The Hornby Dublo D1 Level Crossing has always been a bit of a paperweight. It’s quite substantial as it’s a solid lump of diecast metal, so there are plenty around. There is a rarer plastic version for 3 rail, and of course the 2 rail version was always plastic and has its track integral to the model. Hornby never made a twin track version, although enthusiasts have made them available in the spirit of the original. These should be £5-£10 in either 2 or 3 rail versions. However, expect to pay £35 upwards for the plastic 3 rail version.
Something for the Hornby-Dublist who has everything. The wooden cable drums are not rare as the plastic ones, but the wagons still look good in a long train. The start price of £29.99 meant they failed to sell this time, but they’re probably worth it as you don’t see these as boxed accessories that often.
Although the thought of lighting your buildings sounds attractive, purchasers of the Dinky Toys 787 Lighting Kit with 4.5 volt bulb may have been disappointed with what was in effect a torch bulb and a holder with clip and bared wires extending. With LEDs taking over for most applications, the lighting kit is starting to look even more quaint. Designed for Meccano and Hornby-Dublo models, it’s still a popular collectable although supply is plentiful so its price has done well to hold up around £10-15.