The Colorado Toy Train Foundation (CTTF) is excited about sponsoring this fantastic auction anticipated to be held at the Denver Radisson at 4849 Bannock Street (I-25 & I-70). This 400 lot, 1-day program consists of the most exciting balanced assortment of O and G gauge trains we have ever offered.
The G gauge group is outstanding, featuring 138 lots ot the finest products we have offered, with over 60% of the lots manufactured by LGB and the balance including products by Accucraft, Aristocraft and others. Featured items include an amazing Wilson Brothers 12 car circus set, which appears to be unrun. There are 2 other special passenger lots consisting of a 5-car Lake George and Boulder set and another stunning Aristocraft 7-car set, all in the OBs. Two attractive steamers lead the motive power group with a Spectrum D&RG 4-4-0 with smoke; and a C&S 2-6-0 old timer with a wood- carrying tender. About 50 lots of boxcars, reefers, gondolas and other freight haulers, mostly touting Colorado road names, are topped off by a D&RG brass caboose, there is also a D&RG smoking caboose. An impressive coaling tower and a unique lighted swirch tower with a glowing pot belly stove that smokes lead the group of structures. Nearly 20 lots of track sections in various lengths, plus trackside signals and 15 lots of wheel sets and other parts compliment this exciting assortment of G gauge products. Lionel makes its presence known as well, with a popular #81016 Thomas the Tank set. .
The collection of O gauge items is also impressive with over 130 lots of postwar spectacular pieces, plus 90 more from the modern era and another 14 of prewar. The attraction begins with sets. Starting with a #295W prewar passenger outfit with the OBs and a very desirable 240E freight set, missing the engine, but all the cars in OBs and though it’s worn, an incredible set box. Looking at the 027 sets; a #1501S freight outfit in OBs and a #1625WS freight set in OBs are nice, but unquestionably the like new #1587 Girl’s Set with all pieces in OBs, is clearly the prize. Rounding out the set group is a #11745 U S Navy 6-car freight set. Other prewar lots include a passenger set with OB’s and a set of 800’s freights.
The postwar group features some rare and semi-scarce Lionel pieces. Starting with 20 lots of various 6464 box cars, mostly in OBs; a #6262 red frame wheel car; a #6544 missile firing car; a #6557 smoking caboose and a #6625 Christmas tree car. For passengers there is a set of the #2404 series and a beautiful set of #2430s blue metal units. For accessories there are lots to load coal, logs, culverts, ice and baggage, too. A couple of sharp 726 and 736 steamers in the OBs are sure to be popular. The list goes on with KW and ZW transformers and many track and switches to choose from.
If modern O gauge is your favorite, there are nearly 100 choice lots. Manufacturers include Lionel, MTH, K-Line and more. Attractive motive power lots include Lionel’s #18000 PRR 0-6-0 switcher; #11802 NYC 4-6-4 Hudson and #23038 UP 2-8-0-Consolidation, all with OBs. In addition to many lots of various freights, is a nice group of passenger lots. Sets of K-Line 15” and 21” extruded aluminum coaches are exceptional as well as the MTH Wanerer set group. There are still more lots of scenery and vehicles as well as 30 lots of miscellaneous tools, parts and wonderful posters and prints, and also parts cabinets.
Clearly, this eclectic collection of toy train merchandise should provide something for all enthusiasts.
All the details are available in the auction list which can be downloaded free (click below).
A registration form and selected photos are also available.
Questions can be emailed to KEN at email@example.com or by calling him at 303-588-3227 .
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For your convenience, we have arranged with our venue to offer lunch for purchase. You will have an abbreviated menu to select from. We will collect your selections and payment during the auction preview time.
** Lunch is scheduled to be served just as we end our morning session.
We strongly encourage all bidders to bring your own boxes/containers to transport your winnings home. Improvements in our lotting process has significantly reduced the surplus boxes that were available at past auctions.
Date Gauge Location
April 10, 2021 O & G Gauge Radisson Hotel Denver
May 1, 2021 HO Gauge CTTF Facilities Lakewood, Colorado