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Rotten wood, rusty frames
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Decided to make a post about something that I didn’t know was anything special until about a week ago. I purchased this “3D face” S. C. Ruffey at a Value Village over a year ago, and supposedly it’s a rather uncommon toy.
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As you can see it’s in rather good condition. Comparing it to the regular S. C. Ruffey freight car, the higher level of detail is quite obvious. I still somehow find myself preferring the original however! I’m not sure what it is, but I think it might be the character-filled snarling face compared to the “3D face” being a little stoic. Apologies for the bashed in front end on my regular S. C. Ruffey, I’m not sure how I managed that one! -MagicRail
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Both versions are nice...I lean towards the 3D face one.
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There is an element of Greek mythology herein. The description of archetypal personalities, that Freud later drew heavily upon. Perhaps Reverend Audrey was tapping into this vein, on some level. I know little of the man, but clergymen, especially of his time, would have been schooled in Greek.
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