Subject: live steam for sale Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:34 pm
Saw this for sale on e bay. Seems like a few are kicking around at various prices. e bay steam
Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)
Subject: Re: live steam for sale Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:50 am
This seller is just a few miles from me in Spring, Texas, which is an old railroad junction town.
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Subject: Re: live steam for sale Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:40 am
I think this is one of those Accucraft knock off's supposedly made by some "former" Accucraft employee's!!! Still looks pretty good and quite cheap too.......................
Location : Tennessee, USA
Subject: Re: live steam for sale Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:35 pm
That is the reported rumor, but other than the fact it is steam and runs on rails, it shares nothing with the Accucraft Ruby/IDa/Porter design was the final discussion. Wuhu, like many in China, is a contract builder, so draw your own conclusions.
They were first displayted in one of the Kader/Sanda Kan factories (see above) a couple years back when some video turned up on YouTube.
The seller is a good seller had good service from him on other unrelated stuff.
Location : Charente, France
Subject: Re: live steam for sale Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:17 pm
I had a Chinese friend see these at a Toy fair in China in January 09.
We approached the manufacturer looking to import into Europe, but they said they were contracted to Accucraft and couldn't sell elsewhere. So I don't think they're "knock offs" as such?