- Any model railway enthusiasts on here?
I’m in the process of clearing out a deceased relative’s house and came across some model railway items, 2 layouts around 6×4′ and 40 – 50 locomotives and carriages, mostly Fleischmann, all boxed. I’m not sure what guage. What’s the best way to dispose of them? They need to be sold as easily as possible, so ebay’s out of the question.
Are there any specialist auction houses for this sort of thing? Unless I say otherwise, they’ll all go to the household sale at the local auctioneers, which seems a shame if there’s a better option. We’re near Mold, North Wales.
Any advice greatly appreciated.Posted 4 years agomunrobikerMember
Can I get some photos to lleebb76 at gmail.com, or a rough list of what is there? May be interested.
There are a large number of shops that will evaluate the lot if you put a list together and come and get it from you. The name Ellis Clark rings a bell, I will check a magazine and let you know.Posted 4 years agohs125Member
Just spoke yo someone who knows a bit about model trains. He reckons Fleischmann are a very good quality brand, so could be worth a fair bit. Older models in their boxes are likely to be collectors items, and newer ones will also be in demand. Definitely worth doing some research and getting a couple of prices before you let them go I think.Posted 4 years agoJulianAMember
Yes, Fleischmann make some lovely things. Make sure you get what they’re worth if you possibly can. Really good quality stuff.
Maybe contact your local model railway society or advertise them in Railway Modeller?
Google ‘N Gauge’ and ‘HO Gauge’ to find out the difference, but if the items are boxed they’ll have the scale on the box.
Pics would be great!Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Harry, you’re a bad, bad man. 🙂
It’s all the stuff my dad bought when I was a kid.
Supposedly it was for me, but I hardly ever got near the bloody thing. 😀
Thinking of putting up shelving round the walls of the garage and running it in there – no room in the house at the mo!
Alternatively, we should hire a room at The Church and perhaps organise a stripper.
😐Posted 4 years agoalanlMember
This sort of thing is always worth putting onto ebay as single locos, and batches of coaches / wagons.
Shops will only offer 40-60% of their ebay value.
If you CBA to ebay, then buy one of the rail mags to ring round a few dealers – there are loads who deal in this sort of stuff.Posted 4 years ago
Fleichsmann made mainly german/continental models, but they did do some UK equipment, so the market may be more limited if continental, but they are still sought after here.
9mm track is N gauge, OO is around 17mm, Z is around 7mm.totalshellSubscriber
get it to these guys, they may collect..they ve a specialist toy/ collectors sale on 15 april.. i ve bought and sold through them before and you ll get a market price for em. dont worry about the date just about passing they ll accept stuff if you act quickly.. http://andrewhartleyfinearts.co.uk/blog/post/winter-antique-and-fine-art-sale/Posted 4 years ago
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