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Offline Jwehrli  
#1 Posted : 29 July 2017 23:43:41(UTC)

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Location: California, Indio

My father recently passed away and we are needing to sell his Marklin train set. He built a very detailed track with buildings, trees, cars, people etc. It was quite incredible, but unfortunately we need to sell the set. I am trying to figure out where to sell everything and what the value would be.

He has the following components:

Marklin Digital control system (60215) with transformers
Multiple different locomotives (steam, diesel)
Ice 2 Digital Train set
40+ different freight cars (some are still in boxes)
Tons of track (all different types of pieces)
Bridges, control boxes
Color light signals
Model cars, people, trees, several buildings etc.

I know he spent well over $10,000 on the set up, but I not sure what is is worth.

Everything in less than 2 years old and is in perfect condition.

Can anyone help with an estimation of the value, and give me an idea where I should list it to sell? eBay, Craigs list?

Any info would be greatly appreciated!


Offline H0  
#2 Posted : 30 July 2017 09:19:52(UTC)

Joined: 16/02/2004(UTC)
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Location: DE-NW
Welcome to the forum.
Condolences to your loss.
Originally Posted by: Jwehrli Go to Quoted Post
Can anyone help with an estimation of the value, and give me an idea where I should list it to sell? eBay, Craigs list?
I think eBay is a good choice. Good descriptions with good images are important. Important to include the reference number.
You'll get more money if items are in original boxes.
If they are less than 2 years old they still have factory warranty.

Search the ref. numbers on eBay and then look for recent deals - that will give you an idea what you might earn.

You can try to sell on this forum - without eBay fees. But before offering the items here you should get an idea how much you can ask for.
"In all of the gauges, we particularly emphasize a high level of quality, the best possible fidelity to the prototype, and absolute precision. You will see that in all of our products." (from Märklin New Items Brochure 2015, page 1) ROFLBTCUTS
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Offline GlennM  
#3 Posted : 30 July 2017 12:49:33(UTC)

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I would second all the advice offered by Tom above, and add there is an annual Price Guide called Koll's, [Kolls Link] this book is based upon sale prices realised at recent auctions and is considered a good Guide, but it is only a Guide.

The price of an item will be determined largely by an items desirability, condition, how much it has been used, completeness and especially for older items the condition of the box and manual and for really old items if the box is original and not a copy.

Finally, if using Ebay try to find a couple of recent prices as there are some people who are selling items on Ebay for crazy prices and in all likelihood they will not realise these prices.

Don't look back, your not heading that way.
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Offline alan  
#4 Posted : 30 July 2017 13:20:01(UTC)

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Location: devon

good advice from glen and tom

if i want to find the value of a item i go to

completed listings (beenete angebote) bottom of the left hand column
type in number
see what turns up

alan plymouth
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