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Went to my hobby shop he has lots of old trains up on shelf all around. So someone came in and asked him how much this set is worth. He sold it the hobby shop many years ago. He wants to buy it back. Here is a list of them. 4-8-4 332 . 632 . 633 . 716 42597. And a 42597 with crane and a 630 cabose. I figure 900. For the whole set. Thanks

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It is impossible to put a value on a set without first, knowing the condition of all the pieces and second knowing the condition of all the boxes and wrappers, legibility of number stamps and presence of all the original paper and third, the year. If the boxes and paper are not present it is not valued as a set but just as the sum of the value of the individual pieces. The 630, 632, 633 and 716 together are worth $100.
There was no Northern set made, cataloged or uncataloged, that contained a 716. There was a set made that had the 332, 630, 632 and 633, however the fourth car was a 635. It is the 4615 set cataloged in 1946, 1947 and 1948. The 1946 set would be by far the most valuable of the three. Were it a 1946 set you do not have enough digits in the price left of the decimal. There were almost none made. A 1948 version is the most likely. If all the pieces are excellent (grade 7), no boxes I would say $500 to $600. If it is a late 1947 with smoke in boiler then maybe $100 more than the 1948. If it is an early 1947 with SIT then it is likely $2,000 if truly excellent condition. These are retail, not wholesale price estimates.
The presence of the set box would make a difference, especially for the 1946 version.
The 42597 (Lionel AF CP Baldwin diesel) might be worth $200 if new in the box. By crane do you perhaps mean the 635?
 

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They r on the shelf no boxes or wraps. They been there at least 20 years or more.

Thanks. Al
 
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