Was this tank car discussed recently? I saw one for sale at Trainland in Lynbrook a few days ago. The box looked to be in mint condition; they probably found it and about a dozen other 40 year old brass cars in the back or bought an estate. The prices looked a little high for such old models.
I was amazed at how much prices have gone up and the quality of the Broadway Limited USRA hopper. The grab irons look to be scale (10-12 mils!).
I was a little surprised to see an Athearn (HO!) aquarium car on sale for $45. I wonder who would want to buy this? You can buy a radio controled car for less money.
I also saw a few former blue box models selling for $15. New trucks but the same old shells.
For such a well know place the customer area of this shop is small and few models are on display.