2710 CR No.1, Centenary Year Limited Edition - 1920

2710 CR No.1, Centenary Year Limited Edition - 1920

£524.99

Top ^

M Menu
b 0 Items s

2710 CR No.1, Centenary Year Limited Edition - 1920

New Tool

New

£524.99

Item Code: R3816

Hurry, only 2 left

| Description

With the Great War over and German toy trains not being imported due to the bitterness towards the vanquished, Frank Hornby saw an opportunity to expand his manufacturing business into the production of toy trains and consequently in 1920 he launched Hornby Trains.

Frank Hornby’s first British made Hornby ‘0’ gauge locomotives were produced in tinplate and assembled using nuts and bolts at the Meccano Ltd. factory situated in Binns Road, Liverpool. The first locomotive design of this construction was a simple generic style 0-4-0 locomotive using a clockwork mechanism and connected to a simple 4 wheel tender.

The No.1 0-4-0 Hornby ‘0’ Gauge locomotive design featured cylinders and connecting rods, plus brass handrail knobs. Also, all variants were fitted with cylinders with the bodies having an enamelled finish.

Inspired by the railway companies of the day, the first four tinplate ‘0’ gauge Hornby Trains locomotives produced respectively in 1920 were liveried in Midland Railway (MR) Maroon, London North Western Railway (LNWR) Black, Caledonian Railway (CR) Blue and Great Northern (GN) Green. These locomotives continued to be produced until 1923.

The four liveried Hornby Train replicas, using where possible the original Frank Hornby design have been produced as close to the original model specifications as possible but in place of a clockwork mechanism a 12vDC electric motor has been fitted allowing for three rail operation.

A Collector's Piece

Only 100 of these '0' Gauge highly collectable but functioning limited edition models have been exclusively produced in four liveries, reminiscent of the original tinplate locomotive produced by Frank Hornby in 1920, with each model authenticated by an individually signed and numbered certificate.

Collectors who order more than one design of these limited-edition products will receive the matching certificate number for each item making these an extra special addition to your highly exclusive collection.  Serious collectors would be proud to own all four of these amazing collector pieces.

Please note: These locomotives are '0' Gauge.

Hornby
Hornby

Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK's brand leader in the model railway hobby with its high quality 00 gauge (1:76) models and accessories.

y Technical Specification & Detail

Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 100
Age Suitability 14+

* Customer Reviews Review Guidelines

Be the first to submit a review for this product.

You need to sign in or register to write a review.

Sign in or register

, Customer Images

Want to contribute images of your purchase to the community? Upload it here and we will showcase the best.

No one has submitted an image yet for this product, why not submit one above?

This site uses cookies to provide users with the best experience possible, to find out more about them or how to remove cookies from your browser please view our Privacy Policy Or accept cookies to continue to use the website.
Membership Restricted Product