Hornby – update on revised delivery dates

Hornby Hobbies Ltd. have today released an update to retailers on those products that were originally planned for a 2012 release and are now being carried over to 2013.

Hornby stated “It has been well documented over several weeks we are experiencing manufacturing delays with some of our suppliers.” they provided a full list of models and anticipated availability dates, I outline below the ones of interest to Southern / Southern Region modellers. They further advised ” however please note that this is a guide date and more precise information will be provided in the New Year.”

R3107 BR T9 30313 Lined Late Crest – TBC
R3115 West Country original air smoothed “Exeter” – January
R3129 SR Class M7 – April
R3136 Class 73 Network Rail – January
R3137 Class 73 Pullman – June
R3143 4 Vep – June
R4534A BR Push Pull Coach pack – June
R4537 SR Unconverted Open 3Rd Class – June (note: not really “unconverted” but in original form)
R4538 BR Unconverted Oped 2Nd Class – June (ditto above!)

I trust this information is of interest, although slightly disappointing the items are better late than never.

9 thoughts on “Hornby – update on revised delivery dates”

    1. grahammuz – A railway modeller with a keen insterest in all things Southern Railway especially the 1946 to 1949 period. I can often be seen on the exhibition circuit with my Layout Fisherton Sarum or assiting MIke Wild the Editor of Hornby Magazine with his layouts at shows. I am also long time member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society
      grahammuz says:

      Opps duly corrected!

  1. Again a further delay, I see the head man left this week which may help things settle down inside the company. With delivery dates out to June this suggests any new 2013 items will only appear late next year. They still make lovely models which are worth waiting for.

    1. grahammuz – A railway modeller with a keen insterest in all things Southern Railway especially the 1946 to 1949 period. I can often be seen on the exhibition circuit with my Layout Fisherton Sarum or assiting MIke Wild the Editor of Hornby Magazine with his layouts at shows. I am also long time member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society
      grahammuz says:

      Beat in mind that some items are now being produced in different factories so item deliveries may seem odd compared to others at the moment but will now start to settle down and the effect on anything announced for 2013 might not be as much as some might think.

    1. grahammuz – A railway modeller with a keen insterest in all things Southern Railway especially the 1946 to 1949 period. I can often be seen on the exhibition circuit with my Layout Fisherton Sarum or assiting MIke Wild the Editor of Hornby Magazine with his layouts at shows. I am also long time member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society
      grahammuz says:

      Yes Hornby have indeed returned Humbrol back to UK manufacture, am sure there are a number of reasons for this which includes the size and flexibility of production runs required and also the issues of shipping what are smaller product batch sizes cost effectively. The Hornby railway product is fair more complex in terms of manufacture, assembly and finishing so a different set of issues and cost benefits apply.

    1. grahammuz – A railway modeller with a keen insterest in all things Southern Railway especially the 1946 to 1949 period. I can often be seen on the exhibition circuit with my Layout Fisherton Sarum or assiting MIke Wild the Editor of Hornby Magazine with his layouts at shows. I am also long time member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society
      grahammuz says:

      Whilst I do not know why the RRP’s are different this may be due to differences in productions location or run size etc many retailers are charging the same.

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