To offer the most accurate quote for your model train collection, we will need an inventory list (download one of our templates above to get started) & photos. We cannot proceed without this information.
How much is my model train collection worth? We hear that question often. The simple answer is: it depends on many factors.
Values fluctuate all the time in the model train industry, like in many other industries. While valuation guides can provide useful information and a starting point, the values they offer are never set in stone.
In reality, variables like item condition, current market conditions such as market sales and consumer demand all play a role.
Generally, you can expect to receive anywhere from 40%-65% of the fair market value.
Although selling your model train collection online or at a local train show can seem more lucrative, it’s important to consider the bigger picture. Factors to mull over include:
the fees & financial costs associated with selling on a platform like eBay
how willing you are to invest your time & efforts into repairing, photographing, listing & packing your trains
how soon you want to sell – if you’re looking for a quick sale, online ecommerce giants like eBay may not be the wisest strategy, especially if you have a larger collection