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I would like to list this for sale at some point but don't know what it is! I have been bequeathed lots of items and don't know what many of them are or have any idea what price they would sell for! Help please!!
 

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Hello, and welcome to the Forum..

what you have is a motor-block, motion, and 'chassis' components from a Marklin/LGB loco..

On the small sticker, there will be a (probably) five-digit number. - That number, and a side-view of the wheels and motion, will allow us to be certain from which model of locomotive it is.
The actual model will affect the value, most likely.

The number will be L20212 as an example: This is from a 'Stainz' locomotive, your number may be different?

PhilP.
 
Rhinochugger

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More stainz on the carpet :rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
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Zerogee

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As Phil says, a complete Marklin/LGB loco chassis from an 0-4-0, most probably a Stainz. Would be handy for anyone scratch-building a loco body on top. Value-wise, you can find a complete Stainz for £100-£150, so maybe £50-£60 or so for the chassis....?
Just my opinion, others may disagree....

And welcome to GSC!
I think we'd all be interested to see what else you have in the collection....?

Jon.
 
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Hello, and welcome to the Forum..

what you have is a motor-block, motion, and 'chassis' components from a Marklin/LGB loco..

On the small sticker, there will be a (probably) five-digit number. - That number, and a side-view of the wheels and motion, will allow us to be certain from which model of locomotive it is.
The actual model will affect the value, most likely.

The number will be L20212 as an example: This is from a 'Stainz' locomotive, your number may be different?

PhilP.
Hi - thanks for the reply. There are 2 stickers - one says marklin 13014672. The smaller white sticker says 188596 24V/DC then underneath 0213 MAHU.
 

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As Phil says, a complete Marklin/LGB loco chassis from an 0-4-0, most probably a Stainz. Would be handy for anyone scratch-building a loco body on top. Value-wise, you can find a complete Stainz for £100-£150, so maybe £50-£60 or so for the chassis....?
Just my opinion, others may disagree....

And welcome to GSC!
I think we'd all be interested to see what else you have in the collection....?

Jon.
Hi thanks for replying. What is the best way for me to tell people what else I have in the collection?
Linda
 
Zerogee

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Hi thanks for replying. What is the best way for me to tell people what else I have in the collection?
Linda
Photos - LOTS of photos! :)
For individual big items like locos and coaches/wagons, a couple of photos of each item ideally including one underside shot.
For little bits and odd parts, just lay a bunch of them out on a plain surface and take group pics.
If any items have labels or stickers on them, particularly underneath, a note of what is on them (model numbers, stuff like that) is always handy too if they're not easily readable in the photos.

Jon.
 
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Photos - LOTS of photos! :)
For individual big items like locos and coaches/wagons, a couple of photos of each item ideally including one underside shot.
For little bits and odd parts, just lay a bunch of them out on a plain surface and take group pics.
If any items have labels or stickers on them, particularly underneath, a note of what is on them (model numbers, stuff like that) is always handy too if they're not easily readable in the photos.

Jon
Hi again. Sorry to keep bothering you but I am a reluctant newcomer to this railway business and know hardly anything about it!!
Thanks for the info about photos - would I then be able to put them on this forum and ask people what they are and their possible sale value or would I need to post them somewhere else?
Thank you
Linda
 
dunnyrail

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Welcome to the forum Linda, for myself always happy to delve into my sundry books to ID LGB or Marklin Trains. Price estimation can be a bit tricky as condition and will it run are tricky to nite from a picture. Some ideas can be got once you have a Catalogue number you can look at ebay, a Buy it Now price is likely to be a better clue though if you watch an item to completion of sale this can be a good clue but not always as sometimes things go for silly money because 2 idiots fight it out to the bitter end and highest price! A look at sales items in here can also be a help, over the years quite a bit has sold on here so you may come up with some ideas. Finally look at “Garden Railway Specialists“


Their prices for second hand a pre likely to be top end but again if you deduct say 20-30% that will likely be a clue to what you could expect from a modeller. A dealer would be much less of course.
 
Rhinochugger

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Hi again. Sorry to keep bothering you but I am a reluctant newcomer to this railway business and know hardly anything about it!!
Thanks for the info about photos - would I then be able to put them on this forum and ask people what they are and their possible sale value or would I need to post them somewhere else?
Thank you
Linda
Don't apologise, Linda. This is the place to ask your questions; there is plenty of expertise to be found, and this forum is a pretty happy place :):):) a lot of people actually enjoy delving into the issues and coming up with an answer :nod::nod:
 
Zerogee

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Hi again. Sorry to keep bothering you but I am a reluctant newcomer to this railway business and know hardly anything about it!!
Thanks for the info about photos - would I then be able to put them on this forum and ask people what they are and their possible sale value or would I need to post them somewhere else?
Thank you
Linda

Not a problem, Linda - I'm sure a lot of folks on here would be happy to see what there is and offer any advice; I'll leave it up to the forum moderators to chip in if they have any concerns (the forum does have some simple and sensible rules about "for sale" threads), but I'm sure we will all try to help if we can....

It is always difficult to know how to go about disposing of an inherited collection in a reasonable manner; there are a number of options, including asking a shop or other dealer to make you a bulk offer for everything (which minimises the effort on your part but will probably raise the lowest value) up to individually selling each item through eBay or other routes, such as advertising them on here (which will require the most effort, but probably realise the best price too).

If you want, you could just start by giving us a rough idea of the size of the collection - does it contain major items like locos and rolling stock (coaches and wagons), or is it mostly odd bits and pieces like the chassis in your first post? Does it include any track pieces?

Jon.
 
Gizzy

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Hullo Linda,

when I was the leader for the East Anglian Area of the G Scale Society, I had a lady contact me about selling her late husband's G scale.

Eventually i had to suggest an Auction House who were very helpful in selling both G scale and HO Gauge too.

She was very happy as they did all the cataloguing and selling for her....
 
Gavin Sowry

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She was very happy as they did all the cataloguing and selling for her....
...and were no doubt well rewarded for their efforts.
 
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Like everything when you wish to dispose of a collection there will be a "cost of sale". Whether it be a combination of your time managing the sale and auction site (whisper it E bay) and PayPal fees, the services of a specialist auction house, like say Vectis, or going to a dealer to sell as a job lot or on a commission basis. And yes, you could sell here with no commission costs but you would need to do your research on pricing and deal with a buyer expectation that there would be a mark down on market price as we all know that the seller is saving on the commission element here.

I would think a managed sale by a reputable auction house might be the best route if a large number of model railway related items are involved. Max
 
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There are 2 stickers - one says marklin 13014672. The smaller white sticker says 188596 24V/DC then underneath 0213 MAHU.
In all the excitement over the collection, did anyone figure out what this is?