Hornby cancels "The Titfield Thunderbolt" train set

05 July 2022
This morning, Hornby has announced that they are cancelling several packs from the "Trains on film" range, including "The Titfield Thunderbolt".

In a statement, the company said:

"For several months there has been some speculation concerning the introduction of two Hornby train packs under the sub brand title of ‘Trains on Film’ which both featured, in one form or another the L&MR No.57 ‘Lion’ and associated rolling stock. The films concerned were ‘The Lady with a Lamp’ and ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’.

Hornby Hobbies Ltd. have decided to remove the two ‘Trains of Film’ packs from the Hornby 2022 product range and acknowledges and accept that Studiocanal own the licensing rights to the ‘Thunderbolt’ locomotive as depicted in the ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’ film as well as Dan Taylor’s grounded carriage body.  Hornby also acknowledges and accepts that Studiocanal own the title rights to the films ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’ and ‘The Lady with a Lamp’.

Along with this, the Bedford Coach within the ‘Trains on Film’ category has also been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

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Interesting that Hornby do not mention the company that does have the rights to produce such models!

Posted by Colin Styles on Tue 19 Jul 11:48:21