Have some old trains no one's played with since the last century?
The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club is inviting everyone to their Grand Auction at 7:30 p.m., March 12 at Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue.
It'll be lots of fun and there are great deals to be had. Admission is free. Refreshments are available.
Okay. You might be wondering "How do I know I'm getting a 'Great Deal?' Maybe these are some snake oil hucksters who'll give me 5 bucks for a real collector's item. I mean, how do I know what a 50 year old toy is worth?"
Well, outside of the fact that you know you're dealing with some really nice Winnipeggers, there is a way to know what's a fair price. There's actually a price guide.
Greenberg's Guides - Lionel Trains is a pocket price guide for all Lionel trains made between 1901-2009. It's edited by Roger Carp and published byKalmbach Books.
It's the same book the fellows at the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club will be using throughout the auction. Members will be glad to let you look up a price.
Greenberg's Guides - Lionel Trains also has useful material on collecting, operating and caring for your Lionel trains.
Toad Hall Toys usually carries Greenberg's Guides - Lionel Trains. It sells for $19.95.
Classic Toy Trains Magazine, which publishes 9 issues a year, Greenberg's Repair and Operating Manual for Lionel Trains, 1945-1969, 7th edition and Lionel Accessories at Work on Toy Train Layouts are other handy reference publications.
Call 1-800-533-6644 for details or view online.
Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!