@H. Michael Spanier posted:
A most interesting set of comments. I have come to that point where I will not get rid of all but many of the items. My first step will be to list each item and see what I can get from the dealers. To get an idea of the "collectible" items such as LL Bean box car, Ben & Jerry's I will slowly move them out to get the best I can. Probably eBay. In my view from what I can determine "patience" is the best tool and on the normal nice stuff expect about 20 cents on the dollar. I have a good amount of Marx as well and the boxed sets will be blown out cheap for the most part. Will keep many of the items as I just like them! Have a custom made Marx Challenger which is just a favorite. Maybe when "kick the bucket" I will have a grave for me and one for the remaining trains!
I will put the Fastrack on the OGR board to move it out. Maybe some of the engines. My interest has been in items without sound but that appears to be what most don't want! Oh well. I sure had fun acquiring.
It has been a fun hobby which I still continue to enjoy. I have been buying and selling Super O for over 30 years and That is FUN as well. Have met some very nice folks and hear from many.
We really need to see a picture of a Marx 'Challenger'.