Hornby have long supported the aims and ambitions of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and our long-standing relationship with Simon Kohler, for many years the firm's Head of Marketing, and his deputy, Montana Hoeren, has ensured that the Trust has benefitted financially from this arrangement. Following the production of Hornby's 00 gauge model of Tornado, the Trust has received a percentage of the retail profit as a royalty payment, an arrangement that has been perpetuated with the arrival of their superb model of No. 2007 Prince of Wales.
Having unparalleled access to the drawings and the actual locomotive has enabled the design team at Hornby to produce one of the most accurate commercially made models available. We were delighted to welcome a team from Hornby consisting of Catherine Dunning and Mark Chivers to the new Darlington Locomotive Works where they were able to unveil the new Hornby model of the locomotive. We'd like to wish them the best of luck with the release of this new model and look forward to seeing the team in Darlington again soon.