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Q: appraisal of antique train ( Answered 1 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: appraisal of antique train
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: rackets66-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 02 Jan 2003 18:00 PST
Expires: 01 Feb 2003 18:00 PST
Question ID: 136756
I need to find someone who can give me an appraisal value of an
antique steam train. It was built in 1948 by the L.A. Ottaway
Amusement Company of Wichita,Kansas & was an amusement park ride. It
has the steam engine, water tender, 3 passenger cars, and approx.
700'of 12" track. It is fully operational & mostly in original
condition. I also have the original owners operation/parts manual &
have the complete history of the train.
Subject: Re: appraisal of antique train
Answered By: feilong-ga on 02 Jan 2003 21:26 PST
Rated:1 out of 5 stars
Hello Rackets66, 
Let me start by greeting you a happy New Year. The following are sites
that can help you get a good idea and and professional appraisal of
your train. You can access the following links by simply pressing the
"Shift" key before clicking on a link so it will open a new window or
right-click on the link and choose "Open in New Window" to view the
site. - Fine Antiques and Collectibles on the Internet is the one-stop shop for antiques. It has a very wide
collection of antiques and collectibles plus hundreds of links to
various antique dealers everywhere.

Here are sample pages of what TIAS is trading under "railroad"
Contact info and user help page of ( ), a member of,
also has a number of links to antique dealers, museums, and just about
everything antique. You can check out these links under

Ruby Lane ( ) specializes in fine art,
antiques, and collectibles. It has plenty of links to pages and sites
that showcase goods in these categories. You can search the site for
info on specific products.

Contact info:

Appraisal Section

This link will leads to RubyLane's "Railroadiana"

The links above serve as additional references to help and guide you
in case you have other inquiries. For professional appraisals, you
will need to agree to the terms of this site and sign-up. Just click
on these last links to know more: - Online Appraisals 
Another link of

Another site is This site will "help you get a
local accredited appraiser who has the experience and qualifications
necessary to accurately value your personal property, real estate,
business or machinery & equipment. The appraiser will perform a formal
examination and produce a typed and certified appraisal report that
meets the standards of professional accreditation. All accredited
appraisers maintain steady participation in continuing education
programs and emphasize strict adherence to high ethical standards of
professional practice."

The good thing is, you are under no obligation to accept the
appraiser’s service. You should allow the appraiser to fully inform
you of the specifics of the service and fee being offered. Once
informed you are in the best position to decide if the appraiser is
right for you. - Matching Experts and Services to Your Needs

Search strategy:

Personal knowledge since I already have answered another question
related to antiques. But in case you're looking for more, here are
Google search results that you can use:

"antique train" appraisal

train appraisal

I hope this helps you. Should you have any comments/questions, please
feel free to post your clarification before rating this and I'll
attend to you as soon as possible. Again, happy New Year and thanks
for asking.
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