The Jim Walsh collection includes some of the finest HO and HOn3 Scale locomotive
and rolling stock models ever produced. Jimís authoritative knowledge
of Japanese and Korean brass model production is captured in his
exceptional collection, and includes models imported by Pacific Fast
Mail, Key Imports, Precision Scale, Oriental Limited, Overland Models,
Custom Brass, Westside Models, and other notable importers.
In assembling his collection, Jimís interests focused on the high
quality models built by Tenshodo, Fujiyama, United, Kodama, and other
notable builders. His collection includes a considerable number of
Crown Series editions and rare models from the top Japanese builders.
Many of the models in Jimís collection are based on his prototype
interests. His expertise with respect to New York Central steam power
is well known throughout the hobby. Jimís detailed research and
technical knowledge was instrumental in the development and production
of many of the most desirable NYC models imported by Key Imports,
including the NYC Hudsons, Niagaras, Mohawks, and K-Series Pacifics.
One of Keyís finest imports, the Baltimore & Ohio Class P7d Streamlined
Cincinnatian 4-6-2, and its matching five car passenger set, was the
result of Jim Walshís efforts.
Jimís collection was assembled over many years and is characterized by
the overall exceptional quality and rarity of the models. The majority
of the models in the collection are in mint or new condition, and are
defined and documented by production run and prototype version. Jimís
long-time relationships with the importers, builders, and other
collectors allowed him to assemble one of the finest collections of
imported brass models in the country. His collection is uniquely
defined by the extensive number of prototypically correct models
constructed to the highest standards. All of the models in the
collection are of collector quality.
Additional insight into Jimís background and his in-depth review of
several specific Pacific Fast Mail models can be found here: