- posted 12 years ago
I uncovered my Lionel train set in my recent move. It's a Lionel 736 "O"
gauge made in '53 or '54 from my best guess. I have absolutely no use for
it and plan to sell it. It has 5 cars other than the tender including an
automatic milk car, Sunoco tank, flat, box and caboose, 4 switches and a
double oval of track. Everything needs a good cleaning and there is some
rust and small things missing.
The question is how much work should I do on restoration to get the best
price? Should I track down the missing pieces like more milk cans, switch
lights, switch activators, milk platform, etc.?
I remember as a kid setting it up and running it for half an hour and
thought: "This is boring!" and packing it back up. (I should have kept it
all in the original boxes and shrink-wrapped it)