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Auctioneers on track for garden railway sale.

Byline: By Emily Lambert

Bristol Fine Art Auctioneers Dreweatt Neate is hosting the largest auction of garden railway locomotives in the UK at its Apsley Road saleroom.

The collection, which has come in for sale from Surrey, includes some 65 fine locomotives.

Many of them are hand crafted and include models built by the famous model maker Peter Angus.

They are for the most part based on locomotives which were used in the mountains and quarries of North Wales and other narrow gauge railways throughout the world.

Prices are expected to range from a few hundred pounds to four-figure sums.

The sale includes railway track suitable for building an extensive G Gauge garden railway layout on which the locomotives would be run under radio control.

The auction also has a collection of LBG railway locomotives and rolling stock.

The collection will form part of the auctioneer's autumn sale of live steam models, model engineering works of art and items related to historic transportation.

Some of the other interesting items being offered for sale include a fine 1/3rd full size Garret traction engine with a pre-sale estimate of pounds 8,000 to pounds 10,000.

An exhibition quality Foden steam lorry, which also came in from the Surrey collection, is attracting an estimate of pounds 3,000 to pounds 5,000.

The collection includes a variety of 2ins scale (1/6th full size) traction engines including a pair of Burrell ploughing engines complete with their centre balance plough and water cart.

There are also two fine live steam Tetford Town Showman's engines, several general purpose agricultural engines, model ships and stationary engines for sale.

Workshop equipment includes a Myford Super 7 lathe, Lorch Clockmakers lathe and a Centec milling machine.

There is something in this auction for everyone, from children's train sets to big boys' live steam locomotives which can be sat behind and driven.

The public is invited to view the sale for two days prior to the auction and bid for one of the special collector's items.

The auctioneer's specialist representatives will be on hand to give advice.

The auction will take place at Dreweatt Neate's Bristol salerooms at St John's Place, Apsley Road, Clifton, Bristol on October 9 from 10.30am.

Call 0117 973 7201 or see www.dnfa.com/bristol
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 15, 2007
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