Grandpa's Antique Model Trains

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  1. sronmi

    sronmi New Member

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    My 88 year old grand father died about ten years and his entire model train collection passed from my grand mother's estate to the grand children last year.

    All of the ~ 50/60 train cars are at least 30 years old. Most are probably 40 or 50 years old. And no one in the entire family knows anything about model trains!

    It's unlikely the trains will be put up for sale. Nevertheless, can anyone offer advice on how to how to get the train set cleaned and appraised?

    Thank you!
  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    See if there's a TCA group near you, they might help you with appraisal. :thumb: If it's three-rail O or S, it's more likely to have some value than old HO, unless there are some brass pieces, which is a whole different game.announce1
    But is anyone interested, that's the question! If the trains are running, then run 'em!!:D If you need any assistance in setting up a layout, well... just ask! :D
    Best of Luck!
  3. CRed

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    I inherited my fathers Lionel set he got as a kid and even though I don't do "O" I'd never get rid of it.As far as I'm concerned it's priceless,appraiser be damned:thumb:!

    Chris
  4. sronmi

    sronmi New Member

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    Thanks for the Replies Cid & Chris

    So what does TCA stand for and how would I find a local group?
  5. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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