Here we have a Hornby Railways Thomas & Friends model OLIVER Train Engine! Oliver is one of the classic and most loved characters in both the Railway Series books and the Thomas & Friends television series, and is WELL loved by fans all over the world! Oliver has an exciting backstory!
He arrived on the Island of Sodor in 1967, at a time where steam engines were being withdrawn and scrapped throughout Mainland England. Oliver, his autocoach Isabel, and his brake van Toad ran away from the Great Western Railway in England, hoping to reach the safety of Sodor and the North Western Railway.Unfortunately, Oliver ran out of coal, but at the last second, Douglas managed to save him! Nowadays, they can be seen running on the Little Western Branchline by the sea, happily working together with Duck! This model of Oliver is a Hornby OO/HO model that was only available in the UK, with Hornby since having discontinued not just Oliver, but their entire Thomas and Friends line, making this item EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND! This model can run on HO/OO Scale track, and is compatible with the Bachmann Thomas & Friends range available.
In fact, many fans, myself included, prefer the discontinued and rare Hornby Oliver to the currently available Bachmann version. This is because the Hornby version is bigger, and therefore correctly in scale, as opposed to the smaller Bachmann Oliver.
However, due to the Hornby Olivers rarity, particularly in the US, not many fans have it. The difference in size compared to a Bachmann version will be shown in some of the pictures. The model condition is Very Good condition, with all of the buffers intact! The model runs smoothly, with the traction tires intact on the middle wheels. It is missing the hooks for its coupling, but the coupling is still usable!
In addition, the item is missing its front brake pipe, along with a slight dent on one of the hand rails on the cab, which will be shown. Dont miss your chance to get this Rare and popular model that is in great condition! Thank you for your time! The item "Hornby Railway Thomas Train OLIVER Engine HO OO Scale BARELY USED HTF USA SELLER" is in sale since Saturday, May 29, 2021.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\OO Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "joch360" and is located in Norwood, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.