R1237M Hornby Night Mail Train Set - WORKING TRACKSIDE POST BAG COLLECTION AND DROP OFF FEATURE
OUTSTANDING FOR YOUR VERY OWN FIRST TRAINSET TO GET YOU INTO THE HOBBY
Add an iconic train and railway track to your collection with the Hornby Night Mail Train Set.
Inspired by the pioneering Grand Junction Railway Company, this fantastic Night Mail Train Set is the ideal choice for rail enthusiasts and collectors. The set comes with pieces to create an oval track, as well as an operating TPO coach that automatically collects a mailbag from the included lineside apparatus, before delivering it to a collection point.
For ages 3 years and over.
In 1838, a pioneering system of transport millions of letter and parcels from town to town by railway began, with the Grand Junction Railway Company building the first mail sorting carriage on record. Many of these mail trains travelled at night and Post Office staff collected and sorted bags of letters and small parcels on the go, using lineside apparatus to automatically collect and offload mailbags.
At its peak, over 25 million mailbags and 140 thousand parcels were carried by rail, by the last of these TPO trains ran on January 9, 2004, as the Royal Mail switched to air and road transport to move.
This set includes an operating TPO coach that automatically collects a mailbag from the included lineside apparatus, before delivering it to a collection point further around the oval track.
The track in this set can be extended WITH ANY 00 TRACK