MAJOR LEICESTER LOCOMOTIVE COLLECTION TO BE AUCTIONED IN AID OF HERITAGE RAILWAY
Gildings Auctioneers in Market Harborough is offering for sale an extensive collection of over 70 locomotives in their upcoming Live Steam auction, which due to Covid-19, will take place as an online-only auction on Tuesday 18th August.
The collection forms part of the estate of Kenneth ‘Mike’ Abbott and includes locomotives made by many leading model train companies. It is rare for a collection of this scope to come to auction and the proceeds of the sale have been bequeathed to the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. All lots will be offered without reserve.
Kenneth Abbott, who was known as Mike to his friends, was a prominent member of the Leicester Model Railway Group and exhibited and ran his locomotives all over the UK. When at home in Leicester, his collection circled an impressive garden route that weaved between trees and plants – even going over his garden pond.