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  1. Ivo

    Ivo Established Member

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    I've noticed that quite a few on here have "bought" at least one number from the site millionnumbers.com, and having had a look at two numbers I might be interested I have noticed that one of them was available, and thus I can claim to be the "owner" of the former c2c Green Train, 357010.

    This is my first foray into this "market". How many others of you have done such a thing? I appreciate that they are listed in some members' signatures, but I thought it might be interesting to get a physical discussion going and to see what prompted people to buy these.
     
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  3. Eagle

    Eagle Established Member

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    The one in my signature's a joke, of course, but a while back, I took 50043.

    (Guess why; hint: it's not to do with the fact that the first train I ever went on was a NSE/SWT 50+Mk2 between Tisbury and London Waterloo.)
     
  4. Lampshade

    Lampshade Established Member

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    I own 156468 - it kept stalking me around Manchester :shock:
     
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  6. Crossover

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    I guess I did it just following a few others I had seen and also because of a friend who had units "of theirs"

    I got 390054 first, quite a bit before the others and didn't put it on here at the time, just to "own" a Pendolino before someone else got it (it was before 054 was even in the country)

    220030 haunted me for quite some time and has a habit of popping up in various places (although less so now I am further from the area served by them, though it still made an appearance in York a few months back.

    185111 cropped up by sight and for travel a couple of times within a short space of time but I also like it because it is all the 1's :P
     
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    I'd wondered what it meant. I thought maybe they were locos or units that you'd achieved a certain mileage on, or something.
     
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    I don't see the attraction myself, but each unto their own. It's a very good business idea though!
     
  9. Minilad

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    87022 As it was my 87 Machine
    220007 As it was the first Voyager I drove (Central Rivers - New Street)
     
  10. scotsman

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    I "own" a few, can't remember which ones - so I "bought" this
     
  11. Ivo

    Ivo Established Member

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    Just bought 5403: My all time favourite bus (Leyland Olympian H263 GEV), as previously registered to the company I do not like.
     
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    I own the ones in my signature along with 322481-485.
     
  13. CarterUSM

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    I've got 318254 and a 322 one that I can't remember, maybe a 156 one too.
     
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    Just popped onto MillionNumbers now and at the top, the 'recently sold' number was 380106. Gone to some character called CarterUSM, apparently... ;)

    I've got 47401, 55008, 56076 and 56134. MillionNumbers was the big craze when I first joined RailUK.
     
  15. GearJammer

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    Do you actually 'buy' these numbers, i mean with cash, or do you just claim them?
     
  16. Minilad

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    You just claim them
     
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    What it says on "About":

    I did "buy" one, but I forget how you get back to it to link to it.
     
  18. CarterUSM

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    Ha ha, rumbled!
     
  19. district

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    171126 is my number!
     
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    I've got 323234 (the rolly blind one :D) and 185001
    SOmeone called Carl took 323235, which I really wanted :(, and knew which 323 it is :(
     
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    There is a guy named 323235 on this forum; maybe it's the same person?
     
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    Ive just bought 150103, as it was the first unit that I officially kopped, when I started collecting numbers 1987.
     
  23. Lampshade

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    I just tried to buy the whole 458 fleet, someone else has got 458001. I couldn't just buy the SR designations 8001-8030 either because someone's nabbed 8001 :(
     
  24. Mike395

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    I've got 395002 - the first 395 I ever travelled on! :P
     
  25. MidnightFlyer

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    For reasons I'm not quite sure of, I've just invested in 60495
     
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    bb21 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not possible, as he owns the lot.

    The carriage numbers of the two I own explain themselves. :lol:
     
  28. CarterUSM

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    That's right, I remember now, I couldn't get a 322 one, so I just plumped for a 318, not even sure if I have a 156 at all.
     
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    Mine is 51218, as this is a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 0-4-0 "Pug" that is awaiting restoration and overhaul at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
     
  30. HST Power

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    All my numbers are from the 365 Networkers named by FCC.
     
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