Greetings Everyone

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Roger, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Roger

    Roger New Member

    You probably get this question a lot but .. I have a Lionel train set that I was given as a kid in the 50s. How does one go about determining the value of this set?
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Welcome to the Gauge Roger. Check out e-bay which may give you some idea.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Welcome Aboard Roger! :D

    You can also search Google, enter lionel and the number on the side of the engine.

    Ex,: Lionel 10E
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Welcome to the Gauge Roger. :wave:

  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Hello and Welcome, Roger!
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Welcome aboard Roger! Any luck with the appraisal yet?
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Check your local library for books like Greenberg's Guide to Toy Trains. Also a number of Lionel books. (Section 623). You may have to try a large city library. If you have numbers from the cars and loco, someone here could tell you.
  8. Roger

    Roger New Member


    Thanks for the reply. Actually I did go to E-bay and all I found was a very few items ..(about half a dozen) and the prices were like $50 for an engine ... which seemed low to me. I would assume a new engine would cost at least that much - let alone a 1950s (I assume collectable) ... I looked under model rail roads and also under Lionel - got the same items ... so what did I do wrong..
  9. Roger

    Roger New Member


    I'll try the library.. I have the original boxes and such - even the box they were shipped in so I'll pull some info off them and hit the books.. thanks
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    It will be difficult to get a value of that set you have Roger. What do you hope to get out of all of this? Do you want to sell it? You wouldn't get much from us model railroaders. Maybe you could get a value from places that sell antiques or if one comes near you the Antique Road show that we see on TV.
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    :wave: Welcome Aboard The-Gauge Roger :wave:
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Roger: the prices for common Lionel items are not very good. If you have a high-end set (with the aluminum passenger cars, say) you may get a lot more. There are a few scarce cars that command high prices, but most don't. Most cars will probably be under $10, but you do have the boxes.
  13. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    No answer to your question I`m afraid, not my scale or my area off expertize,( if I have one), just a warm welcome to the gauge... have a good one ..steve

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