N scale building collection for sale

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Bill Pontin, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    I am in contact with a elderly gentleman who is interested in selling off his "N" scale collection of buildings and structures. There is close to three hundred, if not more, buildings and structures. He has lost interest, after 20 years of collecting, because of his eyesight. I was tryng to come up with a solution for him to dissolve his collection. I took some pictures today to post to our club members. E-bay sales on built structures is way down and I was looking for other solutions for the gentleman. He just does not want to give it away, but looking to make something on it. He unpacked several boxes for me today and layed out the structers, I'll post a few pictures. Any suggestins for the gentleman?

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  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I have just started to build a small N scale layout, and I'm looking into buildings as of NOW. This is so cool! I'm very intrested in what he has.

    How much do you want for the two brick buildings in the middle picture, PM me aboout those, please!

    Also the middle building on the bottom row in the bottom picture, PM me about that too, Thank you!
  3. brucemac11

    brucemac11 New Member

    That's a lot of buildings. How are you going to list them, as a bulk lot or individually? I'm certainly interested in some if they're sold either as small groups of as individual. Please let me know when you decide. Thanks, Bruce
  4. vilefileman

    vilefileman Member


    I am interested in the gas/oil refinerys in picture 2, and any coal/oil related pieces.Also any vehilces (trucks, cars tankers, etc)
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Bill,I am also interested in buying some.Can you send a list or the asking price? I am interested in the Lumber Hill,the white building in the first photo and any others you may have.
    Feel free to e mail or pm me.
  6. brucemac11

    brucemac11 New Member

    Second reply to your posting. I had a little more time to look at the photos more closely. I'm interested in buying all of the buildings in the last photo. Please advise. Thanks, Bruce
  7. coachC

    coachC Member

    Sounds like he could sell the buildings pretty quick. Actually I might be interested in buying all of the scrap parts if he is interested in selling them. Looks like there might be a few in the last picture.
  8. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    I think the gentleman is going to be surprised at the interest and I am also with the response. He does not have a computer and I have made copies of all your posts and will meet with him again this week. I will bring some better lighting with me for additonal pictures and will try and pin him down on some pricing. I am also curious to see what else he has in all the packed boxes.
  9. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    Hey Bill if you could send me a list too that would be great...Rich
  10. GeorgeHO

    GeorgeHO Member

    You should be able to get the pricing for the structures from a Walthers catalog. That would give you a ballpark figure for the absolute max you could sell them for including shipping. Some of those structures will be difficult to ship without breaking. If they were HO I would drive to your location if it was close enough, maybe some of your Ngauge buyers would also be interested in driving if they were going to purchase enough.
  11. ajroland

    ajroland Member


    I would love to have a listing of all his items with prices as well, very interested.
  12. kpowell

    kpowell New Member

    I'm new to this but I'm also interested in a list as I just spent $100 for some buildings.
  13. vilefileman

    vilefileman Member

    Um, hello

    Bill, what ever happened, its been over 3 weeks.
  14. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Have not forgotten you fellows, been busier that a one armed paper hanger in a wind storm. Wanted to finish up the walk through gate module for our club and we have two shows on back to back weekends. The fellow is still interested and I just have to get over and take some pictures. The walk through gate worked liked a charm at our Sunday show. Yahoo, no more crawling under a "Duck under". (Should make a seperated post for the show, time permitting)
  15. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer


    I would love to have a listing of his items with prices as well, very interested in the refinary in the middle picture. Please PM me when you get a list. Thanks.

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