"Toy Trains" Magazine collection

Hello,
I've recently found 2 boxes of what appear to be complete volumes of
Toy Train Magazine from the early 50's, as well as numerous
timetables, magazines, and pamphlets from that era. All were stored
flat, in a closed box, and appear to be in near mint condition.
Does anyone know wher i can find information on these items, such as
worth, collectibility, etc.? I would really appreciate any info.
If anyone has a serious inquiry about buying, please email me at:
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Dee_Snuts
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I've recently found 2 boxes of what appear to be complete volumes of Toy Train Magazine from the early 50's, as well as numerous timetables, magazines, and pamphlets from that era. All were stored flat, in a closed box, and appear to be in near mint condition. Does anyone know wher i can find information on these items, such as worth, collectibility, etc.? I would really appreciate any info. ----------------------------------------------- Perhaps Edward Stucchas Used Railroad Books site might have something helpful:
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=>Dee_Snuts wrote: =>I've recently found 2 boxes of what appear to be complete volumes of Toy =>Train Magazine from the early 50's, as well as numerous timetables, =>magazines, and pamphlets from that era. All were stored flat, in a =>closed box, and appear to be in near mint condition. =>Does anyone know wher i can find information on these items, such as =>worth, collectibility, etc.? I would really appreciate any info. =>----------------------------------------------- =>Perhaps Edward Stucchas Used Railroad Books site might have something =>helpful: =>
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"Toy Trains" is of "historical intesrt" only - ie, it's a good record of the state or MRRing in the 50s, and AFAIK very, ver few people are interested in studying the development of our hobby. :-) OTOH, their articles were aimed at ordinary folk with ordinary skills who had access to a limited range of materials and tools, so one could do worse than use them as guides to "scratchbuilding for beginners."
The railroad related material can't be judged without a list, but be warned that collecting railroadiana is a very much a niche hobby --> verty small market (at least compared to junque, er, sorry, _antiques_.)
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Wolf Kirchmeir
A good place to check value on old model train stuff is the eBay web site. Do a search in completed auctions and see if there have been any sales of the material you have. This will give you an idea what people are actually willing to pay for these items.
I haven't read Toy Trains in over 40 years but I remember it as being aimed Lionel owners; both collectors and operators (then called high railers). There also was coverage of other so-called tinplate lines, Marx, etc.
Projects were usually pretty simple - I seem to recall a camelback steam locomotive that was made of cardboard using a Marx mech.
You might find buyers who would be interested in articles on collecting Lionel that magazines might contain.
There is a magazine currently (I think) being published call Classic Toy Trains. This has no relationship that I am aware of to Toy Trains magazine of the 1950's (which I think was published by RMC).
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Charles Seyferlich

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