T.T.O.S. - Toy Train Operating Society

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T.T.O.S. - Toy Train Operating Society
Posted by traindaddy1 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:13 PM

I run Lionel Postwar and am generally not interested in Lionel's newer lines but the other day I saw a layout that was running several Lionel cars that had TTOS stamped on them.

? .... Are TTOS stamped cars a special production? Are they more desireable?

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:13 PM

Yes it's made for them and only club members can get them as they say. More desierable well I would say not as I have never gotten close to what the book says they are worth. 

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:32 PM

The 17871 TTOS Convention Car holds its value quite well.

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:36 PM

Thanks,so much, for the info.

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Posted by fifedog on Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:21 PM

It's commonly understood that if you owned some "Big Blue" during the 80's, you were doing allright... Right?

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:57 AM

ADCX Rob

The 17871 TTOS Convention Car holds its value quite well. 

That's one car out of how many made? Here goto this and see for your self how they sell and make your own decision. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=1&_sadis=15&_dmd=1&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_stpos=29129&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=TTOS&rt=nc  

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:28 AM

rtraincollector
That's one car out of how many made? Here goto this and see for your self how they sell and make your own decision.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=1&_sadis=15&_dmd=1&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_stpos=29129&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=TTOS&rt=nc  

WOW, you are correct! When you include "T.T.O.S", it is very clear that a lot of the club merchandise holds its value / appreciates!

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Like I said make you own judgement I see some that do but more that don't, just hope your lucky on the ones you pick. I have always had bad luck trying to sell them. Guess I just can't get a good one. 

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Posted by dbaker48 on Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:41 AM

I have a 1978 Hollywood Convention car, it is priceless.  I used it in the car exchange we did years ago.  (12 forum members sent cars to each other every month, they all acquired more than 7000 miles, and have signatures of all the participants, on the car.  Truly a collector item.)

 

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