Hornby sponsors Mallard reunion

Published on: 3rd July 2013

The world’s fastest steam locomotive, Mallard, was reunited with its sister engines in York’s National Railway Museum’s Great Hall, in an event sponsored by Hornby Hobbies.Great-Gathering-Case300

Two of the streamlined giants were repatriated from the North Americas and are fresh from a complex cosmetic restoration which has seen them transform from sixties shabbiness to the glamour of their heyday.

As the Museum’s 75-day countdown to the anniversary of Mallard breaking the world steam speed record reached its end, pilgrims from all over the world including Canada, the US and Australia were amassed to celebrate Mallard’s achievement.

Roger Canham, Hornby’s executive chairman, said: “With our layouts and locomotives in miniature we already fulfil the dreams of model railway lovers; now with this sponsorship we are giving our support to an event which will fulfil the dreams of rail fans across the globe. We already know that interest in Mallard 75 and July’s ‘Great Gathering’ is immense; our set of six A4s were completely spoken for soon as this amazing Hornby collection in association with the National Railway Museum was announced.”

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