Luggage Van No.1, brown, SR (Hornby Series)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Luggage Van No.1, brown, SR (Hornby Series)

Hornby No.1 Luggage Van (1928 HBoT).jpg Hornby No.1 Luggage Van, 1928, LMS version (i)
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location:
Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)
Shelf 4

A brown Hornby Series Luggage Van No.1 (SR) with white roof and black bed, buffers and couplings, from around 1928. The red and gold rectangular Hornby Series design is in the middle of one of the van's end-faces

Dating

The No.1 Luggage Van is the standard No.1 Hornby Series van design, but the use of very large gold letters with black outlines and red drop-shadows corresponds to a style that appears in the Hornby Book of Trains in 1928/29. Before this, the No.1 luggage van was shown with white lettering.

Catalogue image

Hornby Series Luggage Van No.1, 1928 Hornby Book of Trains, LMS/NE/GW/SR (LMS pictured). This illustration shows the van as being grey, but it's quite possible that the SR version of the 1928 van (mentioned) might have been a different colour