Category:Hornby No3 locomotives

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Hornby Series Loco

Hornby No3 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 3 range of Hornby Series 4-4-2 tender locomotives appeared officially in 1927, but were quickly eclipsed in terms of popularity in 1929, by the appearance of the No.2 Special locomotives which had fewer wheels but more faithful customisation.

Origin: the Riviera Blue locomotive

Hornby's famous "Riviera "Blue" train" sets appeared the previous year, in 1926, with the locomotive also available separately as "the Riviera locomotive" (it would presumably have been too confusing to refer to the loco by itself as the "blue" loco, as the engine itself was brown).

By 1928, the Riviera loco had gained smoke deflector plates, had been assigned the "No.3" category number, and had been joined by a small range of four 1927 slightly redesigned versions, in British colours.

Versions

There were five "proper" No.3 locos in total, with the liveries and numbers of well-known passenger express locomotives of the day: the brown French "Riviera" locomotive, the 1927 LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman , LMS 6100 Royal Scot, and GWR 4073 Caerphilly Castle, and the 1928 SR 850 Lord Nelson.