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    • November 8, 2017 12:01 PM EST
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      Wanted/Sale Bachmann Li'L Hauler Combine

      I'm making a short train of coaches, and came across the Li'l Big Hauler combine.  I already got a baggage car for $24 [$19.99 at Trainworld, but shipping = ++].  There don't seem to be many of these around - couldn't find one sold on its own - just in the sets.

       

      But I did find a set on eBay (by someone selling off Gold Coast Station?) for a mere $85 plus $38 shipping.

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/BACH-90197-LIL-BIG-HAULER-BUMBLE-BEE-PASSENGER-SET-NEW-IN-SHIPPING-BOX-/112623080349?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10

      If anyone is interested, I'd like to buy the combine from them!!

       

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    • November 14, 2017 6:23 PM EST
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      Wow, shipping kills it...

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    • November 15, 2017 1:37 PM EST
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      Wow, shipping kills it...

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      I dunno about that.  They usually runn about $150-200.  $38 for shipping isn't bad for a big box like that.

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    • November 15, 2017 8:55 PM EST
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      They usually runn about $150-200.

       

      I already got a baggage car for $24 [$19.99 at Trainworld, but shipping = ++].

      Huh? I am cornfused.

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    • November 16, 2017 12:15 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:

      They usually runn about $150-200.

       

      I already got a baggage car for $24 [$19.99 at Trainworld, but shipping = ++].

      Huh? I am cornfused.

      The sets are usually $150-200.  The baggage on its own (not the same as the combine in the sets) is about $25.  I found one for $24+ on Amazon, and by combining it with another purchase managed to get free shipping.

       

      The same seller sold that one and put another on eBay for $99+$37.50 shipping.

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at November 16, 2017 12:17 PM EST
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    • November 16, 2017 2:55 PM EST
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      The basic problem is that the Combine ONLY came with the passenger train set, like the boxcar and gondola in the freight set, they've never been offered individually in boxes like the other cars. Al Kramer sometimes sells the sets for cheap (engine, tender, passenger cars only minus the track and powerpack). I got a couple of those sets for about $70 each. Check with Al, he's listed as ana.kramer on eBay, he might still have a stripped set or loose car lurking about he can sell you.

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    • November 17, 2017 2:23 PM EST
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      The basic problem is that the Combine ONLY came with the passenger train set,

      Good idea - I'll check with Al.

       

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    • November 23, 2017 3:09 PM EST
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      Shouldn't be too difficult to scratchbuild one out of a baggage car and coach

       

    • November 24, 2017 1:33 PM EST
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      Mike Wlez said:

      Shouldn't be too difficult to scratchbuild one out of a baggage car and coach

       

      Agree, but that won't make it cheap!

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    • November 24, 2017 4:41 PM EST
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      Odd that the combines aren't sold separately.

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at November 24, 2017 4:46 PM EST
    • November 24, 2017 6:39 PM EST
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      Considering that set, aside from shipping costs, that's $50 for engine/tender and $25 per car, plus a powerpack, you can sell the tin track and even the powerpack for a few dollars, cutting the overall cost by a few bucks, just saying.

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    • November 24, 2017 6:39 PM EST
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      Dbl post

      This post was edited by Vic Smith at November 24, 2017 6:41 PM EST
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    • December 9, 2017 11:49 AM EST
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      Pete: Did you ever get the combine?

    • December 9, 2017 12:02 PM EST
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      Wow! Hope you get your teeth back for Christmas Dinner!

      Brrrumpbump!

       

      But seriously, I do have a combine that was to be a project. Will let you have it for what I paid-$25 plus shipping. That way I can tell my wife I am selling stuff and thinning out.

      This post was edited by Lou Luczu at December 9, 2017 12:07 PM EST
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