Buy Hornby Train Sets 1978

Hornby Railways is one of the most revered brands in the UK and Australia due to its long history and high quality sets. These started as Tri-ang Railways around 1950 before they became Tri-ang Hornby in 1965 after a takeover, they then changed the name to Hornby Railways in 1973 before eventually settling on plain Hornby.

Hornby have released a vast number of Train sets over the years with some targetted specifically for the Australian market, however 1978 was a fairly quiet year for Hornby sets sold in Australia and one of the last years that the models were made in there. All told there were 5 sets marketed this year. However this hub celebrates the last sets made in Australia and there are some wonderful examples of what made Hornby sets so popular.

Ebay and Amazon are both great sources for new and used Hornby sets and they can be at extremely reasonable prices, Ebay also gives you a huge variety to choose from as well as allowing you to still find items that are no longer available

Some Great Hornby Trains Books at Amazon

The Hornby Book of Model Railways: Second Edition
The Hornby Book of Model Railways: Second Edition

This great book looks at the Hornby range in depth and is packed with hints and tips for scenic structure modeling, track laying, wiring, and extra detailing. It shows you simply and easily how to build a model railway that fits your space and matches your skill level.

 
Hornby Dublo Trains Vol 3 (Hornby Companion Series)
Hornby Dublo Trains Vol 3 (Hornby Companion Series)

A reprint of the history of the early years of Hornby trains, an essential read or worth it just to drool over the pictures

 
Hornby Gauge O System Vol 5 (Hornby Companion)
Hornby Gauge O System Vol 5 (Hornby Companion)

Another great read giving you the history of Hornby O-gauge trains from the early 1920's right up to its demise in the 1960's

 

Local Freight Set No. 770

This set was first released in 1977 and continued on until 1978, this was an Australian only release and featured the type of train, an 0-4-0 International Class locomotive, that was often be seen running local suburban duties between the major freight depots of Australia. The set also contained 3 wagons a CIG Tank Wagon, a Kellogs Van and a 5 plank wagon, a large oval track and a cardboard tunnel.

Occasionally this item comes up for sale on Ebay and when it does it will appear on the right. These items for sale on Ebay range from the complete set to pieces from the set.

Central Shunter Set No. 771

This set was first released in 1977 and continued on until 1978, this was an Australian only release and featured an N.S.W.R. Diesel Shunter of the type to be found on heavy shunting duties at most marshalling yards around regional and rural NSW.The set also contained 3 wagons of varying types and a brake van, a large oval track and a cardboard tunnel.

Occasionally this item comes up for sale on Ebay and when it does it will appear on the right. These items for sale on Ebay range from the complete set to pieces from the set.

Trans-Australia Set No. 772

This set was first released in 1977 and continued on until 1978, this was an Australian only release and featured an Express passenger train hauled by a Commonwealth GM Class diesel locomotive with an operating headlight and powered by a Silver Seal Ringfield motor unit. The set also contained 3 Cars of varying types, a Passenger Car, a Dining Car and a Baggage Car, a large oval track and a cardboard tunnel.

Occasionally this item comes up for sale on Ebay and when it does it will appear on the right. These items for sale on Ebay range from the complete set to pieces from the set.

Spirit of Progress Set No. 773

This set was first released in 1976 and continued on until 1978, this was an Australian only release and featured a Victoria Railways express passenger train with B Class Diesel locomotive with operating headlights. The set also contained 3 Victoria Railways Cars of varying types, a Passenger Car, a Dining Car and a Baggage Car, a large oval track and a cardboard tunnel.

Occasionally this item comes up for sale on Ebay and when it does it will appear on the right. These items for sale on Ebay range from the complete set to pieces from the set.

Express Freight Set No. 774

This set was first released in 1977 and continued on until 1978, this was an Australian only release and featured a Heavy duty Victoria Railways S Class Diesel locomotive hauling a 5 wagon express freight train. The locomotive featured an operating headlight and was powered by a Silver Seal Ringfield motor unit. The set also contained 5 Freight wagons of varying types, a Peters Milk Tank Wagon, a Kelloggs Van, a CIG Tank Wagon, 5 plank wagon and a Brake Car, a large oval track and a cardboard tunnel.

Occasionally this item comes up for sale on Ebay and when it does it will appear on the right. These items for sale on Ebay range from the complete set to pieces from the set.

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