Our May 2022 Modern Interiors and Collectables auction had a large single owner collection of Lehmann-Gross-Bahn (LGB) G scale locomotives and rolling stock. Lehmann-Gross-Bahn translates to "Lehmann Big Train" in English and is the most popular garden railway brand in Europe. The locomotives, rolling stock and figures are known for their durability and high-quality construction, making sure they survive outdoor conditions.
Lot 157: Lehmann-Gross-Bahn (LGB) G Scale locomotive and tender 22871, SNCF Mikado Steam locomotive 141R 840, boxed
There were a number of highlights within the sale with multiple locomotives selling for over £400 and a set of four Orient Express Pullman passenger cars (32650) selling for £500. The best performing lot however was the above locomotive that achieved a hammer price of £700. This model is a superb depiction of one of the French post war 2-8-2 steam locomotives used all over the French SNCF rail network from 1945 to 1974. These locomotives were of American design, based on the Green Bay & Western Railroad's successfully customised Mikados, and obtained as part of the Lend-Lease programme.
It was a pleasure to handle a collection that had been kept in such fantastic condition over the years. Large scale model rail continues to prove popular at auction with similarly high results achieved over the past year for other G scale and Gauge 1 locomotives. If you have any items of model rail that you wish to sell at auction please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
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