14 October 2022
Hornby to released under its retro Dublo brand name limited-edition models celebrating the life journey of the famous locomotive.
Image: Flying Scotsman at Kings Cross station today (October 14), to coincide with its centenary. GHIDA OWAYDA
Hornby is to celebrate Flying Scotsman’s centenary with new models. Following its announcement of being the lead sponsor for Flying Scotsman’s 100th anniversary celebrations last month, it has revealed a new set of models to mark the momentous occasion.
Released under the Hornby Dublo brand name in retro packaging, two limited-edition models of No. 4472 Flying Scotsman are to be released, one in its as-built A1 guise, as it would have appeared in 1924 at the British Empire Exhibition and finished with a gloss paint...
... the other, in its A3 guise with front lamp, fitted upon its tour of the United States in 1969, also in a gloss finish...
Models will feature a die-cast body, five-pole motor, 'enhanced livery application and body detailing, a detailed cab, kinematic tender connection and an eight-pin DCC socket.
Pre-orders for the locomotives are being taken via the Hornby website at £362.99 each.
Meanwhile, also joining its range is a celebratory four-wheel coach, based around existing tooling, priced at £39.99:
The coach has a teak finish as was common place for coaches from the LNER and earlier GNR under who's ownership Flying Scotsman is perhaps most famous. The coach is compatable with the Hornby maglight system allowing the interior to be illuminated and is finished with details including the Flying Scotsman nameplate and the official logo of the centenary year.
To place your order for the above models, visit the Hornby website.