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Purdue
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Did anybody see the Tyco Handrail set on E-bay that just sold for $41.00???? WOW. If I need hand rails that bad, I just buy a cheap locomotive with rails in tact and salvage it.... A lot cheaper than $41.00! Of course, maybe someone wanted them with the original package just to place in the box with a locomotive for collection purposes...
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Tyco engines just look so unrealistic without their handrails. I'd say the handrails add $40 of value
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This is why I go around the trains show buying junker engines with their handrails for $5 when I find them.
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This is why I go around the trains show buying junker engines with their handrails for $5 when I find them.

Originally posted by AF Kid - March 30 2011 :  8:04:25 PM



Where do you find mid-'60's Mantua centercab switcher junkers at? Both the ones I just bought are missing the handrails, and haven't seen ANY like this at shows for parts.



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That was my auction, to say I was surprised would be an understatement. Good to know I actually sold one of those crazy auctions.

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I found a used unboxed Tyco Domino Sugar covered hopper at a train show that was nice. Bought it for $3 dollars. Put it on Ebay w/starting bid of 99 cents. It sold for $41 and some change! I could not believe it! The buyer left me positive feedback and everyone was happy
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I found some Tyco handrail sets at a trainshow in Toledo a few years back for $1.00 per set. I quickly bought them up!
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Jerry that is my secret..... If I told you, I wouldn't be able to find them. At the show I met toptrain and some of the guys, I found a LN Tyco Coney Island trolley and a early Tyco UP Plymouth switcher for $15 total.
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Jerry that is my secret..... If I told you, I wouldn't be able to find them.

Originally posted by AF Kid - April 09 2011 :  8:11:49 PM



Well, I just got two sets of handrails today for the Tyco T227 switchers...attached to two MORE. $15 for the pair, they were stripped down and in pieces, but all there it seemed. So I'll have 2 of 4 Switchers with handrails now. :) First time I'd seen these for parts, one vendor at the Timonium show had a bunch of older Tyco stuff. Pretty nice, I spent quite a bit at his tables. Found two cow-catcher/pilots for something, Tyco / Bachmann? at $3 each. Had some good moments today, anyway. Will post pictures on Sunday.

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It would not be too tough to go to the LHS and get some.022, I think, piano wire, use another engine as a guide, and bend your own replacements.
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Would not Athearn handrails work on some Tyco locos? The metal ones that came with Athearns Blue Box locos are still available.

Im sure that with a bit of imagination and a pair of pliers,,,,there must be some that come close enough.
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I know that with some very slight modification that the Bowser (Stewart) set for the Alco C630 will work on the Tyco Alco 630. It seems like every Tyco I have ever seen are without the handrails. I have several Alcos with the Stewart part, and they are better scale-wise than the original. At 4.03 for the set, it is hard to beat. Try them at
http://www.bowser-trains.com/Prices/Bowser%20Stewart%20Prices.htm
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