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Reply to "Product number inflation - Lionel's new 7-digit numbering system"

Let me tell you about my problem...

A neighbor has some Lionel and MTH trains for sale due to a move.  I told her I would research and give her some recommendations re a price range for each item.  I dutifully wrote the number ON EACH CARTON/BOX, and told her I would get back to her with a "current market price" for each item.  I am  a TCA member, and thought I would look in a few of the more recent TCA catalogs to see what prices these TCA members were asking.

I found all of the MTH items, including those beginning with Cat. Nos. 20- and 30-.

I did not find any of the Lionel items, and the TCA for sale listings used a Lionel ID that was different than the ID on the Lionel boxes.  Rather than trying to contact TCA, I just told her I could not offer advice on the Lionel items.....

I guess the question I would ask Lionel (if I cared) is whether this new catalog number system benefits them or us???

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