Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

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Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by Callaway Chris » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:57 pm

Looking to price a train set I just unwrapped - appears to have been last touched some time in 1957 :hi
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Re: Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by Callaway Chris » Sun May 27, 2012 11:33 am

1.5 years later, I am really getting motivated to move these trains. Who to see about this? Train expo? No time... Hobby shop? Maybe... But would they be fair in pricing?

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Re: Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by Kermit1 » Mon May 28, 2012 12:34 am

That makes two of us. My train has been boxed up at my mom's house since the late 50's also. I received it in 1955 for Christmas. Going home this week to look at it and perhaps bring it back to Ohio with me. Good luck on the sale. Have no idea what it may be worth. Sorry.
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Re: Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by Jeroenvgfn » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:07 pm

I think Ebay should bring serious money.

these kind of items are hot for collectors.
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Re: Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by Callaway Chris » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:45 pm

Over 2 years, and no movement on my end... I really wish I knew of a place or person who would give me a fair price for all of this... I have BOXES and BOXES taking up space :nono

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Re: Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by BIGJOHN » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:30 pm

For Chirstmas???
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Re: Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by awesum » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:35 pm

I know somebody who knows about train stuff. Let me know if you want him to reach out to you and how he should contact you.

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Re: Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by Callaway Chris » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:04 am

It's now 4 years + and they are still in boxes, just sitting...

If anyone has info on how to gauge (no pun intended) the 1950s O-Gauge trains and their values, I'd be curious to hear. Thanks!

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Re: Anyone know a good guide to O-gauge trains?

Post by Callaway Chris » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:22 pm

So, as a follow-up, I went to the local train dealer. He said $1,400 for all, using the Greenburg Train Show Guide Book. I passed, as he really only offered me $680 and said he'd have to factor a profit.

Ended up listing on Craigslist for $1,200 and took slightly less. Buyer suggested he's one of the last to appreciate the trains, and felt like he gave me a gift in buying. Whatever, as he was a dealer, too, I think. Just lower overhead than the other guy.

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