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QUOTE (ME 26-06 @ 27 Oct 2007, 08:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Look out for the "old" Arnold - the last models that were produced (not the early ones, they stink) are the most accurate 103 offering in N scale.
These would date from 1994 and 1995?
How can one tell the difference, expecially from pictures e.g. in an eBay auction? This would be useful information to have! Especially if the person selling the item does not know themselves and it changes the amount you are prepared to pay but desire not to give away your suspicion to other bidders! Some sellers will post the question asked and answer to the bottom of the item desciption - now all your competitors know it is a rare version X too etc.

(for example sometimes in a picture of a Roco Eurofima it is hard to tell if it has KKK or not...however all coaches made with a white train destination sign printed on the side (e.g. "Wien West Bhf - Innsbruck Hbf") are without KKK, those with KKK do not have it printed on. etc.)

Thus this is old (1990-1995):

And this is new (1995-2002), ignoring Fleischmann couplings fitted in picture:

No item number needed, just a very crude picture that reveals the white sign or its absence is needed! i.e. get a bargin from a dreadful picture on ebay... :)
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