Eton 900 locomotive (Hornby E420)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Eton 900 locomotive (Hornby E420)

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location:
Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)
Shelf 2

A green 20V gauge 0 4-4-0 Schools-Class Hornby "Eton" E420 Special locomotive with (Southern Railway running number 900), and tender.

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.

Further information

For further information on this model, see the entry for the E420 Eton 900 that's on the central layout.

Hornby SR locomotive 900 Eton, 1937
Hornby SR locomotive 900 Eton, 1938