Class 91 enhancements


Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 91 Bo-Bo electric locomotive is set to benefit from a series of additional enhancements to the original specification, prior to its release this year.

These newly-tooled models will now feature a 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, improved LED lighting, switchable cab lighting, independent control of the head and tail lights and working retractable buffers on the No.1 cab end, offering horizontal or vertical orientation.


Six Class 91s are set to appear during the year, including 91002 Durham Cathedral in InterCity ‘Swallow’ livery (R3890), 91118 The Fusiliers in LNER colours (R3891), 91111 For the Fallen in Virgin Trains East Coast’s (VTEC) commemorative scheme (R3892), 91117 Cancer Research UK in GNER blue (R3893), plus 91101 Flying Scotsman in LNER Saltire livery (R30165) and 91110 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in VTEC’s commemorative artwork (R30166).

Prices are set at £217.99 each for 2020-announced models and £223.99 for those announced in the 2022 catalogue. InterCity, GNER and LNER liveried examples are expected soon, with the remainder due for release during the spring (R3892) and summer (R30165/6).

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