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How much do Lionel train sets sell for?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Question by My baby boy Westley is here 🙂: How much do Lionel train sets sell for?
I recently got a Lionel train set in an auction and just trying to find out its worth (and trying to put it together, seeing as this is the first train set I’ve purchased ever!) It has a two knob transformer, tracks stamped Lionel, the engine has the # 2018 written on the side. They are black and heavy. Under the engine it says “Made in the United States of America, Lionel 027, The Lionel Corporation , N.Y. It has the coal cart behind it, and 3 passenger carts stamped Lionel. It has the clip that goes under the track and the wiring.

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Answer by Holden McGroin
Depends on the condition and age.

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How would i sell a bunch of toy trains, track and accessories?

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Question by Alex: How would i sell a bunch of toy trains, track and accessories?
My family was left about 300 toy trains and all the things that go with them by an uncle when he passed. We don’t really have any interest in keeping the collection and are looking to sell it to by bills and such. How would i go about doing this for such a massive collection? It has lionel and many other brands

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Answer by DD
Craigslist or eBay

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i have a 1940 union pacific lionel train set. how much would that be to sell it on like an antique thing.?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Question by justin b: i have a 1940 union pacific lionel train set. how much would that be to sell it on like an antique thing.?
and if possible probably a place to sell it on also.

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Answer by EclipseRD
Well it’s going to depend on a number of factors: The specific model/set, how rare it is, how many were built and more than anything else – It’s condition (including, boxes, power transformers and other accessories).

There are a number of books out there that are analogous to the used automobile industry “blue books” which will give you a “ball park” idea on what the model/set could go for.

Again depending on the condition and desirability of your item could easily dictate on where you would want to sell it. Dealers are usually more than happy to put your item on consignment for anywhere from 10-30% commission. If it’s really rare they might be interested in buying it outright. This can be a gray area as they may offer much less than they would sell for in order to make a profit.

Taking it to a train show or other model event and selling it yourself is also an option. Consider the price to purchase table space and entrance fees into how much you want to sell it for. Train “swap meets” auctions and club classified are also great resources.

Do some research for “toy train” clubs/organizations in your area. If you find one, contact them and solicit interest for your set. Members with a keen interest in your set might want certain pieces and not others and you will need to decide if you want to split the set up or not. It might be what makes it sell. Again, someone may steer you in a direction other than what I’ve suggested.

I’ll bring up Ebay (and online auction houses in genral) last since it’s the most risky. Not from a scam point of view but from a profit point of view. Investigate your model/set’s worth as much as possible before you plan on thinking of putting it on Ebay. Review Ebay’s item listing and selling fees and consider what you need out of the “deal” to make it worth it to you. Ebay can net you a lot of money but don’t list the item at “Junkman mentality” prices and out price the item. If you are familiar with online auctions then great. If not, I would suggest a lot of study and education to understand how they work and what you need to know in order to successfully sell on them.

Good luck to you!

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Is it more valuable to sell a vintage lionel train set piece by piece or as a whole set?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Question by Sinsana: Is it more valuable to sell a vintage lionel train set piece by piece or as a whole set?

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Answer by beernotcider
Most collectors would prefer the whole set.

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Where can I sell vintage 80’s items to collectors? (i.e. Atari set, nintendo set, Lionel trains)?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Question by cherronedavis28: Where can I sell vintage 80’s items to collectors? (i.e. Atari set, nintendo set, Lionel trains)?
These items are in mint condition, still in their original boxes.

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Answer by Faerie_Queene3
eBay.

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Where can I sell lionel trains, on-line or locally. I live in Miami, Fl ?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Question by SoFla: Where can I sell lionel trains, on-line or locally. I live in Miami, Fl ?

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Answer by Bob
craigslist

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I have about 120 lionel trains, some never run, from 1940-75. Could I sell them all together?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Question by : I have about 120 lionel trains, some never run, from 1940-75. Could I sell them all together?
some new and all working from my collecting of years ago

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I have an old collection of Lionel trains, how much can I sell it for?

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Question by alduflo55: I have an old collection of Lionel trains, how much can I sell it for?
When I was little I used to love Lionel trains, I have literally a closet room of stuff still sitting around in our unused closet. Apart from clearing that closet space for something else, I have taken up airsoft and I was looking to buy a gun that with ammo, clips, and cleaning tools as well as other things would price around $ 700 total. I have two pennsylvania flyers, a penn. flyer passenger expansion pack, a santa fe diesel engine with 3 passnger cars (I always just bought ready to run sets) and an old union pacific berkshire locomotive that came with a ready to run set. I also have a fair amount of rolling stock and lots of fastrack and two fastrack switches as well as some old buildings. I have all the transformers that came with the train sets as well as some other things like a large green mat. Some things are damaged and a little dusty/dirty but I figured I can pick up around $ 700/800 bucks for all this on eBay, is this realistic? how should I sell all this crap to get the most money I can? The sooner the better too since I think we are moving in a few weeks. Ive never really sold any of my old crap (Im 16) so help would be appreciated.

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Answer by Hayley
Sell it for how ever much you want to and be reasonable at the same time.

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where can i sell lionel trains in delaware county?

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Question by charles h: where can i sell lionel trains in delaware county?

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Answer by Ken K
Delaware County PA???

Try local hobby shops, newspapers, swap sheets, local model train groups.

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What is the best way to sell model trains?

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Question by Alex: What is the best way to sell model trains?
A relative left me na estate with thousands of model trains and i’d like to sell them. Ebay isn’t really an option because of the amount so i’m looking for an event where I can sell them or a website that will buy lots of trains. Some have boxes some don’t. There’s a wide variety of companies and HO scales.

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Answer by Wdlane
If you are a complete novice to model railroading, you have to spend the time in researching the items and effort to sell them to get the maximum return. Showing up to a train show or a dealer (if you can find them) with boxes and a “make me an offer” look on your face will likely get you much less then their worth. The same could apply if you get a “knowledgeable friend” to sell them for you. You will be wondering if they are being straight up with you , or “other”.

The locomotives could be worth $ 5.00 tops or they could be worth $ 1000.00+ depending on what they are. If you have NO idea as to what they are you WILL loose. Judging by the relatives lifestyle, if they were well off, the trains are likely to be worth more. If the trains were bought at yard sales and flea markets, probably not as much. It all depends on what they are and who made them.

In HO age does not have a great impact in their worth like Lionel does. In short the older HO trains are do not necessarily make them more valuable. The opposite is actually more accurate. The newer more accurate trains are worth more then the older runs. Getting them back in the correct boxes adds greatly to the selling price.

I cannot recommend eBay enough. Love them or not, they are it. The buying audience is there like no other place, website, or train show. In is an international buying audience. There are some other “eBay hating” train selling websites, but no buyers. However, with eBay, there is lots of time involved to list them and sell off 1 or a few items at a time and what category to list them in with an accurate description. Knowing how to group them is a benefit. A wrong item description will not get a high price.

In closing, you have to put the research time in to get the benefit out, or blow them out on the cheap and take whatever you get. It is all your choice.

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