Model Railroads/Life-Like N Scale
I acquired a lot of 10 N scale rail cars either manufactured in Yugoslavia or China along with a Chessie System (C&O) GP40 7786 made in Yugoslavia. I don't necessarily need value but how rare they might be. The lettering on the paper in the plastic cases appears to be from the 70's. I am just looking for a general idea.
Thank you for your time!
Scott A. Haynes
Hi! Scott. Thanks for your question. The rail cars made in Yugoslavia and the GP40 by Mehanotehnika were very cheap and have little value, especially as the GP40's motor was pretty poor. New N gauge locomotives are much better. The Chinese ones of that age were very cheap also and probably have little value, especially as they were all made in great numbers at the time. More than likely they are not prototypical just generic and with minimal lettering and color schemes. Nowadays N gauge modelers demand prototypical designs, colors and graphics and the locomotives must run like clocks with all the bells and whistles of lights and sound and controlled by in built computer chips known as DCC chips and really decent knuckle couplers that work. N gauge has gone a long way recently and of course prices to suit, unfortunately. Incidentally almost all N gauge is now made in China, beautifully made and fully prototypical, except for Microtrain cars which are made in the United States. Frank