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Any model train Guru's?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by uberbeans, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. uberbeans

    uberbeans 1/2 ton status

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    I inherited a large collection of vintage, HO scale model trains and was wondering about the value of them. I have all the boxes they came in,too. A number of people have seen my collection and say that they think it is very valuble (whatever that means). I have done some research on line but it isn't very easy for a novice like me and I was thinking of looking up a collecter. Does any of you have any experiance with this or can think of any "leads" on how to figure it out?
     
  2. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    If you want I can have my bro in law call you, he is big into them. PM me your number if you want
     
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    I can't PM you because it says your inbox is too full.:D
     
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    If you play your cards right, you could make a mint on those :D :eek1: !!
     
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    It really depends on what you have (brands, age, etc.) Some HO stuff is worth money but most is not.
     
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    That's what I'm trying to find out. Some research I've done has shown auctions for some of the trains I have going for more than $250.
     
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    my brother is huge in to this stuff. heck some of the good quality stuff these days is not cheep. and now thay are going high tech smart chips in them. power on track full time and computer controled to run them with smoke and sounds and so on. :eek1: :doah:
     
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    This is something I want to get into, but at the same time, ya gotta think, cripes, what's left in the world that hasn't been computerized?? Good grief...



    Uberbeans, you may have some valuable stuff, but don't get too excited. Most old HO stuff isn't worth much to collectors. HO had a big boom where lots of stuff was made for it, which kinda flooded the market and diluted values.
     

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