Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Springfield Purchase

It's been way too long since I posted anything. I endeavor to rectify that over the coming weeks. In that spirit, I thought I would share my main purchase from Springfield (I tend to not buy much anymore... I just don't find a need to purchase many things). Back to my purchase. Almost two years ago, Tony Thompson had a post on his blog about a load created from a Euclid scraper. I thought it looked like a great load. I meandered over to ebay and fruitlessly sought to find a similar vehicle. Not one to throw up the white flag, I saved the search term and hoped something would appear.

My efforts were finally rewarded about a month ago when my ebay search yielded an amazing find! Like a true slacker, I dithered. Then at Springfield (the Amherst Railway Society show), I actually found what I was seeking.

I plunked down $45.00 at the Don Mills Models table and came home with what you see here. The detail is quite fine and the castings are generally good. I will be showing my progress here, including mounting it on a flat car as a load. Stay tuned!

P.S. the ebay Buy it Now listing was still active at the time of this posting and Don Mills certainly has more.

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  1. I have one of these on the shelf waiting it's turn on the work bench... I bought mine when he first offered it... It been some years...
    Im pretty sure that Williams Ratcliff of Ralph Ratcliff Models did the masters on this... Clean and sharp..

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    1. My 2018 Springfield purchases included 3 of the new Brockway 260s and one of the '32 22 foot Fruhauf trailers both offered by Sylvan Scale Models.

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