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Just came across this "gem"/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/ermm.gif in the eBay live steam "locomotive" listings.../DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif
http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-Live-Steam-Model-Locomotive-Engine-Enlarging_W0QQitemZ110241046836QQihZ001QQcategoryZ19150QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Also note the location - ( Guangzhou, China )/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blush.gif
Definetly read the description if you want a chuckle or two!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif
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Not an antique, and certainly does not look like a live steam operational engine, another ebayer asked if it is operational and the answer provided does not answer the question. Looks like a foriegn seller with very poor english skills which will certainly result in negative feedback due to buyers not getting what is described.

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I guess the seller DOESN'T know the difference between a steam LOCOMOTIVE & an early steam-pumper, horse-drawn FIRE ENGINE./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blink.gif Obviously designed as a "mantle decoration"!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif It appears the seller may be a BRAND-NEW eBayer /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/ermm.gif (note ZERO /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/crazy.gif feedback!). While I don't wish them ill, I feel the seller may be WAY /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/whistling.gif in over his / her head trying to sell something like this INTERNATIONALLY :confused:, especially with limited English skills. Be interesting to see how this goes. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/satisfied.gif
This person isn't the ONLY confused seller pushing "live steam"/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/doze.gif - here's a few OTHER listings under that category!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/plain.gif
http://cgi.ebay.com/LOCOMOTIVE-BIG-LOT-OF-TRAINS-LOCOMOTIVES-BOX-CARS-MORE_W0QQitemZ220222461910QQihZ012QQcategoryZ152913QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
[url}http://cgi.ebay.com/RAILROAD-ENGINE-NO-272-BELT-BUCKLE-USED-LIFE-COLLECTIO_W0QQitemZ250234924245QQihZ015QQcategoryZ15661QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/url]
http://cgi.ebay.com/RAILROAD-ENGINE-NO-272-BELT-BUCKLE-USED-LIFE-COLLECTIO_W0QQitemZ250234924245QQihZ015QQcategoryZ15661QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
- it would appear the depths of "CLUELESSNESS" are UNFATHOMABLE!:/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/unsure.gif
- Although this LAST one may "semi-qualify"/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blush.gif (it ACTUALLY has STEAM_POWERED drive wheels!:cool: )....
http://cgi.ebay.com/UNUSUAL-RED-ENAMEL-STEAM-TRAIN-LOCOMOTIVE-TEAPOT-KETTLE_W0QQitemZ320237897108QQihZ011QQcategoryZ152913QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
- JUST THE THING for serving tea at your next "STEAM-up!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif Tom
 

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These models are available from stores like Homegoods or Marshalls here in the states. They are a crude model to say the least, the paint and detail are very bad. But for somethign that is made to look old and be on a shelf 5 feet away they look ok.

The prices are very good compared to the price of them in a store. Usually running about 16-25.00 depending on the model.
 

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There are many hobby items to keep track of, you amaze me that you have such working knowledge of this type of offering. Such depth of knowledge should be put to good use....
 

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You'll see my wife there almost everyday..... Next time your over remind me to show you the steam loco she bought me from there. Same type of construction. Pretty neat.
 
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