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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.

Best answer:

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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If there is no such thing as an invisible, intangible “spirit” or “soul” of Humans- WHERE is all memory stored?

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Question by Black Tensegrity Warrior: If there is no such thing as an invisible, intangible “spirit” or “soul” of Humans- WHERE is all memory stored?
Every single perception we experienced in our lives can be retrieved via hypnosis, or meditative Total Recall practices (e.g. Los Nuevos Videntes “Recapitulation.”) Where is this data stored? by the 1950s, it was realized that there is not enough space in the BRAIN to store more than three MONTHS’ worth of memory. After that, it should be dumped, to make room for new memory.

Robert A. Heinlein in his TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE novel speculated that the mind would get filled up after a couple of thousand years, so that people would have to delete experiences to make room.
A recent IRON MAN Comic book story arc (DARK REIGN) had Tony Stark spending weeks and enormous discharges of electrical energy to delete classified information from his brain, so as to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. My point being that this represents the level of knowledge of conventionally educated people, who take for granted that the “55 Perceptics”

. THE 55 PERCEPTICS (by L. Ron Hubbard’s reckoning):

1. Time; 2. Sight; 3. Taste; 4.Colour; 5. Solidity (Barriers); 6.Relative Sizes (External); 7.Sound; 8.Pitch; 9.Tone; 10.Volume; 11.Rhythm; 12.Smell (4 subdivisions); 13.Touch (4 subdivisions); Personal Emotion; 15.Endocrine States; 16.Awareness of Awareness; 17.Personal Size; 18.Organic sensation (including hunger); 19.Heartbeat; 20.Blood circulation; 21.Cellular and bacterial Position; 22.Gravitic (self and other weights); 23. Motion of Self; 24.Motion (exterior); 25.Body Position; 26.Joint Position; 27.Internal Temperature; 28.External Temperature; 29.Balance; 30.Muscular Tension; 31.Saline Content of Self (Body); 32.Fields (Magnetic); 33.Time Track Motion; 34.Physical Energy (weariness, etc.) 35.Self-Determinism (relative on each Dynamic); 36.Moisture (Self); 37.Sound Direction; 38.Emotional state of other Organs; 39.Personal Position on The Tone Scale; 40.Affinity (Self and others); 41.Communication (Self and others); 42.Reality (Self and others); 43.Emotional State of Groups; 44.Compass Direction; 45.Level of Consciousness; 46.Pain; 47.Perception of Conclusions (Past and Present); 48.perception of Computation (Past and Present); 49.Perception of Imagination (Past and Present); 50.Perception of Having Perceived (Past and Present); 51.Awareness of Not-Knowing; 52.Awareness of Importance, Unimportance; 53.Awareness of Others; 54.Awareness of Location and Placement a.Masses, b.Spaces, c.Location Itself; 55.Perception of Appetite (Problem covered under 17).

CAN be, and ARE stored in the brain.
Experiments that prove that memories can be accessed through the brain (by touching electrodes to certain areas of the cerebrum, eliciting memories in the person whose head has been cut open (BY LICENSED TRAINED SCIENTISTS! DO NOT TRY AT HOME!!!) are misinterpreted and misrepresented to make the public believe that ALL one’s memory is stored in the brain.

For instance, if you touch an electrode to one region, you might remember a symphony.
Why doesn’t this prove that every symphony you ever heard is stored in the brain?
Very simple: WHERE ARE THEY? The entire region of ONE symphony is in an area the size of a fingernail. How many fingernails can you fit in the brain?

How would the information be stored- ZIP files? DVD? (Whoever cracks that can become richer than Bill Gates and Steve Jobs combined!)

But if the Spiritual Realm is the actual site of storage (Isaac Asimov speculated that a computer containing the sum total of all Human Knowledge in a galactic empire could be accessed through a computer the size of a balloon, but stored in “Hyperspace,”) the brain merely accessed the data, and damage to the brain merely means that the lines to access the data are compromised, but the actual data itself is unaffected, and if alternate routes can be established, memory lost through chemical or physical brain damage can be completely restored.

Does the Phenomenon of Long-Term Memory strongly suggest that the living Human organism extends far beyond the Physical Planes of Existence, and may be capable of surviving the loss of the physical “Meat Puppet” body?
To respond to the 8th Answerer (and it appears that the Question has been blocked, so there will be no more Answers.

Hypnosis can retrieve “every single perception” like the colour of the first car you saw in 2003.
You seem not to know anything about hypnotism, because this is exactly what hypnotism can do.
In Scientology and Tensegrity, this is exactly what practitioners do.
People who have watched relatives die reported that without special training, they recapitulated their entire life’s experiences before they died, like watching a movie. This is said to be crucial to experiencing an AfterLife.

“Assuming a person remembered every tiny detail of every waking second, but of course, we dont.”

Speak for yourself, and you are still wrong. Every detail of everything you have ever learned is in your mind- it is just not consciously accessible. The presumption that the brain cannot contain more than 3 months worth of data was based on the idea that it cannot remember details.

“The ent

Best answer:

Answer by Spunky The Metaphysical
In the wet-ware, child. In your brain.

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Realistic Model Railroad Operation: How to Run Your Trains Like the Real Thing (Model Railroader Books)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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