Stout Auctions is proud to present a sale filled with trains of all scales and sizes. This event is highlighted by a selection of trains from the personal collection of Richard P. Kughn, former owner of Lionel Trains Incorporated. The sale order is as follows.
Lot 4001-4092: This auction begins with a massive assortment of N scale rolling stock and select passenger sets. There are hundreds of freight cars of all road names, types, and eras represented in this collection. The majority are Micro Scale and / or Kadee. There is also a nice selection of Con-Cor and Kato passenger sets and Kato track near the end of this section.
Lot 4100- 4339: Trains from the personal collection of Richard Kughn. This is a wonderful selection of O gauge, O scale, and Gauge One trains. Many of these trains were housed at Carail, Madison Hardware, or at Mr. Kughn’s second home in Florida. Some of the items in this group were top shelf, prized possessions. One outstanding highlight is a very scarce large illuminated Eastman Kodak sign showing a prototype Lionel flat car from the early 1990’s that was never produced.
Lot 4340-4438: Trains that cover every gauge from N to G scale. Standard gauge classics, brass and plastic 2 rail O scale, G gauge from various manufacturers. A very diverse selection of trains!
The highlighted trains include a vast selection of Lionel brass Smithsonian models produced by Fine Art Models / Gary Kohs for Lionel. This includes multiple examples of the New York Central Drefuss Hudson, BR50 in multiple configurations both French and German, the Pennsylvania K4, and a wide selection of the Twentieth Century Limited brass passenger cars with matched serial numbers. Some of the highlighted items include SERIAL NUMBER ONE of the 18035 Deutsche Bundesbahn BR-50 steam locomotive, serial #17 of the Dreyfuss which was on display at Carail, NUMEROUS SEALED Dreyfuss Hudsons and matching 20th Century Limited Passenger cars, and much more. We will likely never see a selection of sealed Lionel Smithsonian items like this again.
Building on top of the outstanding Smithsonian selection is the gauge one collection that Mr. Kughn built with the help of Gary Kohs and his company Marketing Corporation of America. This collection is highlighted by multiple brass Pennsylvania GG-1 electric locomotives some in one of one configurations, multiple Pennsylvania flat cars with WWII battleship guns, multiple Pennsylvania flats with WWII Army tanks, and more. The gauge one also includes a MCoA Jersey Central Camelback, Delton Locomotive Works brass Rio Grande 0-6-0, and multiple gauge one display cases.
Finally is the Lionel O gauge that Richard Kughn was so passionate about. Many of the items in this group were from his personal stockpile and have never left his collection until now. Highlights include a prototype set of LTI Madison passenger cars, a prototype LTI Madison baggage car, a VAST selection of Lionel Employee Christmas cars (Some with no recorded sales in a public setting as of yet), a variety of scale steam locomotives, multiple examples and large quantities of Artrain uncataloged cars, uncataloged Lionel Ambassador cars, and a selection of cataloged Lionel product.
This selection of trains will be the last large public offering from the Kughn collection. Do not miss your chance to own a piece of Lionel history. This auction starts at 10am ET on Thursday September 29th and is broadcast real-time over the internet at www.stoutauctions.com. Please email email@example.com with any questions.