For sale: Three bedroom house with 1,000ft railway

September 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A semi-detatched home has gone on the market for £105,000 – complete with its very own 1,000ft RAILWAY in the back garden.

The three-bedroom house in North Hykeham, Lincs., was owned by dedicated train spotter Mo Reynolds.

He spent years creating a model railway in his back garden which includes sound effects and contains twelve different scale models of steam and diesel trains.

The centrepiece of the 1,000ft track is a huge Koi carp pool with bridges and waterfalls, where workmen can be seen maintaining the tracks.

An intricate castle complete with a working drawbridge and its own fairground also feature in the set, which is up for auction.

Lincoln estate agents JH Walter are hoping the property, which is in need of repair, will be sold to a buyer who can restore the train track to its former glory.

Agency manager James Mulhall from the company said there had already been ”good interest” in the house.

He said: ”I’ve seen small train sets in attics and rooms of the house but never anything as grand and detailed as this.

”It will be something that will either really appeal to a future buyer or completely put them off. It’s a train enthusiasts paradise.

”The garden is taken up with the model railway and the previous vendor clearly spent a lot of time creating and maintaining it.

”We hope it will make more than its guide price of £105,000 but we have given it that estimate as parts of the property desperately need a refit.”

The house and railway will go under the hammer at 3pm on September 29 at the Bentley Hotel in South Hykeham, Lincs.

Train collector Mo Reynolds painstakingly spent years creating his masterpiece.

One neighbour said Mo had also built a huge railway in his loft and had another in his double garage.

He said: ”Mr Reynolds used to spend hours in his garden. He also used to have some big koi carp.

”The house has been empty since about June.

”There is an extension of the train track that goes round into the garage. In the loft, his son told us there was a track that was too big to get down.

”From what he says, the track more or less covers the loft.”

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