Auction at the old carriage works at everly, NSW 14 june 2013

 
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
I couldn't find this posted any where but pickles auctions are running an auction at the old carriage works at Redfern tomorrow link below

http://www.pickles.com.au/idc/groups/public/documents/webcontent/live-012288.pdf

Fred

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  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner

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  tezza Chief Commissioner

Come on down and bid Freddy , you could end up owning the largest collection of luggage trolleys in the Southern Hemisphere
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
I wonder if any of it was passed in as I would be interested in the clocks!
  acert Station Staff

did anyone go to this today? what were price's like?
  fred59 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Boonah
How many trolleys did you buy tezza?
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

I don't believe anything was passed in - the exact opposite actually

It was surprising to see the excitement of some winning bidders paying exhorbenant prices for what even RailCorp Heritage considered as surplus (read - junk)

However, if reports are correct this was to be the final RailCorp auction so the prices were probably lower than what they'll achieve on eBay in the coming months
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I don't believe anything was passed in - the exact opposite actually

It was surprising to see the excitement of some winning bidders paying exhorbenant prices for what even RailCorp Heritage considered as surplus (read - junk)

However, if reports are correct this was to be the final RailCorp auction so the prices were probably lower than what they'll achieve on eBay in the coming months
gw0071
I did hear tales of the old indicator boards going in the realms of $800-$2100...
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

There was a variety of 'roll-overs' of dubious vintage and condition. The quad from Erskinville went for $2200, the triple from Tempe $1600 and the average double was $700. Some were scarred by poor storage/vandalism, some with footpedals, only Tempe had one clock face and one incredibly damaged/incomplete single which would've been good for its blocks only went for $350

Some of the staff instrument pallets went for $700-800 for what appeared to be grossly damaged/incomplete units. Obviously those in the know saw value

CityRail 80's era signs went for an average of $70 but unfortunately were often grouped in lots of four

The platform 'drop-downs' were cheaper the than last auction though

Crazy but interesting nonetheless
  Quambatook Junior Train Controller

There was a variety of 'roll-overs' of dubious vintage and condition. The quad from Erskinville went for $2200, the triple from Tempe $1600 and the average double was $700. Some were scarred by poor storage/vandalism, some with footpedals, only Tempe had one clock face and one incredibly damaged/incomplete single which would've been good for its blocks only went for $350

Some of the staff instrument pallets went for $700-800 for what appeared to be grossly damaged/incomplete units. Obviously those in the know saw value

CityRail 80's era signs went for an average of $70 but unfortunately were often grouped in lots of four

The platform 'drop-downs' were cheaper the than last auction though

Crazy but interesting nonetheless
gw0071
Lots of action on E bay now after this auction. Looks like the re-selling has begun!
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Lots of action on E bay now after this auction. Looks like the re-selling has begun!
Quambatook

Looks like I have a bit of homework to do on eBay then Laughing
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

You mean the platform signs that have been marked up 100-200% above their Pickles selling price, the same ones that have been re-listed at the same inflated price despite failing to sell first time around?

I suppose as a consolation he did sell the Town Hall sign at about $100 above what it went for under the hammer, but when you add the 16.5% Pickles buying fee combined with the eBay/PayPal seller fees - is it all really worth it?

There were a lot of signs at the RailCorp auction, lets see how many further attempts are made to confirm Einstein's definition of madness!
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
Took a little longer than i was expecting but the first Indicator board has appeared on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Ex-NSW-Railway-Indicator-Board-Railroad-Collectible-/271240160549?pt=AU_Transportation_Collectables&hash=item3f272c6525

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