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Hornby R1251M 100 Years of Hornby Train Set Centenary Princess Royal OO Gauge
R1251M

RRP: £249.99
£229.99
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Description

Hornby R1251M 100 Years of Hornby Train Set Centenary Princess Royal OO Gauge

Rovex Plastics Ltd was formed in 1946 by Alexandra Gregory Vanetzian who had quickly, after the end of the Second World War mastered the technique of moulding plastic into brightly coloured miniature cars that he supplied under contracts to Marks & Spencer.

Unfortunately, Vanetzian had to cease production of his cars as the name Rovex conflicted with the already registered Rover Car Company name and he consequently had to undertake not to manufacture any more cars, miniature or otherwise.

So impressed had Marks & Spencer been with the toy car Vanetzian had supplied that they asked him in 1948 to produce an inexpensive battery powered train set. Vanetzian accepted the challenge and in 1950, just in time for Christmas, the first train sets started to appear in the Marks & Spencer stores.

The first Rovex set consisted of an oval of track, a battery box controller, two coaches and a black Princess locomotive, ‘Princess Elizabeth’. However the task of completing the huge order for Marks & Spencer was not a smooth one and weighed down with financial issues Alexandra Vanetzian sold Rovex Plastics Ltd. to Lines Bros in October 1951 and in 1952 Tri-ang Railways was formed.

The current Hornby range of train sets can trace their lineage to the very first set produced by Rovex Plastics Ltd., which contained a black Princess Coronation Class locomotive, ‘Princess Elizabeth’. With the twin celebrations of not only the Hornby Trains 100th Anniversary but also the 70th anniversary of the first Rovex, later to become Tri-ang Railways, there can only be one locomotive suitable to be included in a set celebrating these two momentous anniversaries and that is the ‘Princess Elizabeth’.

This set features the 21st century equivalents of not only the locomotive but also the coaches that replicate as closely as possible the very first Rovex train set. As part of the Hornby Trains Centenary group of products, this set represents the coming together of the latest highly detailed models of 2020 with the pack artwork inspired by that of the very first set produced in 1950 by Rovex Plastics Ltd.

This special limited edition train set contains an authenticating certificate confirming that it is just one of a production quantity of 1000 sets.

What’s in the Box!?

Rolling Stock

BR Princess Royal Class 4-6-2,

46201 ‘Princess Elizabeth’

LMS Period III Corridor First, 7573

LMS Period III Corridor Third, 27424

Track & Accessories

3rd Radius Large Oval,

Train Controller (R7229),

Wall Plug Transformer (P9000W),

Power Connecting Track (R8206),

Re-Railer

Delivery

United Kingdom Delivery

We endeavour to process all orders same working day. Orders between £0.00 and £149.99 will be charged £2.99 for Standard Delivery (2-5 working days) with Royal Mail. Standard Delivery for orders £150.00 or more will be delivered free of charge by Royal Mail.

Orders can be upgraded to Royal Mail 1st Class (1-2 working days) for just £4.99, or to Next Working Day Delivery with DPD Local for £7.99.

Next working day delivery is only available for UK Mainland. Islands, Northern Ireland and Scottish Highlands will need to select a Royal Mail Service as we are unable to offer a next day service to these areas.

Aerosols and certain glues can only be shipped by courier and so will attract an extra charge, each item will be highlighted, and courier postage charged as standard.

Orders placed between Friday at 1pm and Sunday evening will be dispatched the following Monday. All goods are subject to availability and all delivery dates are approximate. Please take into consideration when ordering from us that we reserve the right to charge for any re-delivery attempt and return to sender charges.

Worldwide Delivery

We endeavour to process all orders same working day. All orders will be charged a minimum rate of £14.00, delivered by Royal Mail Air Mail as standard. Large orders will be dispatched by courier, where extra postage is due, we will contact you and advise. Insurance is not included but is required on high value items.

Returns

No Quibble Returns Policy

Any unwanted items can be returned at the customer’s expense in original packaging and condition within 30 days of purchase. Goods should be returned to:

Returns Department

Jackson’s Models & Railways
33 New Street
Wigton
Cumbria
CA7 9AL
United Kingdom

We strongly recommend that you obtain proof of posting, it is the customers responsibility to ensure that the item is delivered to us safely and within 30 days of purchase. We cannot accept any responsibility for any parcels lost in transit without the proof of posting.

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