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February 2005 eBay Model Railroad Barometer

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March 22, 2005 - eBay has compiled several "top ten" lists - an eBay Barometer to track trends. Shown below are the lists for the Model Railroad section of eBay:

Top 10 Hot Categories

1. HO Scale Fleischmann
2. G Scale Bachmann
3. HO Scale Marklin
4. N Scale Con-Cor
5. O Scale Lionel 1945-69
6. S Scale American Flyer
7. Z Scale Marklin
8. O Scale American Flyer
9. G Scale USA Trains
10. HO Scale Varney

The "hot categories" are the categories which had the highest conversion rates, meaning the categories which had the most successful listings (completed auctions) from the total number of listings.

Top 10 Buyer Searches

1. trains-railway-models
2. lionel
3. model-trains
4. american-flyer
5. brass
6. marx
7. lgb
8. ho
9. marklin
10. k-line

Top 5 Individual Items Sold (based on price)

Listing Title -- Price

- Rare 1965 Lionel 1254 Dealer Blister Pack Display Rack -- $9,009
- O-Ga, Lionel #700E NYC HUDSON ORIGINAL w BOARD BOXES -- $6,100
- Marklin ST800-Blue,5 pc Diesel Locomotive Train 1952-54 -- $6,000
- Shoreham Shops, Challenger imports, GN Empire builder. Ribbed Cars, 1913 -- $4,525

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