Hornby has announced their new 2021 range to a fanfare of excitment within the model railway community. While 2020 saw a fantastic range of items to celebrate Hornby's Centenary, 2021 carries the birthday celebrations with a plethora of new and newly products being added to the catalgue. Over 350 items have been added to the range, with something to suit both young and old.
Pre-order your favourite today to avoid disappointment
Many lines from this range are already selling fast. It is recommend to pre-order your favourite model to avoid disappointment as some stock may not reach the shelves upon release.
BR STANDARD 9F 2-10-0
Topping the bill in this years release is the newly tooled Riddles BR Standard 9F Locomotive. Three variants are being produced, all with new tooling. Each will be DCC Ready with an 8-pin type socket.
GENERIC 4 AND 6 WHEEL COACHES
Hornby's announcement of their 4 and 6 Wheel Generic Coaches came as a shock to the model railway community, with a lot of buzz and excitement in the air. Not to mention the large range of liveries being produced, to suit modellers across a number of eras and operators. Two versions are to be produced, one with fitted coach lighting using Hornby's new 'MAGLIGHT SYSTEM', and one without the lights.
STEPHENSON'S ROCKET PACKS
2020 saw Hornby introduce one of their most popular products to date, the Stephenson's Rocket train pack. Quickly disappearing from shelves, many railway modelling fans missed out on grabbing a pack. In 2021, Hornby has re-introduced the Stephenson's Rocket in a new Train Pack, 'Royal Mail Coach Pack'. Further to this, a coach pack and flat wagon pack will also be available to purchase seperately. These will make for great additions to either Stephenson's Rocket Train Packs.
GRESLEY LNER P2 CLASS 2-8-2
A suprise edition to the catalogue is the newly tooled Gresley P2 Class Locomotives. From its successor 'Cock o' the North' in the RailRoad Range, Hornby will be introducing three main run variants. 'Prince of Wales' will be a big hit with modellers and collectors, considering that the release of this locomotive will see the new-built class P2 hit the rails in the United Kingdom.
GRESLEY LNER A1 & A3 CLASS 4-6-0
Hornby's popular LNER A1 and A3 range are set for upgrade. These newly tooled models will feature die-cast running plates for added running performance and appeal, plus the addition of firebox flicker lights (made popular from the Princess locomotives). Four variants will be upgraded
RUSTON & HORNSBY 88DS CLASS 0-4-0
Off the back of the popular 48DS run from Hornby, a fresh batch of 88DS class are gracing the range this year. Small loco's, like these, are extremely popular on the modeller's railway, and these will make for a great addition. These won't be provided with a flatbed wagon like their cousin. Four liveries have been announced, and we're sure, there will be more to follow in the coming years.
R3894 North British Distillery Co. Ltd, Ruston & Hornsby 88DS, 0-4-0, No. 4
R3895 Rowntree & Co., Ruston & Hornsby 88DS, 0-4-0, No. 3
R3896 BR, Ruston & Hornsby 88DS, 0-4-0, No. 84
R3897 BR, Ruston & Hornsby 88DS, 0-4-0, No. 20
AVANTI WEST COAST CLASS 390 TRAIN PACK & COACHES
Among many of the HST Train Packs this year, the major stand out is the 'Pride' livery of the modern Avanti West Coast Class 390 High Speed Train. Hornby will be recreating this livery in both the train pack (includes locomotives and two coaches), plus five additional coaches. Perfect for the HST and Modern Collector.