UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

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UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Post by tsph6500 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:48 pm

One of the engines built by Daniel Boone was sold at auction. Ouuuffff… that paint job! Does anyone know what gauge this is?

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... AIN-224565
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Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Post by Fred_V » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:25 am

That one sells there every year. what did it sell for? I'm not sure it runs, just a display model. sure is ugly.
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Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Post by ChuckHackett-844 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:00 am

I think at one time someone was trying to sell it for $1,200,000 ... to which I said "If that sells, my 4-8-4 is for sale the next day at $1,000,000". I figure I could hire the best machinist/modeler in the world to build me a highly detailed replacement 4-8-4 and have lots of money left over! :-)
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Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Post by WJH » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:25 am

That is atrocious looking

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Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Post by tsph6500 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:51 pm

ChuckHackett-844 wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:00 am
I think at one time someone was trying to sell it for $1,200,000 ... to which I said "If that sells, my 4-8-4 is for sale the next day at $1,000,000". I figure I could hire the best machinist/modeler in the world to build me a highly detailed replacement 4-8-4 and have lots of money left over! :-)
It did fetch $168,000 in 2008 at a B-J auction… go figure.
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Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Post by tsph6500 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:53 pm

Fred_V wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:25 am
That one sells there every year. what did it sell for? I'm not sure it runs, just a display model. sure is ugly.
All is revealed by the magic of the link. :lol:
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Re: UP 4-8-4 By Daniel Boone, Sold At Barrett-Jackson

Post by mspetersen » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:09 pm

I remember when it was featured in Live Steam 20+ years ago and it looked rather cartoonish in the pictures then. It looks like it only sold for $46,200 with no reserve.
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