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.
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A new unopened Hornby R2146 LNER 4-6-2 Class A3 locomotive 'The Flying Scotsman' Millennium limited edition with 18ct gold metal parts, limited edition no 190, complete with Hornby box, presentation box & certificate
OO & HO scale model electric Trains and carriages, made in Great Britain & England , brands include Hornby, Hornby Dublo and Tri-ang Railways. All 16.5mm gauge. 4 trains, 9 carriages, including booklets related to model trains.
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.
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