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This is THE place where HO-Scale items move. Whether it is new in the box or just collecting dust, you may have what others are looking for. You might even find your own lost treasures, here.

We welcome all who are looking to buy, sell, or trade:
—HO locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories 
—Hard-to-find items 
—Train-related videos, books, printed material, and other media 
—Spare parts and junkers 

We also welcome Retailers and Manufacturers offering better-than-average discounts, close-outs, or rare items.

You will find HOswap to be a friendly forum without ego and arrogance. Our members own the group and they decide how we do things.  

Please follow these guidelines to post: 

Your Subject Line should include a code:
FS: For Sale 
WTB: Want To Buy 
WTT or TR: Want To Trade 
WLW: Wish List Wednesday

-Attach a photo of your item(s) or place one in the Photos Section with a link to it in your posting. You may also use links to external photo hosting sites such as Photo Bucket and Flickr. (When using such links, photos must be available to people who are not members of those sites.)
-Post all replies to questions on the message board. 
-Conduct your business by private email. 

When an item sells, please DELETE any photos from our Photos Section and POST a SOLD message. 

Do not post “or best offer” sales as that can lead to an auction-like bidding war competition. Your sales are to be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

DISCLAIMER - The Owner and Moderators of this Group hold NO responsibility nor any liability for any transactions nor any claims made. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. All business is conducted at your own risk. Please be honest and work out any problems between yourselves. The Owner is not a mediator.

Phone numbers should only be posted within off-list correspondence.

Violators of these simple principles will be banned!

In memorial: Doug Snow 2010

Please note: In this time of dealing with the COVID-19 virus, it is everyone's responsibility to take appropriate precautions to protect your own health. Simple things that you can do are to not open any parcels for 7-10 days after receipt, wearing gloves and a face mask as you open a package, and properly disposing of shipping cartons after the contents have been removed. In other words, just be practical/pragmatic about your health situation.

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