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My grandson was given this by a person cleaning out a house.  It says on the box..Model Power, Golden Spike Series.  The set contains an engine, car, track and transformer.  I contacted the Model Power Co. in Farmingdale, NY and they have no info on this item.  Do you know where I can find some info on this set?  Thanks for your help...Vin

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Vin,

I'm sorry that I have no idea either. Most of my expertise is with HO scale model railroad items. The best source to watch and gather data on this manufacturer is eBay. I would enter the data into the items wanted description and look to see if something pops up. Other option is to look at the sold page or completed items page.

Something may pop up on this item. In general, Model Power trains are considered to be perfect starter trains for the budding model railroader.

As a collectible, no idea on the value.

Good luck with your search and discovery.

Regards,

John Schaub
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Expertise

I can answer the following questions: Almost anything about the hobby, except complex electrical questions. Anything about table construction, model kit building, layout scenery, weathering and painting, adding lighting to structures and scenery. I cannot answer questions about the value or appraisal of an item through an e-mail question. The only true method to valuation is having the item in front of me. I will not answer any questions about complex wiring for signals, DCC, or switch motor installations.

Experience

Model railroader since childhood. And that's quite a few years ago. My experience includes: Planning, Design, Benchwork Construction, Trackwork, Conceptualizing the placement of the basic scenic shell and future structure placement. Developing a "vision" of what the layout' them will be. Historical research. Model builder. Painter, Detailer and Weathering. Scenery Artisan, Model train room decorator. Freight car builder. Engine detailer. Turned my passion for model railroading to a full time career in 1998. I now design, build and construct model railroads. Focusing my skills on planning and design, model kit building services, scenery and structure installations, painting, weathering and detailing.

Organizations
Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Rutland Railway Association.

Publications
Classic Toy Trains, January 2013

Education/Credentials
Self-taught Model Railroader turned professional consultant New York Institute of Technology, Communication Arts Degree C.W. Post College, Computer Graphics-Desktop Publishing Certificate Program Molloy College, MacIntosh Computer Studies-Certificate Program

Past/Present Clients
Sorry, I can not reveal their names. I will tell you that my clients range from 5 year olds to 75 year olds. My layout commissions are in private homes, hobby shops, hotel lobbies, libraries, museums and historical societies.

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