09 July 2021
A number of new arrivals are highlighted from the model manufacturer, from an app-controlled train set, to a van with Beetles-inspired livery.
Featuring Hornby’s new Hammant and Morgan cutting-edge app-based model railway controller, its iTraveller 6000 Train set contains all you’ll need to start in the hobby. Included is an oval of track and siding, 0-4-0 diesel-outline locomotive, rolling stock, re-railer, buffer stop and track mat. The HM6000 control unit included requires a smartphone or tablet device onto which its app is installed to enable operation. The set can be expanded with track, locomotives, rolling stock or control with its HM6010 Accessory Controller. Read our review of the HM6000 control unit in the August issue of BRM.
Arriving with Hornby stockists as part of its range of Stanier LMS Coronation Scot coaches in the distinctive blue livery with silver stripes is this Restaurant Open First, depicting coach 7507. Located third in the formations from the London end, the RFOs played a vital part in each of the three nine coach consists. With the exception of the FKs and BTKs, built new for the service, the LMSR’s Wolverton Works carried out interior refurbishment to a luxurious standard of selected existing coaches.
Celebrating the 1967 album ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, Hornby continues its celebration of the quartet group with artwork inspired by the album applied to the sides of its two-axle long-wheelbase van. Featuring the songs Magical Mystery Tour, Your Mother Should Know, I am the Walrus, The Fool on the Hill, among others, the album served as the soundtrack to the television film of the same name. Further Beetles-themed Hornby products celebrating albums are available, in addition to its Eurostar Beetles-liveried train set.
Whether in a small town or village, this pre-painted bus stop in the style of a stone-built structure features brick, tile and wooden planking detail, with notice signs by the entrance. Measuring 82mm in length, and based on a typical Cotswold structure it could be sited around many other regions, too. Meanwhile, its modern timber-built garage is typical of the many bespoke hardwood structures added around houses in the countryside.
For more details, including current pricing and availability of products, see your local stockist, or visit the Hornby website.
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