Subject: O Guage Hornby Train set Sat Aug 26, 2023 2:26 pm
O.k so here is the story behind why I got this set . When I was a nipper , My uncle gave me and my brothers this very train set as far as memory serves , though it was not boxed . I am not sure how long he had owned it , as he was a bit of a train enthusiast , and had a large 00 gauge set in his garage . Anyway as the years went by , like so many of our toys , I think this set must of been given away . I have often thought of getting a similar set in the past , and for some unknown reason , not that long ago , I started collecting vintage Britain's Zoo Animals , something else I had a large collection of as a kid that disappeared over time . Anyway the cogs turned , and I thought wouldn`t it be cool to have a train running around my Zoo . I am still a long way off getting this to come together , but at least I have a lot of components ready for it . Anyway here is a set I recently scored on eBay , I brought a boxed set of straight track , as the box of track I got with the set had a lot of bends . I also got a bonus railway crossing with the set that was not pictured , it`s a little dinged and banged but in working order and I think it adds to the sets charm , it also came with original key . My Misses is itching to see it running , so when we do set it up , will add some more pics .
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Subject: Re: O Guage Hornby Train set Sat Aug 26, 2023 3:44 pm
Oh! It's a clockwork set, not electric! That is TOO much fun!
What marvelous box art!
No wonder you felt compelled to replace this set from your childhood!