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Hornby Dublo EDG18 BR 2-6-4 Tank Loco Goods Train Set with extra wagons and track

All in very nice condition in a good looking box so decided to sell as a good starter set rather than splitting out contents. Contents are probably in the top 5% as sets go so please don't compare this set with some of the playworn items often seen! Box lid has a single corner split otherwise has a good sharp appearance with unmarked artwork and labels. No paperwork or instructions. The 6 wagons all have an excellent to near mint look about them with isolated marking only and all bright scuff free. The track has similar near mint qualities and is bright mark free. The loco is excellent to near mint with printwork and lining 100% and any minor black paint chips are easily renovated which would give the loco an almost perfect look. All in all a very nice start for those seeking to begin their collection with a working layout and build on it from their.

Triang Hornby R356S BR Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 Loco Winston Churchill with Synchrosmoke MINT

Mint and boxed with tested working synchrosmoke and perfect vacuum formed tray. This example may have been run once only. Can it get any better than this?

Hornby R098 R089 LNER Flying Scotsman Double Tender Loco and Coaches Limited Presentation Set

This 1995 limited edition presentation set represents Flying Scotsman as it was running between 1972 and 1975 with the double tender and includes the BR (ER) Mk2 coaches pack that accompanied the set although was sold separately at the time. The loco is tender drive. Limited edition certificates and all paperwork is included in both boxes. Contents have been examined and do not appear to have been run so mint A

Triang Hornby R855 LNER Class A3 4-6-0 Loco 4472 Flying Scotsman

The original 1968 model in the plastic vacuum tray style packaging with the card wrap would benefit from clean as dusty in places otherwise loco is complete undamaged and a good runner with printwork 99% (bits of white lining missing from steam cylinders) with packaging including original instructions dated 1969 with a vacuum tray having no obvious damage and with plain card wrap being intact with a price marked in pencil of 109/-. When cleaned up this will be a very nice example of this classic Triang Hornby product.

Triang Hornby R555 R556 R468 Blue Pullman DMU Loco rake of 4 coaches


In blue and white with front crest and window crests included are the motor car, dummy car, and 2x centre coaches and all having only 2 very small flaws (possibly factory production flaws rather than user damage) as shown in image slide show otherwise all with crisp mint A appearance with paintwork and printwork 100% in mint A boxes with motor car tested and a good runner. Very nice examples it will be a struggle to find better.

Hornby R859 BR Class 5MT Stanier 4-6-0 Loco 45192 MINT

Mint and boxed with alternative numbers and nameplates and all paperwork and accessories. This example may not have been run and is the finest complete example you will find. This is perfection!

Hornby Dublo LMS Duchess of Atholl 4-6-2 Loco 6231


The arm on the centre drive wheel to turn the steam cylinder pressure release gear in missing on one side otherwise loco is structurally 100% in all other areas with some pitting to flat surfaces of tender top although with little in the way of paint loss to tender sides and with Duchess of Atholl nameplate on one side of loco having 30% loss otherwise with remaining loco printwork intact and with paintwork in relatively good order with isolated pitting but with no real noticeable paint loss. All would benefit from a gentle clean. Overall fair B- although with a better appearance than this would suggest unboxed.  

Hornby Dublo Texaco Tank Wagon - Barry Crocker limited edition

Wagon conversion nicely done mint A unboxed

Hornby Dublo 4054 BR (SR) 1st/2nd Corridor Coach

With minor under paint bubbling in the corner of one window and along the bottom edge of the bodywork on one side otherwise near mint A- appearance with no actual paint loss in box detached inner end flap at one end end and outer end flap tuck in piece also missing at the same end 

Hornby Dublo 3211 BR Class A4 4-6-2 Loco 60022 Mallard

This is the later example with plated drive wheels, thin handrail and plastic coupler hook. Tender would benefit from a clean as dusty and could well have a near mint appearance once cleaned as no paint loss of note. Loco has little paint loss of note with small chips to footplate side only easily renovated. Part of nameplate lining on one side is missing and the boiler lining has small breaks in places otherwise printwork is pretty much intact in remaining areas and when operating it will be difficult to pick up any of this anyway! Box is missing inner packing pieces and instructions and lid end is missing at one end with box having an average C appearance as a result. An excellent B+ example of this late edition Mallard loco.

Triang Hornby R150S BR Class B12 4-6-0 Loco 61572 with Synchrosmoke MINT

Mint with tested working Synchrosmoke in its original box with instructions. May have been used once only and has the appearance of new.

Triang Hornby R630 Battle Space POW Car Wagon

Mint A unboxed.

The Golden Years of Tin Toy Trains 1850-1909 by Paul Klein Schiphorst

New Appearance

The last decades of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century in Germany produced some of the most beautiful and inventive tin toys ever, leading rightly to the designation of a Golden Age. In the second half of the nineteenth century, there were many small toy manufacturers located in France and Germany who produced and distributed toys of the highest quality. However, catalogues of their products were few and far between, so that, for example, the discovery of a complete Rock & Graner sales catalogue from around 1875 was a small sensation in the world of tin toy trains. But of other German manufacturers such as Buchner of Issmayer, little has come to light until today. However, Paul Klein Schiphorst's stunning collection is not only comprehensive, but attributes even the early toys to their manufacturers. The book is based on five years' research and includes some of the foremost collections in the world.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: New Cavendish Books; Slp edition (1 Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 187272759X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1872727592
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 26 x 4.3 cm

Books for sale can be heavy in excess of 2kg in weight and this will result in a shipping surcharge for overseas buyers. Heavier books could cost around £40 to ship to Australia and £18 to Germany as examples

Hornby Dublo Seccotine Closed Van

Tin plate wagon conversion with plastic Dublo wheels fitted. Isolated paint loss to roof good to excellent B/B+

Triang Hornby R578 Horse Box Converter Wagon

Has been run otherwise mint A appearance in mint box with instructions

Hornby Dublo BR Composite and Brake Suburban Coaches 2Nr solid windows

Small dent in roof of composite coach otherwise this pair are in very nice virtually unmarked condition with a near mint A- appearance roof dent aside in complete original boxes dated 1955 although one box has tape repair to flaps at one end

Triang Hornby PR7 Super 4 Track Pack

All track undamaged with bright rails in excellent B+ condition or better. Train sets at that time all had Radius 1 curves and this track pack with its Radius 2 curves enabled double oval working. The pack shows left hand points but this has right hand points included which is how it arrived. The box itself is a first edition Super 4 Track Pack Triang box and had a short life with the result that it is a rarity and has minor creasing on the tuck in flap otherwise is complete undamaged without marking. No inner packaging or paperwork. An interesting Triang collectable.

Hornby Dublo LNER Gresley Teak Composite Coaches 42759 2Nr

Both coaches in similar condition so a useful pair. One example has small dent in roof towards one end and there is some paint loss and thinning to roof otherwise sides are in good order with little in the way of scuffing or marking having a bright appearance overall good to excellent B/B+