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‘Hornby: A Model World’ series 2 coming to UKTV

UKTV has commissioned a second series of Hornby: A Model World for its leading factual channel, Yesterday. Produced by Rare TV, the new series will once again go behind the doors of Hornby HQ in Margate, home to brands Hornby, Airfix, Scalextric and Corgi. Narrated by Sunetra Sarker (Ackley Bridge, …

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Hornby kicks off Jubilee Takeover week with special product announcement

Hornby is inviting its legions of fans to join in the fun of its Jubilee Takeover, a week dedicated to all things royal. To mark the first day of its Takeover week, Hornby has announced a selection of special models, including the celebratory HST and matching Mk3 coaches, which reimagines what …

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Hornby celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with limited-edition model

Hornby has partnered with Severn Valley Railway to produce a representation of the ‘Elizabeth II’ locomotive, in a limited edition of 1,500. In a move that sparked worldwide excitement among rail enthusiasts in 2022, the Severn Valley Railway commissioned the temporary repainting and renaming of SR West Country Class 34027 …

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Thomas the Bank Engine: £850 vintage train tops list of most valuable toy trains hiding in attics

One of the UK’s leading personal finance guidance platforms has revealed a list of the world’s most valuable toy trains ahead of Christmas 2021, to encourage people to check their attics for any valuable collectibles that might be lying around. Forbes Advisor partnered with toy expert Peter Jenkinson to create the …

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Scalextric’s Batman vs Superman tops the John Lewis ten toys for Christmas list

The Warner Bros. and DC Comics icon, Batman has swooped in on the first of the major retailers’ top Christmas toy predictions this year, having secured top billing within John Lewis’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2021. It’s Warner Bros Consumer Products’ partnership with the leading hobby brand, Hornby’s own …

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Hornby, LEGO, Playmobil and Zuru make Licensing International Excellence Awards short list

Hornby Hobbies, LEGO, Playmobil, and Zuru have joined a list of major global toy brands in the running for industry recognition at the 2021 Licensing International Excellence Awards taking place in August. Items such as Hornby’s The Beatles Eurostar Yellow submarine Model Train Set or LEGO’s Andy Warhol LEGO Art …

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Hornby pulls in first profit in nine years and promises “significantly more new releases” to come

Hornby Hobbies has turned a profit for the first time in nine years, pulling in a £300,000 pre-tax profit compared to the £3.4 million loss the year prior, highlighting the resurgence of the hobby market over the past year. The model train specialist has been at the centre of a …

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Hornby makes for ‘an impressive and interactive draw’ at John Lewis’ refurbished Edinburgh store

The hobby and model train specialist, Hornby is one among a number of brands taking centre stage at the newly refurbished John Lewis flagship Edinburgh store, located within the new St James Quarter, a 1.7million square foot retail and leisure development opening on June 24th. The store has recently undergone …

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Hornby is steaming onto TV screens this autumn with documentary series on UKTV’s Yesterday

Hornby will be steaming onto TV screens this autumn in a new observational documentary following the iconic British miniature model maker scheduled to broadcast on UKTV’s factual channel, Yesterday. Currently in production, the new series will follow Hornby’s staff of engineers and model makers, as well as collectors and model …

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Passionate about vintage toys? The BBC is looking for collectors and experts for a new TV series

The BBC has put a call out to toy collectors as its nation-wide search for experts and specialists within the vintage toys and memorabilia sector continues. Issuing a journo request via ToyNews, BBC Studios is on the lookout for top specialists to act as on-screen guides for a new series …

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