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Hornby and 'Lion Mark' on boxes


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Just looking at the box of my recently butchered Waterman Collection Earl Cairns and noticed that there is a 'Lion Mark' on the box, along with the normal CE mark.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_Mark_(toys)

 

I have not seen this on any other Hornby box before or since. I presume all of the Waterman Collection boxes were so adorned.

Anyone know why (long shot)?

Given there are no differences between this model and the others released of the same models at the same time in terms of quality and safety, why were they not all so stamped?

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Perhaps they were packed in a building previously used as an

an egg packing station, using the same printing equipment.

 

Oh dear, I wish I wasn't so tired, I need to run!

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The lion in the middle at the top of the box?

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/25714/hornby_r2822_castle_class_4_6_0_earl_cairns_5053_in_early_br_green_pete_waterman_collection/stockdetail.aspx

 

Just part of the packaging as a few had them. 

 

Or is it one of these? If so, I don't think they are meant to get them unless they are sold as toys.

 

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Jason

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1 hour ago, Steamport Southport said:

The lion in the middle at the top of the box?

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/25714/hornby_r2822_castle_class_4_6_0_earl_cairns_5053_in_early_br_green_pete_waterman_collection/stockdetail.aspx

 

Just part of the packaging as a few had them. 

 

Or is it one of these? If so, I don't think they are meant to get them unless they are sold as toys.

 

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Jason

Yes the red lion is yellow triangle, bottom of box next to CE mark

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I imagine much of the Hornby range is EN71 certified, and they are members of the British Toy & Hobby Association, so they could apply the logo quite widely to their products. However, I also imagine that they choose not to because they don't want them thought of as being "children's toys".

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1 hour ago, andyman7 said:

From the late 1980s to the late 1990s the Lion mark appeared alongside the CE mark on Hornby packing. I'm not sure why it seems to have made a random reappearance though.

 

Possibly why I don't remember them being on Hornby boxes.

 

Without being critical of Hornby it was an era where I had little interest in what they were producing.

 

 

 

Jason

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