Thanks to a timely text from Dave (Max Stafford) this morning, I was able to get myself a Bachmann A1 of 60163 ‘Tornado’ in Apple Green for….£63…yes you heard me £63!!
It was an eBay auction and the seller had simply listed it as ‘Bachmann Locomotive’ so it’s no wonder it went for such a low price and just shows how a poor listing description can seriously effect the outcome of an auction. I’m sure if it had been listed correctly it would have sold for nearer £90, but I’m not complaining.
Of course this will be not staying as 60163. With some tender modifications it will become a Darlington built A1 in unnamed condition, (apart from 60114 ‘W.P Allen’, all Peppercorn A1s in apple green were still unnamed.
There is always a deal to be had!