the years 1960 to 1973 the french daughter of Hornby, MECCANO,
produced under the name HORNBY ACHOrailroad
models in H0 scale. in the beginning production was located
at Bobigny upon Seine nearby Paris, later at Calais. Respecting
their time, the models had been made in a very nice quality
and design. It had been a selection of models from french originals,
the only exception had been the 1962er Rheingold ram of the
Deutsche Bundesbahn, whose forms had been produced by the suisse
you can still find HORNBY ACHO
models on secondhand markets and at auctions. But it is a rather
small circle of collectors and modelists who take care of them.
Therefore it is hard to get information.
site wants, beneath others, I mention further down, to contribute
to keep this manufactorer and his models in memory and to give
a certain overview.