We buy trains
Our store, Tiny Railroads is filled with many wonderful finds we've made of model train sets and collections. The selection changes regularly so come by often to see the products we've acquired.
We buy your train collections
We buy your used building kits
We buy your N & HO engines
We buy your model train buildings and much more
Turn your model train collection into cash!
We are always looking for great trains and accessories to satisfy our ever-growing customer base. We do the hard work for you and guarantee fair pricing. Please note that we do not use any price guides in determining value.
When we purchase a collection, we buy it at a wholesale price since reselling it incurs all the costs of carrying the inventory, advertising it, printing lists, cleaning, repairing and credit card fees.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How do we determine the value of a collection?
A. There are many factors in determining the value of your collection. They are;
Condition: Brand new in box or unopened products will be worth more than older, opened, built items like buildings. Broken or non-running engines would be worth less. Chips, nics, fingerprints and dirt may lower the value. Original boxes, packing materials and instruction sheets will add to the value.
Quality: Some brands are worth more than others because of limited editions, product runs, the manufacturer and how detailed they are.
Age: Older items may be worth more because of uniqueness and may be currently hard to find.
Demand: If the product has been in the market a long time, most modellers will have already aquired it. For example: President's Choice Train sets. As such there would not be much demand for it and may be hard to sell.
Q. How do we buy a collection?
A. Our Model Train store is open Wednesday-Saturday and on some long weekends we are open on the Friday only. We are less than an hours drive from Hamilton, Brantford and London, Ontario areas. Smaller collections can be brought to our store and we will make an on-the-spot offer. If you have a medium or large collection, we can make other arrangements to view your collection. (See Q. Where do I start?)
Q. What products do you buy and sell?
A. We buy just about anything related to model trains. Locomotives, building kits, rolling stock, layouts, scenery, magazines, books, just to name a few.
Q. Where do I start?
A. You can give Scotty a call during business hours at (519) 429-2482 or email: scottie329 @ hotmail.com
We look forward to hearing from you soon!