06 January 2021
We've all had a look through the new Hornby range, find out which models caught the eyes of our team?
Andy: 4 and 6-wheel coaches
The new generic pre-grouping style coaches open up a new world, not just for those modelling early periods but for the opportunities to adapt and re-livery - think departmental and engineering stock, private railways and industrial scenarios and even indeterminate grounded bodies, farmers' sheds and holiday chalets. They look great value too.
Howard: The new P2
With the imminent arrival of Cock ‘o the North on mainline metals, the publicity surrounding this locomotive is sure to be high. What better a way to celebrate this latest achievement by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust than a ready-to-run model to the latest standards which does the locomotive justice.
Phil: Ruston and Hornsby 88DS
I like industrial locomotives and the Ruston 88DS is an excellent choice for Hornby. There is a wide range of liveries, including the very attractive preserved example shown above, plus a couple for British Rail. Perfect for small shunting layouts, or potting around the yard on a larger model.
We need to bring youngsters into the hobby and this new range looks great fun. It's so much more than a simple oval set as you can buy extra trains and track and build a proper model railway, perfect for birthday and Christmas presents. Hornby will also provide stories online for the owners to act out with their new trains.
Luckily, I have a small person who is just the right age to test it properly for BRM, too.
Ruth: Beatles wagons
As a designer, I'm loving the Beatles wagons. I know they aren't realistic, but they look great. There will be plenty of people who go on their own magical nostalgic tour with this set on their layout.