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Hornby Train Sets It was not long ago that I saw pleasure on a young boy’s face as he opened his birthday present of a Hornby train set that was placed on the floor on the morn of his birthday. My nephew spent that special day assembling the layout and proudly running the train set around the track. Many of us may have thought that video and computer games have taken the interest of young boys away from Hornby train sets, but I have discovered that this is far from the truth. There are still lots of fathers and grandfathers that get pleasure from receiving these presents for their sons/grandsons solely out of the enjoyment they also derive from them. Hornby, the UK brand leader in train sets, has manufactured train sets that can be tailored to any desire and age for scores of years. They are talented at bringing out striking train sets that have been produced with a great amount of skill and attention. You will find a wide range of train sets in various places, You can buy new train sets, but also valuable secondhand sets from decades ago. Preowned train sets cain be less expensive than new ones, but not always. You can also buy a wide selection of stations, huts and other items to go with the layout. It is immense fun developing model railway layouts with these train sets using one’s own imagination and creativity. Buying an attractive starter kit could become the beginning to collecting a large railway track. The majority of Hornby train sets also come with a Hornby Track Mat, mains electricity transformer, train controller and other accessories. You can augment your pleasure from your Hornby train set collection by buying further wagons, coaches and other accessories to make beautiful, innovative layouts. Hornby has been making train sets for numerous decades and so there is a lucrative secondhand market too.

Even a newcomer to this fascinating and fulfilling hobby will find something to cater to his/her needs, and it is not surprising to know that there are many shops willing to provide free and valuable advice for making a unique and satisfying collection. Starting your exciting set of Hornby train sets would be best achieved with a Flying Scotsman steam engine or the latest Nigel Gresley inspired Peregrine Locomotive or Eorostar or the Virgin Trains 125 set. The choice available is wide, so you ought to find something to please you.


Many kids and their parents and grandparents have discovered a great amount of satisfaction when they bought and built up this brand leader’s train sets. Hornby train sets not just gave them the satisfaction of doing something that they had always wanted to do, but also the elation of satisfying a young child’s ambition as well. Owen Jones, the author of this article, writes on a variety of subjects, but is presently  involved with Polar Express train sets. If you would like to know more about train sets  for kids, please go over to our website for some great offers.

Hornby Train Sets  

It was not long ago that I saw anticipation on a young boy’s face as he opened his birthday gift of a Hornby train set that was put on the f...