New Hornby BR '9F' for 'OO' takes shape

New Hornby BR '9F'
for 'OO' takes shape


Hornby has updated progress on its newly-announced 'OO' gauge BR Standard '9F' 2-10-0, sharing development drawings of the forthcoming heavy freight steam locomotive.

Announced as part of the Hornby 2021 catalogue range launch (HM164), this all-new model is being produced from scratch to ensure it reflects the latest manufacturing capabilities. Currently at the early CAD stage, three models will appear initially as 92167 in BR black with early crests (Cat No. R3986), 92194 in BR black with late crests (R3987) and the National Collection's 92220 Evening Star in BR lined green with late crests (R3988).


Hornby's tooling suite will enable most variants of the 251 '9Fs' to be produced, with detailing differences such as single and double chimneys, representation of the mechanical stoker in the cab of 92167, five new tender designs and more - in fact each of the three planned models for 2021 will feature a different tender, such is the level of detail planned. The impressive specification also includes a five-pole motor, 8-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, small tension lock couplings in NEM pockets and much more.

Prices are set at £209.99, with delivery planned towards the end of 2021.

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