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Hornby R1180 Postal Express (Travelling Post Office) Train Set
Part Number or Barcode: 5010963411800
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Hornby R1180 Postal Express (Travelling Post Office) Train Set

A fantastic Travelling Post Office Set with a working trackside post bag collection feature.

Before the development of the British motorway system millions of letters were shipped from town to town by railway. Many of these mail trains travelled at night and included a TPO (Travelling Post Office) coach in which bags of letters and small parcels were collected, sorted and then dropped off in bags at the relevant stations along the route.

This set not only includes a deceptively powerful GWR 0-4-0 locomotive but also a TPO and support Clerestory brake coach. The net projects from the coach to scoop the mailbag from the trackside pick-up hook.

The bag is then automatically ejected into the trackside receiving bin at the place of delivery. This set also includes a MidiMat, as well as an oval of track with siding which can be extended using the Track Packs available separately.

travelling post office

Interior of a travelling post office - image by James Petts


  • - 0-4-0 Ex GWR Locomotive
  • - Operating Mail Coach
  • - Clerestory Coach
  • - Track: 3rd Radius Starter Oval, Track Pack A (with point and buffer)
  • - 1 amp Wall Plug Transformer
  • - R8206 Power Track
  • - Hornby MidiMat (1600 x 1180mm)


travelling post office

Exterior of a travelling post office showing the 'bag catcher' - image by Nilfanion

This item will be supplied with a UK transformer

All products are brand new except where clearly indicated in the title. Unless otherwise stated in the product description, the manufacturers advise that this item is not suitable for children under the age of 8 due to small parts and/or safety regulations. Spray paints, bladed goods, chemicals and glues are not suitable for those under the age of 18 - by purchasing these items you affirm that you are aged 18 or over.

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