Rail Yard Sale

New For You at Black Swamp Junction 2021!

Have you (or your spouse?) decided you just have too much stuff in the train room? Too many kits, locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, books, tools, even wall signs? Have you thought about renting a table at a train show, but just don’t want to spend an entire Sunday sitting behind an 8’ table? The 2021 Black Swamp Junction Convention has the answer for you – The Rail Yard Sale!

Rather than a Silent Auction, this year’s NCR Convention is going to try something different. Sort thru your surplus stuff, decide on a sale price, bring it to the Convention, and let Black Swamp Junction sell it for you.

Selling is easy:

  1. Download the Rail Yard Sale registration form
  2. Sort thru all that stuff in your train room, and pick out a few items you’d like to try and sell
  3. Decide on a sale price for each item. We suggest a minimum of $5, or you can bundle smaller items into a lot and place them in a zip-loc bag.
  4. Find some of those big round stickers, and write the sale price along with your 3 initials (first, middle, last) on the sticker. Place a sticker on each item.
  5. Fill out the registration form on your computer or with pen & pencil, and bring it with you.
  6. Put your sale items in a low-cut cardboard box or plastic tray, and bring the box, along with the registration form, to the Convention

Convention volunteers will monitor the sale area, confirm purchases made by shoppers, and collect the money. At the end of the Convention, NCR Division One will receive 10% of the sales, you will receive 90% of the sale price and the joy of knowing you now have a cleaner work area (or more room to bring in more stuff -- that we leave up to you).

Location: Faculty Club Conference Room at the Radisson Hotel. The Convention Office, Hospitality area, and Door Prize list will be in the same room as the Rail Yard Sale.

Check-in Times for Sellers:
Thursday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Shopping Times for Buyers:
Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Cash preferred. Checks made payable to NCR Division 1 are accepted. Sorry, no credit or debit cards.

Settlement for Sellers:
Receive your payment in cash or check from Division 1, and pick up your unsold items
Saturday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am to 12 noon

Questions? E-mail the Registrars at div1ncr@outlook.com . We hope to see you at the Rail Yard Sale!