Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Tri-ang Hornby Turbo Train

The pre-production sample.

I was surprised to recently discover that Bachmann, MTH and Rapido aren’t the only manufacturers to make models of the United Aircraft Turbo Train—so did Tri-ang Hornby.

Well, that’s not completely accurate. Tri-ang Hornby made a pre-production sample in CN livery, but never produced it. Something about the prototype train not proving to be very long-lived put an end to the plans.

I wonder what happened to the sample; is it sitting in a warehouse, or someone’s attic? Does anyone have additional information about this bit of model railway history?

The real thing.

Thanks to the Tri-ang Railways in the USA and Canada website for the surprising discovery.

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