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The month of July marks the 100th anniversary of Hornby.

In 1920 Frank Hornby launched Hornby Trains with the first model being a clockwork Gauge ‘0’ pressed tinplate locomotive and produced initially in 4 different railway company liveries of the day.



1938 saw the launch of Hornby Dublo where the scale of the models were roughly half of Gauge ‘0’. In 1948 manufacturing at Binns Road, Liverpool recommenced with the production of both the Hornby ‘0’ and Hornby Dublo trains.

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Hornby Loco

1950 saw the first Rovex train set produced but a year later the company was obtained by Line Bros and the name changed to Tri-ang Railways. Eventually the two brands joined together and became Tri-ang Hornby but over time the brand name was reduced to just Hornby.


In conjunction with Hornby’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the #Hornby100 Social Media Takeover will be spread across the month of July and will feature product announcements, competitions, special messages, exclusive videos and lots more. Visit the Hornby Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube pages to find out more.

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