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We hold regular auctions of Toys for the Collector each year that include model railways from N Gauge to Gauge III and models; in addition, we hold one special themed auction and several express auctions.

We hold regular auctions of Toys for the Collector each year that include model railways from N Gauge to Gauge III and models; in addition, we hold one special themed auction and several express auctions. 

The season wraps up with the renowned Trains Galore sale in December, a popular and friendly event that has been running since 1985. The finest pieces are held back for this auction, always creating international interest.

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Basil 'Baz' Mark Wright
Basil 'Baz' Mark Wright SAS are pleased to announce the auction of the collection of Basil Mark Wright consigned for auction in our 16th April 2019 Glorious Trains Auction Basil Mark Wright was born in Wales in February 1929. His passion for steam trains and railway modelling was first ignited by playing on, in and around the local collieries where he was fascinated by narrow gauge locomotives and full-sized passenger trains. Basil was also intrigued by pit ponies, the use of canaries and the voices of the valleys. His school days were not the happiest, but his future was in “his hands”. Basil did not like formal education When Basil left formal school, he became an apprentice watch and clock maker. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was in a reserved occupation as he was making time pieces for military and involved with timers for bombs and other military devices. Once the war had finished Basil was allowed to do his National Service where he served in the Army in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). He served abroad and was stationed in Italy, Trieste near the Yugoslavian border. His duties included looking after the time pieces, binoculars and other specialist equipment. When he was demobbed he returned to working in the jewellery trade specialising in time pieces. He went  to work for a Mr Muzzel in Portslade, East Sussex. He then moved to Bexhill and from here he went to work for Rolex in London, but he disliked the railway journey to and from London and after a short while he packed in his job at Rolex. He then went to work for a jeweller in Bexhill and after a while he then decided to go into business himself. He opened his very first business in Little Common. His next business was in Wadhurst (East Sussex). Basil’s skills were now legendary and he was known for repairing a 14th Century clock with the original tools from this era.  His next business opportunity took him to the village of Rotherfield. As life went on Basil reduced his hours of business so he could spend more time on his hobbies, which as you all know was his love and enjoyment with anything to do with railways. Gauge 1 and O gauge were his passion and delight. There was one clock that Basil always enjoyed repairing and looking after on an annual visit, this was of course the clock at the Bluebell Railway station. Basil donated and serviced the clock free of charge and he was always given a special ride on the steam train as his payment which he always thoroughly enjoyed. Basil was affectionately known as Mr Toad in his flying jacket bombing around the roads of Sussex and Kent. Basil was truly one in a million who could never be replaced, he will always be remembered with love and happiness and will never be forgotten. Friends and family trust that you will love and cherish the locomotives, carriages, wagons, buildings, bridges, figures, signals and memorabilia including books. Basil was always a TRUE GENTLEMAN. Basil was my close friend and neighbour for 26 years. Let’s hope he is now with the biggest railway layout ever. Dr Len Parkyn

Auction highlights

  • Glorious Trains
  • 17th April 2018

Lot 714

A G-Scale Live-Steam Coal-Fired Twin-Cylinder 0-4-0 Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway Steam Locomotive by Roundhouse/Shawe Steam Services, with adjustable wheels for O Gauge Track, water and pressure gauges, regulator, gas burner and tank, in blue DHR livery with black frames and named 'Mountaineer' no 782B, with manual controls, VG-E, lacks instructions

Price realised

£2900

Lot 742

An Early Bing Gauge IV (75mm) Clockwork London & North Western Railway 0-4-0 Locomotive and Tender, in lined LNWR black as no 7093 'King Edward', with geared-wind motor, cast brass name and number-plates, 6 -wheeled tender with cast spring/axlebox fittings, circa 1902,

Price realised

£2600

Lot 743

An Incomplete Early Bing Gauge IV (75mm) London & North Western Railway 1st Class Bogie Coach, in LNWR brown/ivory colours, with hinged roof, embossed interior seats and luggage racks, all small fittings intact including roof vents, door handles, grab handles, buffers and couplers

Price realised

£1600

Auction highlights

  • Trains and Trains Galore
A rare Märklin Gauge I British-outline Clockwork ref TK1021 'Stephenson' 4-6-4 Tank Locomotive

A rare Märklin Gauge I British-outline Clockwork ref TK1021 'Stephenson' 4-6-4 Tank Locomotive

Price realised

£15,000

A 5" Gauge GWR Coal-fired Live Steam 4-6-0 Locomotive and Tender No 7802 'Bradley Manor'

A 5" Gauge GWR Coal-fired Live Steam 4-6-0 Locomotive and Tender No 7802 'Bradley Manor'

Price realised

£4,800

A 5" Gauge BR 'Standard' Coal-fired Live Steam 'Mogul' 2-6-0 Locomotive No 78007 and Tender

A 5" Gauge BR 'Standard' Coal-fired Live Steam 'Mogul' 2-6-0 Locomotive No 78007 and Tender

Price realised

£4,800