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Toy Train Standard Grading


MintBrand New: all original; unused and unblem- ished.


Factory NewBrand New: all original; unused; may evidence factory rubs and the slightest evidence of handling, shipping and having been test run at the factory.


Like NewComplete all original: no rust, no miss- ing parts; may show effects of being on display and/or age; may have been run.


Excellentall original: minute scratches and paintnicks; no rust and no missing parts; no distortion of componentparts.


Very Good: Minor scratches and paint nicks, minorspots of surface rust, free of dents. May have minor parts re- placed.


GoodSign of play wear: scratches and minor paint loss. Small dents, minor surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.


Fair: Scratched, moderate paint loss, dented missing parts, surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.


PoorRequires major body repair: Heavilyscratched, major rust and missing parts. Restoration candidate.

C2 - C1

Restoration required.  Finally, Junk! 

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