Hornby Dublo Service Sheets reference material - you can open PDF images of the Hornby Dublo Service Sheets by clicking on any of the blue links below - you can save the Service Sheets onto your PC or print them out. These are large and detailed images, so please be patient while they load.

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Service Sheet 1 - Half inch motor, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 2 - 5/8" motor, 2 and 3 rail, type A and B, old and new
Service Sheet 3 - 0-6-0 Tank Locomotive, 2 rail
Service Sheet 4 - 4-6-2 Streamlined Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 5 - Duchess of Montrose locomotive, 3 rail
Service Sheet 6 - 0-6-2 Tank Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 7 - 2-6-4 Tank Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 8 - 4-6-0 Castle Class Locomotive, 3 rail
Service Sheet 9 - 4-6-0 Castle Class Locomotive, 2 rail
Service Sheet 10 - 2-8-0 Freight Locomotive, 2 rail
Service Sheet 11 - 2-8-0 Freight Locomotive, 3 rail
Service Sheet 12 - 4-6-2 City Class Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 13 - Bo-Bo Diesel Electric Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 13A - Bo-Bo Diesel Electric Locomotive (Continuation)
Service Sheet 14 - 0-6-0 Diesel Shunting Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 15 - Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 16 - Co-Bo Diesel Electric Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 17 - West Country Locomotive, 2 and 3 rail
Service Sheet 22 - Electric Motor Coach, 2 and 3 rail

The following has been written to help identify the different armatures for Hornby Dublo vertical motors. It describes which armature length fits the N2, 264T, A4, Duchess and City and the coarse and fine gearings of the worm gear. It also contains several good photographs of the different armatures and some chassis which they fit in, in order to assist identification:

Service Sheet 30 - Armature guide for Hornby Dublo vertical motors

The following sets out the advantages and disadvantages of neo- / new magnets against the Hornby Dublo originals:

Service Sheet 31 - Magnet guide for Hornby Dublo motors

The following identifies the numerous types of Hornby Dublo N2 chassis:

Service Sheet 32 - Hornby Dublo N2 chassis types

  The "Eagle" comic had many really interesting big drawings of all sorts of railway operations in the 1950's, just the right vintage for Hornby Dublo. I have taken lots of photos of these, and, since they don't appear to be anywhere else on the internet, am publishing them below. They show how the locomotives, equipment and operations worked in a straightforward way, usually using cutaway drawings. If you haven't seen them before, I hope they give you as much fun as they did me.

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Bridges - types of bridges

Coaling Plant - for Steam Locomotives

Diesel Electric Locomotive - components

Gas Turbine Electric Locomotive - components

Lineside Indications

Locomotive Headcodes

Marshalling Yard operations

Scale comparisons, British and American Locos

Signals - types of Signals

Snowplough - Steam Powered

Spiral Tunnels in Mountains

Steam Locomotive - components (Duchess of Atholl)

Steam Locomotive - components (Garratt design)

Steam Locomotive - Corridor Tender

Steam Locomotive - Driving controls (Britannia)

Tube Train (London) controls

Underground station - Piccadilly Station

Water Troughs - steam loco - picking up water at speed

  A collector of Hornby Dublo 3 rail from Australia has kindly posted me copies of some drawings from a book called "Railways, Ships, and Automobiles Illustrated". These annotated drawings are also enjoyable to look at, and show various aspects of railway operation from a similar era to that depicted in the "Eagle". More nostalgia!

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 4-8-4 Mixed traffic locomotive

Cock o'the north

Electric locomotive

Exchanging mail at speed

Piccadilly underground station

Points and signals

Taking in water at speed

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