Welcome to our monthly round up of highlights from the Hornby website
2018 is in full swing here at Hornby and January proved to be another exceptionally busy month at HQ. The biggest news was definitely the 2018 Range Launch, which was revealed in all its glory at the beginning of the month.
However, there’s plenty more for you to take a look at as we round up all the best bits from the last four weeks!
TOP PICK OF THE MONTH
Class 08 'DB Schenker' '08623' with TTS Sound
The Class 08 0-6-0 diesel electric shunter is probably one of the most recognised locomotives in the country. With almost 1,000 produced between 1952 and 1962, the Class 08 fleet is likely one of the largest, with over 300 remaining in traffic.
The TTS decoder fitted to the engine offers over 20 different sounds, including the distinctive ‘Cold Start’ which is included for the first time on a Hornby TTS chip.
THE 2018 HORNBY RANGE LAUNCH
The subject of many heated discussions and debates, the 2018 Range was finally revealed in its entirety at the beginning of the month. With something in there for just about everyone, we were immensely proud to bring you the range that so many of you had been looking forward to!
OUR CHRISTMAS PHOTO COMPETITION WINNER!
Last month we told you all about the Christmas Customer Image competition, probably one of our favourite features of the year! Christmas 2017 was the toughest to date, but we recently picked our winner - who scooped £100 to spend on the Hornby website.
Many congratulations to Morgan Reynolds and his image which we think offers an amazingly emotive winter scene on his layout!
THIS MONTH IN THE ENGINE SHED
STOP PRESS - The Hornby 2018 Range Launch!
The Engine Shed joins you to pick out some of the best bits from the 2018 Range Launch. Giving you an introduction to several different projects, The Engine Shed starts the ball rolling with a number of key models that many collectors will be keeping their eyes on this year.
THIS MONTH'S TOP WEBSITE REVIEWS
Have you uploaded your own Hornby images to the website yet? Check out some of our favourites below, browse the Customer Images gallery and get snapping...
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If you're looking forward to new rolling stock, we're introducing some newly tooled Toad Wagons in 2018, in both 'Toad B' and 'Toad E' types. The image here shows early stereo samples of both wagons. Find out more: https://t.co/rIwTAbwYLE pic.twitter.com/fAsQcnGl4V— Hornby (@hornby) January 18, 2018
We hope you all had a fantastic start to 2018 and that you’ve enjoyed all the activity here at Hornby.com. There’s so much great stuff coming up this year that we just can’t wait! If you don’t manage to catch it all throughout the month, do not fret as we’ll keep coming to you with all the highlights every few weeks,
The Hornby Team