Goods Platform, 1929 (Hornby Series)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Goods Platform, 1929 (Hornby Series)

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

A green tinplate Hornby Series Goods Platform, with slope-roofed goods building loading and unloading crane, and corner steps.

Development

The Goods Platform underwent several changes over the years.

It shows up in the 1926 and 1927 editions of "The Hornby Book of Trains" as a simpler platform and crane, alongside a simple roof suspended on a pair of upright supports. In 1928, the simple supports-and-roof had been replaced with a full warehouse building, and the price had risen a little from 10/ to 12/6.

For the first three years of the new shape, the platform was a different colour each year, starting with greyish, then green, and then yellow.

This example has a green platform as shown in the 1929-30 edition, and has the same blue roof, red centre-tiles, green guttering and doors, and red crane base (although the crane on ours is green, rather than the blue shown in the 1929 catalogue).

Catalogue image

The Goods Platform as it appeared in the 1930-31 Hornby Book of Trains

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