Hornby Passenger Coach
Hornby Passenger Coach.
With original box. Playworn condition. In O Guage.
Frank Hornby died in 1936, his son Roland Hornby taking the reins. The table-top Hornby Dublo trains were introduced in 1938, and after a war-time interruption, resumed production from the mid-1940s. Their popularity was instant. Hornby 0 gauge production continued post-war, but Meccano Ltd was now focussed on Hornby Dublo and the 0 gauge range was simplified and reduced until phased out in the 1960s. While Hornby Dublo has a very strong following, with lasting appeal and inbuilt quality, older enthusiasts tend to believe that the best Hornby trains are the 0 gauge models pre-war, built from 1920 until 1939.