Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jersey Post 2015
Traditional Toys - Hornby Trains

ISSUE DATE: 24 March 2015
WITHDRAWAL DATE: 24 March 2017
NOMINAL VALUE: 46, 56, 62, 70, 82, 91 £
STAMP SIZE: 48 mm x 28 mm
PROCESS: Four colour offset lithography

The train set continues to be one of the most loved and successful of all traditional toys and the most widely recognised brand of model railway is that produced by Hornby, a British company founded by Frank Hornby

The trade association known as 'PostEurop' was formed in 1993 to represent the interests of national postal operators. It has 52 members in 49 countries, uniting them and promoting greater cooperation, sustainable growth and continuous innovation. Stamps bearing the EUROPA logo have been issued since 1956, a theme is set each year for members to interpret and illustrate on a set of stamps, the purpose being to build awareness of each other's culture, history and roots. PostEurop is now responsible for the management and tradition of EUROPA stamps and for ensuring the development of the EUROPA tradition.

Sir Henry Fowler’s LMS 2P locomotives were based on the older Midland Railway 483 design, which was first introduced during the last years of the Nineteenth Century.  The LMS Fowler 2P locomotives, as modelled were introduced in 1928 and was intended for Express Passenger duties and numbered 136 in the Class.
The 2P locomotives were to be found operating on the Midland area as well as Scotland, with some others being found on the LNWR system.
Locomotive No. 44 which was built at the Derby Works in June 1928 and became part of the S&DJR locomotive stock in the same year. Later, in 1930 the locomotive was transferred to the LMS and was given number "633". In June 1948 the number was changed to "40633" which it maintained until the locomotive was withdrawn from service in November 1959 by which time the locomotive was on shed at 17B Burton. Six months later in May 1960 locomotive "40633" was cutup at the BR Derby Works.

Length: 225mmDCC 
Type: DCC Ready
Livery: S&DJR
Class: Fowler 2P
Designer: Henry Fowler
Entered Service: 1928
Motor: 3 Pole & flywheel. Loco drive.
Purpose: Passenger
Wheel Configuration: 4-4-0
Special Features: NEM Couplings, Sprung Buffers

images and description courtesy of www.hornby.com

EUROPA 2015: Traditional Toys - Hornby Trains
First Day Cover (FDC) with 6 Stamps
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EUROPA 2015: Traditional Toys - Hornby Trains
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