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.
Buy the Hornby Christmas Coca Cola Train Set from Amazon here.
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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.