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.
Various Hornby O gauge rolling Stock. Including Mo locomotive, two Tipping wagons, shell tank & crane. Also, small platform, signal tower & three other rolling stock. Lot incl. 'Ocean' childs stamp set.
A collection of Hornby Dublo boxed rolling Stock, including two D3 Junction signal, D2 Signals, D1 water cranes, D1 Buffer stops, D1 meat van, SD6 20-ton Bulk grain wagon, D1 goods brake van and others (VG - E boxes G - E) (12)
Hornby Dublo 3-rail EDG18 goods set, comprising of 2-6-4 BR black standard Class-4 tank no. 80054, three goods vehicles (Bogie Bolster wagon, Bogie Brick wagon, brown brake van), and oval of truck (VG box F - G)
Eleven Hornby Dublo boxed rolling Stock items, including D 20 composite Restuarant car, 40 ton Bogie well wagon, Bogie Bolster wagon, ED34 Junction signal, Di Signals Ispl Isolating Switch points, D1 Level Crossing, goods van D1, Di Buffer stops and two D1
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