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Era 2 (1875 to 1922) Pre-grouping
Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)
From Thomas the Tank Engine, to icons of progressive rock, Hornby's RailRoad range of 0-4-0 locomotives have featured many different liveries and naming conventions over the years and have become stalwarts of train sets for beginners.
Many successful model makers will now be too shy to admit that their misplaced childhood started out with the small engines that Hornby created as an experiment in mass appeal.
* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.
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