Some good news has been released by one of Britain's favourite model railway brands. Announcing results that might be better than expected, Hornby stated the follwing:
"Sales of Hornby model railway products were higher than last year. In particular, sales of our new Tornado
locomotive were very encouraging. This locomotive is designed and priced at a slightly lower specification than our high detail products, whilst maintaining margins. In the current economic climate it seems that a proportion of our hobby customers would prefer a slightly less detailed product, available at a more competitive price point. We will bear this in mind in shaping our future product development plans to meet the needs of those customers seeking high detail at higher price points and also those preferring lower price points with slightly less detail."
Glad we could help, Hornby! And the models are available from our online store - here
The Hornby Railroad version of Tornado - more information about this model here
The Special Edition model of Tornado - you can order this model here
The train pack features Tornado in her current guise of B.R. green - more details here