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TWO DAY: Glorious Trains Auction (Part One)

Trains & Trains Galore

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  • Newbury, UK

A specialist auction of model and toy trains along with railway related items.

Please view online catalogue below.

Viewing from 18/04/23 to 24/04/23
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

Please book an appointment to view the sale


Early Rivarossi HO Gauge Buildings


Lima 1960s Micromodel N Gauge Folding Layout


Order of Auction

Day One - Auction Start 10:00 am GMT - Tuesday 25th April 2023

Lots 001 to 117 - N Gauge and various Narrow Gauges

Lots 118 to 146 - TT Gauge

Lots 147 to 151 - Tri-ang, Tri-ang Hornby and Early Hornby 00 Gauge

Lots 152 to 269 - Hornby (Margate and China) 00 Gauge

Lots 270 to 284 - Hornby-Dublo 00 Gauge Pre-war

Lots 285 to 376 - Hornby-Dublo 00 Gauge Post-war

Lots 377 to 390 - Hornby-Dublo 00 Gauge Neverwazzas

Lots 391 to 397 - Hornby-Dublo Shop Sign, Shop Display Cabinets and Ephemera

Lots 398 to 425 - Wrenn 00 Gauge

Lots 426 to 479 - Bachmann 00 Gauge

Lots 480 to 491 - Railway Books

Lots 492 to 559 - Other 00 Gauge

Lots 560 to 574 - Kitbuilt 00 Gauge


Day Two - Auction Start 10:00 am GMT - Wednesday 26th April 2023

Lots 575 to 642 - Rivarossi N Gauge Archive Collection including Rivarossi, Arnold, Atlas, Lima, Jouef and other related Manufacturers

Lots 643 to 717 - Rivarossi HO Gauge Archive Collection including Rivarossi, Jouef, Lima and other related Manufacturers and early Post-war wooden buildings

Lots 718 to 781 - Other HO Gauge

Lots 782 to 929 - The Pierce Carlson Collection Part 3 comprising American outline HO Gauge



The Pierce Carlson Collection

Part Three – Lot 782 to Lot 929

US-Outline H0 Gauge Japanese and Korean Brass Locomotives and Rolling Stock


For several decades, Pierce was a very well-known and well-liked feature of the vintage toy and train collecting world. He had numerous friends in the hobby, both in his original homeland in the USA and over here in his adoptive country. His move here was entirely our gain, as we all had the regular pleasure of enjoying his wisdom, his knowledge, his kindness, his skill as a raconteur, and, above all, his wit. All who knew him will remember the way that he leant forward slightly, often seeming to peer beadily just under the top rim of his glasses, preparatory to releasing a few pertinent, pithy and amusing ‘bons mots’.

Fortunately, Pierce was not one to keep his knowledge to himself: in 1986 Victor Gollancz published his excellent book ‘Toy Trains – A History’ and no railway book collection is complete without it. I have particular reason to be grateful to him, as we worked together on a book in 2001 and he cast an avuncular eye over my meandering prose.

When Pierce dispersed his original vintage toy and train collection some years ago, he was left in a situation that chills the blood of the dedicated (or incurable) collector: empty display cabinets. Thus, at full tilt, he filled them with the models offered in this auction, with more similar auctions to follow in 2023, as well his large and impressive collection of Bassett-Lowke and other waterline models. The world is a duller place without him.

Hugo Marsh


If you wish to consign any of your items in our forthcoming auctions, please contact us.

Please call 01635 580 595 or email to make an appointment

You can register to bid via our website If you are a successful bidder you will be emailed an invoice. Upon receipt of payment via bank transfer, your items can be made ready for collection by appointment only

Featured Lots

Lot 427

Bachmann 32520 NRM Exclusive 00 Gauge Deltic Diesel Locomotive



Lot 128

Uncommon Tri-ang for Kays TT Gauge T43 Gold 'Sunshine Set'



Lot 641

Lima 1960s Micromodel N Gauge Folding Layout



Price Realised

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