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Bill Drake Collection of Model Trains

Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present the Bill Drake Collection of Model Trains.  Featuring 290 lots, the assemblage offers an exceptional range of model trains, with something to tempt all collectors. While the collection predominantly features American Flyer S Gauge, there is wide diversity of manufacturers and eras – from pre-World War II, as early as the 1920s, to modern day. Here is an overview of items in the collection: 

  • American Flyer – Prewar Wide gauge and O gauge, HO gauge; postwar S gauge (both Gilbert and Lionel production]),

  • Lionel:  Standard gauge and O gauge, postwar and modern O gauge

  • K-Line:  O and S gauge

  • S-Helper, Des Plaines Hobbies, Hico:  S gauge

  • European:  Hornby, French Edobaud, Chad, Brimtoy, Mettoy, Marklin, Trix, Bing

  • Japanese Tin Trains

  • Accessories from Colber, Minicraft, Lionel, American Flyer, Ives, misc.

  • Marx, Hafner, Unique, Henry Katz, Chien, Mohawk

  • Voltamp 2” Gauge

  • Dealer Promotional Sets and Displays

Preview and bid four ways:

Earlier Event: April 24
Estates Auction
Later Event: May 19
Treasures from a Couture Closet