Leyburn auctioneer could sell model locomotive for almost £8,000

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A Leyburn auction house has revealed a ‘superb quality’ model locomotive could sell for between £7,000 and £8,000.

The object is the star of the Tennants Auctioneers Toys, Models and Collectibles sale on July 27.

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The O Gauge 2-6-2T Class 3MT locomotive was built by James Stanley Benson of Ringwood, Hampshire – an exceptionally talented model train maker who lived between 1909 and 1990.

Models made by Benson are much admired and highly sought after among collectors and this model is finished as BR 82007.

The model was also illustrated once in the October 1960 issue of Railway Modeller magazine.

• An O Gauge 2-6-2T Class 3MT locomotive finished as BR82007 by JS Beeson – Estimate: £7,000-10,000

Other model locomotives for sale at auctioneers, based in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, include a private collection of Wrenn models.

A Wrenn W2289 Canadian Pacific Locomotive Southern 21C5 is also on offer with an estimated retail price of £250-£350.

A Bing O Gauge Live Steam 4-4-0 Black Prince 1902 will also be auctioned and could sell for between £300-500.

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In the collectibles section of the sale, for those interested in Star Wars, there’s a Hans Solo Premium Format Figure from Sideshow Collectables.

The figure comes in its original box and is number 1169 of the 2500 limited edition models and could fetch between £120-180.

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