This last weekend I did a Operation Lifesaver booth at a local train show. While on my break I scored a few good deals. I found a LifeLike CB&Q SD9 with MT's and a MT brown TTX bulkhead flat at one booth for $25. At another booth I got a NIB Kato NP RDC for $35. I also learned a lesson. I was eyeing a ABA GN set of the old Lifelike FA's with the plastic frame and monster lead weights. The guy had them up for $40 but at the end of the show I offered him $25 and he took it. I had one of these once and it could pull the world and ran nice. He took my offer and I was happy. After tearing down out booth I took my stuff to my car and took closer a look at the FA's. First off I noticed the front couplers were gone, no biggie as MT's would be going on. Then I noticed the fuel tank was plastic, uh oh that's not right. Upon closer inspection I saw Made in Yugoslavia on the bottom so I quickly popped off the shell and sure enough it was not a LL frame but a Mehano rear wheel drive only frame. I found the guy that sold it to me and told him someone had scammed him (he is a well know gentleman and buys and resells all over the NW) and these were LL shells on a POS frame. I knew he would not be happy but what happened next threw mw for a loop. He tried to claim that they were factory that way and that I did not know what I was talking about. We argued back and forth for a minute and he refused to listen to my complaint until I showed him the back of the box where it says 8 wheel drive and these clearly did not have powered front trucks. Now this guy is no dummy, he is very involved in N scale Collector so I was suppressed that he tried to convince me I was wrong. In the end he gave me my check back and we departed ways. He definitely was not happy with me but I really did not want to be stuck with those things. So my lesson learned was never assume that what's in the box is correct, I will take a better look next time.