I have posted these in the "Photos Thread " but as there is a bit of info in the post , I thought it only fair they had a presence all of their own in the Tinplate section
First up I am kind of proud of these because they are my first true "Big Boy" British Hornby carriages , and what a pair to start out with !!! ...
Nut & Bolt construction Pullman & Dining/Saloon coaches ... one from the early period ( 1921-22) being Green & Cream with gold lined windows and fixed doors ( not opening as in later iterations) and the other about 1924 as it has opening latching doors .
These have had some restoration but remain very much period , with roof touch ups etc ... but for something entering their 100th year shortly are indeed pretty nice ... Sourced locally here in Aus
Fixed door Pullman
Underside showing Meccano Nut & Bolt construction ..
Later opening door Pullman
Probably not meaning too much to anyone else , but to me these were kinda "Holy Grail" territory so I was very chuffed to grab them
While I was feeling rather pleased with myself I also brought home another very early Hornby
A King George the Fifth Clockwork locomotive ( with a non correct tender , but I wasnt quibbling because its also a hard to get one)
The King George was released as an evolution of the Tinplated Train Line that kicked Hornby off in 1920
This looks to be a later transitional George as it has the front coupler( earlier version) and no wheel connecting rods ( also earlier runs) but is fitted with the non-reversing motor , so that puts it firmly 1923-25 I would think , but nevertheless a handsome model and harking from the very early days of Hornby ...
It has been a GOOD week!
Stay safe everyone!