Flèche d'Or (Golden Arrow) train set (Hornby France)
Flèche d'Or (Golden Arrow) train set (Hornby France)(i)
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Classic Locomotives (display)
The set is displayed in its original box, complete with packing paper and accessories.
The box is large, blue, compartmented, and has a large "shaped" sticker on the lid showing a blue streamlined speeding locomotive with strong perspective, and "Train Hornby" in large letters.
Smaller text reads, "Fabrique par Meccano-Paris / Made in France", and there's an oval sticker marked "3FE FLECHE D'OR / Alternatif"
The loco is a brown "Nord" later-type Hornby electric 4-4-2 "Blue Train" type, with a front lightbulb and smoke deflectors (which weren't on the earlier versions of the loco), numbered 31801, with gold detailing and a matching eight-wheel tender.
The set comes with two of the French version of the Hornby No.2 Special Pullman carriages in brown and cream with gold lettering.
The carriages are marked "Pullman-Car No.4018 E (P)", "Voiture-Salon Pullman No. 4018 E (P)", with a central crest flanked by two golden arrows. Above the windows is the text "COMPAGNIE INTERNATIONALE DES WAGONS-LITS ET DES GRANDS EXPRESS EUROPEENS", flanked by two golden arrows pointing forwards and backwards.