Learn about Hornby

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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Hornby Vintage clockwork trains, locomotives and accessories, inspection will reward, early to mid 20th century

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.

Mamod steam powered engine, made in England, A/F, and a Hornby OO gauge city of London loco 46245 (2)

Hornby O gauge no.1 Footbridge and three no.1 Refrigerator van's (VG - E) (4)

Hornby Dublo 3-rail 3221 locomotive and tender of a 4-6-0 'Ludlow Castle' no. 5002 in BR green livery, in original striped box with internal packaging (E - M box E)

A Triang (Australia) Victorian Railways Observation cab c.1950's/60's, and Hornby post war loco & tender (3)

Hornby series black LMS no. 1 loco and tender, both in original boxes (G -VG boxes G) (2)

Hornby O gauge no. 2 lumber wagon (E box VG)

Boxed Hornby 501 loco and unboxed tender, and boxed Roco 230-G loco and tender, Roco BR 44 loco and tender, Minitrix 2073 loco and tender, and Bowser Mikado- unchecked (G-E boxes F-VG) (6)

Five Hornby O gauge no. 1 Pullman coaches (G - VG) (5)

Hornby O gauge models, including no. 101 tank locomotive LMS no.2270, no.50 goods van, no.1 tank wagon 'Machester Oil Refinery', and no.50 salt Awgon 'Saxa' (VG - E boxes VG - E) (4)

Two Hornby O gauge models, including no. 1 cattle truck, and no. 952 Bitumen 'Colas' tank (repainted) (E) (2)

Hornby O gauge no. 50 0-4-0 no. 60199 locomotive in black with matching tender (VG)

Hornby O gauge no. 51 0-4-9 no. 50152 locomotive and matching tender in green (VG)

Hornby O-gauge 4-4-2 special tank loco LMS maroon no.6954, and no. 2 special 4-4-2 tank loco LNER no.1784 (VG - E) (2)

Hornby gauge O special no. 2 4-4-2 tank loco (VG - E)

Hornby 00 R543 Advanced passenger set includes power car, two Driving trailers, two van trailers, Track & Controller, catalogue (M box M)

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

Eleven Hornby goods rolling Stock (9 Dublo & 2 Hornby 00), six boxed Dublo, including 4305 passenger fruit van(Wr); 4312 Southall goods brake van (Wr); 4676 Esso tank wagon(silver); 4678 shell Lubricating oil tank wagon; 4680 Esso tank wagon (black); 4685

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

Hornby Dublo 4654 rail Cleaning wagon complete with Instruction sheet and Spare Filter pad, unused. (M box Nm)

Hornby Dublo 4316 SR horse box with horse, green with grey roof & brown horse no. S96412, all doors intact (Nm box E)

Hornby Dublo 4315 BR horse box with horse, maroon with grey roof and Buff coloured horse no. E96435, all doors intact (Nm box E)

Hornby Dublo 3234 Deltic diesel BR 2-tone green electric loco 'St Paddy' no. D9001 with Guarantee (E box G with cellophane on box lid)

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

Eight Hornby Dublo goods rolling Stock, including 4463 Gunpowder van (export issue); 4610 Bogie Bolster wagon; 4615 double Bolster wagon with timber load; 4626 Presflo Bulk cement wagon; 4627 Ici 20-ton Bulk salt wagon; 4649 low-sided wagon with Dinky Dubl

Three Hornby Dublo 2 rail accessories, including 5005 engine Shed; 5020 goods Depot Kit and 5030 Island platform Kit (E-M boxes VG-E) (3)

Three Hornby Dublo Pullman cars includes 4035 1st class 'Car No 79'; 4036 2nd class 'Car No 74'; and 4037 brake/2nd 'Aries' (M boxes VG-E) (3)

Hornby Dublo 2220 4-6-0 BR 'Denbeigh Castle' no. 7032 (2 rail) loco & 6 wheel tender in near mint condition except for minor verdigris on gold Whistles/funnel (E box E)

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)

Hornby Dublo pre-war D2 LNER '2-Coach Articulated Unit' no. 45401/2, white Roofs Are Crazed (F-G box G)

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)

Hornby Dublo 3224 2-8-0 BR 8F goods loco & tender (3 rail) black no. 48094 (E box VG)