>I'd like to own a Lionel SP Daylight locomotive or engine and a few cars.
>In looking through an older copy of "Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains"
>which I checked out from the library, it shows the prices for the diesel
>engine (#8260 & #8262) to be between $375.00 and $575.00. Probably even more
>The one I would really like, the #8307 steam locomotive and tender is shown
>between $1300.00 and $1900.00. Again, probably even more now.
>The cars are $125.00 apiece.
>I'm brand new to model railroading, but why are the prices so high ? Simply
>supply and demand ? Dind't Lionel sell many of these in the early 1980's ?
>The ONE set that I would love to own HAD to be very expensive. I have heard
>many stories about the SP "Daylighter" from family and friends and they said
>it was quite a kick to ride to around "horse-shoe bend" and up the Cuesta
>Grade which is within 3 miles of where I live and grew-up.
>Did Lionel happen to "re-issue" the SP steam or diesel Daylight after 1983-84
>that can be purchased at a more resonable price ? I don't need any high-tech
>sounds or controls but I sure would love to have a Lionel SP Daylight running
>on my set-up.
>Any information would be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks, this ***ion, errrr, hobby can be confusing at times.
suspect...check your local train shop or MR magazine, and note the
different prices on the other brands...
...you might even consider HO guage, which is half the size of
Lionel...the prices are considerably less...
...big john... :))