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#21 cpotisch

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:01 PM

Sorry to hear all of that. But you're still looking at those other cars in Florida?


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:22 PM

Yes...if I had the discretionary money to dabble into the railroad private car business, (or the bus business ;))....I wouldn't.

There are far easy businesses, with a lot less obstacles that you can't control, than those to start up into.


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:25 PM

All in all I learned a lot of lessons. Did any of you learn anything?

Yep, you learned a valuable Lesson about being under Capialized which is the number one reason New,Businesses Fail!

Consider yourself lucky, I'd suggest you wait until you are stable financially before taking on this kind of sketchy deal!
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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:34 PM

All in all I learned a lot of lessons. Did any of you learn anything?

Yep, you learned a valuable Lesson about being under Capialized which is the number one reason New,Businesses Fail!

Consider yourself lucky, I'd suggest you wait until you are stable financially before taking on this kind of sketchy deal!

I do consider myself lucky I have a lot food friends who helped me with this venture. And I've learned a lot. The big issue wasn't just the money issue but the time issue. Trying to do anything at the last minute in the 11th hour leads to disorganization and mistakes. And that's both on my part and the museum selling things.

Hopefully they will learn from that lesson but I strongly doubt that they have learned anything at all. One day I'll get a car.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:16 PM

At one time, I believe the Piedmont Carolinas Chapter NRHS had the Pine Tree State for sale. If I remember, they also had a sister car the Keystone State. I wonder if they are available?



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:20 AM

At one time, I believe the Piedmont Carolinas Chapter NRHS had the Pine Tree State for sale. If I remember, they also had a sister car the Keystone State. I wonder if they are available?

It is for sale right now. But I think it needs more work than anything else but it would make a good apartment car. And thank you for the suggestion.

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