Auction of Model Railways (2-Day Event) - 880 Lots

18th May 2023 from 10am
14 School Street
Woodford Halse
NN11 3RL
United Kingdom
01327 263633
01327 262193
Sale Description:
Auction of Model Railways (2-Day Event)

An auction of model railways, 'OO' / 'HO' / 'O' Gauge, etc. A wide variety of material including some European and American items.
This model railway auction catalogue is essentially based on the photographic images. The majority of lots have a brief index-style text description for identification. The photographic images can be enlarged and you can zoom in to view detail. Many lots have multiple images. Most boxed locomotive lots have an additional image showing the manufacturers details on the box end.
As you will see, a significant number of items appear never to have been removed from their packaging. We trust that you can assess the condition from the images provided.
Lots are ‘00’ gauge (or ‘H0’ where applicable) unless otherwise stated.
Locos and rolling stock have not been tested. Electrical items included in this sale, such as transformers and other electrical items, which can be connected to a mains supply are sold as collectors items only. Should buyers wish to use these for their original purpose, they must ensure that they are tested by a qualified electrical engineer before use.
Invoices will be emailed to successful bidders following the auction. Settlement can be made by card payment on line, bank transfer or cheque. Due to the volume of lots in the sale, prompt collection would be appreciated. Lots can be collected from our Banbury depot by arrangement: tel: 01865 362520 email:
When you collect your items, please check them and sign the collection receipt provided.
Most items can be dispatched by Mailboxes (Banbury). If you would like to use this service, please notify us as soon as possible in order that we can transfer your items to Mailboxes promptly for packing.
Thank you for your interest in this auction, we trust that among the wide variety of material on offer you will find something of interest.
Sale Dates:
18th May 2023 from 10am - (Lots 1 to 440)
19th May 2023 from 10am - (Lots 441 to 880)

Fees apply to the hammer price:

Room and Absentee Bids:
18.00% inc VAT*

Online and Autobid:
18% inc VAT*

*These fees include buyers premiums and internet surcharges.
Please see the Terms & Conditions for more information
Great Central Railwayana Limited Conditions of Sale
1. Bids
All bids made shall be treated as offers made upon these Conditions of Sale and all persons taking part in our sales do so on the basis that they have notice of these Conditions.
2. Ascertainment of the buyer
The Buyer shall be the person making the highest bid which is acceptable to the Auctioneer as signified by the fall of the hammer. In the case of a dispute as to the highest bid during or immediately after the sale of the lot, the Auctioneer may if he thinks fit put up the lot again for sale.
3. Auctioneer’s discretion
The Auctioneer has sole discretion (a) to refuse any bid, (b) to advance the bidding as he may decide, (c) to decide whether there has been a dispute as to the bidding and under condition 2 to resell the lot in question, (d) to withdraw or divide any lot or combine one lot with another or others, and (e) to exclude any person from the auction room.
4. Reserves and seller’s right to bid
Lots put up for sale are subject to (a) any reserve price imposed by the Seller, and (b) the right of the Auctioneer to bid on behalf of the Seller up to the amount of the reserve, but the Seller shall not bid personally on any of his own lots. Neither the Auctioneer nor any person employed at the sale shall bid personally for any lot.
5. Buyer’s duties
The Buyer shall at or before the end of the Sale (a) pay the full purchase price plus buyer’s premium and VAT (at the current rate) either in cash, or by debit or credit card (subject to any additional charges applicable at the time), or by cheque up to any amount if the Buyer is known to the Auctioneer or by prior arrangement and (b) subject to condition 6, forthwith clear the lots purchased.
6. Storage and delivery of lots
The Auctioneer will at the request of the Buyer store larger items at its premises for up to one month at the Buyer’s risk, and these can be collected by prior arrangement. Items can be delivered to most areas at cost. Any lots left in the possession of the Auctioneer after this time may be subject to a storage charge and if arrangements are not made within three months may be resold without consultation whether paid for or otherwise. Items not paid for or for which no collection or delivery arrangements have been made will attract storage charges as follows: items under 12” in length or under 2 lb in weight £1 per week or any part thereof; under 30” or 10 lb £2.50 per week; other heavier or bulky items £5 per week. All charges are subject to VAT at the standard rate.
The Auctioneer CANNOT be held responsible for any damage or loss to uncollected Lots after one months storage.
7. Commission bids
The Auctioneer will execute commission bids, free of charge. Commission bids will be executed as cheaply as possible having regard to any reserve and other bids. The Auctioneer shall not, however, be responsible for any neglect or default in executing or failing to execute any commission bid.
8. Condition of lots
Subject to Condition 11, (a) lots are sold with all faults and imperfections and neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer is responsible for any defects whatsoever; (b) no warranty is given or authorised to be given by the Seller or the Auctioneer with regard to any lot other than that the Seller has the right to sell it; (c) any express or implied conditions or warranties whether relating to description or quality, are hereby excluded.
9. Inspection
Strictly by appointment.

10. Catalogue descriptions
The Auctioneer undertakes that care has been taken to see that catalogue descriptions, including rarity, origin and condition, are accurate and reliable, taking into account all the information available when the catalogue was prepared, but these are necessarily matters of opinion only and shall not be taken to be statements of fact. Subject to Condition 11 neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer is responsible for the correctness of any description. Any comments on the catalogue, lots or descriptions should be made to the Auctioneer at least seven days before the date of the sale and not any later as this provides no opportunity to check any queries.
11. Forgeries
Notwithstanding Conditions 8, 9 and 10, if the Auctioneer receives notice in writing from the Buyer within 7 days of the sale that in the Buyer’s opinion a lot is a forgery, and on giving such notification the lot in question is returned to the Auctioneer at their working premises in the same condition as when bought, then if, on considering such evidence as the Buyer supplies to prove the Buyer’s assertion, the Auctioneer decides that the lot is a forgery the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the purchase price repaid to the Buyer.
12. Property in lots and risk
The Buyer shall not become the owner of any lot, and the Auctioneer shall have a lien thereon, until the Buyer has discharged the purchase price.
13. Default by Buyer
If the Buyer fails to pay for or remove any lot bought by the Buyer or in any other material respect fails to comply with these conditions, the Auctioneer shall have the right (a) to resell the lot by public auction or otherwise without notice to the Buyer, and, if any deficiency arises on such resale after deducting the Auctioneer’s full costs and expenses, the Buyer shall be responsible to the Seller and Auctioneer therefor (but any net surplus to be the Seller’s) or alternatively, (b) to store the lot at the Auctioneer’s premises or elsewhere and to release the lot to the Buyer only after payment in full of all reasonable storage and removal expenses incurred(in addition to the purchase price).
14. VAT Registered Vendors
Vendors who send for sale by auction any goods that are an asset of their business must inform the auctioneers if they are registered for VAT purposes and, if so, the registration number must be given.
15. Buyer’s Premium
Bids are accepted on the understanding that a 15% buyer’s premium will be added to the purchase price and the Auctioneers are NOT responsible for any bids submitted which may inadvertently include this 15% buyer’s premium. The buyer’s premium is subject to VAT at the current rate.
16. Online Bidding
Online bids through Easy Live attract a charge of 3%+VAT in addition to the Auctioneer’s buyer’s premium of 15%+VAT. (Unless selecting the £3 Flat Fee option in which case no 3% Internet surcharge shall be applied).
17. Delayed Payment to Vendors
The Auctioneer reserves the right, if necessary, to delay payment to Vendors, pending receipt of moneys to complete overseas and home transactions.
18. Liability of Auctioneer
All persons attending a Sale under the conduct of the Auctioneer shall be deemed to be on the land and premises at their risk and shall have no claim against the Auctioneer in respect of cancellation/postponement of a sale or any loss, accident or injury, however occ
Post and Packing

Mailboxes (Banbury) have arranged to work with us for all post and packing requirements. We can thoroughly recommend their service. Please pay your invoice as it stands and let us know that you wish your items to be posted. We will deliver your lots to Mailboxes (Banbury) free of charge and they will contact you to arrange post and packing and payment.

We will continue to state postage bands in our quarterly main auction catalogues as a guide only. These bands have been amended to reflect the increases in costs seen in all sectors recently, though it is anticipated that in the majority of cases the cost will be in the lower half of the band. Please bear in mind that the charge includes 20% VAT and that “insurance” is charged extra if required.
These bands are:
B - £20-£30
C - £30-£40
D - £40-£60
For all other items, please contact Mailboxes for a quote after the auction.

These bands apply to England, Scotland and Wales only. For all other destinations, please contact Mailboxes for a quote after the auction.

Should you have any queries, please email
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