I first saw this at a trade fair in January but Hornby asked me not to say anything (the picture below is of the pre-productions sample shown there) and I’ve been waiting excitedly ever since for it’s official public launch.
It features a diesel locomotive, and three goods wagons all decorated in Coke’s Red livery and distinctive white wave logo, obviously mimicking the Coca-Cola Christmas-is-Coming delivery truck seen in the lavish TV commercials.
It will be so much fun to see this winding its way around a mountainous forest landscape and disappearing in and out of tunnels!
The locomotive included is an OO gauge analogue train and as with Hornby’s other train sets, the set includes a DC controller, track connectors and enough track to create a small oval. This can of course be expanded and built on with Hornby’s track expansion packs.
Personally, I’d like to have seen the Coca-Cola theme bought to their existing Hornby’s Christmas steam train model but this is still a fun train set and bound to be popular with both model railway fans and Coca-Cola merchandising collectors alike and I can’t wait.
It’s expected to be available in September/October in time for the Christmas period at a price of £79.99.
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