The Director Thomas is a Vintage Clockwork Hornby Meccano M1 Goods train O Gauge and a huge impressive collection;
This tin printed set includes:
Green Hornby Mettoy O Gauge Clockwork Locomotive 490
Rare Brown Clockwork Locomotive Scratch built with serial 21738
Various cargo tenders, trailers and wagons
Boxed Platform Crain
2 x buffer stop One boxed
8 pieces of curved rail track
A vintage set which has excessive vintage wear and patina throughout, and appears to be well used, so possible some pieces are missing or damaged. Will need some TLC to get the Locomotive in full working order again.
I won't be splitting or separating any of the items listed so please don't ask to buy individual items. This will give anyone hours of fun, bonding and nostalgia time out.
Dates 1940 -1950
More curved and straight rail track available The Director Kim
Founded by Frank Hornby who received a patent in 1901. Frank put his invention into production 'Mechanics made Easy' which led to the establishment of Meccano Ltd in 1907.
The first clockwork train was produced in 1920. In 1925 the first Hornby electric train was produced. In 1938 Hornby launched its first 00 gauge train.
The M Series was introduced as an entry-level aimed at younger children the locomotives were descendants of the Tin Printed Train and were litho-printed rather than enamelled. They also had different couplings to the standard range. The M series ended up spawning more variations like M1 locos in an attempt to make sure Hornby range go meet every budget for potential buyers.
Hornby trains have enjoyed a level of adult collector interest since the 1940s. In 1969 the Hornby Railway Collector's Association was founded to cater for these enthusiasts