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I can't put the clock back and change poor decisions I have made.

At 74 I'm not exactly the best of health. I have some savings and assets plus, some would argue, too much money in a current account losing value.

I'm buying an ACE trains 9F purely because I used to see then around Peterborough. I already have 4 ACE locomotives still unused and a Bassett Lowke Flying Scotsman.

I've made an enquiry for an Aster King George V. Again purely because I can and I would like to look at it and own it. I've not 100% made my mind up yet.

I appreciate this is very much a personal enquiry but I would appreciate members thoughts please?

Of course I could buy an expensive LGB locomotive or several Playmobil trains but the KG V has the appeal of being British outline and to my mind is a beautiful model.

Many thanks.

Sarah

PS. It is currently nearly 4.00 am Thursday and I'm up because I have a tremendous burning sensation in the fingers of my right hand!

PPS. I have no-one to answer to and I'm a selfish *******!
 
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Just some general advice. As far as i'm concerned buying new Marklin/LGB stuff is way expensive now considering the abundance of good second hand LGB items at far more reasonable prices. 2 grand for plastic engine, nah! $600 a long coach, nah!
Live steam is probably a better fun investment if you have some decent cash to splash. The price value, considering limited production is likely to get a better return later as long as everything is very well looked after. Brass Gauge 1 electrics, not so much. There is no incentive to save in a debt based economy. If you got it, enjoy it while you still can. That's my theory and why I have an indecent amount of trains throughout my home. :giggle:
 
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I can't put the clock back and change poor decisions I have made.

At 74 I'm not exactly the best of health. I have some savings and assets plus, some would argue, too much money in a current account losing value.

I'm buying an ACE trains 9F purely because I used to see then around Peterborough. I already have 4 ACE locomotives still unused and a Bassett Lowke Flying Scotsman.

I've made an enquiry for an Aster King George V. Again purely because I can and I would like to look at it and own it. I've not 100% made my mind up yet.

I appreciate this is very much a personal enquiry but I would appreciate members thoughts please?

Of course I could buy an expensive LGB locomotive or several Playmobil trains but the KG V has the appeal of being British outline and to my mind is a beautiful model.

Many thanks.

Sarah

PS. It is currently nearly 4.00 am Thursday and I'm up because I have a tremendous burning sensation in the fingers of my right hand!

PPS. I have no-one to answer to and I'm a selfish *******!
Go for it and enjoy them. Just in case you do want to run them, Peco now do 16mm Sectional Track in 0 Gauge that with the deeper rail would enable you to lay out a small circle or oblong on your Patio should you choose to.
 
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I'd go for it, if it's what you want. We only come by this way once, enjoy it while you can! I did it two years ago, with my avatar. It hasn't been run and quite likely never will be, but it can be stared at in wonderment and pride. Glad I did, when I did, because they stopped ALL production about 3 months later. I'd waited in vein a long time for an Accucraft one to come up for sale.
 
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Go for it Sarah, if you have the opportunity to acquire the locos then do it, you will not regret it.

Shaun
 
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Sarah, must agree with the majority here, I'm in a similar position to you and I got this as my Christmas present to myself:

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Enjoy it while you can!!
 
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I can't put the clock back and change poor decisions I have made.

At 74 I'm not exactly the best of health. I have some savings and assets plus, some would argue, too much money in a current account losing value.

I'm buying an ACE trains 9F purely because I used to see then around Peterborough. I already have 4 ACE locomotives still unused and a Bassett Lowke Flying Scotsman.

I've made an enquiry for an Aster King George V. Again purely because I can and I would like to look at it and own it. I've not 100% made my mind up yet.

I appreciate this is very much a personal enquiry but I would appreciate members thoughts please?

Of course I could buy an expensive LGB locomotive or several Playmobil trains but the KG V has the appeal of being British outline and to my mind is a beautiful model.

Many thanks.

Sarah

PS. It is currently nearly 4.00 am Thursday and I'm up because I have a tremendous burning sensation in the fingers of my right hand!

PPS. I have no-one to answer to and I'm a selfish *******!
A well-built, scale model will always hold its value, so in investment terms it's not much different from classic cars.

LGB values are mainly in their robust engineering and usability rather than in scale accuracy.

Between the two, in pure investment terms, I'd go for the scale model any day :nod::nod::nod:

Anyway, wot's the use of this advise as you pressed the button hours ago :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
 
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Sarah,
You can't take 'it' (the money) with you..

If the model will pass the 'smile test', when you look up and see it, then it is worth it, especially as we all get older and more isolated (from others).. It will also add to your mental well-being if it raises a smile.

You can sit and dream of rolling across open country, the sun on your face, and the wind in your hair.. :):nod::nod:
 
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There's nothing I can add to the advice given.
 
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Well Sarah, I won't bore you with the details, but a major incident in my life made me realise that for sure you just don't know what's round the next corner. So now I live life for the day, and one of the results of that outlook is quite simply if I want something, and can afford it, I buy it. I'm not bothered by its book value or resell potential, just the pleasure of having it.
So I don't think you are being at all selfish, if you enjoy these things its perfectly reasonable to indulge. In fact its daft not to!
 
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A well-built, scale model will always hold its value, so in investment terms it's not much different from classic cars.

LGB values are mainly in their robust engineering and usability rather than in scale accuracy.

Between the two, in pure investment terms, I'd go for the scale model any day :nod::nod::nod:

Anyway, wot's the use of this advise as you pressed the button hours ago :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
I didn't I made up my mind today at 9.37am. As far as I concerned it wasn't bought as an investment.

SW
 
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The word 'investment' does not necessarily relate to money either.
 
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I too have seen and admired the ACE 9F...as well as their other models...but I'm not going down that road....

To see them run, it may well be worth investigating a local ( to you ) group of the HRCA, Hornby Railway Collectors Association, who may well have meetings with 'test tracks'. Many of their members also collect ACE, and other modern repro style such as Daerstead ( spelling? ), Bassett Lowke etc.
One of my friends calls the HRCA, He Really Collects Ace!

Malcolm
 
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Sarah, this electric one went in a reverse auction, not sure when for 2,800 so considering live steam is usually considerably more expensive and far more popular than electric models in 1:32 you probably got a reasonably good deal.
Stop the Drop Auction - Aster/Fulgurex Gauge One 12 Volt DC GW "King George V" Locomotive and Tender Boxed

You need a 3ft piece of Peco SL-800 Gauge 1 track for it to be displayed on. It has code 200 rails and standard gauge style sleepers. Painting the nickel silver rails rusty colour on the sides and some ballast work will make it look just right!
 
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You've answered your own question..
Buy it

Your worth it

You carnt take it with you
 
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Sarah,

I currently own something like 10 locos ( and they are nearly all different); the “traffic” on my line would in reality struggle to need more than one. But because I’ve lusted after it for years, just before Christmas I bought myself a Climax. It doesn’t really fit the previous back story of the line but so what, I’ll just modify that a bit. I suspect the rosters of many on this board would show similar imbalances and procurement practices.

The purposes of a a hobby usually include enjoyment and mental stimultion amongst others. So if you are in a position to be able to afford things that provide either of those things, or satisfies you in some other way, and if to not acquire them would produce the inverse of the reasons for the hobby, to not do so would be silly.

That may be sophistry but it’s the logic I, and I suspect many others, use in deciding to get yet another whatever. To me it’s sufficient anyway! So I too come down on the “go for it” side.

Steve
 
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Spoz has it right. Who really NEEDS a live-steam Aster DB Br01 and ten matching passenger coaches? Who really needs a Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson and complete set of 'Canadian/Canadien' passenger cars? Or any of the big boys'/big girls' 'trainsets'?

Well, to tell the truth, nobody does.

However, if you want to own them, and the way is clear for you to do just that, then go right on ahead. There are, as far as we know, no model railways in heaven. Our little train heavens are what we have here, what we can see here, and derive enjoyment from them here.
 
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Good choice, Sarah - enjoy them.