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Hornby O Gauge No.1 GN 0-4-0 Locomotive & Tender CW c.1920 in Green Livery L@@K

Walton on Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom ends 2019-12-05 19:49:14

£90.00

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Here we have a vintage Hornby O Gauge No.1 GN Clockwork 0-4-0 Locomotive & Tender c.1920 in Green Livery with R/N 2710 as shown. The locomotive runs great and without fault as I can see mechanically. The livery shows very little signs of wear and tear and considering its age is in really nice condition as can be seen. I am pretty sure at some stage it has had a new clockwork motor fitted. This particular piece is of N & B construction. All running gear and wheels are in good shape and show no signs of fatigue. All steps and buffers are present although the photos show the drop-link missing to the front coupling this have been found and fitted so all complete. A very nice collectors piece.


On 04-Dec-19 at 18:26:27 GMT, seller added the following information:

PLEASE NOTE:


I have had a couple of questions and though it would be of help to post my answer here:

The tender coupling is definitely a later type than would have been used for this period. The loco is exactly how it was when it came to me I don't do anything to them as best left to the end user. I'm guessing the tender that has a hoop and hook feature is because this is what the then owner used to run stock on that had this style coupling. The other anomaly is that there is a large hole drilled in the middle of the buffer beam. There was once a device that looked an awful lot like a cup hook, not a drop-link coupling that could have been used. This loco was a put it together yourself thing, the cup hook was designed for assembly without resorting to insertion of an eyelet. Putting an ordinary coupling hook on the front end kind of spoils the original design but it is what it is. As for the livery I have looked at this several times and cannot make my mind up. I do not think its a repaint and if it is its been done really well. I think the body has had some work done due to the fitting of a replacement mechanism in the past. For what its worth that's my detective work and hope it is of help to you.

Details
Vintage (Y/N)Yes
MaterialTin
GaugeO
BrandHornby
EraEra 3 - The Big Four (1923-1947)

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