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The late Don Witheridge
The model train world is getting steamed up over a superb collection of immaculate 7 1/4 guage locos being sold at Dreweatts auctioneers near Newbury.
Tessa Parry from Dreweatts with 'Flying Scotsman' valued at £30,000
A train enthusiast's stunning collection of model steam engines he used to happily drive around his garden is tipped to sell for over £200,000.
With the help of his family the late Don Witheridge from Norfolk laid three-quarters of a mile of track on his five acres of land he bought from British Rail and commissioned prominent locomotive builders to make model steam engines.
The locos are exact working replicas of real engines from the golden age of steam