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“We’ve been gearing up for this financial year”: Hornby returns to profit for first time in nearly a decade

The model railway company Hornby has seen a 33 per cent increase in revenue in the first half of the year, marking a return to profit for the first time in almost ten years. The company’s uplift arrives following a surge in interest for the Hornby Hobbies products over the …

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Hornby partners with Macmillan Children’s Books to celebrate Adventure on Trains series new release

Hornby has struck up an official partnership with Macmillan Children’s Books to celebrate the publication of Kidnap on the California Comet, the second title in the book publisher’s Adventures on Trains series. To celebrate, Hornby is hosting a dedicated page on its website where visitors can meet the authors, read …

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Hornby launches its Ready to Play Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Set

Hornby has released its latest locomotive from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with its newest Ready to Play, Remote Controlled Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Set. Fans of the magical world are being handed control of the franchise’s iconic train in the new battery powered, remote controlled edition that features …

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The Railway Children: How Hornby is keeping it fresh at one hundred

It is to be expected of a man who has spent much of his coming up 50- year career within the toy industry surrounded by the hobby, that Simon Kohler, marketing and development director at Hornby Hobbies is more than a little into toy trains. What you might not expect …

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Hornby celebrates major 100th anniversary milestone

The iconic British railway modelling specialists, Hornby is celebrating a major milestone as it gears up the celebrations of a journey that commenced a full century ago this year. Ready to celebrate its centenary “with a bang”, Hornby has detailed the staggered launch of a collection of anniversary products, each …

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Rising revenues and narrowing losses makes good news story for Hornby

Narrowing losses and rising revenues make for a good news story for Hornby’s latest financials, as reported by the toymaker on Thursday this week. The hobby specialist made a loss of £2.5 million before tax in the six months to September, the lowest since 2014. Meanwhile, company revenues were up …

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