Rare Kato #10607 VT04 Flying Hamburger Set. Super Nice.

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 09,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
Rare Kato #10607 VT04 Flying Hamburger Set. Super Nice.

This is a pretty rare Kato #10706 Flying Hamburger two car diesel rail car set in the gorgeous purple and cream livery of the SWDE (Southwest German) Railway. Road #877a and #877b. I bought this set new and didn't use it, has maybe 15 minutes track time. It is in perfect cosmetic and perfect mechanical condition. Outstanding paint and decals- no wear at all to the shells, couplers perfect, no damage, scratches, etc. nothing broken or missing, etc. Runs remarkably smooth and slow, with directional red and white lighting. Has all the detail parts still on their sprue, and the special bumpers which are often lost on these units. Really, really cool, and now extremely hard to find. Extremely s light wheel marks. Also, the original packaging is excellent and complete, and instructions. Super nice little rail set, and impossible to find. A bargain at the opening price, which is exactly what I paid for it, marked down from $160.

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This lot is being sold to thin/liquidate my HUGE collection of N scale model trains. I bought much of it on ebay, so I know from experience that "untested" often means "couldn't get it to work, so I'll call it untested" and "nothing appears missing or broken" means "from 3 feet away" and other such "RUNS GREAT-HUGE DETAIL" nonsense. You are buying my personal collection, I know each piece of it very well, so rest assured it will be as described. I photograph problems if I can, and show both sides of used models. No trick photography concealing defects or high reserves, either. Much of this stuff has to go, and I'm confident ebay railroaders will give me a fair price. Starting prices are low and represent a great buy, but because of high fees and non-paying bidder hassles, I can no longer start auctions at 99 cents.

I'm not a dealer, but I have more spares, parts, tools and capability in N scale than almost any hobby shop, so if I say it is a parts loco, don't get optimistic and think you can fix it, and if I say I've been through it and it runs well, you need to clean your track before you disagree.

I pack extremely carefully to survive the left-with-a-caged-gorilla treatment so many parcels seem to receive.

I do not use ebay's C-Rating system because people just don't use it correctly, and almost everything I've bought from people who do use it was over-rated. It seems model railroaders who are familiar with the hobby and our toys don't use the rating, and commercial or garage sale buyers unloading estate sale lots are hopelessly optimist or even dishonest in their ratings. Whatever the reason, I just don't agree with the system. I stand by my descriptions. If you want to know more just ask. I've had a lot of fun with my collection, but I need the space and money for my growing family. I hope you enjoy these things as much as I have.

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A WORD ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Shipping internationally has become EXTREMELY expensive. I have just been burned on these charges on another auction and there is nothing I can do about it except to use the shipping calculators. The ebay calculator is now what I go by and it is the only way to prevent expensive surprises for both of us. If the shipping is too much for you, and I think it would be in many cases from what I have just been through, then please do not bid. I'm sorry it is that way. International shipping used to be cheap, and it was reasonable until very recently. This is no longer the case when sending from the USA...

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