In an announcement made on January 7th, Hornby announced five brand new locomotives, four carriage sets and two new brake vans, new liveries plus the return of some popular favourites and at some attractive prices.
The full details are on the Hornby website but this has been experiencing problems – undoubtedly due to the number of people trying to see the new range — so I’ve reproduced the main highlights below.
Summary of Hornby 2019 releases
- For modern image modeller: you’ll be delighted with lots of retooling and new liveries for modern locomotives included in the announcements. New versions of classes 31, 43, 50, 60, 67, 87, 92, 373 and 800’s, nine new Class 66s in different liveries plus the Ruston & Hornsby 48DS 0-4-0 diesel are all lined up.
- For steam era fans: there’s equally good news with new and retooling of models including the LMS ‘Princess Royal’ 4-6-2, a Peckett B2 0-6-0ST, the GWR 5101/61XX 2-6-2T and a new ‘Terrier’ in KESR, LBSCR, SECR, SR and BR liveries in DCC ready and DCC fitted versions,
- There are also a number of new models that will appeal to the space restricted, with some delightful new small engines such as the Ruston & Hornsby 48DS 0-4-0. Some of these are certainly heading towards my layout!
- They’ve also reintroduced the Harry Potter with Hogwart’s — including an option for TTS sound — and the popular Paddington bear branded train sets.
- For prices, Hornby has set some keen prices. The R&H Diesel and the Highland Rambler train set will both start at £79 while the Hogwarts DCC Ready set is on pre-order for £199.
For the full details visit Hornby.com
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