Flying Scotsman sells for £35K!

THIS beautiful 5in gauge model of Flying Scotsman sold for £35,400 at Special Auction Services’ 30th Trains Galore auction at Newbury on December 14-15. That was more than double the top end estimate.

Originally owned by a stationmaster who had several live steam models, this beautifully executed and detailed live steam coal-fired model, built in the 1930s or 1940s, was highly sought after and bought by a UK collector.

It has an eight-wheel non-corridor tender fitted with hand pump, conjugated valve gear and screw reverse, whistle, injector, twin water gauges, boiler and steam chest pressure gauge and a steam brake with pressure gauge, and is painted in LNER green as No. 4472.

Lord Braybrooke’s miniature railway built for the grounds of his home at Audley End that comprised live steam and battery operated locomotives, coaches and rolling stock, was also included in the sale. The top lot was a 5in gauge Live Steam Coal-fired LNER B1 4-6-0, finished in lined BR black as
No. 61379 Mayflower, which sold for £8024.

In addition, an electric-powered LNER P2 2-8-2 Märklin-made British-market from 1937 sold for £7080, while a collection of 57 lots of GWR locomotives, coaches and wagons realised more than £25,000. SAS

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