Model Railway Price Guide - part 5


We recap some of the star lots that have gone under the hammer at auction recently...

A Hornby 0 Gauge No 3E 6-volt AC 'Flying Scotsman' Locomotive only, an early example with external brush-caps to the right side, black smokebox and plain gold numbers to cab-sides, very good, light playwear, very slight damage to front right footplate, in original box with corrugated roll, box good, with appropriate 'Flying Scotsman' and '6-volt Electric' labels, and a repair label to one end no 3739, NB - no tender. Sold for £140, Special Auction Services, June.

A Hornby 0 Gauge No E320 20-volt AC 'Royal Scot' Locomotive and Tender, both in LMS lined crimson, the loco as no 6100, without smoke deflectors, good, moderate playwear, slight damage to right cabside and left side lower tab broken, control knob missing, driving and bogie wheels appear to be good-quality replacements, in a stout modern box, the tender in original (No 2 Special Tender) box, tender very good, box poor, two sides of lid missing and damp damage. Sold for £110, Special Auction Services, June.

A Hornby 0 Gauge No E120 20-volt AC 'Special' Locomotive and Tender, both in LMS lined crimson, the loco as no 2700, very good, light playwear, a little very well-matched retouching to footplate edges, cab roof and some black areas, in a stout modern box, the tender in original box, tender very good, a couple of small chips/scratches, (not retouched), box fair, general wear to edges and flaps. Sold for £170, Special Auction Services, June.

A converted Hornby 0 Gauge No 1 Locomotive and Tender, both in Great Western lined green, the loco as no 4300, originally clockwork and now fitted with an original Hornby 20v electric mechanism and smokebox door with lamp, as converted very good, light playwear, in a (non-original) Hornby box, the tender very good, a couple of small chips/scratches. Sold for £70, Special Auction Services, June.

A converted Hornby 0 Gauge No O Locomotive and Tender, both in Great Western lined semi-matt green, the late version loco with cylinders as no 5399, originally clockwork and now fitted with an original Hornby 20v electric mechanism, as converted very good, light playwear, the tender G with 'shirtbutton' motif, moderate playwear and slight corrosion. Sold for £90, Special Auction Services, June.

A Taylor Hornby-style 0 Gauge 'Pickford's' Private Owner Van, appears to be Limited edition no 66/2000, (although boxed labelled as no 65), the van in blue with white 'Pickford's' (Southend) lettering, very good, in original box with Reading Model Supplies '£8-35' price label attached. Sold for £40, Special Auction Services, June.

An original Hornby 0 Gauge grey 'Royal Daylight' tank wagon, on embossed trade-mark T3 base with axlebox slots, very good, slight yellowing to varnish, moderate playwear with slight loss of transfer to one side. Sold for £110, Special Auction Services, June.

An early Hornby 0 Gauge 'Seccotine' Private Owner Van, on black 'OAG' base with large drop-link couplers, nut-and-bolt assembly and hinged doors, the body in blue with original orange roof, very good, side transfers well-preserved, some small chips. Corrosion to base and tiny chips to roof. Sold for £120, Special Auction Services, June.

A Hornby 0 Gauge GWR Gunpowder Van, on black T3 base with axle box slots, the body in light grey with spray-masked 'X' to sliding doors, black-edged red 'G.P.V.' to upper left sides and gold 'G W' to side panels, G-VG, light playwear with slight chipping (mostly to roof). Sold for £120, Special Auction Services, June.

A uncommon Hornby 0 Gauge circa 1930 GWR Gunpowder Van, on black T3 base with axlebox slots and small drop-link couplers, the body in dark grey with hand-painted 'X' to correct embossed hinged doors, black-edged red 'G.P.V.' to upper left sides and gold 'G W' to side panels, fair, roof repainted or replaced, general rusting/corrosion to body and underside, some creasing at one end, in a stout modern box. Sold for £120, Special Auction Services, June.

A Hornby 0 Gauge No 2 Engine Shed, a 'standard' no 2 shed on buff base with additional loose rails (to convert for electric operation), very good, printing all clean and bright, doors and vents all straight. Sold for £180, Special Auction Services, June.

A Hornby 0 Gauge No E120 20-volt AC Locomotive and Tender, in LMS crimson as no 5600, good, moderate playwear, driving wheels almost certainly replaced with post-war black ones, top of boiler more glossy than remainder, cab roof a little 'scabby'. Sold for £60, Special Auction Services, June.

A converted Hornby 0 Gauge Type 101 0-4-0Tank Locomotive, a post-war version in LMS crimson as no 2270, originally clockwork but now fitted with an ETS 20v electric motor unit with unpainted original-style wheels, very good, slight wear to tank top edges, front buffer beam and around keyhole. Sold for £40, Special Auction Services, June.

A Hornby 0 Gauge EM320 0-4-0Tank Locomotive, in lithographed LNER green as no 460, good, several very small chips to litho, wheels are good quality replacements, both couplers re-fitted with bolts. Sold for £50, Special Auction Services, June.

A Hornby 0 Gauge E120 0-4-0Tank Locomotive, in enamelled SR green as no 29, good, a little rubbing to lining transfers, wheels are good quality replacements, both couplers re-fitted with eyelets and buffer beams retouched. Sold for £50, Special Auction Services, June.

A Hornby 0 Gauge E120 'Special' 0-4-0Tank Locomotive, in enamelled LMS crimson as no 70, good, moderate playwear with several areas of retouching especially to left side, wheels are good quality replacements painted in red (per originals) but with some paint loss to rims, front coupler re-fitted with bolt, in a repro Hornby 'Millibox'. Sold for £45, Special Auction Services, June.

A restored Hornby 0 Gauge No E220 'L1 class' 4-4-0 Locomotive and Tender, re-finished in SR green as no A759 to a very high standard, as repaint very good, driving and tender wheels appear to be good quality replacements, very small crease to front left side of tender, together in a repro Hornby 'Millibox'. Sold for £500, Special Auction Services, June.