Passenger Train Set, prewar streamlined LNER Sir Nigel Gresley 4498 (Hornby Dublo DP1)

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Exhibit

Passenger Train Set, prewar streamlined LNER Sir Nigel Gresley 4498 (Hornby Dublo DP1)

Hornby-Dublo box lid artwork, 1938.jpg (i)
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location:
Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)
Shelf 7

A boxed clockwork two-rail pre-war Hornby Dublo DP1 Passenger Train Set (LNER), as launched in 1938 when Hornby Dublo was first introduced.

Contents

  • Garter-blue streamlined LNER Sir Nigel Gresley 4498 A4 reversing locomotive and tender.
  • LNER teak-finish Two-Coach Articulated Unit
  • Eight curved rails and two straight rails

Rarity

When Hornby Dublo was first launched there were just two basic types of Dublo train set, an LNER streamlined passenger train set and a goods train set, with each being available in electric and clockwork versions. The goods loco became available with different railway company markings, but the passenger set was available in LNER-only (because the model was clearly such an LNER-specific train), the only variation being whether the locomotive innards were clockwork or electric (and of course, whether the supplied track included a centre rail, and the presence or absence of an electric speed controller).

The clockwork sets are notable because the Dublo clockwork locos were only produced for a few years, and didn't reappear when production restarted after World War Two, by which time Dublo was an "electric-only" model railway system – some Dublo enthusiasts who only encountered the system after WW2 are quite surprised to find that there ever were clockwork locomotives in the range.

Dublo EDP1 and DP1 train sets, 1939

Box lid graphics

Dublo DP1 train set, box label

Electric version

The electric version of the train set was distinguished by an extra "E" on the front of its model number (EDP1).

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