Live Auction

Sun 22nd Mar 2020

Time: 02:00pm


The Estate of the late Frank Kelly, Master Model Maker

Frank Kelly was a giant of the Australian railway modelling fraternity and was a Master Craftsman par excellence at scratch building.

“The recent passing of Frank Kelly is a great loss to Australia’s railway modeling community. A once in a generation rolling stock craftsman and artisan, Frank’s prolific work was so far beyond 99% of modelling that words can’t hope to describe it.” Andrew C. (Quoted from Railpage.com.au).

While most of Frank’s superb models were bought and treasured by enthusiasts, his North American Railway models are now to be found in the Smithsonian Museum in New York and his New South Wales Railways locomotives and rolling stock now form part of the collection at the Powerhouse – Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney. We are proud to have been entrusted with the responsibility of offering this remarkable group of Frank’s creations.

Victorian Railways – Broad Gauge Models:  Lots 1 to 28.

South Australian Railways – Narrow Gauge Models:  Lots 29 to 33.

South Australian Railways – Broad Gauge Models: Lots 34 to 47.

Miscellaneous Items: Lots 48-52

Balance of the Kelly Estate:  Lots 53-55

The property of several vendors but featuring the collection of Stationary Steam Engines formed by the late Brian Telfer of Tambourine Mountain, Queensland: Lots 56 – 129

The collection of a Melbourne Enthusiast (who will now focus on his stamps and horse-racing memorabilia): Lots 130 – 356

Late Lots; various vendors: Lots 357 – 363.