Frank Hornby (1863-1936) the inventor of 'Meccano' was also responsible for the introduction in about 1915-20 of the clockwork train sets that bear his name. Electric powered Hornby trains first appeared in 1925. The Hornby trademark was used until 1940 when all construction of Hornby trains was halted with the onset of World War II. Production of the toy trains resumed in 1946, though in the immediate post-war years, a general shortage of raw materials restricted production. Hence, new toy trains items were not introduced until the early 1950s. By the late 1950s, when construction of plastic toys begun, sales began to decline, and in 1965, Hornby was taken over by Tri-ang (Lines Brothers), who incorporated some items from the Hornby line into its catalogue.
Hornby Dublo 2049 Breakdown train set containing 2217 0-6-2 tank loco (69550), 4620 crane, 4318 packing van and brake/Suburban coach complete with Hornby Guarantee and Meccano magazine papers. (VG-E box G with cellophane Reinforcing on box lid)
Hornby 00 R2146 LNER 4-6-2 class A3 'Flying Scotsman' millenium limited edition of 2000 (no 1880) no. 103, detailed parts plated in 18ct gold, locomotive Represented in post-war 1947 livery, in red/gold embossed lined box with Additional Hornby window-face
Six Hornby Dublo Super detail British rail Corridor coaches maroon with grey plastic Roofs includes 4053 brake/2nd no. E35173; 4062 1st class no. M3002; 4063 2nd class no. M3716; 4071 Restaurant car no.E1939; 4075 passenger brake van no. E81312 and 4078 co
Four Hornby Dublo accessories, including Dinky toys 054 Railway station Personnel(plastic); 5025 Gradient & Mile posts (plastic); 5095 pair of D1 water cranes; and 42381 box of six station Hoardings (diecast) (E-M boxes G-E) (4)
Hornby Dublo 2245 BR 3,300 Hp electric locomotive with twin overhead pantographs blue/white no. E3002 (2 rail), diecast chassis with plastic body complete with maintenance and running instructions and guarantee & tested slips (M box M)
Hornby HO scale R543 Eurostar class 373 set C1995, limited edition numbered 2460 of 2500, made for Hornby by Jouef France, contains a power car, Unpowered car and two passenger Saloons Comes with all paper work and certificate (M box M)
Hornby Dublo electric Trains made and Guaranteed by Meccano Ltd' Showcard 24 x 13 cm (M); twelve assorted 1950s -1960s Hornby Dublo, Triang and Gamages Catalogues, including Gamages 1963 (130 Pages) catalogue; 3 Dublo loco Operating instructions, plus 4 Du
Five Packets of Dinky miniature 'Oo' gauge figures Produced to Compliment Hornby Dublo (6 figures in, each box), including three 'Passenger' sets D2; 053 and 1003 plus two 1001 'Station Staff' sets. (E boxes VG) (5)
Six Hornby Dublo Super detail Western Region brown/cream Corridor coaches all with plastic Roofs includes 4050 1st/2nd no. W15870; two 4051 brake/2nd no. W34290; 4060 1st class no. W3085; 4061 2nd class no. W3984 and 4070 Restaurant car no. W1910 (Nm boxes
Three Hornby Dublo 2 rail items, including 2400 Tpo (travelling post office) mail van set complete with Lineside Apparatus & 2 mail bags; 4620 Breakdown crane in matt finish complete with Jacks; and 4318 packing van for Breakdown crane (VG-E boxes VG) (3)
Three Hornby Dublo tinplate Western Region brown/cream coaches includes 32094 D21 BR(Wr) Corridor first/2nd no. W15862; 32095 D21 BR(Wr) Corridor brake/2nd no. W34881 and 4047/D20 (Wr) composite Restaurant car no. W9572 (E boxes VG-E) (3)
Six early Hornby Dublo D1 tank wagons includes 32084 Mobil Oil Company Ltd (boxed); 32070 Royal Daylight Paraffin (boxed); Esso Buff tanker; red Vacuum oil Company Ltd; green power petrol; and red Mobil tank wagon (VG-E boxes VG) (6)
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