Any railway modellers out there?

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#21 Post by Avidreader »

Have you looked at Vectis Auctions? They are in Thornaby-on-Tees, UK

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#22 Post by exile »

exile wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 2:18 pm
Sparkle wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 12:17 pm If you know anyone with a subscription to a UK model railway mag then there maybe some useful contacts listed?
I think that might be me @Sparkle - original reply to @Antonia applies.

As to auctions, there are a few places that have regular model railway/toy auctions.
Special Auction Services have an annual Trains Galore auction but this tends to be collectable = expensive items. In between times they have 2 or 3 actions of less valuable items.
Vectis - vectis.co.uk - have monthly auctions of model railway items more of the sort that Antonia describes.

The problem with auctions is that they apply a buyers' premium of 15-20%, so the buyer pays that amount on top of the hammer price. This has a habit of depressing the sales price, On top, a sellers' premium is also applied which means that while the hammer price might be £100, the seller receives perhaps £90.
I am beginning to wonder if my posts are somehow deleted for every one but me. :D

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#23 Post by Sparkle »

@exile as you've now pulled me up twice all I can do is apologise twice! :o However, the links in your 1st response to Antonia where not the magazines I was thinking of which is why I posted. So now apologies for a third time :D
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#24 Post by exile »

No worries @Sparkle. I did put a smilie after the second set of quotes. To be fair to you I did not link to any magazines but rather to the companies that advertise therein that will buy second hand collections.

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#25 Post by exile »

tagh wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 9:22 pm Were I younger, exile, I would love to indulge my taste for miniaturisation, particularly railways, but anno dominae forbids.
It took the OH about 16 months to produce that layout - albeit with some help from me. Over time it has been titivated and improved since and it is true that a layout is never really finished.

Loco Revue offer a complete layout from the baseboard up - Train'in Box. Currently the offer is quite limited but earlier that was a range of offerings. These can be built and up and running in just a few weeks.

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#26 Post by Polarengineer »

This thread brings back memories of my merchant navy time when the chief engineer declared he was a model train enthusiast and ordered me to make the frame plates for his project loco. It was difficult when deep sea to tell the chief to get lost. I most certainly did.

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#27 Post by Hotrodder »

exile wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 2:18 pm
Sparkle wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 12:17 pm If you know anyone with a subscription to a UK model railway mag then there maybe some useful contacts listed?
I think that might be me @Sparkle - original reply to @Antonia applies.

As to auctions, there are a few places that have regular model railway/toy auctions.
Special Auction Services have an annual Trains Galore auction but this tends to be collectable = expensive items. In between times they have 2 or 3 actions of less valuable items.
Vectis - vectis.co.uk - have monthly auctions of model railway items more of the sort that Antonia describes.

The problem with auctions is that they apply a buyers' premium of 15-20%, so the buyer pays that amount on top of the hammer price. This has a habit of depressing the sales price, On top, a sellers' premium is also applied which means that while the hammer price might be £100, the seller receives perhaps £90.
I thought all auctions worked like that. Buyer cops for a fee + VAT on top, and the seller also. The real winner is the auction house.
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