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    Hi,

    Have about 300 cars, 20 engines, 35 buildings, trees, 100 vehicles & miscellaneous. Haven't decided to post these on this board, donate to St. Vinny's, or sell through the LHS. Retired and plan to move to a Senior apartment next year or so. What do you guys or gals think? Thanks.

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    I would list the here first, or take them to a train show. Put a fair price on it and take reasonable offers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    What do you guys or gals think?
    Of course we think you should post your stuff here first. I personally have begun hunting specific pieces for my layout and would like to see if you have any of them.
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    I'd definitely be interested in rolling stock depending on what you have
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Here . You will find that reasonable prices will sell well to nice people here so they can sow it off on their layout .

    Steve

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    Sorry to hear that you need to let go of your collection.
    That won't be easy for me at any point.

    My 2 cents. You will not get as much for your collection if you go through a 3rd party to consign or sell out right.
    A weekend show would be quick and less painful.
    Ebay and IRS have taken the life out of selling with collecting taxes, limiting quantities before reporting, etc. Although for sought after items, it does give you an audience.
    That leaves piece meal via forums or possibly Facebook N scale groups, which I have had limited success.

    Guess it depends on what you want to get out of the collection. Sounds like there takers interested already.

    Good luck. I dread that day myself...
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    Are you still in Madtown? I'd be glad to do some bidness with ya!

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    Hi,

    Still am. Haven't started to put together a list. About 6 engines need to be repaired, who would buy these as is? Some fell apart on me and some have a bad solder job (attaching decoders) because of shaking hands. I may keep some of the Soo, Alton, Tomahawk, Hamm's cars, and perhaps the Amtrak stuff. Don't know what these items are worth. Many of the older cars had their couplers replaced with knuckle types. Will keep the controller for these and the Soo HO engine with 3 cars. Plan to use a book case shelf to show them off wherever I move to.

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    Engines 'as is' will still sell. You should keep some stuff as momenos or to build a small switching layout.
    What era is your stuff from?
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    Depends on your timeline and how much time of your day that you have available to dedicate to selling your collection.

    I always prefer to list items here first as I have never had any headaches from our members.
    Next preference would be to go to a show and sell them. Probably the most enjoyable way as you tend to meet good people there.
    Social media is a hit or miss for me usually.
    EBay you may get lucky and find your item in the middle of a bidding war, but it is time consuming and they keep a portion of it.

    Keep some of your favorite items and put them in a display case! Even if you can't run them or tinker on them, you can still enjoy looking at them.
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