BRM top picks from the Hornby 2021 range


06 January 2021
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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.

We have taken a quick look at the first coach in our unboxing video.

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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.

Read more about the retooled P2.

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.

Read more about the 88DS.

Debbie: Playtrains

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.

Read more about Playtrains.

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.

Read more about the licenced models.

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