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Other Dilemma regarding my Dad's train set

Discussion in 'General' started by N17 dizzi, 9 Mar 2012.

  1. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    No because my dad decided to have an affair, got cancer, got wheeled down the isle two months before he died by the frakin harpie when he was drugged to high heaven and ran off with all of our memories, including family photos.

    If I did have something of my dads though that I had no use or sentimental attachment to he would have wanted me to sell it. There's no reason why you can't sell it all on ebay and then split it with your siblings.
     
  2. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Slow Wobbly Trains plastic?! bleh.... (we do have a few different dmus and emus so ill check)

    Must stop talking about this before we get lynched by the masses for having a hobby more geeky than computers!

    Thanks for the link, will certainly do that. If I can sell on to someone I can talk to in a forum then might even have the opportunity to see the models again
     
  3. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    If you are selling on I think I'd take a certain amount of comfort from selling them on to someone who values them thinking about it.

    You may get more on the bay but then the buyer may just be interested in making money off them which would be a bit sad.
     
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  4. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    ^^ yeah lots of people just looking to make money of this kind of stuff
    what guage it all ? OO ?
     
  5. ccxo

    ccxo On top of a hill

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    There is a very good railway store in Alton, Hampshire on the Watercress line, has quite a large display area, could possibly help with any valuations etc.

    http://altonmodelcentre.co.uk/index.php
     
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  6. getDownShep

    getDownShep New Member

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    My local auction room has free valuation days every so often, you could take some along or arrange for them to value the whole collection, don't know if they would charge to value the whole collection
     
  7. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I can imagine, its amazing how much some of this stuff is worth. Its all oo, he sold his n gauge stuff some time ago.

    Thanks for the link ccxo

    yes shep that might be an idea. I will ponder over this thread during the week and come up with some sort of plan
     
  8. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    All my stuff is N gauge.

    As others have said, if you do ever sell it, make sure it's to someone who will cherish it, I mean, they are very valuable items in the first place, but these are delicate and beautifully made models, they need to be looked after! :)
     
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  9. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    if i passed away id love to see my trains cherished...but at the end of the day, id prefer to see them on a layout where they will be used as this is what they are ment for at the end of the day :)

    also most often on ebay, all the track is simply sold as a job lot
    buildings end up in a similar lot but most of the time dont seem to get many bids ( if any )

    youll have to keep us posted how the bidding goes
    nd if anything doesnt shift i could take a look and maybe make some offers as im in the process of re-building my layout :naughty:
     
  10. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I guess one of the things that makes me cherish my setup is that the beautiful scenery was all homemade by my Nan. She made and painted an entire forest and mountain set to mount on the table, they're beautiful! That's one of the factors that makes me want to wait many more years if I ever do decide to sell mine. What I have is 70's Fleischmann stuff which went out of production a long time ago, the actual engines are rocketing in value, but that doesn't bother me. I have them on display at the moment, and that's how I'll be keeping it. :)
     
  11. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    i dont think i could buy locomotives to keep them in a display cabinet, if i was to do that i would buy a static model
    i dont have many locos or wagons, nor do i much care about historical accuracy, if it looks cool, itll find its way on my layout :)
    plan to purchase some scalescenes stuff soon
    its like superquick buildings, only you get to print them out yourself ( as many as you like ) which is awesome if ( like me ) you tend to screw something up ^_^
     
  12. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Well that's not what I really did. I've had plenty of use out of them with family and it's been absolutely wonderful. It's only now where we don't have room to keep the setup on a big table that I've put the engines in display and everything else is being kept safe should we want to use it again. :)
     
  13. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    my layout is all in boxes as well atm, had to tear everything up when they re-wired the house ( as it was on a large table in the loft my dad built :waah: ) hopefully i can get some form of layout set up again ( that doesnt exist solely on hornby virtual railway ) the builders totalled the track, most of the scenery and damaged several locos, but i cant claim as the layout 'shouldnt be there' according to the council :duh:
    gotta start mostly from scratch
    think this counts as 'thread derailment ? :naughty:

    ...ill grab my coat
     
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  14. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I could, and plan on doing so, but only on those items which are rare, or Limited Editions like my Freightliner Class 70, and Silverlink Class 150, but i do plan on using them every once in a while.

    Sam
     
  15. Stotherd-001

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    If you have any Irish/Northern Irish (Translink/NIR, BCDR, Ianrodd Eirean etc.) rolling stock I know a good few folk in Belfast who might be interested.
     
  16. lilgoth89

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    >_< you tell me AFTER id sold the ( non running ) enterprise
     

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