Ryder & Dutton, in association with Wright Marshall, to host one of the UK’s largest model train Auctions this January

In conjunction with Ryder & Dutton, Wright Marshall Fine Arts, Cheshire’s premier antiques auctioneers, will host one of the largest model train auctions as their first sale of the new year on 11th and 12th January. Featuring over 1,350 lots made up of over 4,000 model trains and carriages from around the globe, all proceeds from this single owner collection will go to charity.

The collection was owned by the late Antony John Adler, a model train collector based in Oldham. Mr Adler, a solicitor, was inspired to start collecting whilst sheltering from the rain near a model train store and thought the hobby may help relaxation. Oldham-based agents Ryder & Dutton, who had a long-standing working relationship with Mr Adler are assisting Wright Marshall with the auction, have stated that “we are delighted to be able to assist” in the sale of his “incredible collection”, giving his trains a refreshed lease of life in new homes.

Thanks to Wright Marshall’s embracement of modern technology, bidders from all over the world will have the opportunity to take part in this 2-day auction as the sale will be open not only to those who attend the auction house itself and over the phone, but also to online bidders. Buyers will also have the added benefit of knowing all proceeds will be donated to a variety of nominated charities.

The catalogue for this incredibly special auction is now available from Wright Marshall and there are certainly some amazingly rare gems in the vast collection. Particular trains of note include a limited edition Golden Age Model Ltd 00 gauge, a Fulgrex H0 gauge and Bassett Lowke 0 gauge. Mr Adler’s collection also spanned the continents: from Italy to Austria to Japan to America – there is truly something for every collector. Wright Marshall’s Specialist Toy Valuer Peter Ashburner comments, “it’s incredible to be able to work with such an astoundingly vast and varied collection of trains from around the world.”

The auction will take place on 11th and 12th of January 2017, at the Wright Marshall Fine Arts Salesrooms at:

Beeston Castle Auction

Whitchurch Road

Tarporley

Cheshire

CW6 9NZ