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From gauges and scales to garden railroading, we've got all the details covered for the expert and amateur model railroad enthusiast! Can't find it? Call us! We'll "track" it down for you!Phone (727) 526 4682 Toll Free: (877) 437 3386We strive to satisfy our customers to the best of our ability.

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Our collectible train buying service starts when you reach out to us via email, phone or via our Get a Quote web form. Once we have made contact, based on your unique situation and requirements, we help you decide how to sell your trains.

As the Chief Engineer of, I have the pleasure of traveling all over the country to see and assess some truly diverse model train collections from Z to G and everything in between, with a special focus on Lionel.In October I headed out ...

In continuous business for almost 90 years, The Model Railroad Shop is probably the oldest train shop in the United States. Stop by for expert advice and a great selection of model trains!

A. We buy all manufactures of N, HO, O, & G trains. Just a few examples: Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Bachmann, Atlas, Kato, MTH, Athearn, USA Trains, Marklin, Aristo-Craft, Weaver, K-Line, etc. All Brass Manufactures: Overland Models, Samhongsa, Sunset Models, Key Model Imports, Oriental Limited, Precision Scale Models, The Coach Yard, Katsumi Balboa, etc. We also buy model trains building kits like Master Creations, Campbell Scale Models, Magnuson Models Inc., Evergreen Scale Models, Classic Miniatures, etc.

Build the layout of your dreams! The Model Railroad Society is open to everyone who wants to make model railroad dreams come true. There is no obligation, and no commitment. Earn your first 100 points by signing up today!

That is an excerpt from an ad that I have been running in 'Classic Toy Trains' and "O Gauge Railroading" for years. As a matter of fact, I have been advertising to buy trains longer than anyone else around. My name is Charles Siegel, myself and my son John make our living buying and selling electric trains. If you think about it, I wouldn't be able to advertise the way I do year after year unless what I say in my ad wasn't true.

I've purchased millions of dollars worth of electric trains over the years, and honesty and integrity are the absolute most important aspects of my business. I've been advertising that fact for years, and I mean it! When I say I will do something, you can bet it will be done. When I state something, you can bet it is the truth to the best of my knowledge. I feel strongly that there is no better asset for a business than it's reputation. And if you check around, you will find that Train City, Inc. has the highest reputation in the train business.

OK, so if you are selling your collection, how should you start? Well first, look around this section of my web pages. There is a lot of information about me, my references, Train City, how we do business, and testimonials that should be of interest to you if you are planning on selling your trains.

Then, if you feel comfortable, give me a call, or email me. Tell me what you have for sale, and if possible give me your asking price. (Not essential). At some point I will ask you to send a listing of exactly what you have for sale. I will travel to you if merited. (I prefer to do this on collections that value $15,000.00 (wholesale price), or more, but that is subjective.) However you always have the option of shipping your trains to us for evaluation, whether it be a handful of pieces or a large collection. We receive trains through the mail very frequently.

Please keep in mind, this is my only business. I can not stay in business unless I have trains to sell, so I am always buying, and paying very competitive prices, if not the highest around. So please give us a shot. We would sincerely appreciate your consideration when it comes time to sell your collection.

Trains & Things has proudly provided model trains and related products and services to area enthusiasts since 1977. We carry a huge selection of major name brands, including Lionel, Mikes Train House, Williams and Atlas. Come to us for sales, service and appraisal of model trains. Visit us today to see our huge inventory and massive display of trains!

Vintage toys are categorized as a combination of collectibles and toys. At PGS, we are always seeking to buy vintage toys, collectibles, and antique model trains. Whether you are local to Chicagoland, the Midwest region, or anywhere in the US, reach out to PGS collectibles and vintage toy buyers when you decide to sell your vintage toy collection and model trains.

Have you ever wondered if your old model train up in the attic, or stored in your garage or basement is still worth anything? The value of vintage toy trains depends on the age of the model train. Most model trains are common and due to being well-loved, the value is in the memories your old train set holds for you. An old model train can be worth $100 or less, but it can also be worth $10,000!

Our expert vintage toy and antique model train buyers can evaluate your toy, collectible, model train set, and other vintage items you have to find its true market value in its condition. PGS gives no charge appraisals on your vintage toys and will offer to buy your vintage toys for cash on the spot.

2. If you know specific details about your items, please include as much information as possible. Example: year, era, model, issue, and any provenance you may have. If your items have their original box and/or packaging, they may have additional value.

As Certified Coin Dealers, Appraisers, and Precious Metal Specialists, PGS Gold & Coin buys, sells, and appraises coin collections, stamp collections, gold & diamond jewelry, along with a wide variety of items. PGS Gold & Coin provides free evaluations, estate & insurance appraisals, safe deposit box appraisals, and coin grading submission services. PGS Gold & Coin can assist you in buying, selling, and investing in gold bullion, silver bullion, platinum bullion, palladium bullion, and rhodium bullion, as well as guide you through investing in Precious Metal IRA. PGS Gold & Coin GIA Certified Diamond Buyers appraise diamond engagement rings, diamond jewelry, loose diamonds, and gemstones. PGS Gold & Coin pays top dollar for diamond rings, diamond jewelry, sterling silver, and scrap dental gold. PGS Gold & Coin retail stores feature rare coins, antique silver coins, US gold coins, foreign gold coins, silver dollars, type coins, ancient coins, medals, tokens, old US currency, foreign currency, Confederate currency & Civil War currency. Our online store features all of the above plus fine watches, antique pocket watches, autographed sports memorabilia, historical documents, militaria, US & foreign war memorabilia, comic books, vintage toys, model trains, musical instruments, rare stamps, estate jewelry, luxury fur coats, designer handbags, purses, fine wine collections, antiques, and collectibles. We also buy smartphones, cell phones, iPads, laptops, video game consoles, and other new in-the-box electronics.

One of the attractions of model railroading is that it can be enjoyed in many different ways, depending on the age and interests of the user. Young children can go "hands-on" with a wooden or battery-powered train, then move up to a basic electric set when they're ready. Many families make a model train part of their holidaydecorating, using it to add visual interest to a Christmas village or setting it up around their tree. Serious enthusiasts may have an elaborate layout with hundreds of feet of track, modeling switchyards, coal mines, or commuter rail service. You can even set your trains up outdoors, creating a "garden railroad" that uses your landscaping as a backdrop.

Model trains come in a variety of 'scales', a term which refers to the model's size in relation to a real world prototype. HO scale trains are 1/87th as large as the actual railroad equipment they model, so an HO scale replica of a fifty foot long boxcar would measure about seven inches long. An N scale (1:160) model of the same boxcarwould be less than four inches long, while an O scale (1:48) version would be over twelve inches long. The term "gauge" is sometimes used interchangeably with "scale",though it actually refers to the distance between the rails, not to the size of the trains that run on them. O-gauge track measures 1-1/4" between the outer rails, for example, while the rails of HO-gauge track are 16.5mm (about 5/8") apart.

With so many choices, it's easy to find a train that will work for you! The most commonly modeled scale, HO, has the widest selection of rolling stock (locomotives, boxcars, etc.); it also tends to be the least expensive scale to work in. A simple circle of HO track can measure less than 36" in diameter, and a fun and interesting HO layout can be built in an area as small as 4' x 8' (about the size of a sheet of plywood). If you live in an apartment, N scale makes it possible to build a complex layoutwithout taking up a lot of space, or if you have small children, you might opt for a large sturdy O scale train set. If you want to set up a train around your Christmas tree, G scale makes for an impressive display.

The easiest way to get into model railroading is a starter set, which generally includes a locomotive, two or more additional cars, a power supply, and a circle or oval of track. Purchasing a set guarantees that everything will work together, and the cost is usually less than if you purchased all the components separately. HubCity Hobby has starter trains priced to fit every budget, and when you're ready to expand, we have the track, rolling stock, and scenery you'll need to turn your set into a full-fledged train layout!

While train sets have been a popular gift for generations, they can also add excitement to your holiday decorating! Christmas trains are available in many popularscales, including N, HO, O, and G. While some sets are available year-round, the best selection is usually found from mid-September to early November, so shopping earlyis a good idea. Many holiday train sets, especially in the larger scales, have animated or musical cars, enhanced lighting, and other special features that separate them from more ordinary sets. Some manufacturers even offer additional Christmas-themed cars each year so you can grow your holiday layout over time! 041b061a72


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