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Beechnut Mon 13-Jan-20 11:55:53

My sort out this morning brings me to the Scalextric sets. I have had to chucked some of it.

The rest of it I’m not sure what to do with. I expect enthusiastic people are out there but where.

Were/are your children/grandchildren interested in things like race tracks these days?

Elegran Mon 13-Jan-20 12:03:44

Gumtree in your area would be a good place to list it locally.
With what you get for it, you could buy something else for the grandchildren (or spend it on yourself!)

It seems to sell well on Ebay. would give you an idea of how much to ask.

Hetty58 Mon 13-Jan-20 12:04:07

I just put the Scalectrics out by the pavement with a 'Please take me' sign. There's Freecycle or Freegle - you could sell them on Ebay if you want.

Elegran Mon 13-Jan-20 12:05:12

f you have whole sets, don't chuck parts of a set - an enthusiast may be able to sort any battered bits.

Beechnut Tue 14-Jan-20 06:59:53

Thank you both.
The sets are over 50 years old and some of it I felt was only ripe for chucking but I kept the track, fencing, banking and some buildings.

Marydoll Tue 14-Jan-20 07:26:54

We recently fished out the old Scaletrix from the loft and everyone had so much fun with it.
There is always a market for it.
What about a charity shop, someone else may find pleasure in it?

M0nica Tue 14-Jan-20 07:37:30

The older the more valuable. I sold my uncles meccano set after he died. I got over £1,000 for the boxed full set and several £ hundred from all the bits and pieces.

Everything was 30-50 years old.

NotAGran55 Tue 14-Jan-20 07:41:42

If you do an ‘advanced’ ‘ sold ‘ search on eBay for Vintage Scalextric you will see there is a good market for it .

H1954 Tue 14-Jan-20 07:47:27

The Musem of Childhood at Sudbury Hall, a National Trust property, might like the Scalextric.

BlueBelle Tue 14-Jan-20 07:54:20

Oh beechnut you ll be amazed at what you can get for 50 year old toys scalextric Lego meccanno are really sought after Never throw it out even oddments
EBay it you will be surprised

Beechnut Tue 14-Jan-20 08:00:14

I’ll rescue the chucked out 😀

Elegran Tue 14-Jan-20 10:01:17

When you have sold it all and are a millionaire, you can treat us a wine or two!

Beechnut Tue 14-Jan-20 10:20:31

That would be a good meet up Elegran 😃