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Friday 23rd September 2022 –

I will have added a numbr of Hornby, Bassett lowke and Exley items over the last 2 weeks and will contiue to do so when new items become available.

A good day at Sandown park last Saturday 17th September and now looking forward to the HRCA event at Gaydon motor museum near Banbury on Saturday 1st October my usual table full of quality Hornby 0 Gauge will be on offer. Please note I am not able to attend the Bassett Lowke event on Saturday 24th September but hopefully will be at the next event.

A very good day down at the HRCA event in Bere Alston Devon. This is a new event being run by Bob Hamilton and friends they are holding the event on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm, they have a 0 Gauge layout, 3-rail Hornby Dublo and a 2-rail so if you are in the erea or live close and have not heard of the group give it a try. I had a great day at Alresford Saturday 18th June although it was a warm day by early afternoon it had cooled down enough to enjoy the day. A large vintage 0 Gauge collector and like minded collectors there running a fantastic 0 Gauge layout with Hornby steel and tinplate 3-rail electric track with an LMS theme…… well done great layout, also with another Collector was a really good Gauge 1 vintage layout running electric and clockwork vintage trains and rolling stock, great to see it.

Please note there have been a number of postal strikes but I am not sure of any more at the moment so I will posting items as normal unless I hear any different, special delivery is slightly different but I am usually Posting Monday to Thursday Special delivery, these parcels will arrive next day before 1.00 pm next day. there has been a slight reduction in some of the post office parcel prices but discounts for Parcel Force have now stopped making them more expensive. On parcels to Europe, it appears in the main that we are back to normal (whatever normal is these days). Parcels to Holland, France and Germany are taking a few extra days but again there appears to be a vast improvement in delivery times. Please be aware I only use Royal Mail 1st class and Special Delivery (note special Delivery parcels over 2 kilo are now only £16 for Parcel length under 610mm – down from £26.70 – Royal Mail trying to compete!!!!!), for parcels going overseas Royal Mail up to 2.0 kilos and Parcel Force for weights over 2 kilos. Parcel prices have increased prices for the overseas destinations. I do not make a profit on packing I want to cover my costs, I tend to overpackage parcels but most importantly ensure they arrive with you on time and in the right condition.

If you do have any problems using the site please let me know I hope you will all find it easy to use, please email or phone me if you are having problems I am sure we can resolve it relatively quickly.

I recently added items include Princess 6-coupled mech which quickly sold along an early electric No.1 Tank loco, early Station, Goods depots and one of the best early island platform I have ever seen (now all sold), a E1E Engine shed (now sold). i should have some interesting SR items to add next week so dont dispare. No.4E ‘READING’ Station, ‘Bristol’ 2E Station, 2E Signal box all boxed, Speckled and Green finish platform extensions all boxed, a rare box Clockwork No.1 Special in LNER Black loco appears unused (now sold) and many more items, Southern Railway No.2 Special Tank in clockwork, Fyffes Banana van, Ace 4 coupled mech and other items a Hornby E320 Royal scot in 20 volt electric, Exley 2-car EMU in correct boxes, Bassett Lowke electric LMS Mogul in LMS maroon, Clockwork GWR Mogul, Leeds LMS 4-6-0 LNER ‘City of London’ as well as some interesting 3-rail electric tinplate track. There are number of No.2 and 3 Special pullman coaches from good to near Mint, LMS ‘Royal Scot’ unboxed in Excellent or better condition. I still have some interesting track and transformers including the pre-war steel 3-rail track much of which has continued to sell this week but I still have more available, a selection of coaches with more to come, good selection of wagons. There is a Boxed No.3 special Pullman coaches, and other items, post-war Station, Island platform and Signals in near mint condition. The last of the early 6volt No.1 LNER Tank loco available. The rare E220 Special loco & Tender LNER ‘Yorkshire’, a number of LNER Passenger and Corridor Coaches, Wagons, and A stunning Boxed E2E Engine shed (still unsold – take a look at this is a stunner). I will continue to list items on the site as they become available and time permits. If there is anything you are looking for let me know I might be able to help. A large number of post-war wagons have been selling very quickly so if you’re looking for any take a look at what is listed if you cannot see and there is something specific please email and I can let you know if it is on stock, Maldon Rail 3-rail second-hand track just have the last few 9 inch straights. There is a good selection of 3-rail Single and Curved track and many other items, again keep looking and I hope you find something of interest.

I added some interesting Exley and Bassett Lowke items including an Exley 2-car EMU, Bassett Lowke LMS Mogul and a Clockwork GWr version, I do have a selection of Bassett Lowke tinplate 3-rail electric Tinplate track including straights, curves and points most in boxes so if you have an interest give me a call………………….

Although a busy time buying collection and listed, selling and packing parcels time has been found to do some work on the layout. I do a lot of work still to do but I am enjoying running a number of the vintage trains including Hornby Bassett Lowke, Leeds, Milbro etc. A few of the vintage Loco mechs are still causing problems, they are nearly 90 years old, but still very frustrating, I do like to make sure they all run and perform well on the layout. I will try to post some additional pictures so you can see the progress, I hope you enjoy them.


October 2022

Wednesday 5th October
Mortimer Evening running event
St John’s Hall, Mortimer

November 2022

Wednesday 9th November
Mortimer Evening running event
St John’s Hall, Mortimer

Saturday 12th November
Sandown Park Toy collector fair
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

December 2022

Wednesday 14th December
Mortimer Evening running event
St John’s Hall, Mortimer

The Hornby Mortimer event near Reading has returned. It includes running facilities in 0 and Dublo, every second Wednesday of each month (some dates do change so keep an eye of the magazine for changes) starting at 5.00 pm.

The Bassett Lowke meetings at the Cowper Arms Digswell AL6 0EA is returning on Saturday 24th September and will include running facilities so bring something to run. Other dates have been fixed for later in the year.

When you have placed an order please, please make sure your basket shows the item/s and you WILL receive confirmation of the order if this does not happen please check your spam box/s to make sure the email/s has not ended up there. Please contact me if you do not receive a total including the posting/shipping cost. Do not pay the order until I have added the postage/shipping cost which will depend on the packed weight of the item/s and the destination. You can always ring me if you are in any doubts about your order or other matters. I accept payment on the site by card or bank transfer If you prefer to do it over the phone directly with me or send a cheque that is fine too.

I realise that we all have a budget to work to so you can secure any item with a deposit on an agreed time frame so give me a call to discuss this option if it is of interest.

Don’t forget to let me know if you are looking for anything in particular I will always keep a look out and let you know if they are in stock. Additional pictures are available for all items on the site if you are unsure about an item/s, you can also contact me to discuss item/s on the phone and I can also describe them to you.

A lot of my recent items have quickly found new homes so if you are looking for something particular you can always ask and I will let you know if/when they are in stock.

Don’t forget if you are looking for something in particular let us know we may have it in stock. I am always looking for nice items to add to my updates so if you have something to sell a single item or a whole collection, we can also offer to sell your items on a commission basis so give me a ring or send me an email with details.

Hornby 0 Gauge E020 Loco & Tender in SR green No.793, 20volt eletric – £465

Hornby 0 Gauge GWR Gunpoder Van, unboxed – £110

A Rare Hornby 0 Gauge E220 LNER loco & Tender ‘YORKSHIRE’ – unboxed

Hornby 0 Gauge Rare E420 Loco & Tender SR Schools class ‘ETON’ No.900 – Boxed – £695

I have added a few Bassett Lowke items including a Maroon Duchess, Newman coaches, 0-6-0 LMS 4F in 3 rail electric and a few Exley coaches including LMS Brake all 3rd coach in Near mint condition. There is also a LNER tourist stock coach and the last of the LNER coaches. I do have a selection of Milbro LMS coaches including 2 sets of triples.

Exley K6 SR All 3rd Side corridor Coach – £225
A Bassett Lowke 4-6-2 Loco & Tender LMS ‘Duchess of Montrose’ 3 rail electric on an original Bassett Lowke display Plinth – Note Plinth is for display only
exley 0 Gauge 2-car EMU with power and Trailer car in correct original boxes 3-rail electric – £975
Leeds (LMC) 0 Gauge 4-6-0 Loco & Tender LNER No.5423 ‘City of London’, 3-rail electric – Restored £425

In the larger Gauge section, I have added a Bing for Bassett Lowke LNWR Cauliflower and a Bing 4-4-2 LBSCR Atlantic Tank loco both in clockwork.

Bing Gauge 1 Clockwork LB&SCR Atlantic Tank loco No.11 – £725

Marklin Gauge 1 Clockwork LNWR ‘Bowen Cooke’ Tank loco – £975
Bing Gauge 1 Clockwork 4-6-0 Loco & Tender Great Central no.423 – £1695
Bing for Bassett Lowke Gauge 1 0-4-0 Peckett Tank Loco No.810 Clockwork. £495

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