1929 Gilbert #8 Erector Set Zepplin-White Truck-Shovel!

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 25, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House
I would like to thank all the good people that bought my metal sets over the last year. Many have asked me to restore wood sets, as t is a need for TOP quality sets from this era. Up for sale is a 1929 A C Gilbert #8 Erector Set. Called The Zepplin Set, it is most appealing, as it can build the Zepplin, White Truck, and Steam Shovel!!! THREE SETS IN ONE!!!! NICKEL PARTS!!!!! T is no better way to storm your as* into the wood sets!!! Jump in with both feet!! 100% complete, GUARANTEED(be careful...a third of sets sold on Ebay as "complete" are NOT!!). 3 times inventoried, this set has all show quality parts. THIS IS A SHOW SET!!! T IS NOT A SINGLE JUNK, RUSTY, OR BENT PART IN THIS SET!!! I ALWAYS lay out all the goodies, and take the highest resolution pics allowed by Ebay. I see people paying $600-$1800 on Ebay for incomplete, junk, rusty Zep sets with either no manual or a piece of sh*t one. Then they have to pay for the parts that are missing, giving them a COMPLETE junk rusty set that costs more than this one! is your chance to snag a stellar, complete, near perfect set(if anyone tries to sell you a "perfect" set, do not buy it....they stole it from the Lord's collection!!! After all, the set is 80 years old, and generally were in the hands of kids(like me!!!)). Central to the issue is the top quality restoration. Spotless ORIGINAL SURFACED girders and gears, sweet painted parts that are more maroon in color that the later sets, very nice restored box(it has an original inside lid label...I cannot bring myself to replace it with a repro...you can if you wish), this set has it all. The models you build will sparkle!! BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL RUBBER TIRES and WHEELS. NO CRACKS, or ANY ISSUES!!! The motor runs sweetly. I am a retired electrician/electronic tech, and I took the motor apart, cleaned and lubed it, with a touch of Lithium Grease and t! This motor is to die for! Check out that shine! Not bad for 80 years old(I say that about my wife sometimes!). I included an awesome Gilbert American Flyer 1 1/2 Transformer to drive the P-58 motor. Tested and serviced, you can see the voltage output in one of the pics with the voltmeter. It does not normally come with the set, but you have to have one to drive the engine(every home in the 20's-30's-40's-50's had a train set, so Gilbert decided not to include one in the set). Stellar boiler and decals, lots of string, succulent gears, and a great brand new Bruce Hansen manual. Original gondolas, propellers, struts, tailcone, etc. BEAUTIFUL Zepplin parts...YOUR ZEP WILL RULE!!!! The sweet repro bag is 4 FEET LONG!!!! The box is in excellent shape, completely restored. It is my finest wood box restoration yet(Gilbert did not put a high priority on box quality control, but this one was sweet!!). AWESOME White Truck and Steam Shovel parts, the best paint job I have EVER done!!! My paint jobs have received many compliments, and is an example. I have developed and mastered the art of "wet coating", which gives a dipped look. No one else on the planet dos this. THE PICS TELL IT ALL....IF YOU WANT A SET THAT WILL PUT OTHERS BACK ON THE SHELF, IT IS!!!! Sweet Tray that FITS, and is EASY to put in and out. Nice professional paper packing/layering gives the set a Factory look. The reproduction boxes I made are square and precise!!! Included will be a copy of a letter from AC Gilbert, an invitation to join our Erector club(A.C. Gilbert Historical Society) and Inventory sheets. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH THE KIDS OR GRANDKIDS!!! Some simple models only take 20 minutes to build. Get your young engineers away from the tube or computer!!! LOOK AT ALL THE SWEET PARTS!!!! 45 pounds of Erector fun!! ********************* I have 300 sets, let me know if you are looking for anything in particular! ***********Ship to US for $30, insured. No international shipping. I combine shipping. Money back for any good reason, ANYTIME!!! That's right, I will buy the set back tomorrow, next month, next year for full price. How the hell can I ask ...