Collectibles Review: SBS Transit MRT North East Line Train Model
|The model and the box it comes in.|
I bought this train model on impulse sometime in 2004, one year after the North East Line (NEL) MRT line opened with much fanfare in June 2003. It was sold in every NEL control station.
I remembered vividly that I bought this is Sengkang MRT station while on an outing with my ex girlfriend. Labelled as "Limited Edition", it was sold at $70. Being a huge avid collector of models, I bought this on impulse with some protest from my ex as she rolled her eyes. Given by my young age at that time, I was given an advice by the Customer Service Officer that this is just a model and strictly for display purposes and not for playing. I said I knew that and purchased it anyway.
This was one of the few models I have kept with the box and left it intact. I used to display it at my old house until I moved where it was kept in storage ever since. Today, was the day I took it out and appreciate the value of it now.
|Photo Credit: http://www.sgtrains.com/|
|The box with the box sleeve, protecting the box|
|The box itself|
|The model inside the box.|
|The card showing the information of the model|
|Rolling stock information.|
|Left and Right face of the model, usually as view by passengers in real life.|
|Front and rear ends from the side. Note the detailing in the wheels.|
|Back end. The opening into the interior is not covered.|
|Interior detailing. Over the years, the color has faded.|
|Model and the box in background|