Model Railway Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,650 Posts
There is an interesting article by Pat Hammond in December's Model Rail on this rare model.

Hornby Dublo offered their version to the public in 1961 and in 3 years only 130 models were sold to the public!

Just imagine if Hornby today had that level of sales for a new release!


It would be an absolute shocker wouldn't it! Hornby's top marketing man Simon Kohler would have to consdier his position as do all marketing men in these days in these circumstances!


Maybe thats why we are not getting a Blue Pullman!

Anyway moving on...

When Triang took over, a stock at the Liverpool factory of 3150 of these models passed in to Rovex hands. Triang Hornby subsequently included this model in their 1966 catalogue as R2233 and sold it with a convertor wagon and with Triang Hornby stickers over the original Hornby Dublo trademark.

Apparently the original Dublo tooling has been lost and nobody knows where it is. It was not part of the tooling lots that G & R Wrenn purchased.

All interesting stuff.

Happy modelling
Gary
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,497 Posts
Michael Foster's 'Hornby Dublo 1938-64', in the same New Cavendish series as Pat Hammond's books on Rovex/Triang/Hornby, also describes the Co-Bo as the most unsuccessful Hornby Dublo locomotive. He does not attempt to say why this was so.

The 'Model Railway Constructor' criticised the model when it appeared in 1961 both for its appearance and Hornby's choice of a limited prototype.

The prototype locos were not continued beyond the original batch of 20; they seem to have been unpopular with BR as well!

Regards,
John Webb
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
if it was anything like the 2 rail Bo-Bo I am not surprized

The pick ups where poor and the thing tryed to Yaw on the track the rubber tyres did not help

3 rail was a better runner
 

·
Chief mouser
Joined
·
11,775 Posts
Don't forget the only reason that one exists today is that BR relegated it to a carriage heating unit and it got overlooked when they were scrapping the 15's.

Regards

John
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
213 Posts
QUOTE (BRITHO @ 26 Jan 2007, 12:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Don't forget the only reason that one exists today is that BR relegated it to a carriage heating unit and it got overlooked when they were scrapping the 15's.

..Okay,..but the CoBo's were TOPS Class 28....
 

·
Chief mouser
Joined
·
11,775 Posts
QUOTE (DS239 @ 26 Jan 2007, 18:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>..Okay,..but the CoBo's were TOPS Class 28....


Agreed, what I meant was it got overlokked when all the other carriage heating units of various classes were finally scrapped. (probably because it finished up in Bristol)

Regards

John
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
423 Posts
QUOTE (Gary @ 4 Nov 2006, 11:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Apparently the original Dublo tooling has been lost and nobody knows where it is. It was not part of the tooling lots that G & R Wrenn purchased.

Happy modelling
Gary

It might be private collector or someone have take the tooling from the factory before closed.
 

·
Chief mouser
Joined
·
11,775 Posts
QUOTE (steventrain @ 4 Feb 2007, 11:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It might be private collector or someone have take the tooling from the factory before closed.


I seem to recall reading somewhere that a number of the dies and tools for some Hornby Dublo was deliberately destroyed when the factory closed. Can anyone else throw any light on this?

Regards

John
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top