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Hi,

I wonder if someone can help me, I have a layout of OO gauge railway which I no longer wish to keep but don't know whether to sell it as a set or take it down in pieces to get the best price for it?

Disadvantages of keeping it as a set would be that it would limit the amount of buyers who have an interest in it because if transporting it (it is 6' by 4' and heavy). However taking it apart would take along time and I don't really want to do this as it took a long time to build.

Also where would you recommend advertising it for sell, eBay, local paper?

Thanks for all your help,

Ollie
 

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Start at the minimum you will accept and advertise on Ebay for collection only. If you cannot provide several images then you are stuck as it will not sell on Ebay without these.

It will be hard work to sell all the bits seperately.

Happy modelling
Gary
 
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Thanks for your reply, do you mean that it will be hard to sell them as individual pieces or the whole lot disassembled?

Thanks again,
Ollie
 

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I meant it in the sense of the time spent administering the sales and packaging more so than in dismantling the layout.

Only if you have a considerable value in small detailing parts is it worth selling things off seperately. The bigger stuff like buildings and track are a bit of a nightmare to package and ship and the shipping costs for these items normally do not make it an attractive proposition for bidders.

And of course the baseboard then has scrap value only.

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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But look on the bright side - we're nearing the run up to Christmas and there may be someone out there who would be prepared to pay a few quid for a "complete" model railway as a present for a youngster - or themselves or ...

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