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02/25/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Trailers and Tenders

These CAD images also demonstrate and evolution of the 9F CAD model, with some finer details such as the smoke deflector supports, front steps and changes to the faces of the wheels when compared to the images of locomotive 92167 previously featured.

Latest arrivals:

We have received the fantastic news that the next batch of Peckett B2s will be arriving earlier than anticipated in March. Towards the end of March we should also be receiving Merchant Navy 35017 'Belgian Marine' which is also arriving earlier than expected. The best bit about this news is that the following locomotives are still available to order on our website right now!

R3765 - Bloxham & Whiston Ironstone Co. Ltd, Peckett B2 Class, 0-6-0ST, 1456/1918 - Era 2

R3766 - NCB, Peckett B2 Class, 0-6-0ST, 1426/1916 - Era 6

R3870 - NCB, Peckett B2 Class, 0-6-0ST, 1203/1910 'The Earl' - Era 6

R3871 - Port of Bristol Authority, Peckett B2 Class, 0-6-0ST, 1264/1913 'Henry' - Era 6

R3861 - BR, Merchant Navy Class, 4-6-2, 35017 'Belgian Marine' - Era 4

Message from Montana:

It's been another busy month at virtual Hornby HQ - there's no time for slowing down! This month we would have normally spent part of it at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany and of course in Glasgow for Model Rail Scotland, but although events are all on hold for now, it has meant we've had more time to focus on future plans, which is always exciting! Moving forward we're going to start off with a thank you….

Model Rail Magazine Awards 2020

Earlier this month the Model Rail Magazine Award winners were announced and we were thrilled to have won not only one award but three! We are so thankful to everyone who voted and for your continued support!

Winner of the '00' gauge steam locomotive category for the Stephenson's Rocket.

Winner of Overall manufacturer of the year.

Winner of '00' gauge manufacturer of the year.

All the details regarding the awards and winners can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/modelrail/

British Railway Modelling Awards 2020

Still on the topic of awards, the British Railway Modelling Awards are open for entry! To have your say and place your votes visit the below link. The poll is open until 3rd March and the results will be announced at the World of Railways Virtual Exhibition on 13th and 14th March. Happy voting!

Click HERE to vote.

Mother's Day

Hornby isn't just for Dads, it's for Mums too, so if you have a Hornby loving Mum treat her like royalty this Mother's Day and gift her with a 'Princess'! If you're after something more compact then visit our selection of train sets, or if you're after a smaller loco or something at a lower price point then explore the range of Railroad models.

Don't forget the date - 14th March!


Last year we announced our brand new SteamPunk range, which we're going to be sharing more of on our new SteamPunk social channels. If you or anyone you know is a SteamPunk fan be sure to like and follow the official Bassett-Lowke Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for some exciting updates coming soon!

Finally, we would like to give you a quick update on the Hornby Forum and Club. Unfortunately, due to various technical glitches, the Forum has not been active for some weeks, however we are pleased to confirm it is now back up and running! Should you experience any technical issues when using the Forum, please don't hesitate to let us know by contacting [email protected]. Thank you all for your patience.

We have encountered similar glitches with our Club as well, however we are pleased to confirm that our UK Club is back up and running - you can join or renew your membership via the website or through our Customer Services Team. Due to Brexit our ROW Club is currently not live, but we are working hard to ensure it's back up and running as soon as possible. For more information on this and the Club in general please click here.

Be sure to follow Hornby on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be kept up to date on all the latest news and product updates. Don't forget to subscribe to the Hornby YouTube channel too!


This ends the February edition of the Engine Shed. Thank you all for reading and thank you to everyone who has been in contact since the last edition, either by leaving a comment below the blog, or by e-mailing [email protected]. Part of the reason we share updates as we develop our products is because we know readers have invaluable knowledge and it's always a pleasure to receive feedback from you all. In the coming months we'll have some really exciting announcements, deliveries and development news to share with you so make sure you come back next time. Until then, stay safe and keep modelling!

All the best,

The Engine Shed Team

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