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The Model Train sale held on the 22nd of March featured an exciting collection in the large scale category, “The North Wales Collection”, it included a 5” Gauge coal fired King class loco and tender ‘King George V’, a coal fired 0-4-0 narrow gauge loco ‘Dolgoch’ and an incomplete Britannia class loco and tender. There was a 2 ½” gauge Southern class 70 overhead electric loco and 4-car EMU, both of which are believed to be apprentice or works produced locos. The collection featured interesting historical items, Spirit fired Cardean loco and tender in LMS maroon and Milbro coaches plus others. The sale also included 60 plus lots of G Gauge garden railway locos rolling stock and accessories by LGB and others, and 100 lots of Hornby O gauge from a private owner collection. There was a further single owner collection - The Iain Gothard Collection; Japanese Brass & Other Commercial OO Gauge Locomotives; Meccano & Other Constructional Toys plus a selection of OO, HO, and N gauge, Triang, Kits and our usual good selection of general trains.

 

HAG HO 3-rail 076 Bo-Bo SBB type Re460 Overhead Electric Loco 460 034-2 Zugraft Argau advertising to sides, condition Mint in Mint box.
Estimate: £80 - £110 Sold For: £240
5" Gauge 0-4-0 Narrow Gauge Tank Loco named "Dolgoch" lined green and black, coal fired live steam. Twin external/internal cylinders. Sliding cab roof reveals access to detail including hinge fire box, pressure gauge, brake lever, reverser and other pipe work etc, some minor blistering of the paintwork but otherwise would benefit from a general clean. Overall Excellent. There is no boiler certificate with this locomotive. The original Narrow Gauge Locomotive was built in 1866 for the Talylln Railway, the locomotive was in service when the railway became the first ever to be run by Volunteers in 1951.
Estimate: £2000 - £3000 Sold For: £3400
2 1/2" Gauge Class 70 electric Locomotive Southern green. Superbly constructed as a copy of the 2 produced by the Southern Railways. Co-Co 6-wheel power units with 2 motors per unit. Motors stamped 24dc with other trade stampings, detailed outside electric pick-ups, all sprung drives with fully operational Leaf springs supported on rubber bushes. Finished in dark green and grey with white lining and "Southern" white lettering to loco sides. The cab construction is sectionalised with parts bolted together as on the real locomotive. There is no provision for the single overhead pantograph as on the real locomotive and appears that no provision were made to fit this to the model. The locomotives is believed to be a Southern works/Apprentice built but to date no evidence has come to light to confirm this but the quality of manufacturer and finish of the model would suggest professional construction. An interesting historical model of the Class 70 Locomotive produced during and immediately after World War 2. Two of these Class 70 Locomotives were built by the Southern Railway these being a co-operation between Oliver Bulleid (The Chief Mechanical Engineer) and Alfred Raworth (Chief Electrical Engineer). The first being commission from the Ashford Works in 1941 and the second in 1945.
Estimate: £700 - £900 Sold For: £1400
2 1/2" Gauge 4-car EMU. Superbly constructed with wooden upper body in SR lined green with gold lining and much detail including, opening doors, door handle, opening door windows. Coachboard brackets, coachboards "Brighton Victoria". The bodies can be removed for access to the interior, Driving end guard/luggage compartment with wiring, roof lighting, coaches with interior sections, all opening door hinged. There is no detail other than partitions to the drivers cabs however the guards section does have wiring presumably for the electric/lighting in the coaches. Car 1 Power Car No.11025 Length 37" (94cm,) Car 2 All 3rd, Passenger Car No.11735 Length 34" (87cm), Car 3 All 1st Car No.11737 Length 34" (87cm), Car 4 All 3rd Rear Power Car No.11026 Length 37" (94cm). The lot also includes 3 sections of track for display. This 4-car unit is believed to be a Southern Works/apprentice built unit. To date no evidence has come to light to confirm this.
Estimate: £800 - £1000 Sold For: £2000
AMS G Gauge 4-8-8-4 Loco and Tender Union Pacific black "Big Boy" 4008, electric. Pitman gear head motors power all 16 drivers and includes sound distribution board in the tender with sound system, LED lighting and runs of 10' minimum radius curves. Missing front bogie unit otherwise Excellent Plus in card boxes with AMS printed sleeves. Includes instructions.
Estimate: £300 - £500 Sold For: £620
BMS (Accucraft) G Gauge 0-6-0 Tank Loco black, 2-rail electric. This locomotive was produced to represent the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway which was eventually acquired by the Great Western Railway at grouping. Overall finished in plain black with nameplates, numbers and GW transfers to be added. Appears little used Near Mint boxed with tools.
Estimate: £300 - £360 Sold For: £480
Accucraft G Gauge Catalogue Reference E20-1 2-4-0 Tank Loco Isle of Man "Loch" No.4, electric. Appears little used Near Mint in Excellent box with tools and warranty certificate.
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £850
Darstaed O Gauge 5-car Brighton Belle Set with Power Car All 3rd No.88, Car 86 3rd Class, 1st Class Kitchen Hazel, 1st Class Kitchen Doris and Pullman Non Powered 3rd Class Car No.89. The lot also includes an empty box for a Pullman Coach together with instructions etc. Appears little used Near Mint to Mint boxed.
Estimate: £260 - £300 Sold For: £440
Hornby O Gauge 4-4-4 Tank Loco LMS black 4-4-4, clockwork. Good to Good Plus in Good Plus leatherette box.
Estimate: £120 - £150 Sold For: £380