Hornby 2020 Range
For many modellers the 2020 purchasing season (or at least thinking about ordering) began at 9am on Monday 6th January with Hornby Railway’s 2020 range announcement. With it being the Hornby brand’s centenary year special surprises were promised. There is no doubt this was an abundant announcement and indeed there are many new models about which to get excited! Unfortunately (in my opinion) there is nothing special for Southern Electric modellers and nothing really new for Southern modellers in general.
The only “new” Southern Electric specific items are:
- R3910 73964 “Jeanette” GBRf. This is in Hornby’s “Railroad” range and unless we learn to the contrary it is probable it will have an original JB body, so it will not be totally accurate.
- R3829 Eurostar trainpack 3005/6 and R40001 (five digit “R” product numbers are now appearing) Eurostar centre divisible saloons for 3005/6 in 1999 Yellow Submarine promotional branding. This is still their 1990s’ trainset standard tooling.
Regarding the above two items, given the well above inflation of model railway prices the prices of these two are positively bargain basement (as the tooling for these must be well depreciated by now)
- R4999 MSOs 39134/135 coach pack for their previously announced but still to appear R3813 395013 “Hornby Visitor Centre” Javelin train pack.
That is all.
Colin Duff. Modelling Officer