Lionel 1110 Scout locomotive

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Lionel 1110 Scout locomotive
Posted by newgscaler on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:58 PM

I have a pair of Lionel #1110 Scout locomotives and would like to know are they worth keeping? Any thoughts, opinions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted by cwburfle on Friday, December 01, 2017 4:54 AM

They aren't going to pay for your retirement.
Still, I think they are worth keeping.
How is their condition?

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, December 01, 2017 8:59 AM

A long time ago TTOS had big monthly meets near me and over time I wound up with 20 Scout locomorives. I can't resist a bargan and sometimes they would be cheap and I thought a good deal. Also I like them.

I read the post war guide and I knew which ones were the good ones, all have metal motors.

The prewar ones with the full valve gear are the best. 

Dennis  San Fernando Valley CA.  Joined August 2009

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Posted by BigAl 956 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:42 AM

Nothing 'Scout' is ever going to have high value, and there will be little to none appreciating value for postar trains in the future. 

The only value in keeping them would be sentimental.

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:21 PM

BigAl 956
Nothing 'Scout' is ever going to have high value, and there will be little to none appreciating value for postar trains in the future...

These folks didn't get the memo.

Rob

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Posted by Michael6268 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:10 PM

Then you might as well say no trains will have any value in the future because today's garbage they're putting out certainly will not appreciate in any way.

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Posted by cwburfle on Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:44 PM

Then you might as well say no trains will have any value in the future because today's garbage they're putting out certainly will not appreciate in any way.

IMHO, it is not a good idea to purchase trains with the thought of reselling them in the future. The days of most toy/model trains appreciating are over. The hobby is shrinking as older people exit the hobby and few younger people enter.

Buy what you like and spend what you can afford to spend. Consider the money gone. Just like going to a ball game or going out to dinner.

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:42 PM

I will have a thin crust train pizza then. Wink

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Kev, From The North Bluff Above Marseilles IL. Whistling

 

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Posted by Michael6268 on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:15 PM

cwburfle

Then you might as well say no trains will have any value in the future because today's garbage they're putting out certainly will not appreciate in any way.

IMHO, it is not a good idea to purchase trains with the thought of reselling them in the future. The days of most toy/model trains appreciating are over. The hobby is shrinking as older people exit the hobby and few younger people enter.

Buy what you like and spend what you can afford to spend. Consider the money gone. Just like going to a ball game or going out to dinner.

 

 

I totally agree with you... I was just saying "if" anything were to appreciate it would most likely be post-war trains....

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Posted by emdmike on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:18 PM

The only "scout" engines I buy are the 1655 model from the late 1940's, long before that term came about.  And calling those engines a Scout is just wrong on to many levels.  That era 2-4-2's have a heavy diecast chassis, 3 position E unit and the same drive unit as the 1656 switcher with double reduction gearing.  A decent 1655 can still be had for around 30-50 at train shows, many times with the correct coffin style tinplate whistle tender.    Mike

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