Hornby: 2710 MR No.1, Centenary Year Limited Edition –
With the Great War over and German toy trains not being imported due to the
bitterness towards the vanquished, Frank Hornby saw an opportunity to expand his
manufacturing business into the production of toy trains and consequently in
1920 he launched Hornby Trains.
Frank Hornby’s first British made Hornby ‘0’ gauge locomotives were
produced in tinplate and assembled using nuts and bolts at the Meccano Ltd.
factory situated in Binns Road, Liverpool. The first locomotive design of this
construction was a simple generic style 0–4–0 locomotive using a clockwork
mechanism and connected to a simple 4 wheel tender.
The No.1 0–4–0 Hornby ‘0’ Gauge locomotive design featured cylinders
and connecting rods, plus brass handrail knobs. Also, all variants were fitted
with cylinders with the bodies having an enamelled finish.
Inspired by the railway companies of the day, the first four tinplate ‘0’
gauge Hornby Trains locomotives produced respectively in 1920 were liveried in
Midland Railway (MR) Maroon, London North Western Railway (LNWR) Black,
Caledonian Railway (CR) Blue and Great Northern (GN) Green. These locomotives
continued to be produced until 1923.
The four liveried Hornby Train replicas, using where possible the original
Frank Hornby design have been produced as close to the original model
specifications as possible but in place of a clockwork mechanism a 12vDC
electric motor has been fitted allowing for three rail operation.
A Collector’s Piece
Only 100 of these ‘0’ Gauge highly collectable but functioning limited
edition models have been exclusively produced in four liveries, reminiscent of
the original tinplate locomotive produced by Frank Hornby in 1920, with each
model authenticated by an individually signed and numbered certificate.
Collectors who order more than one design of these limited-edition products
will receive the matching certificate number for each item making these an extra
special addition to your highly exclusive collection. Serious collectors would
be proud to own all four of these amazing collector pieces.
Standard Delivery Fees
Delivery – From just $4.50 per shipment
Delivery starts out at just $4.50 per shipment. As the size and weight of shipments increase, so does the freight price. To ensure every customer pays a fair price for delivery, an exact shipping price will be displayed to you in the checkout based on the size and weight of the products in your order and your delivery address.
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NZ Post Courier / Express Tonight Delivery – $5.60-$19.50 per shipment
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Rural Delivery – $3.50 per shipment
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Saturday Delivery – $4.50 per shipment
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Specification: Hornby: 2710 MR No.1, Centenary Year Limited Edition – 1920