Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ Stanier ‘Duchess’ progresses

Development of Hornby’s new tooling for the ‘TT:120’ scale London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 is progressing well, with design work now complete.


Built at the LMS’ Crewe Works between 1937 and 1948, 38 examples were completed, mostly in streamlined form – although some were outshopped without their streamlined casings. From 1946, those fitted with streamlined casings had them removed.

Hornby’s all-new ‘TT:120’ scale LMS ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2s are set to appear in non-streamlined form – without and with smoke deflectors – and will incorporate a three-pole motor and Next18 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, together with a raft of prototypical detailing. As well as DCC ready examples, the models are also expected to be offered with the manufacturer’s newly-developed bluetooth Triplex Sound (TXS) technology factory-fitted.


The initial batch of ‘TT:120’ scale Stanier ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2s will form part of Hornby’s planned ‘Phase 2’ series of releases finished as 6231 Duchess of Atholl in LMS crimson lake (Cat No. TT3010M), 46232 Duchess of Montrose in BR lined green with early crests (TT3011M) and 46234 Duchess of Abercorn in BR lined green with late crests (TT3012M).

Prices for DCC ready models are set at £145.99, with release planned during 2024.

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