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Busted up H-4 on ebay
« on: April 02, 2010, 10:43:24 PM »
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Just wanted to let people know, there is a new H-4 on ebay that the owner dropped on the floor, the front engine and pilot are pretty mangled, but would be good for parts/cab/tender etc.

Its listed as "Basket case 2-6-6-2" and was at 6.00 when I saw it.

Poor thing :-[
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Re: Busted up H-4 on ebay
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 10:54:18 PM »
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That is Mark's, (Spookshow). I haven't had the nerve to e-mail him and see what happened yet.
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Re: Busted up H-4 on ebay
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 10:53:04 AM »
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I was wondering if it belonged to someone here, and kind of hoped it didnt. I could use it, but my "toy account" is sort of empty just now=(
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Re: Busted up H-4 on ebay
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010, 02:10:30 PM »
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That is Mark's, (Spookshow). I haven't had the nerve to e-mail him and see what happened yet.

His eBay listing answers that question - 'dropped on a concrete floor'


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Re: Busted up H-4 on ebay
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 02:14:30 PM »
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I'm thinking about it myself, it looks like good kitbash fodder if nothing else......
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Re: Busted up H-4 on ebay
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010, 06:10:46 PM »
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Mark, if you're reading this, did you call Bachmann's repair department? I had a 4-8-4 that was way old and out of warrantee, and I dropped it on the floor, sent it to Bachmann with $15 (i believe it was at the time) and they sent me a new revised 4-8-4 back.

I suppose this policy has changed also, but seems like it would be worth a query.

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Re: Busted up H-4 on ebay
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 08:38:32 AM »
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Well I picked it up!  ;D I'll take a look at how bad it is when it gets here, take more pictures, and give bachmann a call too. to me it looks fixable if bachmann wants nothing to do with it, of course, I fix alot of crap others would just toss. I really don't have a plan for it, I was going to make a 2-6-6-2T with it, but the drivers are 56" and most of the 2-6-6-2T were 44" drivers, 12" is a little too much to foobie.

so on that note, does anyone know of a 2-6-6-2 with 44" drivers?
Mike

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Re: Busted up H-4 on ebay
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 10:24:49 AM »
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Good luck with the repairs!
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