Hornby Hobbies - A Model History

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By: Key Publishing
£6.99 (Approx $8.77 or €7.93)



Hornby Hobbies is one of the world’s best known toy and hobby manufacturers with leading brands in the railway, plastic kit, die-cast and slot car fields. Hornby Hobbies - A Model History takes the reader into Hornby’s past explaining its legacy and looking forward to the future across 140 pages. It features all of Hornby Hobbies' current brands including Hornby, Airfix, Scalextric, Corgi, Humbrol, Pocher and its Hornby International portfolio.

Researched and illustrated with support from Hornby Hobbies it takes model collectors new and old on a fascinating journey through both the company and model history starting with the creation of Meccano in 1901. The perfect companion to BBC4’s recent programme on Hornby Hobbies.

Features include:

Hornby railways
The story of Hornby railways from its first tinplate clockwork locomotives to the present day

Racing Scalextric
The Scalextric journey from its early days with Minimodels to the current range

Airfix plastic kits
Airfix kits then and now - learn how this manufacturer became one of the first to use injection moulding

Hornby International
Discover why and how Hornby expanded into the international model railway business

Go behind the scenes and see inside Hornby’s factories as we explain the challenges Hornby Hobbies faces today

and much more!


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