A big week for Hornby

toy-fair-2019-featuredHornby is going to need a bigger awards cabinet.

While ModelRailwayEngineer has had a good week, picking up an award in the Website of the Year category at the British Model Railway Awards, Hornby cleaned up.

Hornby Toy Fair 2019First up, was news from the 2019 London Toy Fair where Hornby was showing its new ranges to the toy trade.

I chatted with Marketing & Product Development Director Simon Kohler and got to take a closer look at their new releases and was suitably impressed. And it wasn’t just me, the assembled press and media voted Hornby’s Hogwarts Express Train Set the overall winner of the Editor’s Choice Awards.

Given the Toy Fair isn’t just about model railways but all toys, with exhibits from giants Lego and Hasbro, this is a significant win indeed.

How do you trump this?

Well, Hornby managed it.

In the British Model Railway Awards, also announced this week, it won one gold, four silver and two bronze awards, including ‘Overall Manufacturer of the Year’. Hornby’s haul can be seen here.

Montana Hoeren, Hornby’s Brand and Exhibition Manager, said “Nothing beats the satisfaction of knowing we are producing products which our customers believe in. On top of that to receive gold in ‘Overall Manufacturer of the Year’ award makes us extremely proud of all that has been achieved in the last year.”

A just remarkable tally.

Congratulations to Hornby on an enormous week.

Founder of ModelRailwayEngineer, Andy Leaning

Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of modelrailwayengineer.com. He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.

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