What Does “Condition” Mean?

The following condition and grading standards apply to all Flatwater toys, trains, and related accessory items. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the condition of any of our products.

C-10 Mint—Brand New

  • All original
  • Unused and unblemished

C-9 Factory New—Brand New

  • All original
  • Unused
  • May evidence factory rubs
  • May have the slightest evidence of handling, shipping and having been test run at the factory

C-8 Like New—Complete All Original

  • No rust
  • No missing parts
  • May show effects of being on display and/or age
  • May have been run.

C-7 Excellent—All Original

  • Minute scratches and paint nicks
  • No rust and no missing parts
  • No distortion of component parts

C-6 Very Good

  • Minor scratches and paint nicks
  • Minor spots of surface rust
  • Free of dents
  • May have minor parts replaced

C-5 Good—Sign of Play Wear

  • Scratches and minor paint loss
  • Small dents
  • Minor surface rust
  • Evidence of heavy use

C-4 Fair

  • Scratched
  • Moderate paint loss
  • Dented
  • Missing parts
  • Surface rust
  • Evidence of heavy use

C-3 Poor—Requires major body repair

  • Heavily scratched
  • Major rust and missing parts
  • Restoration candidate

C-2 Restoration Required

C-1 Junk—Parts value only