Category:Hornby No1 Special locomotives

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Hornby Series Loco

Hornby No1 Special locomotives

under development
Tin/M0-4-01920-
HT/No.10-4-01920
No.24-4-01921
ZuluT/No1T0-4-01922
Zulu/No00-4-01923
No.2T4-4-41923
Metropolitan1925
Riv/No.34-4-21926
No1Sp0-4-01929
No.1SpT0-4-01929
No.2Sp4-4-01929
No.2SpT4-4-21929
4 Eton4-4-01937
Princess4-6-21937
"Hornby Trains"
(Post-War)(0-4-0)(-)

The No. 1 Special Locomotive, introduced in 1929, used a new mechanism which surpassed the one used by the No. 1 in power, significantly improving haulage capacity. The design was nearer contemporary train design than its predecessors; the addition of large boilers with safety valves and changes to the chimney and dome were among the amendments differentiating the range from previous models.

Electric E120 Special Locomotives were brought in during 1934, requiring large changes to the body to accomodate the large 20 volt reversing mechanism.

Like the No. 1 Special Tank locomotives, the No. 1 Special locomotives had Great Western, Southern, LNER and LMS locomotives in a total of seven liveries.

Identification

Comparing images from the 1929 catalogue (clockwork) and 1939 catalogue (electric), we can see that the No.1 Special was essentially unchanged, at least in the illustrations. It still has an arched splashguard over each wheel, the rear coupled wheel is attached to a drive rod, there's a wraparound handrail on the boiler, and there are two "fake" handrails on the sides of the cab, one horizontal and one vertical.

References

  • Chris and Julie Graebe, The Hornby Companion Series Vol 5 : The Hornby Gauge 0 System, 2nd Ed. 2000.

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