Excalibur Auctions’ Glossary of Toys/Model Railways Grading.
Toys & Models:
Excellent (E) - Almost perfect, any imperfections will be extremely minor or ex-shop stock, or the item will have had very careful use, with only small imperfections.
Very Good (VG) - The item will have had some use, with only small imperfections.
Good (G) - The item will have had more use, showing obvious imperfections.
Fair (F) - The item will have heavy signs of wear, showing major imperfections & may include repaints.
Poor (P) - The item will be in a very distressed condition, with many faults.
A/F (as found – usually in addition to any condition above) – some faults found which may be noted in the item description, e.g. missing parts or components, or badly broken.
Excellent (E) – As you would expect to find the item in a shop – near factory fresh.
Very Good (VG) – Good condition for age, slight wear, may have the odd small dent.
Good (G) – Overall wear appropriate for age, some scuffing and dents may be present, may have some minor graffiti (writing on the box).
Fair (F) – A reasonable amount of wear / some tears and damage, may have extensive graffiti.
Poor (P) – Badly worn, tears and damage, may also have areas detached or missing.
N.B. All conditions are based on a visual inspection only, and are the opinion of the auctioneer. No electrical items or model railway locomotives are tested or guaranteed to work. Full condition reports are available on request, and buyers should satisfy themselves of the condition of the item prior to purchase. Full condition reports include additional photographs and a detailed inspection of the item for any obvious damage – we cannot conduct any testing of items.
Model Railway Digital Systems:
DCC Fitted / DCC Sound Fitted – This item is marked as being factory fitted with a digital (DCC) or digital sound chip by the manufacturer.
Vendor advises DCC Fitted – The vendor has informed us that this item has been fitted with a DCC or DCC Sound chip after original purchase.
PLEASE NOTE that we do not verify either the presence of the DCC chip, nor do we test the operation of the chip if present.