We asked Hornby Magazine model maker TIM SHACKLETON how he came to model railways. This is what he had to say.
HOW DID IT ALL START? I’d become fascinated by model railways long before I was interested in the real thing. Since I was six, I’d had a Hornby ‘O’ gauge clockwork layout laid directly on the linoleum of my bedroom floor. For Christmas 1958 I received a Hornby Dublo Duchess of Montrose passenger set. I assumed locomotive numbers related to wheel arrangement, so I was comfortable with 46232 but was mystified why the next additions, 80054 and 48158, didn’t fit into the pattern.