Hornby at 100

Celebrating 100 years of Hornby

2020 marks 100 years since Hornby produced its first 'O' gauge tinplate models from its factory on Binns Road in Liverpool. The October 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine celebrates this milestone in the company's history and we are bringing all of our Hornby 100 content together here from the entire year for your reading pleasure. Discover Hornby's history, its best models, those that were never made and much more.

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Stephenson’s ROCKET TRAIN PACK

FOLLOWING the sell-out success of its centenary limited edition earlier this year (HM154), Hornby’s standard catalogue release of its ‘OO’ gauge model of Stephenson’s Rocket 0-2-2 touched down during July.

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MADE IN CHINA

Hornby’s decision to move production to the far east was considered highly controversial at the time, but the move secured the company’s future, as MARK CHIVERS explains.

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One step beyond

To continue our celebration of Hornby’s 100th anniversary, TIM SHACKLETON looks to push detail further using quality aftermarket components and simple, easy-to-learn skills. Here he shows what you can do with a Hornby ‘8F’ and ‘Patriot’ to improve these under-rated Hornby ‘OO’ gauge locomotives.

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Zero 1: Hornby's digital dawn

Hornby utilised cutting-edge technology for its Zero 1 digital control system in the late 1970s. MARK CHIVERS looks back at a revolutionary development which was literally decades ahead of its time.

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PAST PRESENT FUTURE

With 2020 marking a significant anniversary in Hornby Hobbies’ history, Marketing and Product Development Director, Simon Kohler, talks with MARK CHIVERS about the company, past, present and future.

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Hornby's first 100 years

In this centenary year, Hornby has planned an exciting range of releases to celebrate the rich history of model railways that have carried the Hornby name through the years. MARK CHIVERS looks back at some of the highlights from its first 100 years.

VIDEO: An interview with Simon Kohler

To mark Hornby's 100th anniversary we interview Simon Kohler to get his take on the 2020 range including the inspiration behind this year's models, his favourite items and more.

VIDEO: The Hornby 2020 Range | Full review

Hornby celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they take a detailed look at what the manufacturer as to offer in its 2020 catalogue in this full video preview.