Pete Waterman's Great Western locomotive sells for $150,000

A custom Great Western Railway Castle Class 4-6-0 locomotive was the lead lot in a sale of model trains from the collection of pop Svengali Pete Waterman, achieving £100,000 ($149,993).

The auction took place at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London on April 16.

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Pete Waterman is an avid collector of model trains

Waterman, who has nurtured a keen interest in railways throughout his life, explained prior to the sale: "I never ever thought about cost when commissioning these models - it was all about true quality, which ultimately is the only thing that matters.

"No expense was spared and I see these models as being akin to works of great art."

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