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Hornby reveals ‘Duchess’ first sample


The first running sample of Hornby’s new Stanier ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2 for ‘OO’ gauge has been revealed today in the manufacturer’s online Engine Shed blog.

The model was announced at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition (HM115) and for the first time Hornby will be covering the final two Ivatt ‘Duchess’ class locomotives as well as new tooling for the Stanier production locomotives in conventional form.

The ‘Duchess’ will be DCC ready with an 8-pin socket and is targeted for release in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Visit to read the full Engine Shed blog on the Stanier 4-6-2 development.

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