casting are
excellent.

Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit.
> This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way
> of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone
> completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can
> afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the
> seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming
> to an end.
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...
> <mailto:mark@...>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm
>     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>
>     https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>
>     Mark K
>     Oxon
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Dale Buxton
 

I bought my first vehicle in 1976. Gas wass 52 cents a gal. that summer in Denver. But, that winter at the Ski Resort towns it was $1.08 during the season. After the season closed it dropped back down the mid 60 cent range in the mountains. Gas has always been more expensive up there in my lifetime.The lowest I ever saw gas was in about 1960 on South Broadway about a mile south of where Caboose Hobbies was. It was a gas war. Price was 23 cents a gallon. 

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 9:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:
Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande Models line as
Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his casting are
excellent.

Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit.
> This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way
> of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone
> completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can
> afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the
> seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming
> to an end.
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...
> <mailto:mark@...>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm
>     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>
>     https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>
>     Mark K
>     Oxon
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Gary Crawford
 

But it was uphill both ways! Honest, I lived in Colorado during my High School years.   G.


On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 7:42 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
When you look at the average age of most of us! We probably really are! 

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:41 PM, Ric Case via groups.io <ebtmodeler=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

lol 😂 

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:38 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


This is beginning to sound like a bunch of old codgers bragging to one another about how "when I was a youngster we had to walk 5 miles in a blizzard to school ... up hill ... both ways".  

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 7:33 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
Heck I remember doing it for 50cents per hr. After two years on the job! Lol

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


I remember when the Ed Sullivan Show was sponsored by Texaco.  In the commercials 5 uniformed guys would run out to service a car, pump gas, check the oil, wash the windshield and sing the Texaco theme song, all at the same time.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 5:50 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing
windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when
business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
> 'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
> Kevin.
>
> On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@...
> <climax@...> wrote:
>
>
> Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8
> to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other
> special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I
> remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it
> was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Bruce
>     Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
>     To: HOn3@groups.io
>     Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?
>
>     Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!
>
>     And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
>     Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
>     they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
>     burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
>     out!
>
>     With cinders in your eyes,
>     Bruce Bowie
>     419-602-3584
>     in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
>     <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:
>
>         Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
>         dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
>         I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.
>
>         Russ
>
>         On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
>         <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>>
>         wrote:
>
>             Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
>             Junction.
>
>             I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
>             Models line as
>             Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
>             casting are
>             excellent.
>
>             Bill Lugg
>
>
>             On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>             > Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
>             this kit.
>             > This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
>             line goes the way
>             > of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
>             Miniatures has gone
>             > completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
>             vehicles can
>             > afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
>             where the
>             > seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
>             swiftly coming
>             > to an end.
>             >
>             > Dale Buxton
>             >
>             > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
>             <mark@... <mailto:mark@...>
>             > <mailto:mark@... <mailto:mark@...>>> wrote:
>             >
>             >     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
>             production but I'm
>             >     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>             >
>             > https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>             >
>             >     Mark K
>             >     Oxon
>             >
>             >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         --
>         Russ Norris, MMR
>         Cape Cod, Massachusetts
>         http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Russ Norris
 

Who you calling an old geezer? 


On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 7:42 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
When you look at the average age of most of us! We probably really are! 

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:41 PM, Ric Case via groups.io <ebtmodeler=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

lol 😂 

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:38 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


This is beginning to sound like a bunch of old codgers bragging to one another about how "when I was a youngster we had to walk 5 miles in a blizzard to school ... up hill ... both ways".  

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 7:33 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
Heck I remember doing it for 50cents per hr. After two years on the job! Lol

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


I remember when the Ed Sullivan Show was sponsored by Texaco.  In the commercials 5 uniformed guys would run out to service a car, pump gas, check the oil, wash the windshield and sing the Texaco theme song, all at the same time.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 5:50 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing
windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when
business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
> 'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
> Kevin.
>
> On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@...
> <climax@...> wrote:
>
>
> Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8
> to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other
> special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I
> remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it
> was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Bruce
>     Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
>     To: HOn3@groups.io
>     Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?
>
>     Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!
>
>     And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
>     Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
>     they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
>     burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
>     out!
>
>     With cinders in your eyes,
>     Bruce Bowie
>     419-602-3584
>     in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
>     <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:
>
>         Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
>         dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
>         I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.
>
>         Russ
>
>         On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
>         <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>>
>         wrote:
>
>             Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
>             Junction.
>
>             I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
>             Models line as
>             Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
>             casting are
>             excellent.
>
>             Bill Lugg
>
>
>             On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>             > Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
>             this kit.
>             > This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
>             line goes the way
>             > of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
>             Miniatures has gone
>             > completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
>             vehicles can
>             > afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
>             where the
>             > seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
>             swiftly coming
>             > to an end.
>             >
>             > Dale Buxton
>             >
>             > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
>             <mark@... <mailto:mark@...>
>             > <mailto:mark@... <mailto:mark@...>>> wrote:
>             >
>             >     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
>             production but I'm
>             >     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>             >
>             > https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>             >
>             >     Mark K
>             >     Oxon
>             >
>             >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         --
>         Russ Norris, MMR
>         Cape Cod, Massachusetts
>         http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Ric Case
 

When you look at the average age of most of us! We probably really are! 

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:41 PM, Ric Case via groups.io <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:

lol 😂 

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:38 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


This is beginning to sound like a bunch of old codgers bragging to one another about how "when I was a youngster we had to walk 5 miles in a blizzard to school ... up hill ... both ways".  

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 7:33 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
Heck I remember doing it for 50cents per hr. After two years on the job! Lol

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


I remember when the Ed Sullivan Show was sponsored by Texaco.  In the commercials 5 uniformed guys would run out to service a car, pump gas, check the oil, wash the windshield and sing the Texaco theme song, all at the same time.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 5:50 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing
windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when
business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
> 'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
> Kevin.
>
> On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@...
> <climax@...> wrote:
>
>
> Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8
> to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other
> special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I
> remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it
> was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Bruce
>     Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
>     To: HOn3@groups.io
>     Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?
>
>     Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!
>
>     And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
>     Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
>     they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
>     burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
>     out!
>
>     With cinders in your eyes,
>     Bruce Bowie
>     419-602-3584
>     in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
>     <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:
>
>         Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
>         dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
>         I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.
>
>         Russ
>
>         On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
>         <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>>
>         wrote:
>
>             Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
>             Junction.
>
>             I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
>             Models line as
>             Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
>             casting are
>             excellent.
>
>             Bill Lugg
>
>
>             On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>             > Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
>             this kit.
>             > This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
>             line goes the way
>             > of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
>             Miniatures has gone
>             > completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
>             vehicles can
>             > afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
>             where the
>             > seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
>             swiftly coming
>             > to an end.
>             >
>             > Dale Buxton
>             >
>             > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
>             <mark@... <mailto:mark@...>
>             > <mailto:mark@... <mailto:mark@...>>> wrote:
>             >
>             >     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
>             production but I'm
>             >     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>             >
>             > https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>             >
>             >     Mark K
>             >     Oxon
>             >
>             >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         --
>         Russ Norris, MMR
>         Cape Cod, Massachusetts
>         http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Ric Case
 

lol 😂 

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:38 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


This is beginning to sound like a bunch of old codgers bragging to one another about how "when I was a youngster we had to walk 5 miles in a blizzard to school ... up hill ... both ways".  

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 7:33 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
Heck I remember doing it for 50cents per hr. After two years on the job! Lol

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


I remember when the Ed Sullivan Show was sponsored by Texaco.  In the commercials 5 uniformed guys would run out to service a car, pump gas, check the oil, wash the windshield and sing the Texaco theme song, all at the same time.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 5:50 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing
windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when
business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
> 'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
> Kevin.
>
> On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@...
> <climax@...> wrote:
>
>
> Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8
> to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other
> special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I
> remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it
> was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Bruce
>     Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
>     To: HOn3@groups.io
>     Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?
>
>     Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!
>
>     And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
>     Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
>     they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
>     burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
>     out!
>
>     With cinders in your eyes,
>     Bruce Bowie
>     419-602-3584
>     in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
>     <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:
>
>         Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
>         dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
>         I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.
>
>         Russ
>
>         On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
>         <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>>
>         wrote:
>
>             Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
>             Junction.
>
>             I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
>             Models line as
>             Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
>             casting are
>             excellent.
>
>             Bill Lugg
>
>
>             On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>             > Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
>             this kit.
>             > This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
>             line goes the way
>             > of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
>             Miniatures has gone
>             > completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
>             vehicles can
>             > afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
>             where the
>             > seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
>             swiftly coming
>             > to an end.
>             >
>             > Dale Buxton
>             >
>             > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
>             <mark@... <mailto:mark@...>
>             > <mailto:mark@... <mailto:mark@...>>> wrote:
>             >
>             >     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
>             production but I'm
>             >     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>             >
>             > https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>             >
>             >     Mark K
>             >     Oxon
>             >
>             >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         --
>         Russ Norris, MMR
>         Cape Cod, Massachusetts
>         http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Russ Norris
 

This is beginning to sound like a bunch of old codgers bragging to one another about how "when I was a youngster we had to walk 5 miles in a blizzard to school ... up hill ... both ways".  

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 7:33 PM Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...> wrote:
Heck I remember doing it for 50cents per hr. After two years on the job! Lol

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


I remember when the Ed Sullivan Show was sponsored by Texaco.  In the commercials 5 uniformed guys would run out to service a car, pump gas, check the oil, wash the windshield and sing the Texaco theme song, all at the same time.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 5:50 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing
windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when
business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
> 'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
> Kevin.
>
> On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@...
> <climax@...> wrote:
>
>
> Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8
> to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other
> special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I
> remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it
> was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Bruce
>     Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
>     To: HOn3@groups.io
>     Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?
>
>     Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!
>
>     And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
>     Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
>     they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
>     burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
>     out!
>
>     With cinders in your eyes,
>     Bruce Bowie
>     419-602-3584
>     in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
>     <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:
>
>         Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
>         dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
>         I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.
>
>         Russ
>
>         On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
>         <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>>
>         wrote:
>
>             Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
>             Junction.
>
>             I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
>             Models line as
>             Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
>             casting are
>             excellent.
>
>             Bill Lugg
>
>
>             On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>             > Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
>             this kit.
>             > This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
>             line goes the way
>             > of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
>             Miniatures has gone
>             > completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
>             vehicles can
>             > afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
>             where the
>             > seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
>             swiftly coming
>             > to an end.
>             >
>             > Dale Buxton
>             >
>             > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
>             <mark@... <mailto:mark@...>
>             > <mailto:mark@... <mailto:mark@...>>> wrote:
>             >
>             >     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
>             production but I'm
>             >     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>             >
>             > https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>             >
>             >     Mark K
>             >     Oxon
>             >
>             >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         --
>         Russ Norris, MMR
>         Cape Cod, Massachusetts
>         http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Ric Case
 

Heck I remember doing it for 50cents per hr. After two years on the job! Lol

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Sep 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


I remember when the Ed Sullivan Show was sponsored by Texaco.  In the commercials 5 uniformed guys would run out to service a car, pump gas, check the oil, wash the windshield and sing the Texaco theme song, all at the same time.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 5:50 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing
windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when
business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
> 'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
> Kevin.
>
> On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@...
> <climax@...> wrote:
>
>
> Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8
> to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other
> special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I
> remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it
> was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Bruce
>     Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
>     To: HOn3@groups.io
>     Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?
>
>     Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!
>
>     And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
>     Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
>     they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
>     burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
>     out!
>
>     With cinders in your eyes,
>     Bruce Bowie
>     419-602-3584
>     in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
>     <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:
>
>         Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
>         dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
>         I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.
>
>         Russ
>
>         On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
>         <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>>
>         wrote:
>
>             Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
>             Junction.
>
>             I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
>             Models line as
>             Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
>             casting are
>             excellent.
>
>             Bill Lugg
>
>
>             On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>             > Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
>             this kit.
>             > This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
>             line goes the way
>             > of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
>             Miniatures has gone
>             > completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
>             vehicles can
>             > afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
>             where the
>             > seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
>             swiftly coming
>             > to an end.
>             >
>             > Dale Buxton
>             >
>             > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
>             <mark@... <mailto:mark@...>
>             > <mailto:mark@... <mailto:mark@...>>> wrote:
>             >
>             >     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
>             production but I'm
>             >     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>             >
>             > https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>             >
>             >     Mark K
>             >     Oxon
>             >
>             >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         --
>         Russ Norris, MMR
>         Cape Cod, Massachusetts
>         http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Russ Norris
 

I remember when the Ed Sullivan Show was sponsored by Texaco.  In the commercials 5 uniformed guys would run out to service a car, pump gas, check the oil, wash the windshield and sing the Texaco theme song, all at the same time.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 5:50 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing
windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when
business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
> 'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
> Kevin.
>
> On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@...
> <climax@...> wrote:
>
>
> Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8
> to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other
> special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I
> remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it
> was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Bruce
>     Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
>     To: HOn3@groups.io
>     Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?
>
>     Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!
>
>     And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
>     Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
>     they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
>     burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
>     out!
>
>     With cinders in your eyes,
>     Bruce Bowie
>     419-602-3584
>     in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
>     <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:
>
>         Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
>         dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
>         I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.
>
>         Russ
>
>         On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
>         <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>>
>         wrote:
>
>             Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
>             Junction.
>
>             I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
>             Models line as
>             Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
>             casting are
>             excellent.
>
>             Bill Lugg
>
>
>             On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>             > Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
>             this kit.
>             > This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
>             line goes the way
>             > of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
>             Miniatures has gone
>             > completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
>             vehicles can
>             > afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
>             where the
>             > seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
>             swiftly coming
>             > to an end.
>             >
>             > Dale Buxton
>             >
>             > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
>             <mark@... <mailto:mark@...>
>             > <mailto:mark@... <mailto:mark@...>>> wrote:
>             >
>             >     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
>             production but I'm
>             >     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>             >
>             > https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>             >
>             >     Mark K
>             >     Oxon
>             >
>             >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         --
>         Russ Norris, MMR
>         Cape Cod, Massachusetts
>         http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Randy Hees
 

My first tank of gas was .19 cents a gallon... I was pumping gas at .25 a gallon and yes, got robbed... when the police arrived I was sitting on him...  Our hobby has a tradition of short runs, and prices go up with rarity...  There are rumors of someone trying to buy Eric's business...   If they don't I will miss his kits, but some of the subjects, mostly his V&T kits are being offered now from Shapeways by several young men... 


On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:50 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing
windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when
business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
> 'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
> Kevin.
>
> On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@...
> <climax@...> wrote:
>
>
> Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8
> to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other
> special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I
> remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it
> was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Bruce
>     Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
>     To: HOn3@groups.io
>     Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?
>
>     Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!
>
>     And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
>     Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
>     they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
>     burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
>     out!
>
>     With cinders in your eyes,
>     Bruce Bowie
>     419-602-3584
>     in2trains@... <mailto:in2trains@...>
>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...
>     <mailto:rbnorrisjr@...>> wrote:
>
>         Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
>         dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
>         I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.
>
>         Russ
>
>         On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
>         <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>>
>         wrote:
>
>             Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
>             Junction.
>
>             I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
>             Models line as
>             Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
>             casting are
>             excellent.
>
>             Bill Lugg
>
>
>             On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>             > Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
>             this kit.
>             > This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
>             line goes the way
>             > of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
>             Miniatures has gone
>             > completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
>             vehicles can
>             > afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
>             where the
>             > seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
>             swiftly coming
>             > to an end.
>             >
>             > Dale Buxton
>             >
>             > On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
>             <mark@... <mailto:mark@...>
>             > <mailto:mark@... <mailto:mark@...>>> wrote:
>             >
>             >     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
>             production but I'm
>             >     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>             >
>             > https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>             >
>             >     Mark K
>             >     Oxon
>             >
>             >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>         --
>         Russ Norris, MMR
>         Cape Cod, Massachusetts
>         http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/
>
>






Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Bill Lugg
 

Well, I'm a bit younger.  I was pumping it a $0.60 a gallon, washing windshields, checking oil, etc.  I even did lube, oil and filter when business was slow.  I even got robbed once.

Ah, those were the days...
Bill Lugg

On 9/20/20 2:52 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
Kevin.

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@Mindspring.com <climax@mindspring.com> wrote:


Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8 to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce
Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?

Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!

And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical
Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's
they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them
burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug
out!

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
in2trains@gmail.com <mailto:in2trains@gmail.com>

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@gmail.com
<mailto:rbnorrisjr@gmail.com>> wrote:

Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger
dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but
I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg
<luggw1@risebroadband.net <mailto:luggw1@risebroadband.net>>
wrote:

Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's
Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande
Models line as
Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his
casting are
excellent.

Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for
this kit.
> This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit
line goes the way
> of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway
Miniatures has gone
> completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale
vehicles can
> afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal
where the
> seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are
swiftly coming
> to an end.
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz
<mark@kaspro.net <mailto:mark@kaspro.net>
> <mailto:mark@kaspro.net <mailto:mark@kaspro.net>>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure how much this kit was when still in
production but I'm
>     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>
>     Mark K
>     Oxon
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

kevin b
 

i can remember gas at .39 a gallon. free glass with 8 gallon fill up.
'course, i was ridin' not drivin' yet.
Kevin.

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 02:23:29 PM CDT, Climax@... <climax@...> wrote:


Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8 to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce
Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?

Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!

And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug out! 

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
in2trains@...

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:
Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande Models line as
Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his casting are
excellent.

Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit.
> This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way
> of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone
> completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can
> afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the
> seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming
> to an end.
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...
> <mailto:mark@...>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm
>     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>
>     https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>
>     Mark K
>     Oxon
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Climax@...
 

Darn youngsters.  I am so old that I remember the gas wars!  Gas was 8 to 12 cents a gallon and they threw in dishes, towels, or other special offerings to entice you to get the whole set of what evers.  I remember in 1965 when I filled my take up for 46 cents!  Of course it was a Honda 50 Super Sport motor bike! hahahhaha

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce
Sent: Sep 20, 2020 2:06 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A touch of Ebay Madness?

Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!

And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug out! 

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
in2trains@...

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:
Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande Models line as
Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his casting are
excellent.

Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit.
> This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way
> of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone
> completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can
> afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the
> seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming
> to an end.
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...
> <mailto:mark@...>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm
>     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>
>     https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>
>     Mark K
>     Oxon
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Bruce
 

Funny Russ.  I too paid as low as $0.19/gal!

And when I tell the Juniors and Seniors in our Electrical Technology class I was paid $1.05/hr when I started at McDonald's they can't imagine working for that wage.  But then I tell them burgers were $0.17 and cheeseburgers were $0.19 and their eyes bug out! 

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce Bowie
419-602-3584
in2trains@...


On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 11:05 AM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:
Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande Models line as
Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his casting are
excellent.

Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit.
> This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way
> of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone
> completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can
> afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the
> seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming
> to an end.
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...
> <mailto:mark@...>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm
>     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>
>     https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>
>     Mark K
>     Oxon
>
>






--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/

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