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Hey, I scored a Santa Fe 10025 at a garage sale and gave it a gentle bath. When rebuilding I noticed this weird pattern on the shiny horizontal stripe bricks. No way this could be human damage with the pattern almost identical on each brick. No way I causes this, did I???

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My guess is the mold used to produce the piece created the pattern, because it is identical. I`d put money on that bet, honestly makes it look cool IMHO. 

 

 

Your set appears to have Syphilis. I do not speak out of personal experience.

You know what they saying about practicing safe, oh forget it.....  :derisive:

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Is this going to affect resell value do you think?

Doubtful, unless someone is extremely picky (unfortunately those people are out there). It`s a permanent part of the plastic left by the mold, you see this sort of thing on everything that is injected/cast/etc. Metal, plastic, doesn`t matter, unless the factory is very careful, it`s going to happen, even then it will still occur. I wouldn`t worry about it at all, the bricks definitely don`t look damaged at all, and like I said, nothing can be down about this other than to re-melt the pieces and try again, though that`s probably not going to help unless a different mold is used haha. 

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My guess is the mold used to produce the piece created the pattern, because it is identical. I`d put money on that bet, honestly makes it look cool IMHO. 

 

 

You know what they saying about practicing safe, oh forget it.....  :derisive:

Hilarious, lol. :)

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Thanks! The 10020 Super Chief was in the lot as well so really made out well. That one is just missing a few pieces I have already found, but the passenger car has me scouring the globe for several replacement pieces for the under belly of the car.

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Apologies for hi-jacking this thread, but it seemed the most appropriate, and I didn't want to start a new thread.

 

This is up for auction near me. It's already at $50, I'm hoping some of you train connoisseurs might be able to help. I can't find any other train that has the dark green bricks (aside from a sante fe model). Is this the Emerald? The front looks different, it looks like it has reddish brown windows instead of black, and it looks to have a 4-digit number on the wheels and the body. I know the pictures are crappy.

 

http://images.shopgoodwill.com/117/1-22-2015/72155392211583720.JPG

 

http://images.shopgoodwill.com/117/1-22-2015/86083612211583820.JPG

 

The lot is like 7lbs, so there's some other crap in there too.

 

Thanks for looking dudes!

 

EDIT: Ah... I found it. It's this: 79111 Lone Ranger Constitution. 

 

Sorry, I cannot delete this. If a mod wants to delete it, go for it.

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