The Model Train & Meccano Auction held on Friday 21st February at the Vectis Thornaby Auction Rooms comprised over 600 lots of Hornby Dublo, 2 and 3 Rail, American Outline, Marklin and Wrenn plus accessories, catalogues, books and magazines. Additionally, there were a strong selection of British and French Meccano sets, outfits, parts, figures and more unusual items such as Crazy Inventor Series, radio-controlled sets and Elektron. The sale also included general trains, kit-built items, live steam, pictures and other constructional toys.
MTH 80-3113-1 2-8-8-8-2 Erie Railroad Triplex Steam Loco "Matt H Shay", condition Excellent to Mint in Excellent to Mint box with full instructions.
Estimate: £200 - £260
Sold For: £400
Golden Age Models OO Gauge 4-6-2 LNER blue (as originally preserved) No.4498 "Sir Nigel Gresley" with double chimney and corridor tender, this is a superdetailed model with 3rd cylinder crankshaft working from middle driving wheel axle, opening cods mouth to loco front, loco is fitted with digital sound, condition Near Mint to Mint in Excellent Plus to Near Mint original box.
Estimate: £300 - £400
Sold For: £2000
OO Gauge Golden Age Models LNER two-tone blue West Riding Limited Articulated pair of Coaches No.45801 and 45802, condition Mint in Excellent to Excellent Plus original box.
Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £540
Meccano quantity of Meccano Books of Models date coded 2/31, 4/34 and 10/34 for 1934/35. Also included are more new models, 2 x X Series Outfit No.2 date coded 5 and 11/32 together with early 20-page product catalogue with picture which includes the early advertising of the LM&SR No.2 Tank Loco. Good to Excellent. (70
Estimate: £50 - £80
Sold For: £240
Meccano quantity of Product Catalogues including 1938/39, 1938, 1939/40, 1937 all stamped with dealers details, various post-war Product Catalogues 1940's, 50's, 60's and later x 20+ together with Meccano Constructors Guide by BN Love and Model Building and Meccano and Allied Constructional Sets by the same author x 2 amongst other items. Good to Excellent. (qty)
Estimate: £40 - £60
Sold For: £360
Meccano Instructions for Outfit No.10 special leaflets 1 to 20 all contained in a hardback folder, contents Good to Excellent in Poor to Fair folder, included with this lot are Meccano instructions hardback copy for instructions Outfits 0 to E date coded 6/36 together with standard mechanisms for the same date. Contents Excellent in Good Plus hardback folder. (2)
Estimate: £30 - £50
Sold For: £300
Meccano Lighting Accessory Set. Contents generally Excellent Plus to Near Mint all strung to backing board and contained in Excellent box.
Estimate: £80 - £100
Sold For: £280
Hornby O Gauge rare export SAR/SAS (South African) O Gauge No.2 mixed Goods Set with a 4-4-2 Tank Loco SAR/SAS maroon No.6027, clockwork together with 4 x Goods Wagons, quantity of 2-rail tinplate track and associated paperwork. The locomotive is a standard No.2 Special Tank but finished in SAR/SAS (South African Railway) maroon with a "Hornby Series 6027" gold, black and red circular transfer to bunker sides. 4 small chips to boiler/tank locomotive offside otherwise Near Mint together with Wagons two-tone grey blue No.1 Cattle Truck, small lettered SAR/SAS to wagon sides, Open Wagon and Brake Van both with large lettered SAR/SAS lettering to wagon sides and a Motor Shell Spirit Tanker. Included are 12 x 2-rail tinplate track, boiler cover, key, spanner, test label together with membership for application Hornby Railway Company date coded 2/34, leaflet dated 1/34 and a guarantee slip although torn to the bottom right hand edge has an agent stamp for South Africa - "Arthur E Harris 142 Market Street, Johannesburg". Loco in Excellent Plus to Near Mint, wagons are Near Mint all in a Fair to Good box, some repairs and damage to box lid and includes Hornby Trains No.2 Mixed Goods Set labels to both ends and SAR/SAS label. A rare and interesting early 1930's export South African Set.
Estimate: £800 - £1000
Sold For: £3400
MTH O Gauge Catalogue Ref 20-3399-1 4-6-2 Loco and Tender K.Bay S3/6 Express Steam Locomotive green No.3612, 3-rail electric. Third loco fitted with proto-sound and include features synchronised puffing smoke, operating tender back light, locomotive speed control, diecast boiler and chassis, percussion flywheel equip motor, operating firebox glow and many other features. Near Mint in Excellent box.
Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £520
Kitbuilt O Gauge 4-6-2 Loco and Tender BR green rebuilt Merchant Navy Class "Royal Mail" No.35003, 2-rail Finescale electric. Professionally built and painted, DJH or similar kit. Loco fitted with a portescap or similar motor. Excellent.
Estimate: £400 - £500
Sold For: £600