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HORNBY DUBLO COLLECTOR

A website devoted to Restoring and Preserving the earlier Hornby Dublo Boxed Train Sets for Collectors .

HORNBY DUBLO COLLECTOR

A website devoted to Restoring and Preserving the earlier Hornby Dublo Boxed Train Sets for Collectors .

 

Introduction

Background:-

Hornby Dublo Train Sets were first produced in 1938 (clockwork and three-rail electric series). The Second World War (WW2) interrupted production until it was restarted in 1948 (only three-rail electric series). The toy sets reflected the four Regional Train Companies operating at that time, and later reflected the unison that was called British Rail (BR). Three-rail Hornby Dublo was replaced in 1956 by the current, two-rail train sets.

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This Website:-

This website concerns the earlier clockwork and three-rail electric Hornby Dublo Train Sets that were remarkably well made, and a joy for many children and their families to play with, in that era (1938,1948-1957). These train sets are increasingly collectable and will be admired by upcoming generations. Many of these older sets are still running today due to their excellent design and sturdy construction by Hornby factories.  However, running these trains over the last 60-80 years, can inevitably cause scratches and damage to all of the contents. This is the so called “play-worn” condition.  Additionally, the original presentation boxes were especially prone to damage.  Such cardboard boxes are often stained and broken with torn sides, labels missing, and partitions warped. Train Sets sold in Toy shops from 1938-1957 are Collectors favourites for preservation, rescue, restoration, running and re-housing in authentically repaired cardboard boxes. Click here to view these early Sets …

Contact Us

Telephone: 01732 842543

Email: Paul Curry

Address
Dr Paul Curry
c/o Post and Packing
5 Liberty Square,
Kings Hill,
West Malling,
Kent  ME19 4AU