Hornby Railway Station No.4E, 1 (Hornby Series)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

Hornby Railway Station No.4E, 1 (Hornby Series)

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Arch Three , Area 1
1930s Model Railway Layout

One of a pair of illuminated tinplate gauge 0 Hornby Series model Railway Stations No.4E with exterior lighting, made by Hornby in the mid/late 1930s.

The Hornby No.3 and No.4 stations

The model is the same size as the No.2 station, and is modelled on the same original, with a central arched through-passage with clock facing thee railway side, and with a green awning over the back ... but where these details were expressed on the No.1 and No.2 stations purely as screenprinting, on the No.3 and No.4 stations, there was a real (rectangular) passageway running through the middle of the station.

The improved No.3 and No.4 stations corresponded to the No.1 and No.2, in that the more expensive of each pair (No.2 and No.4) had a pair of chimneys, a back-fence and two flanking ramp sections, while the cheaper of each pair ((No.1 / No.3) were chimneyless, fenceless, and only had the central station section.


The station model is fitted for external lighting, with two electric lamps with green shades suspended from black cast-iron-style supports. The supports are fitted to the station's two external platform-facing outer corners, and jut forwards at 45 degrees.

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(Description and image from the 1937 HBoT to follow)