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New Acquisitions

Two locomotives have been bought from ebay. I think that these additions will mean that the number of engines exceeds the number of sidings available to house them. It might mean more track, but where to put it is the problem.
The two new locomotives are not Hornby Dublo but Trix 2 rail converted to 3 rail operation using a Marklin skid. They will add considerable interest to the running operations as one is The Flying Scotsman and the other is Mallard in iits original livery. The pictures are from ebay, they will be replaced with my own pictures in the gallery

Hornby Dublo Layout

Hornby Dublo was made by Meccano Ltd of Liverpool from 1938 to 1964. A 2 rail version was introduced in 1959 although 3 rail locomotives were still made right up to the time that they were taken over by Triang (Lines Bros) in 1964.
Collectors range from Mint and Boxed collections of single items, boxed collections of train sets and people like myself who collect as many peices as possible for the intention of running them.
It is a thriving hobby with a main association, the HRCA, and many swap meets and fairs plus a thriving trade on e-bay.
I have a reasonable collection of most of the less rare items mainly as I am not prepared to pay silly prices for old trains regardless of how “collectable” they are meant to be.
My layout has three running tracks with three sidings. The one on the left has a turntable, engine shed and goods platform. The inner track has 6 sidings with a passenger island station. There is also a siding on the right hand side mainly for passenger trains but also with a small goods yard.