Restore it, display it or sell it?

Norfolk_Southern_Fan2010 Apr 6, 2014

  1. Norfolk_Southern_Fan2010

    Norfolk_Southern_Fan2010 TrainBoard Member

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    This is entirely new to me, sooooooooo im lookin for help on this old girl.

    should I keep it........display it........or sell it.

    A little background on it:
    I got this along with 2 other boxes (3 boxes total) of train stuff from a friend of mine that cleans out houses. The 3 boxes contained older tyco stuff and this engine (came with a caboose too, but the engine had me at first sight).

    I have ZERO knowledge on this scale, so im lookin for all the help I can get on it.

    Anyways.....enough of me rambling on, heres the link to the pics (might need to copy and paste the link):
    http://s805.photobucket.com/user/firepatchnut2010/library/PRR steam engine?sort=3&page=1
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As it shows on the pictured tender, "American Flyer Lines", this would be "S" Gauge. What is the number on the engine cab? possibly 312?

    The TYCO stuff is probably HO scale.
     
  3. Norfolk_Southern_Fan2010

    Norfolk_Southern_Fan2010 TrainBoard Member

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    I believe it was 312, and yea the tyco was HO scale :)
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    OK. The 312 is S Gauge. I'll move this over to that forum area.
     
  5. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

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    Well, I am not the biggest expert on AF, but considering It looks to be in pretty rough shape (externally at least, but it does look pretty complete excluding the missing link coupler on the tender), it might be a somewhat hard sell if you were to sell it. However, a Flyer collector might purchase it either to fix up, or even break down and use as a parts source. As for pricing of it, that I can't really say as Flyer isn't my area of expertise.
     
  6. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    at that point, I would take it apart, repaint it, put new decals on it and display it. IF it was perfect, it would be worth $125-150
     
  7. Norfolk_Southern_Fan2010

    Norfolk_Southern_Fan2010 TrainBoard Member

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    Wellllllllllllllll I ended up putting it on ebay and it sold. Got 45.00 out of it but i guess that was due to the factors of it
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That's interesting. I guess one never knows until they try...
     

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