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Title: timeless classic
Post by: matt-b on November 01, 2011, 09:52:49 PM
what model can i buy now, sort it then get it out and sell it in 15/20 years for more then double what i brought it for...

matt
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Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 01, 2011, 10:26:42 PM
what model can i buy now, sort it then get it out and sell it in 15/20 years for more then double what i brought it for...

matt
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At current inflation rates - most of them 8)

Alan
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: Tank on November 01, 2011, 10:59:24 PM
If it was that easy then we'd all be doing it!  LOL
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: longbridge on November 02, 2011, 04:54:24 AM
If you intend doing something like that may I suggest that you don't run them, chances are they will conk out well and truly before that ;D ;D
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: Sithlord75 on November 02, 2011, 06:43:39 AM
Peco Jubilee - but your question is 30 years late!
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: Newportnobby on November 02, 2011, 07:57:22 AM
what model can i buy now, sort it then get it out and sell it in 15/20 years for more then double what i brought it for...

matt
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I would suggest either hen's teeth or rocking horse poo ;D
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: Sithlord75 on November 02, 2011, 08:08:46 AM
Second guess - Dapol Pullman 73 which seem to always go for very silly money on eBay.  No, I am not planning on selling mine!
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: SD35 on November 02, 2011, 08:14:00 AM
Possibly the RTC liveried 97201 if there are any left.

With a big bag of hindsight, a Strathclyde PTE 101.
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: StufromEGDL on November 02, 2011, 01:51:35 PM
Hi Guys;

Got rid of the Pullman 73s that I had at various times, all for a profit I think.  Not profiteering really but just decided that they weren't for me.

The Dapol 'powered' Royal 67 seems to command a high resale price.

Similarly, the good price enjoyed by Strathclyde 101s (I have 3) in recent years seems to have receded a little after the Farish 101 re-tool became a reality.  Similarly, the white/blue 101 and the Porterbrook Deltic crashed when ex Farish bodies flooded the market.

Still rare to see but not going for a great price these days are the Farish Railfreight 20215...and the mythical (?) pre-Production 20137 as was on the advertising blurb.

LT Metropolitan Tanks crop up regularly.

Early production VT 47814 (before renumber to 47747)...rare-ish but not too valuable!!

Other mythical locos....Railfreight original Class 47...dropped before release.  I have seen 2 and own 1.  A railfreight metals TTG 37507, not released due to headcode errors....

Not forgetting the Euro* 4 car add-on sets.

Can't think of anything else off the top of my head that can be construed as accruing value!!

Later;
STU from EGDL

Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: poliss on November 02, 2011, 02:07:02 PM
Model railways make a very poor investment. Most of my collection was bought from Ebay at a tiny fraction of the original price. You should have bought gold five years ago.  ;)
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: fisherman on November 02, 2011, 03:37:16 PM
any decent  Lyddle end  cottages!!!!
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: point blank on November 02, 2011, 06:38:21 PM

With a big bag of hindsight, a Strathclyde PTE 101.


That's a good result for me then as I've got 2 of those in mint boxed condition, don't want to sell them though. :beers:
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 02, 2011, 08:22:47 PM
any decent  Lyddle end  cottages!!!!

Lyddle End bits based on the NYMR buildings also seem to go for silly money because although not branded as such they are of course Harry Pothead stuff.
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: Newportnobby on November 02, 2011, 09:07:06 PM

 Harry Pothead


 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: Kipper on November 03, 2011, 04:17:42 PM
And don't forget to keep the original boxes. I sold a load of old Dinky toys from the 50's but, as I had thrown away the boxes within seconds of getting the toys, I only got a fraction of what I could have got.
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: OwL on November 03, 2011, 07:32:57 PM
what model can i buy now, sort it then get it out and sell it in 15/20 years for more then double what i brought it for...

matt
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Any thing made by CJM. As these are made to order each model is unique and made to a high standard. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: poliss on November 03, 2011, 07:56:05 PM
But the models in 20 years time will benefit from new technology and should be of a much higher standard than anything you can buy today.
The truth is no one can tell you what will be collectable in 20 years time. I wish I had made my mother buy me the Tri-ang Stephenson's Rocket that was 1.00 in the Kays catalogue, or a few Herts Daleks from Woolworth's. I'd be quids in.
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 04, 2011, 05:57:11 PM
Any thing made by CJM. As these are made to order each model is unique and made to a high standard. :thumbsup:

Doesn't work too well. CJM 73's are worth peanuts for example because the Dapol one is better. Time moved on. Whats  a CJM 67 worth now to most people given the Dapol one ?

Quality often has little to do with what is deemed collectable. Some Highfield printed kits go for stupid money although they are just screen printed card. Unbuilt Cav'n'dish kits go for silly money to strange people who will never build them, and this despite the fact an improved version of the same kit is still on the market with a different brand.

Collectors tastes are a bit hard to predict.

Alan
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: captainelectra on November 04, 2011, 08:36:54 PM
I wonder how much a Jamie Micro Traction Prairie Tank kit would fetch these days?
Title: Re: timeless classic
Post by: moogle on November 04, 2011, 10:59:40 PM
what model can i buy now, sort it then get it out and sell it in 15/20 years for more then double what i brought it for...

matt
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Tough question this, but I would say buy what you like for your own layout but buy 2 of them.
Keep one in the box to squirrel away and one for using on your layout.
If in 10, 15 or 20 years time it worth a zillion on ebay or the like then you're quids in.
If its not, you've got something you'd still have a use for. Unless you change tastes/scales that is!  :smiley-laughing:
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