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Consignments

Are you contemplating changing scales or a new layout? Do you want to clear out your closet of all the unneeded kits, engines, cars, etc.? Selling part of an estate? Why not let us sell them for you at our store?

What Is Our Consignment Service?

Consignment items are products offered for sale by individuals, however the actual product is in our store. All consignment items are subject to prior sales, and in most cases we only have one of those items on hand. Prices are typically set by the person offering the item for sale, with possible input from store management. If the individual is flexible about the asking price, we will indicate so by stating "make offer" in the product's description.

Papa Ben's charges a reasonable percentage of the final sale price for offering this service. In addition to making space in the store, we also (typically) photograph the items and post them here on this web site. This expands the possible audience, leading to a greater chance of the item being sold and sold quickly. Call us, or come by the store for more details.

About The Listings Below

You are more than welcome to come to the store to inspect the item. If that is not convenient, you can call or e-mail us for more information or to buy the item. We take all major credit cards and we do ship. Our online listing of consignment items is organized in various lists. Below these lists are general or non-scale-specific consignments that we have.

HO-scale Kits

We have received a number of like-new HO-scale kits, starting at $8 each.

N-scale Rolling Stock

We have received over 250 N-scale rolling stock, priced at $5 each. Come early for the best selection!

Structures

We have received HO-scale buildings, priced at $5 to $15 each.

Structures

Call the store or come by to get the best selection of these consignment items. Our inventory rotates quickly!

This HO-scale trestle bridge is listed for $30:

This HO-scale Sunkist is listed for $25:

We have received a number of built HO-scale structures in consignment. Priced between $15 and $20 each. Come by the store early to get the best selection. Sample shown below.

We have received a large number of built N-scale structures in consignment. Come by the store early to get the best selection. Sample shown below.

Layouts

The rocky "Sedona Junction" N-scale mountain layout is 48" by 24" and 28" tall. It is built on a simple wooden structure with expanded polystyrene and plaster scenery. It incorporates a ground loop as well as an end to end line running through the mountains via a twin helix arrangement to a small town at the summit. The town is illuminated. Track is Atlas code 55, which is ballasted. The three Tortoise-controlled switches and various sidings are controlled from a panel which can be fixed to the front edge of the layout. The wiring assumes cab control, but it could easily run DCC. Switches have frog-polarity changed by the Tortoise. The radii are tight at 7.5", which means only short wheelbase diesel engines and a modified Bachmann Spectrum (could be supplied) can run. Hundreds of hours went into the construction of this layout.

The asking price is $1,000, but we will entertain any reasonable offers. Contact Papa Ben's if interested.

This N-scale layout is 96" by 24" and 14" tall. It is built on a wooden frame with a mixture of expanded polystyrene and plaster scenery featuring a fast-flowing river, curved trestle and a quarry tipple. Signals are timed/controlled by track-mounted photo-sensors as are the crossing lights. Switches are manually controlled with auxiliary frog polarity controlled by DPDT switches. Track is Atlas code 55, and is ballasted. It is wired for DCC and comes complete with an NCE Power Cab controller. Hundreds of hours went into the construction of this layout.

The asking price is $1,200, but we will entertain any reasonable offers. Contact Papa Ben's if interested.

Photo (click image)DescriptionPriceInquire
Child's classic riding scooter $108
Smith Miller Mobilgas Tanker "as-is". Hose works. (additional photo #1, photo #2) $99
Bridgewerks Magnum 10-S power supply $50 SOLD Check out other listings before they're gone!
MRC 6200 power supply $50
P.H. "Model PS3" power supply $40
North Coast Hobby Supply, Inc. "Blue Streak" power supply $50
"Iron Horses of the West" playing cards $149 (or make offer)
Train Shed Cyclopedia collection $15
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