Hornby-Dublo standard 2-6-4 tank

Hornby Dublo 2-6-4 tank
Fine shot of this iconic Dublo model shows everything you need to see including a bit of dust.

In 1954 Meccano came up with one of the most iconic locos ever produced, both in real life and model form. The BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4 tank loco was particularly well proportioned, full of interest, with lots of wheels and a satisfying valve gear, all of which still look good today. They look right running forwards or backwards, and they look right hauling passenger or freight trains. This is a later 2 rail version featuring evidence of a factory repair as it has one plastic and one metal coupling.

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  1. I am fortunate enough to have 4 of these locos and it was one of these that started my addiction towards Dublo trains. I just wish that all model trains were as well built as these old ones.

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