Hornby has cancelled plans for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Trains on Film train packs.
In a statement released on July 5 2022, the company said: “For several months there has been some speculation concerning the introduction of two Hornby train packs under the sub brand title of ‘Trains on Film’ which both featured, in one form or another the L&MR No.57 Lion and associated rolling stock. The films concerned were ‘The Lady with a Lamp’ and ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’.
Hornby Hobbies Ltd have decided to remove the two ‘Trains of Film’ packs from the Hornby 2022 product range and acknowledges and accepts that Studiocanal owns the licensing rights to the Thunderbolt locomotive as depicted in the ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’ film as well as Dan Taylor’s grounded carriage body. Hornby also acknowledges and accepts that Studiocanal owns the title rights to the films ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’ and ‘The Lady with a Lamp’.
Along with this, the Bedford Coach within the ‘Trains on Film’ category has also been cancelled.”
Hornby has also confirmed details of a new Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR) 1930 Centenary Celebration train pack containing Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge model of L&MR No. 57 Lion, plus additional rolling stock.
The new L&MR 1930 Centenary pack (Cat No. R30232) will feature Lion together with two first class carriages – Experience and Times – and a third class coach, partially recreating the six vehicle train it hauled along a circular track at Wavertree Recreation Ground, Liverpool at the time.
The additional first class coach – Despatch - plus the two extra third class carriages will be available in a separate coach pack (R40371).
Prices are set at £239.99 for the train pack and £89.99 for the coach pack.
Release is anticipated in late 2022/early 2023.
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