Some recent good Playmobil buys

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playmofire

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I've been able to get some good Playmobil buys on eBay this year.

First, two, unopened DS sets, one of crates and one of barrels, each £2.41. One of the white barrels had yellowed a bit, but that doesn't matter as I need one for a custom Victorian car as a fuel tank.

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And then some old style platform pieces for £7.16:

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Next came a 4122 freight car in excellent conditiom except the main stickers were missing. This was £19 and the seller had two for sale. I bought one and then went back for the other but it had already gone.

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It would, of course have been better with all the stickers on, but also much more expensive. However, I already had an incomplete one and the two together would give me a complete one plus some good quality spare parts to sell:

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The last good buy was a Playmobil 4369 outdoor controller for £32. This was advertised as Playmobil, but they were actually LGB ones plain and simple, so if the seller had sold it as LGB it would no doubt have gone for a lot more. A clean with damp cotton wool buds and it was ready to use.

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The last good buy was a Playmobil 4369 outdoor controller for £32. This was advertised as Playmobil, but they were actually LGB ones plain and simple, so if the seller had sold it as LGB it would no doubt have gone for a lot more. A clean with damp cotton wool buds and it was ready to use.

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How come I never find bargains like that?
 
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How come I never find bargains like that?
You're too busy driving all over Norfolk (and other parts) looking for things to do (aka working).
 
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Next came a 4122 freight car in excellent conditiom except the main stickers were missing. This was £19 and the seller had two for sale. I bought one and then went back for the other but it had already gone.
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What a deal.
Someone on the French playmobil train forum has high res scans of the sticker sheet near the bottom of this page: Les trains playmobil - Page 677 - Forums LR PRESSE click on the image in the forum below, then click on it again to get a larger version. Here's a preview.


The poster might have a higher quality image upon contact. Maybe you can print them to a transparency and use clear glue.
 
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playmofire

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Many thanks, I'll follow that up.
 
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I like the way you install them in your layout

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It is good idea in order to recall a station, maybe simple but I have been loocking for this one without success until now.
 
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