13 November 2012
Trains Galore features 1,500 lots and takes place on 5th and 6th December ...
Trains Galore, the much-loved annual sale, takes place on 5th & 6th December 2012 at Special Auction Services in Newbury.
The 2011 Trains Galore auction was a resounding success realising sales in excess of £260,000 representing an increase of 30% on 2010 and the 2012 sale looks to be even more exciting with around 1,500 lots being offered over two days including more than 400 items of Marklin O and OO gauge from the 1930s and a superb collection of German, Swiss and British locomotives.
The collection from the late, well-known collector Robert Avery will draw in the enthusiasts and several fine 3“ gauge models and a wealth of OO guage means there is something to suit all pockets.
Trains Galore started in 1986 and has become an annual highlight for quality vintage toy and model train collectors. Established by Christie‘s, Hugo Marsh and his team at Special Auction Services have looked after it since 2007.
Here are some highlights that will go under the hammer this year:
Lot 179. A Märklin 0 Gauge 'Übergangssteg' Station, Cat. Ref. 2032, two-storey building, finished in two-tone cream, white, red and brown, with two flags, mounted on base, 360mm x 155mm. Estimate £200-300.
Lot 271. A Fulgurex 0 Gauge two-rail electric SNCF Class 231 H.8 4-6-2 Locomotive and Tender, Cat. Ref. 2589, lined green, one of limited production 48 of 75 produced by SHS for Fulgurex, 1986, Excellent to Mint condition. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500.
Lot 1146. A rare Märklin for Bassett-Lowke 0 Gauge three-rail electric GWR green 4-6-0 Locomotive and Tender 'King George V', no 6000, fitted with a non-original commercial mechanism and finer scale wheels, G. Estimate £3,000-5,000.
Lot 1304. A rare Märklin 0 Gauge three-rail 20 volt electric Continental-market black P2 Mikado 2-8-2 Locomotive and Tender no. 2002, Cat. Ref. 12920, with red lining; these locomotives were not available in the UK although the LNER produced six in the class and classified them as P2, with no. 2002 given the name 'Earl Marischal', 1935-1937; VG-E. Est. £10,000-12,000.