Lionel Train Collection with American Flyer Blue Comet Canadian Pacific Diesel

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 23, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

I have decided to sell my lifetime collection of Lionel and American Flyer Trains. I started this hobby about 15 years ago and have been collecting trains the whole time. I am not a typical collector. I would travel around to every flea-market, yard sale, auctions or by word of mouth to buy some trains. I took them home and put them in an air conditioned upstairs bedroom and never touched them. I have never ran any of the train sets, pieces or scenry pieces that I have. The trains that I have are from a vast age range, from pre-war to current stock. I have only collected Lionel O gauge, some standard gauge and American Flyer trains. I never got into buying the HO or N scale trains. I have never ran any of these trains and have no idea of their condition, wheather they run or need work or missing parts. I just enjoyed searching for them and buying them for an investment.

I do know what I have paid for them. I have made this a hobby for the last 15 years searching for these trains and I am not going to give them away. The reserve is set fair for what I have invested in them. If the reserve is not met, I may consider selling to the highest bidder, so bid if you want them! I am probably never going to set up a display as planned and have decided to let someone else enjoy them.

I do not have a total list of every train that I have and I don't intend to make one. I thought I would try selling them all as one lot to save a lot of time and hassle. I will highlight some of the more rare trains that I have, please look at the pictures they will tell you more probably than what I can discribe to you. Every train item in the pictures goes with the auction. Sets, rolling stock, houses, scenery, bridges, track, transformers, etc.... There are some antique clocks in the pictures that do not go with the sale.

I intend to get an amazing number of questions about these trains so let me answer some for you before you ask...

1. Yes, they all sell as one lot.

2. No, I will not separate them

3. No, They are not tested, and I don't know which ones work and which ones do not

4. No, I don't have a total list of what I have

5. No, I will not tell you the reserve, it is set at what I feel is a fair price for what I have invested

6. Shipping, I would rather you come pick them up. I the reserve is met, I would be willing to load them into a van and drive up to 200 miles to meet you from zip code 15301.

7. Payment, $500 non-refundable deposit through paypal within 24 hours of auction ending, balance when picked up in cash, if you have to pay by check, we will go to the bank together and they will verify funds

8. If the reserve is not met, I may consider selling to the highest bidder

9. Questions, if you are serious about buying this collection and need more detail, email me through the auciton questions, I can give you my phone number and we can discuss over the phone

Partial Listing of What I have for auction:

Around 30 Lionel Train Sets

Around 5 American Flyer Train Sets

About 8 extra Lionel Engines

Lots of rolling stock cars

Bridges, Trussels, Houses, Signals, gates, cranes, etc...

Some highlighted Sets or Engines

Blue Comet Set

Canadian Pacific Diesel Engines ABA with Extra B car

Erie Diesel Set, with engine set box

Santa Fe Diesel Set, with set boxes

Union Pacific Smooth Side Passenger Aluminum Passenger 6 Car Set

2 FM Southern Fairbanks Moorse Trainmaster Diesel Engines

Williams Pennsylvania GG1

Lionel Pre-War Standard Gauge Engine with 2 passenger Cars (rough shape)

Pre-War Lionel Passenger Set with boxes (boxes rough)

American Flyer Pre-war Passenger Set

MTH Southern Pacific Daylight Engine and Coal Tender

Broadway Limited Passenger Set

Milwaukee Passenger Set

Too Much To List

If you buy the collection and choose to come and pick it up, if it is not up to your satisfacti...