Frequently Asked Questions...

Where can I buy American Lionel, MTH, Williams and other 'O' gauge trains in the UK ?    Where can I get them serviced and repaired ?
There is one dealer and service station in the UK.    They are:

Tennents Trains Ltd
131 Hagley Road
Hayley Green
West Midlands, B63 1DY
TEL 01215 501266
website:   OR

I have Lionel trains I want to sell.     What options are there ?
There are five options we can suggest:

One thing to decide for a sale is whether you thinking of selling as a collection, selections of items or individually ? You need to bear in mind that items need to be posted unless you specify buyer collect which can restrict buyers

1. An advertisement in our club Shortline magazine, which is published quarterly. We make a small charge of a few pounds for non members depending on the length of the list. When you send me your detailed list I can be more specific. You can find out more by contacting Shortline Editor & General Enquiries

2. We have our annual train show at the Leicester. A sales table would cost you £10 - 20 depending on how much you are selling

3. eBay - The plus and minus of eBay are well known

4. In an auction in one of the specialist auction house's toy train sales (e.g. Wallis & Wallis in Lewes, Sussex, who obviously charge a commission on the hammer price) They will usually give an estimated sale price, but with no guarantee

5. On commission with the Lionel dealer, Tennentís Trains in Halesowen. They donít take all the trains offered to them. They only do on commission and will not buy second hand trains

How much are my Lionel trains worth ?
The club is not able to offer a valuation service.

Where possible we will offer a general opinion on collections being advertised in our club Shortline magazine,