No1 Special Electric Tank Locomotive, Southern 516 (Hornby Series E120 )

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

No1 Special Electric Tank Locomotive, Southern 516 (Hornby Series E120 )

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location:
Arch Three , Area 33
Hornby Series (display)
Shelf 3

A dark green electric Hornby Series Southern 0-4-0 No.1 Special Electric Tank Locomotive, numbered 516, from the mid to late 1930s.

The loco has white lining, "SOUTHERN 516" on the tank sides, and a front lightbulb.

Development

The E120 Special Electric Tank Locomotives were first sold in 1934, and were fitted with a 20 volt automatic reverse mechanism. The clockwork locomotive’s base was altered after the introduction of the electric version to accommodate electric version’s housing, although the trains were not identical in details.

The No. 1 Special Tank locomotives, like the No. 1 Special Locomotives which also came out in 1929, came in seven liveries with Great Western, Southern, LNER and LMS models.