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Subject: 40s and 50s S-Gauge Trains - best way to divide and sell? rss

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Here are 9 pictures of old train stuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What's the best way to divide this and sell it? The 322 loco will obviously sell by itself, and Sam the Semaphore Man (with instructions!) by itself also. The rest I'm pretty clueless. Any good useful advice is appreciated I will reward it with a paltry amount of GG.
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I'd say ask around on model train web sites. I know that there is a very dedicated fan base for them.
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wmshub wrote:
I'd say ask around on model train web sites. I know that there is a very dedicated fan base for them.

Know any good ones?
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Nope. I'm just into board games. I had a former coworker who moonlighted making model train equipment but I don't know how to get in touch with him any more.
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Could also google around and see if there's a model train club in your area, that you could consult with.
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Are you allergic to eBay?
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bltzlfsk wrote:
Are you allergic to eBay?

No. In fact, I have about 25 auctions going over there right now (If you want some one-owner G1 transformers, find me over there today or you will miss the boat).

My questions are more like: Do I sell the cars together or separately? What about the track, all at once? Do I sell accessories with a transformer or keep all those separate, to give buyers what they want? What's a fair price for the 307? The 322? When I describe the conditions, what should I point out? And what of the cardboard bridge in the third picture? I can't find any of those online. Are they rare and/or valuable?

Answering those questions would have been more helpful than asking about my histamine response when I visit ebay. I thank you anyway!
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ipgyst wrote:
wmshub wrote:
I'd say ask around on model train web sites. I know that there is a very dedicated fan base for them.

Know any good ones?


Try ModelTrainGeek
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I'm only moderately into model trains (N gauge), but I've spent a good bit of time around collectors. Here's my suggestions:

The locomotives as separate items. (I have a #322 like yours and the tenders for American Flyer are wired to the locos.)
The track and wiring as a lot.
The semaphore and wire as a lot.
Perhaps two lots for the rolling stock, divided approximately evenly. (i.e. one caboose each, one gondola each, one boxcar each, etc.)
The cardboard bridge and risers as a lot. (It may be very rare since you can't find it on Ebay.)
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