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My father has recently passed away and has left a wonderful model railway layout and some railway books. How can I sell them?


Mike Lloyd


10th September 2013

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You will probably find most value from selling the individual components – the locos and stock, perhaps the buildings and also the books. Listing them on ebay will realise their true value – but this is a time consuming job – not only the listing and identification, but also the packing and posting – most will need to be sent recorded delivery. As a guide to value:- an average condition loco will realise £40, carriages £10 and wagons £3.

For a low hassle solution, we recommend that you buy a copy of a railway model magazine and consult the small ads at the back. There are many people who want to buy models in bulk. They may also be interested in the books.

However, if you would like to donate your locos and books to the Model Railway Club we can certainly ensure that they find a good home.

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