Hornby Hobbies has revealed its new 2019 product range for ‘OO’ gauge model railways today, January 7, including five brand new locomotives, four new carriage sets and two new brake vans amongst a host of deliveries on its extensive catalogue of high quality models.
Headlining the new range are brand new models of the London, Midland and Scottish (LMS) ‘Princess Royal’ 4-6-2, GWR ‘5101’/’61XX’ 2-6-2T, Peckett ‘B2’ 0-6-0ST, Ruston and Hornsby 48DS diesel shunter and, the latest addition revealed in the catalogue is a surprise announcement of a brand new version of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0T which was kept under wraps until the last minute.
The new ‘Terrier’ will be available in LBSCR, SECR, KESR, SR and BR liveries with a choice of DCC ready and DCC fitted versions with prices starting from £89.99. The tooling will cover both original ‘A1’ and later ‘A1X’ locomotives and each will have a three-pole motor and decoder socket – type to be confirmed.
This exciting crop of new locomotives are joined by Great Western Railway Collett ‘bow-end’ non-corridor suburban carriages, Southern Railway Bulleid 59ft corridor carriages, BR Mk 2f carriages and brand new tooling for Mk 3 carriages with sliding doors to model the very latest modifications to these long standing carriages. Also in the works for development are models of the LMS 20ton brake van and a London South Western Railway 20/24ton brake van.
Joining this collection are new versions of popular locomotives with new liveries being made available on the Bulleid air-smoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2, Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2, Reid ‘J36’ 0-6-0, Stanier ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2, Maunsell ‘Lord Nelson’ 4-6-0, Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 and BR ‘Britannia’ 4-6-2 in the steam range. The diesel and electric range will see new versions of classes 31, 43, 50, 60, 67, 87, 92, 373, 800 and more. Plus nine new Class 66s are being released in the classes more colourful liveries including BR large logo blue, BR lined green, Biffa red and orange.
Hornby is also producing new licensed Harry Potter sets, a new connection cable to allow the Select controller to be connected to RailMaster, an upgraded analogue controller, the return of popular accessories in the Skaledale collection, a new Skale Scenics range and more.
Read Hornby Magazine’s full coverage of the 2019 range launch in HM140 – on sale from January 10 2019.