21 December 2010
A nameplate from one of the famous East Coast Main Line A3 Class Pacifics will be sold at the Vectis Model Train and Toy Sale at the Benn Hall, Rugby, on Saturday 22nd January. ...
**Out on the 21st January is the February issue of Collectors Gazette which is a railway special. Look out for articles on Graham Farish and Bachmann as well as a special price guide section.
Among railwayana collectors, a nameplate from one of the famous East Coast Main Line A3 Class Pacifics has got to rate as highly desirable to say the least! Entered in the Vectis Model Train and Toy Sale at the Benn Hall, Rugby, on Saturday 22nd January is one-such plate, from ‘The Tetrarch’.
This locomotive entered service as LNER 2559 in April 1925, being rebuilt in January 1942. It became No 60060 under BR and was withdrawn by them in September 1963. Many of the A3 Pacifics were named after famous racehorses and this one was given the name of the 1913 Doncaster Champagne Stakes Winner.
The nameplate was presented to the vendor by his father as a birthday present more than 40 years ago and has been on display in his home ever since.
Also included in the same sale are five oil and gouache paintings by railway artist Bernard Jones, dating from the mid to late-1990s. They depict a King on the Birmingham main line, ‘Lord Nelson’ departing from Waterloo, York station featuring ex-LNER Pacific locomotives and two in gouache, Barnstaple Bridges and Bushbury Shed.