We Buy Trains!

Turn your train collection into cash!

Milepost 38 Toys Trains & Arnie’s Model Trains is the largest buyer of Model & Toy Trains on the West Coast!

We at Milepost 38/Arnie’s Trains in Orange County are always looking for great trains and accessories to satisfy the demand of our large and ever-growing customer base. We do the hard work for you and guarantee fair pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.  How do we determine the value of a collection?

A.  We typically pay 50% of what we will sell it for in our store. Engines that need cleaning/service are purchased at a lower price so we can do the in-house clean-up/service to get them in saleable condition. We do not use price guides in determining value.

Q.  How do we buy a collection?

A.  Both our brick & mortar retail stores in Westminster, are open 6 days a week. If you live in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, we aren’t more than an hour drive. Smaller collections can be brought to our store, and we will make an on-the-spot offer. If you have a medium or large collection and live on the West Coast, we will make arrangements to come to you in our cargo van. No collection is too big, and we have acquired collections valued at $200k and up.

Q.  What manufacturers do you buy and sell?

A.  We buy all manufactures of N, HO, O, & G trains. Just a few examples: Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Bachmann, Atlas, Kato, MTH, Athearn, USA Trains, Marklin, Aristo-Craft, Weaver, K-Line, etc. All Brass Manufactures: Overland Models, Samhongsa, Sunset Models, Key Model Imports, Oriental Limited, Precision Scale Models, The Coach Yard, Katsumi Balboa, etc. We also buy model trains building kits like Master Creations, Campbell Scale Models, Magnuson Models Inc., Evergreen Scale Models, Classic Miniatures, etc.

Q.  Where do I start?

A.  Give us a call at 714-892-9471 or email our buyer, matt@arniestrains.com

We look forward to hearing from you soon!