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Westside models 2-8-8-8-4 triplex. What's it worth?
« on: September 24, 2016, 10:55:56 AM »
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So my uncle called me from a flea market in bfe Wyoming. He was looking at a westside models 2-8-8-8-4 triplex and westside UP 4-6-0. For the price, he bought both. What is the triplex worth?  I know mth has a model out but the brass market isn't dead like in n scale.
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Re: Westside models 2-8-8-8-4 triplex. What's it worth?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 11:05:04 AM »
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It took a little digging, but I found an LMB brass triplex on eBay.uk under "completed" that went for $900. Considering that Westside, IIRC, was a good name in HO brass back in the day, I would expect it to be in the range of $1K or better. That's a big SWAG, but prob'ly in the ballpark.
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Re: Westside models 2-8-8-8-4 triplex. What's it worth?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 11:14:39 AM »
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Thank you! Looks like he's about to make a BIG profit! Lucky bastard! Lol
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Re: Westside models 2-8-8-8-4 triplex. What's it worth?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 12:13:28 PM »
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 :o
  the 2-8-8-8-4 triplex was the Virgian loco,they only had 1.
  by the early 20s it was turned into a 2-8-8-0,and a 2-8-2.
  so it didn't last as long as the Erie trio did.
  the MTH model was the 1st triplex for the Erie,Matt Shay,
  which was slightly different than the 2 that followed it.
  the Boiler on the Virginian engine was similar to the Boilers
  on their 2-10-10-2s,and a bit larger/different than the Erie boilers.
   interesting Loco that was converted to more usefull locos rather quickly.
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