Signal Cabin No2, post-war (Hornby Trains)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Signal Cabin No2, post-war (Hornby Trains)

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location:
Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)
Shelf 6

A later, simplified post-WW2 version of the tinplate Hornby Series No.2 Signal Cabin, with a green roof.

Differences

The main simplifications of the post-war version of the Signal Cabin were the removal of features that were there to allow the cabin to work with the Hornby Control System - on the later cabin, the roof isn't hinged, and the front lower edge doesn't have a cutout, instead having a horizontal "lip" that runs the whole length of the station's lower front edge.

The green-framed yellow upper storey walls also don't have printed planking detail - they're just solid pale yellow.

Catalogue illustration

Catalogue illustration of the Hornby Signal Cabin No.2 from 1956, showing the absence of the earlier lower-front cutout. This illustration shows a few cosmetic differences in the design printed on the cabin (including a differently-coloured roof), but seems to be otherwise identical.