Goods Shed Moulded Kit (Hornby Dublo 5020)

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Goods Shed Moulded Kit (Hornby Dublo 5020)

Goods Depot Kit, polystyrene, Hornby Dublo 5020 (MM 1961-06).jpg 1961 Meccano Magazine advert image (i)
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location:
Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)
Shelf 8

A Hornby Dublo plastic Goods Shed Moulded Kit part No.5020, with crane.

Components

The goods platform and main station body consist of cream-coloured plastic pieces that are slotted together by the user, with a grey plastic roof and green window frames, drainpipe and door parts. These plastic parts are all unpainted coloured plastic.

Additionally, the crane is metal with a painted red metal swivelling base, and yellow-painted metal arm, and a black hook and silver metal winding handle.

Assembly

Assembling the goods station from its clip-together parts was quite easy, and model railway customers would probably have found the process fairly enjoyable. The alternative – paying someone in the factory to do the assembly – would have significantly increased the price, and meant that the station would have had to be shipped in a larger box.

Catalogue image

1959 Hornby Dublo Book of Trains, cropped catalogue illustration
1963 catalogue image