Hallmark TEXAS SPECIAL

Discussion in 'Passenger Equipment' started by gstout, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Guys:

    I have a Hallmark HO scale brass TEXAS SPECIAL set which includes two E7 powered locomotives and nine cars ( one RPO, 2 coaches, 1 coach/buffet/lounge, 1 full diner, 2 14-4 sleepers, 1 PRR 10-5 sleeper painted for Frisco/Katy service and one observation lounge). I am CONSIDERING placing this set up for sale. Question is, does anyone have any idea what would be a reasonable asking price? I am not a "brass guy," don't own any brass guides, don't really want to get involved in this segment of the hobby/market. Any ideas at all? If it helps, I received this set as a gift. Someone had owned it previously and applied decals to the cars. However, for me it has been a shelf model only.

    GS
     
  2. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    GS, According to the current BrassGuide book, the following prices are as follows: HO DIESEL TXSPC EMD E-7 AA SET $425, HO PASSENGER NAME TRAIN TEXAS SPECIAL TXSPC CHAIR $235, HO PASSENGER NAME TRAIN TEXAS SPECIAL TXSPC PULLMAN $235, HO PASSENGER NAME TRAIN TEXAS SPECIAL TXSPC PULLMAN $235
     
  3. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    In 2006 I bought a set that consisted of 2 diesels and 6 cars for $1200.

    Rich
     
  4. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Manny and Rich for the information. If we assume 9 cars at $235 and a power set at $1200, it comes to about $3300. Probably not worth selling.

    GS
     
  5. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Wise decision!
     
  6. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    Ummm...I think these brass guides are like the folks who walk into the Pawn Stars shop in Vegas thinking they have a bar of gold. Last year, I picked up 3 of the 14-4's and one 10-5 for 200 bux total. Keep the set, Greg. You know you love it!

    R Bob
     
  7. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    I still have my HO Frisco set made up of 2 "home grown" [ painted and lettered ] E-8's and IHC cars. I don't do HO anymore, but still enjoy them. My grandson will probably enjoy them too!
    DAn
     
  8. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    So, there was an identical set that was on (I think) ebay a month or so back that was supposedly going for $6500.00. Does anyone know whether that set sold? (seems like a lot for a toy.)

    GS
     
  9. TAG1014

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