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Old Model Trains

I rec'd a bunch of old model trains from a family member. Does anyone know of a shop that deals with these things. The trains are thought to be from the '40's and seem to be in good shape.

Would love an idea on worth and wouldn't mind possibly selling them.

Any insight would be appreciated!

created by Postal on Jun 28, 2017 at 06:52:56 pm     Comments: 6

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What is the Scale? O, O-27 (Lionel) or HO The scale can make a difference in price. Are the Cars and Locomotives in the original boxes?

posted by whitehouse on Jun 28, 2017 at 07:19:05 pm     #  

You might contact Joseph Saine Toy Soldiers in Rossford. He specializes in older toys. If he does not deal specifically in trains he may be able to provide some direction.... and he's local.

posted by Danneskjold on Jun 28, 2017 at 08:26:26 pm     #  

Try getting an appraisal for insurance purposes, which will give you a reference point. Then you can search eBay, etc. for similar models and asking prices.

If you have pre-WW2 stuff in good condition, it can be worth a lot of money.

posted by madjack on Jun 28, 2017 at 08:42:12 pm     #  

Cool. Betcha get a surprise at their value. Now when you get passed on a '76 Caddy Eldorado ragtop give me a call.

posted by Mariner on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:36:42 am     #  

As crazy as this sounds, contact Gladieux Hardware on Navarre in Oregon. They have a display set up and are very knowledgeable of the miniature trains

posted by Hoops on Jun 29, 2017 at 07:38:35 am     #  

Thanks for the info!

They haven't been touched in years. Unfortunately, they're literally wrapped in newspaper and stuffed in a big box. It is Lionel 027. I wish I knew more about it.

Will take a closer look and see if I can better ID the set.

posted by Postal on Jul 01, 2017 at 07:30:02 pm     #