Suitable items
Model Trains Submission Guidelines

At Catawiki we want to ensure that the items in our auctions reflect the unique, harder to find objects of value that bidders are looking for.

This is why we have set per category a minimum estimated value a lot should achieve in auction in order to be admitted.

During lot evaluation our in-house Experts carefully review and select admittable items, considering various aspects and product characteristics that determine the quality and influence the value an item is expected to sell for in our auctions. 


At Catawiki, we auction accurate scale models of Premium Quality which are appealing to Passionate model train Enthusiasts & Collectors.

For our auctions, we seek & handpick:

  • True scale model locomotives, wagons, tracks or attachments as well as fitting accessories, attachments & scenery, that are
  • Made for the discerning collector (meaning no clockwork or battery operated toys),
  • In scales H0, H0e/m, N, Z, 1, G, 0 & 00
  • From a list of selected reputable & desirable makers,
  • In (tested) working order & in at least good condition, preferably coming in original packaging,
  • Can be found on specialist model retailer websites or in specialist model shops
  • And that are offered in economically attractive, collectors-worthy lots

If you need any extra guidance regarding our acceptance criteria, please find the submission guidelines attached below.  

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