In today’s Engine Shed blog on the Hornby Hobbies website the manufacturer has revealed the first complete and running sample of its under development model of the Bulleid air-smoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2 for ‘OO’ scale.
Announced in February 2015 the model is now undergoing testing at Hornby’s headquarters prior to moving forward in the production cycle. It is currently planned for release in early 2017 with four versions on the cards covering 21C1 Channel Packet (R3434), 21C3 Royal Mail (R3435), 35028 Clan Line (R3436) and, with Twin Track Sound, 35023 Holland-Afrika Line (R3382TTS).
Here’s a short video of the first sample in action.
You can read more about the ‘Merchant Navy’ development in Hornby’s Engine Shed blog here.