VINTAGE BOXED HORNBY DUBLO 3-RAIL MAIL VAN SET + EXTRA APPARATUS!
- Source: eBay UK
~ Still continuing to reduce collection of surplus accumulated model railway bits and pieces ~Selling to clear: one boxed three-rail Hornby Dublo 3400 Mail Van Set: Royal Mail Travelling Post Office complete with apparatus, and one un-boxed line side apparatus unit with hook, hut, rail etc. though missing collecting bin and terminal nuts. The van is certainly a fine runner with all buffers, couplings and wh eels though has some scratches, as s hown, to sides and, unfortunately, scratches to roof from previous careless contact with hook in box. The bright box is good (with some seasonal sellotape!) and solid with a short split to one corner. The tinplate collecting bin has some slight kinks, not affecting use and there is no mailbag (original or repro. bags a re a vailable) or switch; any basic push-to-make contact switch would work.
Please study all six enlarged photos to examine detail, quality and conditio n.
In operation, this would add some fun to the running of your train as the TPO, in turn, colle cts and deposits a mailbag from the post. The Dublo model was prototypical (compared with the Tri-ang version) in that the mechanism was on one s ide only of the coach .
The mechanism is electronically triggered by contact between the pick-up on the outside of the van with the outside rail of the lineside ... read more