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 Author: SezaR View Messages Posted By SezaR
 Posted: Mar 17, 2019 12:50
 Subject: Inventory Change Request for Set 7838-1
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SezaR (124)

Location:  Canada, British Columbia
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Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 7838  Name: Freight Loading Depot with Wagon
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7838-1 (Inv) Freight Loading Depot with Wagon
313 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1983
Sets: Train: 4.5V

* Add 1 Part 3811 Light Gray Baseplate 32 x 32 (Alternate) (match ID 1)
 Author: SezaR View Messages Posted By SezaR
 Posted: Mar 17, 2019 13:04
 Subject: Re: Inventory Change Request for Set 7838-1
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Location:  Canada, British Columbia
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In Inventories Requests, SezaR writes:
  Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 7838  Name: Freight Loading Depot with Wagon
* 
7838-1 (Inv) Freight Loading Depot with Wagon
313 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1983
Sets: Train: 4.5V

* Add 1 Part 3811 Light Gray Baseplate 32 x 32 (Alternate) (match ID 1)

I dedicate this inventory change request to the first anniversary of Marek (Hygrotus)
https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1133413

About one year ago, I got photos of a new copy of 7838 from the store Bluxe in
France(box opened, content sealed). See photos 1-2. The owner of Bluxe confirmed
that the baseplate does not have white dots and that he was sure he didn't
switch the baseplate with another one.
Since all used copies of 7838 that I had seen (about 10-15 copies) came with
the baseplate
 
Part No: 3811p01  Name: Baseplate 32 x 32 with Set 7838 Dots Pattern
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3811p01 Baseplate 32 x 32 with Set 7838 Dots Pattern
Parts: Baseplate
I did not submit this inventory change request earlier. But recently I saw another
NIB copy again in France (box opened, content sealed). See photos 3-8 The seller
wrote me that he bought this set himself from a Lego shop back in 80s. The very
interesting thing is that there is the Lego catalog UK/F/B 114978/115078 from
1986 inside the box but this set is not present in any catalog from 1986 (only
sold between 1983-85).
I bought this copy but it is still in Germany and will be shipped to me later.

As a side note, I find it interesting and weird that this set came with a base-plate
that has white dots. The Lego company had stopped printing white dots on base-plates
back in 70s, but then they did it ONLY for this set in 1983, once for the last
time. (if I am wrong, let me know please)