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Old 03-07-2018, 03:40 PM   #11
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Hi Jon

A warm welcome to the forum.

You are very unlikely to ever make money from collecting model railway items unless the ones obtained are already rare and worth a lot!
Some items can sell for more than they were purchased, but its certainly not the norm.

I personally would make a start on the diorama and enjoy all the skills needed and perhaps learn a few new ones too while building it.
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:16 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the welcome messages and advice!

I've got a box full of trains from when I was a kid in the '80s and I've been inspired to create the diorama, haven't got the space or money for a full active layout sadly.

It's interesting - I come from a die-cast F1 car collecting background and limited editions there did make a real difference, but I guess each market it different.

I'm going to go with the heart - ignore the potential investment side, throw caution to the wind and buy one of the First Great Western DMUs.

Thanks all, have a lovely day.
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A good plan to go with what you like best. They are all lovely models. Shame Gaugemaster no longer make the automatic shuttle as you could have it move back and fore in DC form on a short length of track. No doubt those gifted with an electrical mind could make their own shuttle device.
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Shuttle modules are still available. Quick google will find one.

Edit: MG why do you say Gaugemaster don’t make one, they certainly do.
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http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_deta...ugemaster+SS-1
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They were on sale on the TrainTech stand at Kings Lynn show last week
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