About The Hornby Railways Collector Guide

This database was built for personal use and was originally put up for two friends to share information, and then we simply got carried away. Hornby and model trains is a fantastic subject to build a relational database around, as this database proves.

Enjoy your visit, and good luck collecting.

Honour Roll

David Ward - Australia
Graeme Brown - Australia
John Faulkner - US
Martin Brown - UK
Terry Browne - UK
Peter Nicholls - UK
Greg Trimmer - UK
David Coddington - UK
John Williams - Australia
David Shannon - UK
Adrian Hall - UK
Nicholas Hatton - The Netherlands
Steve Livings - UK
Ashley Williams - UK
Adrian King - UK
Andrew Pilkington - UK
John Pulling - UK

Extra Information

This site is built by 'me' in Melbourne Australia, and is dedicated to Sam, Beau & Molly.
Thankyou to Hornby and Tri-ang for the imagination over 50 years...
The relational database used is MySQL.
Original web templates taken from styleshout, and then completely wrecked...

Top 6 Models

1. Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
2. Class A1 Locomotive - Flying Scotsman
3. Class A3 Locomotive - Flying Scotsman
4. Class 7P6F Locomotive - Britannia
5. Class 9F Locomotive - Evening Star
6. L.N.E.R. Composite Coach

View the latest full Model Rankings.

Random Model

0-4-0 Saddle Tank Locomotive - Desmond
0-4-0 Saddle Tank Locomotive - Desmond


11,328 yearly Items over 57 Years.
4,069 individual Items.
3,707 Models.
362 catalogued Train Sets.
156 Train Packs.
820 Steam Locomotives.
497 Diesel Locomotives.
1,082 Passenger Coaches.
1,152 Freight Wagons.

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