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PostPosted: Fri 15 Nov 2013 03:59 am 
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Hi,
I have a couple of old AIRFIX Train models and just wondering are they worth anything, I understand that the Railbus might be very rare!!

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Nov 2013 04:41 am 
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I got two of the saddle tank engines off ebay just last week for £3.75 each including postage [from 2 different sellers]. I intend to build one this month in a GB

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Nov 2013 06:43 am 
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A quick check on eBay history shows those kits are not that rare, and vary from about £5 to £20.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Nov 2013 08:35 am 
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It does not help that they are also still available brand new from Dapol.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Nov 2013 10:12 am 
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the railcar is the rarest as its in green. The version produced by Dapol is in grey. Airfix continued to produce both the engine and the cattle wagon for many years and can still be found easily. I can't remember seeing the railcar in later years, in any colour. Now that rtr versions motorized have been introduced there are even fewer people wanting the kits.

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You can get all those kits shown here from Dapol now. I checked them out last night. My problem was I don't know what was ever made. There isn't any explanation on the site. Not to mention the prices aren'tin "real" money !!! I was thinking it might be nice to make a WWII train for display. Is that possible from these kits ? I come from a long line of railroaders but nothing I saw looked much like our rolling stock from that period.

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You can get all those kits shown here from Dapol now. I checked them out last night. My problem was I don't know what was ever made. There isn't any explanation on the site. Not to mention the prices aren'tin "real" money !!! I was thinking it might be nice to make a WWII train for display. Is that possible from these kits ? I come from a long line of railroaders but nothing I saw looked much like our rolling stock from that period.


It is possible to use some, but not all, for WWII. The Schools Class locomotives, for instance, were painted black in WWII.

Evening Star, for instance, is not a WWII item. Nor is the Diesel Shunter.

Revell and Trumpeter also market WWII locomotives, but not British ones. CMK make an armoured train.

If you need a currency converter, I suggest xe.com Currently, 1 English Pound = $1.61, so anything you see costing in pounds Sterling should be multiplied by 1.61 to get the approximate cost in US Dollars.

Hope that helps.

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Nov 2013 16:34 pm 
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Thanks for the info. I was making a small joke about the money. I will look up that converter though. I'm sure it will come in handy. I had never seen any of these kits before joining up here. I grew up around trains and have never had much interest in model railroading because of that. I just like the strange look they have and the funny looking rolling stock. LOL !!! Besides, their small size makes them easier to display.

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