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where can i find the value of an old lionel train set.?

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Question by polisher99: where can i find the value of an old lionel train set.?
my brother and i received the train set in 1961 for xmas.it was given to me in about 1978.when we got it for xmas it was a used train set then.in 1985 it was ?valued at/about $ 3500.00.what’s it worth now.it still is in it’s original boxes.

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Answer by firemanemt4evr
i would say ebay would be your best option. You will need to make the item appealing. If the item is valued that much you may want to have a high reserve on the item. SHow as many pictures and you may want to make it a premium ad.

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The Holidays are Coming! Time to take out the old Lionel Train Set…

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Some fun with Lionel (and E-man rockin’ to the Beatles)…

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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I am looking for 2 cars for my lionel train set. 2421 and 2429. Passenger cars that say Maplewood and Livings?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Question by : I am looking for 2 cars for my lionel train set. 2421 and 2429. Passenger cars that say Maplewood and Livings?
say Maplewood and Livingston on them. Willing to pay $ 50.00 each if they are in good condition. Don’t hose me on the shipping. Any takers.

Best answer:

Answer by Bumble
Have found 4 passenger cars from this 50’s
set on Ebay at a current bid of 64 dollars
with the 2 passenger cars included in the set …

http://cgi.ebay.com/LIONEL-Passenger-Car-Set-2421-2422-2423-2429-1952-/190404191680?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item2c54f965c0

2421 seperate…

http://cgi.ebay.com/LIONEL-O-2421-MAPLEWOOD-PASSENGER-CAR-SIL-R-/370396822936?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item563d5efd98

http://cgi.ebay.com/LIONEL-POSTWAR-2421-MAPLEWOOD-PULLMAN-PASSENGER-CAR-/260616449391?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item3cadf36d6f

http://cgi.ebay.com/LIONEL-LINES-MAPLEWOOD-PASSENGER-CAR-LIONEL-2421-/130399264750?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item1e5c66dfee

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These 2 passenger cars are
estimated a collector’s item

listed here …

http://www.postwarlionel.com/cgi-bin/postwar?ITEM=2429
http://www.postwarlionel.com/cgi-bin/postwar?ITEM=2421

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Best bet would be to get
the first link with all 4 …
then to have them restored
http://www.toytrainrepair.net/
even the box can
be reproduced …
http://www.toytent.com/TrueReplica.html

You are not going to find
these cars any cheaper –
especially amongst train
collectors who know the value

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Bumble smilez**

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Want to purchase a model train set. What do you prefer HO or N gauge? what is a good brand name to buy?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Question by Joeb: Want to purchase a model train set. What do you prefer HO or N gauge? what is a good brand name to buy?
Do not want to spend a fortune. Where do you recommend buying from? 50 miles from large town

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Answer by mike
HO, there are a plethora of items available on the net,Vintage TYCO is my personal preference.

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I want to start a model train set. I want to know which is better HO or N scale? Also I would like to know….

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Question by 54jknb5487dfg46: I want to start a model train set. I want to know which is better HO or N scale? Also I would like to know….
…if you can buy a piece that bends upward to go from low to high? Any info is appreciated! I am 14 and I am very interested in model trains.

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Answer by Chris
The scale you pick depends on what you are trying to do and how much space you have. HO scale is bigger and the most common choice among model train hobbyists. It is usually easier to buy trains, cars, buildings, etc. for HO and you can get more specialized easier with HO. For example, if you want a train set with just Pennsylvania Railroad cars and trains, or if you want a model layout depicting the 1940’s, you probably want to use HO scale. N scale is nice if you are limited on space or are looking to model just a small layout with no specific theme or era. The supplies for N scale tend to be more expensive and are more limited in availability or variety.

As for your second question, I think you want to know how to elevate your track so you can cross over a road or another track. If that is the case then there are several options. Depending on how high you wanted to make it and how quickly it would need to rise, you clould always custom build this yourself. Just make sure that before you build anything permanent, that a train and its cars will work on it.
There are tressel or mountain kits available at many train hobby stores that will help you do this as well. Since these offer clear instructions on how to set them up, this is your best bet if you are new to model railroading.

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Train HQ has little train set.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Train HQ has little train set.

Image by gak
The SEPTA headquarters has this model train set near one of their escalators.

Life-Like train set. Need help Pricing it?

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Question by Anthony S: Life-Like train set. Need help Pricing it?
I have a Life-Like Rail Chief electric train set. I wanna say its late 80’s or early 90’s. It has a Union Pacific Locomotive a Chessie Systems Box car and Napierville Junction Car and a Union Pacific Caboose. Also a blue box that controls the speed and about 20 pieces of circle track. Also a booklet that reads “Seventh Edition Basic For Beginners” A guide to Model Railroading. On the bottom of the locomotive and the A/C box in white numbers is stamped 19589. I cannot find this set any where online. I am looking to sell it, and I understand some train sets are very expensive. This set is in Mint condition, in original box. I just dont wanna get ripped off when I sell it. thank you for your help!

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Answer by Steven D
First off why are you trying to sell it? Contact a model railroad group in your area. I’m sure they would know some deserving child who would be thrilled to receive a present from someone who isn’t into trains. I’ve given away several sets over the years. Always anonymously and always to a child who appreciates it. Life has it’s own rewards. It’s pretty much a common set.
Here’s a link to help:
http://www.trainsetsonly.com/page/TSO/CTGY/LifeLike

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Bach Man. the Master Railroader. Bachmann’s Big Hauler Electric Train Set. Instruction Manual

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

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Electric Train Set. 1/300 ZZ Train

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Newer rebuilt, but not finished electric train set. This is a 1/300 scale model train that i used to build this Micro Machine City. The older one was crushed by books falling from a shelf…

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