Video: The making of Hornby's Class 755 models

05 December 2022
Greater Anglia shares behind the scenes footage from Hornby's development and design of its forthcoming Class 755 models for OO.

Train operator Greater Anglia has shared a 'making of' video of Hornby's Class 755 bi-mode trains for OO. Now in 3D-printed engineering sample stage, the models have been under development for almost two years, depicting Stadler's new bi-mode trains, which can run on diesel or electricity. 

The video shares the design of the model, highlighting areas of design such as the motor and gear-train, with a look at the different sub-assemblies, each colour-coded for reference. We also see footage taken upon the recording of the audio for the model at Crown Point.

Watch the development of the model in the video, below:

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After over 18 months of working on the design, the train is ready to be made by Hornby’s manufacturer in China and should be in the shops in 2023. The models are available to pre-order, with prices starting from £362.99.

Martin Beable, Greater Anglia engineering director, said: “It’s fascinating to see how much work goes into producing a scale model of our new trains. Just as we have worked hard and taken time to make sure the new trains are reliable and the highest possible standard – the team at Hornby has obviously approached their project with the same level of dedication and determination to produce fantastic new trains, as we have.”

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Looks very impressive and for me an ability to have a model of the trains which pass through my local station too!

Posted by Simon James on Sat 10 Dec 14:26:04

I really like the detail Hornby goes into , its impressive - so now we have the class 755 & 800 , I wonder do you have any plans for production of the class 700 .

Posted by Mark Akeroyd on Fri 09 Dec 20:18:56