The Terry Durrant Hornby Collection

Many of our Toys & Models clients will know Terry as a past Lacy Scott & Knight cataloguer and a regular exhibitor at Model Railway shows around East Anglia.  As a former railway employee, Terry’s life-long passion for trains reached into his professional and personal life from a young age.  After initially collecting 3-rail 0-gauge Marx and Bassett Lowke, Terry switched his focus to Hornby Dublo at the tender age of 18 – mainly due to it being a more affordable and spatially practical area.  He did a straight swap of his collection with a colleague and began building a layout which has been much admired over the years. 

 501 Sir Nigel Gresley

Our 22nd August Toys & Models auction includes over 300 lots from Terry’s collection, including the stock and buildings in the photograph of his layout below.  The collection encompasses a fabulous range of Hornby items ranging from the rare such as the pre-war ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ loco and tender, to the more affordable wagons and coaches.  These well-cared-for pieces are perfect if you are looking to complete or add to your own collection – or even inspired to start a collection from scratch!

View the collection now (lots 501-890).


The whole auction includes over 1800 lots to  include Diecast Vehicles, Trains of all age and gauge, Live Steam Engines, Lead and Plastic Figures, Britains, Tinplate, Farming Toys, Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys, Matchbox, Modern Issue Diecast, Plastic Kits, Retro Video Games, Railwayana, Action Figures, Spot-On, Continental Diecast, Star Wars, Sci-fi Toys and much much more.


View the complete auction catalogue here.




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