This is one of my dads original trains from when he was a kid.
Its a common train and has never really given us any problems i don’t even think he’s had it fiddled with. its pretty standard really good little runner even straight out of the box.
Its not in bad nick but it is play worn and it hasn’t got a box so probably hold little market value but the value you to him is probably ten fold
The Dorchester is another rare loco although it can often be spoted on eBay. It also has a Ringfield motor in giving better performance.
This is another loco that dad hasn’t got but i think given half the chance i think he’d snap up a nice one up.
What makes this different is the solid wheels and the different style of tender. it was released in 1961 and came with a picture box.
The Train that everyone wants but hardly anyone has. I think I’ve ever only seen 2 of these at swapmeets and they usually have a very high price tag usually over £500. The majority of these went of to Canada so finding them is like finding a needle in a haystack, find a mint one is near impossible.
The Canadian Pacific came in two sets.
Hornby Dublo 3-Rail EDG3 Canadian Pacific Freight Set
Yes you guessed it it comes with freight wagons a Bogie Brick Wagon, Bogie Bolster Wagon and Canadian Pacific Caboose No.437270 which is the Guards van.
And the second set isthe Hornby Dublo 3-Rail EDP2 Canadian Pacific Passenger Set
The Canadian Pacific Caboose No.437270 is missing from the above set as it only came with the freight set, and it really only fits with the Canadian Pacific loco so that is often seen with price tags around £250.
The metal guard on the front of the loco is the cow snatcher, in case any livestock happens to be on the line whilst the train ran.
The loco was available on its own reffered to as the A Hornby-Dublo EDL2 Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive No. 1215 and Tender.
Dads Bargain if ever he got one.
We bought ours from a car boot sale with a set of teak coaches for around £80 if i remember rightly.
Its in pretty good nick to. This is one of the most powerful and fastest trains we have, we’ve never been sure why but it’s frighteningly quick with only 2 coaches on so often needs to pull more coaches.
I’ve recently seen Sir Nigel Gresley at Levisham near Grosmont.
Looking through photos in the 80’s it was painted with red wheels but now runs black ones.
This was another early Diesel addition to the layout at home and was probably the 2nd diesel we got.
It kind of reminds me of an older person as it pulls loads and rarely gives up although its been through some traction tyres with us. These are normally just found on the carpet, but if more than one goes you will notice a lack of speed and acceleration from the loco. It would be nice to get another one of these as they look so nice running together as we’ve run the ST Paddy and this together.
I’ve got a memory that this came from York but cost wise i’m not sure how much it was. Since we have 2 of the other diesels both the BO-BO and the CO-CO.
Well the St Paddy was probably one of the last Loco’s that got bought. Its from a long time contact within Hornby Dublo Circuit Stephen Middleton. I can remember at the time we had the choice of two locos The Barnstaple and this the 2nd Co-Co that Hornby did.
We’ve had vary bits from Stephen Middleton and he’s even re magnetized a few loco’s that was a big machine he had to do that.
I’m sure this cost around £250 but its in mint condition and really looks the part next to the standard Co-Co.
The St Paddy came with a Ringfield Motor and its pretty rare to come by one, so its nice that we’ve got one in the collection.
Here’s a picture of the model and below that is an actual image of the St Paddy in 1973 at Kings Cross
This has definitely been re magnetized as not long after we got it, it ran fine on our layout and then it got put away again for another year and it was so slow it was un-bearable and it got sent away to be sorted
This is another one of my Locos and it Carry’s the most sentimental value to me. It was bought at an auction with a job lot and it was pretty tatty to say the least, and my dad won’t put any old shit out.
He made a simple spray paint jig out of metal for the body at work, which allowed him to rotate the body easily. Ok its not rocket science to spray a solid black tank and then do the front and rear buffer beams, but getting the paintwork perfect is the hard bit, and to my eye it looks fine. Its even got the official Hornby transfers on.
This is the less common of the LMS tanks as it has the more styled font type on.
This little tank always runs really well and never gives any problems.