I have acquired a very old Hornby set, and I am looking for some info on it such as when it was made, and what the rarity and value might be.
I believe the locomotive is O Gauge and what you would call "Clockwork", as the locomotive is a wind-up with a key. The locomotive has the number 2301, and it does move when wound, although I think it may need some oiling as it takes some coaxing to get it going. I have the locomotive, the tender, an open wagon car, and a caboose. I am not certain if these are all originally part of one set or not. They all appear to be Great Western/Hornby labeled, except the tender which is missing the Hornby label, but does have some stickers for GW. Some of these are in better condition than others. Especially the tender is in rough shape with a lot of paint having come off, and the Hornby label missing. The other 3 units have the Hornby labels.
I am going to try to upload some photos, this is my first time trying this, so I hope it works.
Thanks in advance for any help on this!