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Autumn Elegance: Fine Art, Decor, & Furnishings

Wed, Sep 13, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 168

Live Steam Model Scale Train by Richard Johnson

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

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Large live steam brass scale model train built by Richard "Dick" E. Johnson, assembled in 1979. Custom scale, approximately 3 1/2 gauge. Similar in style to American-style steam engines. With the initials of the Denver, South Park, & Pacific Railroad and "Alpine" along the side. While it bears the name of the 19th-century historic "Alpine" steam engine, it seems unique from this train. A metal plaque bearing Johnson's initials and build year along the side. With a wooden display rail and metal stand.
Train; height: 17 1/2 in x width: 48 1/2 in x depth: 7 1/2 in. Track; height: 3/4 in x width: 54 3/4 in x depth: 7 1/4 in. Stand; height: 12 in x width: 60 1/2 in x depth: 10 1/4 in.


There is some wear and oxidation throughout, especially along the front headlamp, some interior pipes, and the top of the tallest piece near the nose of the train. Light wear and some areas of small oxidation or discoloration throughout the rest of the train. Some pieces are slightly stiff. Some dirt/dust collected in the recessed areas of the train. A few small losses to the painted decoration. We are unable to test if the train runs.

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