New Hornby products that we are excited to see this year!
Early this month Hornby was proud to announce their fantastic new range of products for 2021 which will be released over the course of this year. Today week we are going to highlight the most exciting new products we are eagerly anticipating for 2021!
iTraveller 6000 Train Set -
expected mid/late 2021 (R1271M)
Designed with the beginner in mind and utilising the very latest in digital technology, this train set includes Hornby’s brand new ‘HM 6000’ 12v DC control system. This new app-based system provides wireless Bluetooth control of your railway via smart phone, tablet, or other digital device. With this app the user can select up to 8 locomotives and realistically control speed, braking, inertia and implement a sound function to simulate steam, diesel, or electric sounds.
4 & 6 Wheel Coaches (new tooling) –
expected early/mid 2021
This huge range of 4 & 6 wheel coaches are all brand new tooling and represent designs used across Britain during the late 19th and early 20th century, primarily in branch line service where their small size was suited to tight radius curves and the light motive power used. 6 wheel coaches will be available in BR, LNER, LNWR, & SR, liveries as matching 1st class, 3rd class and brake coaches. (4 wheel coaches available in BR, GNR, GWR, LBSR, LNWR, LSWR liveries).
An exciting feature of these coaches is the inclusion of Hornby’s new ‘Maglight’ interior lighting system, a battery operated lighting system that can be turned on/off using a magnetic ‘wand’.
Stephenson’s Rocket, L&MR Royal Mail Train Pack (R38956) - expected late 2021
The Rocket was introduced as a brand new tooling for Hornby’s centenary year in 2020, and was a sensational release! This replica of George Stephenson’s famous locomotive will be available again for 2021, this time including a new 3rd class open carriage and Royal Mail Carriage with guard ‘Treasurer’ figure to keep an eye on valuable cargo, representative of Liverpool & Manchester’s commencement of Royal Mail service in 1830. (Era 1)
To accompany the Rocket, Era 1 L&MR 3rd Class Open Coaches & Flat Bed Wagons will also available separately in wagon packs expected early/mid 2021. (R40102 & R60014 respectively).
Hornby ‘Dublo’ Range - expected mid-2021
Three glorious Class 8P 4-6-2 steam locomotives will be released under the storied ‘Dublo’ brand that was reintroduced as part of Hornby’s 100th anniversary and will feature retro packaging. What makes these new releases really special is the increased use of metal in their construction which will include heavy die-cast boilers. The three models in this range will be:
Hornby LNER Class P2 2-8-2 Steam Locomotive (new tooling) - expected mid/late 2021
The Gresley Class P2 2-8-2 locomotives were regarded as the most powerful express locomotives in Britain. For 2021 Hornby will be releasing 3 variations of the class in brand new tooling:
These are just some of the highlights from Hornby’s 2021 range as there is so much to this year!