Question on price

Discussion in 'Forum Information and Issues' started by Old Buffer, 16 February 2015.

  1. Old Buffer

    Old Buffer Western Thunderer

    I have been asked by the widow of a friend of mine to dispose of his railway items, I have found amongst his possessions this model:-
    It is a limited edition of ex LMS 10000 made by FIA TRAINS, it has an edition number 194/200 in original livery, and the total production run was 402.
    Hopefully some one can come up with a realistic price as I don't want to undersell it for her.
  2. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer


    We need some decent photos of it, is it working, is it finescale, with that we can reach a reasonable conclusion.

    An accurate looking working model in excellent condition might be worth a few hundred pounds.

  3. Bill Campbell

    Bill Campbell Western Thunderer

    Hi Alan

    A bit of Googling found this reference to the FIA 10000:

    It was sold as an up-market model with an up-market price tag of £475. As a limited edition I suspect resale prices will be higher than the more recent large volume models from other manufacturers.

  4. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    Did it not have the odd difficulty of staying on the track?
  5. Old Buffer

    Old Buffer Western Thunderer

    As requested some photo's of 10000. What I didn't say is, it is 00, when I got it out of the box I found it has sprung bogies but 1 coupling is damaged.
    Also found was this little gem from 00 works, hand built Johnson 1698 class 2F. These are the photo's
    Once again I haven't got a clue regarding the price, but there is an invoice in the box for £238.00
  6. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer


    It's a nice looking model.
    I'm afraid though that I have no real idea what a 00 model might be worth.

  7. Toffee

    Toffee Active Member

    A simple answer would be to put them on ebay at silly high prices and/or best offer. You never know what someone will pay for something, which is why ebay exists to some extent. Over the years I have seen some things I would like but at silly prices I don't want to pay, after a few weeks/months they do sell.
    Start around the £500 mark and bring them down till you get a nibble would be a simple if dirty way of getting their full value realised. Ask lots of people and you get lots of guesses.
    Just my 2p worth.
  8. MartinWales

    MartinWales Western Thunderer

    Agreed! You can set a lower limit at which you would accept the lowest bid or not at all so you can reach a mutually satisfactory price
  9. Pugsley

    Pugsley Western Thunderer

    Alternatively, if you do an advanced search on ebay you can look at completed listings which will give you an idea for what they've sold for in the past (assuming any have been sold in the period covered by the ebay history).
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  10. MartinWales

    MartinWales Western Thunderer

    Indeed Pugs, but with the rapid listing tool it will give you a price range if you sell it on But It Now-I would normally edge towards the higher limit (You can always come down!)