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ARISTO-CRAFT, VINTAGE HO SCALE TROLLEY-BUS SYSTEM COMPLETE/FULLY WORKING & BOXED
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Item condition:
Used

ALTHOUGH NOT USED FOR WELL OVER 4 DECADES, THIS TROLLEY-BUS SYSTEM IS/WAS 100% OPERATIONAL AND HAS

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Price:
US $299.00
Approximately C $327.18(including shipping)
 
 
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Item location:
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
 
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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: ALTHOUGH NOT USED FOR WELL OVER 4 DECADES, THIS TROLLEY-BUS SYSTEM IS/WAS 100% OPERATIONAL AND HAS BEEN GINGERLY STORED! IT COMES COMPLETE WITH ALL OVERHEAD WIRES (UNIQUE TO ARISTO-CRAFT), POLES, BASES AND NUTS. TO INCLUDE A FULLY WORKING, ILLUMINATED TROLLEY!! THE ORIGINAL BOX IS INCLUDED WITH IT'S ORIGINAL INSERT AND ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS!
Brand:

Aristo-Craft

Gender:

UNISEX & COLLECTORS

Grading:

C-7 Excellent

Model:

HO SCALE TROLLEY-BUS SYSTEM

Type:

TROLLEY-BUS SYSTEM

MPN:

NONE

Year:

CIRCA EARLY 1970'S

THIS ARISTO-CRAFT TROLLEY WAS:

MADE IN WESTERN GERMANY.

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HERE I AM OFFERING A VERY, VERY RARE, VINTAGE, EVER SO LIGHTLY USED, ARISTO-CRAFT, HO SCALE ELECTRIC TROLLY-BUS SYSTEM WHICH IS 100% OPERATIONAL AND STILL IN IT'S ORIGINAL FACTORY BOX WITH IT'S ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS!!

LUIOB = LIGHTLY USED IN ORIGINAL BOX.


I HAVE DECIDED TO START LISTING SOME OF MY MORE UNUSUAL ONE-OF-A-KIND ITEMS AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO SHOW YOU AN ARRAY OF PICTURES AND DESCRIBE THEM TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

THIS WAS PURCHASED AS NEW BY MY DAD MANY DECADES AGO. THE EXACT DATE ELUDES ME AS THIS WAS GIVEN TO MY BROTHER AS HE WAS INTO TRAINS AT THAT TIME. THIS IS THE SECOND OF THREE (3) OF THESE TROLLIES SYSTEMS THAT I HAVE. I JUST LOCATED ANOTHER TWO (2) SETS STASHED IN YET ANOTHER REDISCOVERED BOX!

THIS WAS SET UP WITH A FULL "TOWN" AND THIS TROLLY RAN OFF OF THE TRANSFORMER WHICH RAN AND POWERED THE TRAIN AND SURROUNDING BUILDINGS. IT DOES NOT HAVE IT'S OWN POWDER SUPPLY, NOR HAS IT EVER. THAT MAKES THIS IDEAL FOR WORLDWIDE USAGE AS ALL YOU NEED DO IS TO CONNECT THE TWO LEEDS INTO YOUR EXISTING POWER SUPPLY, BE IT 110 VOLT OR 220 VOLT AND ONCE POWERED UP, IT WILL OPERATE AS DESIGNED TO DO IN THE LAYOUT DESIGNED AND BUILT BY YOU.

THIS SYSTEM HAS ALL OF THE ORIGINAL CONTENTS TO INCLUDE THE SIX BASES IN WHICH THE POLES ATTACH TO. ALL SIX POLES ARE HERE AND AS WITH EVERYTHING HERE, NO REPAIR(S) HAS EVEN BEEN MADE. THE TINY SIX NUTS ARE ATTACHED TO THE POLES WHICH HOLD THESE TO THE BASE. THE OVERHEAD WIRES ARE NOT CIRCULAR, BUT RECTANGULAR AND CAN BE EASILY BENT TO YOUR DESIRED PATTERN. AS IT IS HERE, YOU HAVE 12 STRAIGHT AWAYS AND NO CURVES. THE CURVES ARE EASY TO CREATE AS ALL YOU NEED DO IS TO GENTLY BEND THE RAILS TO THE DESIRED SHAPE!

THE TROLLY IS STILL 100% AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY WHEN TESTED. THE INTERIOR HAS A LIGHT WHICH WHEN POWERED UP DOES ILLUMINATE THE WHOLE CABIN AND THE TOP TWO CONTACTS SPRING UP AS NEW. THESE TOP CONTACTS OR POLES DO STEER THE TROLLY-BUS AND CONTROL THE FRONT WHEELS, HENCE THE DIRECTION OF THE BUS. ONE THING NEVER LOCATED ON THESE OLD TROLLIES/BUSES ARE THE TINY ROOF CLAMPS WHICH HOLD THE POLES DOWN WHEN NOT IN USE, THESE ARE HERE AND ARE STILL WELL ATTACHED. THESE ALWAYS GOT BROKEN OFF AS KIDS SIMPLY PULLED THESE STRAIGHT UP RATHER THEN UNHOOKING THEM!

YOU HAVE NO DEFORMITY ON THE TROLLY/BUS ITSELF. YOU DO HAVE SLIGHT DISCOLORATION OF THE ROOF AS THIS SHOULD BE EXPECTED FOR ANY VINTAGE PLASTIC ITEMS OF THIS ERA AS BACK THEN WE DID NOT HAVE THE UNDERSTANDING OF PLASTICS AND POLYMERS THAT WE DO TODAY.  

THE ORIGINAL BOX IS IN ALL AROUND EXCELLENT SHAPE/CONDITION. THE BASE AND THE INSERT ARE 100% ORIGINAL AND IN IDENTICAL SHAPE/CONDITION AS THE LID. IT IS STILL STRONG AND THE GRAPHICS ARE CLEAN AND SHARP. ON ONE SIDE OF THE LID YOU HAVE A "MARSHALL FIELDS & CO." PRICE STICKER OF $8.95 ... OH REMEMBER THOSE DAYS!!

THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS ARE DISCOLORED AND HAVE A SMALL TEAR AND WILL BE INCLUDED!

SO PLEASE TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT MY PICTURES AS THEY DO A GOOD JOB SHOWING ALL OF THE DETAIL AND ACTUAL CONDITION OF THIS VINTAGE ARISTO-CRAFT TROLLY-BUS SYSTEM..

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR DESIRE ADDITIONAL PICTURES, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME VIA E-BAY MESSAGING AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS I SEE YOUR MESSAGE.

THIS IS A RELATIVELY NEW STORE FOR ME HERE ON E-BAY, BUT, I COME WITH A WELL OILED AND POLISHED TRACK RECORD! I AM A TOP/RATED GOLD POWER~SELLER WITH OVER 5 YEARS OF THIS STATUS BACKING ME. I SPECIALIZE PRIMARILY IN THE AUTOMOTIVE FIELD AND I CONCENTRATE WITH/ON PORSCHE, BENTLEY, AUDI AND "PORSCHE DESIGN" ITEMS/ACCESSORIES.

HAVING THOUSANDS OF ALBUMS, TONS OF MODEL CARS AND A BUNCH OF COOL ANTIQUE & VINTAGE GOODIES (MOST NON-AUTOMOBILE RELATED), I THOUGHT IT TIME TO DIVERSIFY AND OFFER SOME OF THESE UNIQUE ITEMS TO THE E-BAY WORLD.

I HAVE A UPS ACCOUNT AND MOST OF MY OFFERINGS HERE SHALL BE SENT THAT WAY. I PACK EACH AND EVERY ITEM MYSELF AND DO SO AS IF I WERE RECEIVING IT. ALL OF MY DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS WILL BE INSURED FOR THE SELLING PRICE. I ENTER THE SHIPPING DATA DAILY INTO BOTH E-BAY AND PAYPAL. THIS FRAGILE, VINTAGE ARISTO-CRAFT TROLLY-BUS SYSTEM WILL BE SENT VIA THE USPS AND IT WILL BE FULLY INSURED.

FOR MY INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS (AND I HAVE SHIPPED TO OVER 70 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE) THIS SHALL BE SENT VIA THE USPS "EMS" INTERNATIONAL MAIL. PLEASE NOTE THAT A SIGNATURE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. THIS "EMS" NUMBER IS TRACKABLE. I DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE DHL AS AN INTERNATIONAL CARRIER (AT MY EXPENSE). PLEASE READ THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS SECTION AS IT DOES PERTAIN TO MY INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS....

AS MENTIONED ABOVE, THIS IS A NEW AREA FOR ME (HERE ON E-BAY) AND I DO TRY MY BEST TO DO AS GOOD AS I CAN. THIS HAS BECOME A FULL TIME BUSINESS FOR ME AND I REALLY ENJOY DOING IT. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO TILL IT BECOMES A BURDEN AND I CAN NO LONGER ENJOY IT. I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS STORE WEEKLY AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SEE THAT I DO EXACTLY WHAT I SAY AND DO SO IN A VERY TIMELY FASHION.

THIS WILL BE OFFERED IN THE BUY-IT-NOW FORMAT AND THIS IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND LISTING/OFFERING BY ME. I WILL PICTURE THE NEXT TROLLY SYSTEM AND LIST IT ONLY AFTER THIS SET SELLS AS THEIR ARE SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE SETS.



THIS IS WHERE I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING ALL OF THE ABOVE. I HAVE JUST ADDED THE "STORE" FEATURE THAT E-BAY OFFERS WE SELLERS TO USE (AT A FEE OF COURSE) AND THIS IS TO ASSIST YOU, THE BUYER, TO VIEW ALL OF MY OFFERINGS.

IN ORDER TO VIEW MY LISTINGS IN A CONCISE AND ORDERLY FASHION, ALL YOU NEED DO IS TO LOCATE THAT SMALL "RED" DOOR A TOP THIS PAGE. THIS IS LOCATED JUST BELOW MY SELLERS ID AND FEEDBACK TALLY. ONCE LOCATED, A SINGLE LEFT CLICK ON IT WILL IN TURN "OPEN" THE VIRTUAL DOOR TO MY STORE HERE ON E-BAY!

IN ORDER TO STREAMLINE YOUR SEARCH FURTHER, ONCE YOUR IN MY STORE, TO THE LEFT YOU WILL SEE A "SEARCH" BAR, IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE JUST MY MODEL CARS, TYPE IN "MODEL CAR" AND CLICK ON ENTER. NOW ONLY MY LISTED MODEL CARS WILL APPEAR. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE SOME VINTAGE/ANTIQUE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, TO THE LEFT YOU WILL SEE MY CATEGORIES THAT I HAVE AVAILABLE, CLICK ON "HOUSEHOLD ITEMS" AND JUST THESE ITEMS WILL POP-UP....

I THINK YOU GET THE JIST OF THIS NOW ......

ONCE AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ON THIS BEAUTIFUL, COLLECTIBLE, VINTAGE, FULLY OPERATIONAL, ARISTO-CRAFT TROLLY-BUS SYSTEM IN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX IN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX WITH IT'S ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS AND FOR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ME IN THE PAST......

JOE



INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS ..... PLEASE NOTE: I AM IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE  FOR ANY TAXES, TARIFFS, DUTIES OR MONIES WHICH MAY BE ACCESSED (AND/OR OWED) BY ANY FOREIGN OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS UPON DELIVERY HEREOF.

IN ADDITION
, ON ALL OF MY INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS, I DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE DHL AS AN INTERNATIONAL CARRIER. IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH DHL, PLEASE LET THIS BE KNOWN FROM THE START AND WE WILL SEEK ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS.


INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: THAT I AM CURRENTLY TESTING THE EBAYS "GLOBAL FREIGHT SYSTEM". IF YOU, AS AN INTERNATIONAL BUYER, FIND THIS TOO COSTLY ... PLEASE CONTACT MY DIRECTLY VIA EBAY MESSAGING AND WE WILL FIND OUT WHICH METHOD OF SHIPPING WOULD BE PREFERRED (AN POSSIBLY LESS COSTLY FOR YOU).

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Item location: North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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IF RETURNED, NOTICE OF YOUR INTENT TO DO SO MUST BE GIVEN WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIPT HEREOF. IN ADDITION, IT MUST BE RETURNED EXACTLY AS PICTURED AND WITH ALL THAT YOU RECEIVED. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE SIMPLE RULES WILL CONSTITUTE A BREECH OF MY RETURN POLICY. KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS WILL BE POSTED FULLY INSURED, ANY DAMAGE THAT INCURRED WHILE IN TRANSIT MUST BE FILED WITH THE CARRIER.

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THANKS FOR LOOKING MY WAY AND THIS WILL BE SENT VIA USPS/DHL WELL PACKED AND TRACKED!
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