A remarkably detailed, functioning model steam engine is tipped to sell for £50,000.

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Pictured: Sale Coordinator Lulu Randall inspects a 10 1/4 inch gauge model of the London Midland and Scottish tender locomotive No 6100 'Royal Scott, built from Bassett-Lowke castings and rebuilt by William Whiteley of Newark on Trent at D. Arundel & Co 1972, in the Dreweatts Donnington Priory saleroom.<br />
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A remarkably detailed, functioning model steam engine is tipped to sell for £50,000 after attracting worldwide interest from train enthusiasts.<br />
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The maroon 10.25ins gauge model of the London Midland and Scottish tender locomotive No 6100 'Royal Scott' was built in Bedfordshire in 1965.<br />
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It underwent a significant restoration in 1972 and is still in a 'high quality' condition half a century later.<br />
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The 8ft long locomotive weighs one tonne and has a steel boiler, a coal compartment, brakes, fitted steps, handrails and railway lamps.