Eton 900 locomotive (Hornby E420)
Eton 900 locomotive (Hornby E420)Hornby 900 Eton loco, showing black triangular plate detail (i)
Arch Four , Area 37 |
Hornby Wall (display)
When seen up-close, one can see the characteristic difference between this electric model and its clockwork version (apart from the lack of a winding hole). Because these locos had a "waisted" boiler, recessing the surface of the locomotive between the two sets of drive wheels would have revealed the electric motor. To get around this, Hornby put a subtle black upturned pierced triangular plate over the areas on each sides of the locomotive.
For further information on this model, see the entry for the E420 Eton 900 that's on the central layout.