From what I have read online it seems to be values are going down. The reasons they say are sadly many of us that have big collections of trains are getting to the age...well the end of the line. As that happens in most cases they are sold off due to younger people not wanting any involvement in the hobby. Right now the guys that collected the older prewar and postwar stuff are the ones reaching the last stop of the line so the market is becoming saturated and driving prices down. That’s just based on what I’ve read. There are still people that think because it is old and says Lionel on it that makes it a big chunk of gold. The train shows tend to be a mix of reasonable people and the gold holders. There are very few pieces worth big money. Bottom line really is something is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. The Greenberg price guide isn’t a bible but a pretty good starting point. Don’t forget condition is everything when placing value on trains. When I go to shows I try to check the sold items on eBay to see what stuff sold for (not current listings) then I have a rough idea of what I should spend.just curious about the values of lionel stuff. i go to alot of train shows and i see the stuff sitting on the tables but nobody really looking at it or buying it. are the values going up or down?