Please read this carefully, particularly if this should be your first visit to the website. When you have read and understood the text below
please select for delivery to either metropolitan France or for the other western european (EEC 12) countries.

Doing so should take you to the product pages.

My interest in Hornby (or Tri-ang, as I still think of them) goes back to the 1960s, click here for a bit of history.

I sell Hornby Hobbies Limited products, this section of the website being their Hornby OO gauge model railway items. Although I have only been accredited as a dealer in 2019 I have been using and collecting Tri-ang and Hornby products since 1962 (when they were seperate brands) and am also familiar with both their other Jouef, Rivarossi, Lima and Electroten model railway brands and also their Scalextric, Airfix and Humbrol lines. In comparison with some other shops I would not expect to hold large stocks but would hope to provide a simple order and delivery service at an attractive price.

I order on a roughly fortnightly basis. If the items are in stock at the warehouse it will probably take a week to reach me and another week in the post before it is due to be delivered to you. It must therefore be understood that there could be a four week delay before delivery. In some instance it might be quicker but you should not rely on that. If this delay is not acceptable then please do not place an order.

I am trading under the Micro Entrepreneur regime, I pay the equivalent of TVA/VAT sales tax up-front when I buy goods and I can not exempt this for any purchasers who might be TVA/VAT registered.

Due to my location in the countryside of France's Massif Centrale I am not expecting passing trade but that is not to say that I do not like meeting other model railway enthusiasts or possible potential customers. If you would like to meet up then please do not set off in blind hope, contact me to arrange a rendez-vous first. I do sometimes post on the AFRM website (a group of english speaking railway modellers in France).

French is not my natural language, and for the limited range of words that I do understand my speed of translation is slow. If you are able to speak english I will be able to answer your queries more quickly. If you want to contact me please use email. If you speak french (or another language) then please either use a translation facility (such as or at least understand that I will be trying to use such a system on your text so please avoid abbreviations, slang or idioms that are likely to provide problems for a silicon based translation.

I am happy to post within metropolitan France and also the "western" EC countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Republic of Ireland) plus the Channel Isles. When using the site please select between the "France" or "other country" shipping option (if you should make a mistake on this then you can zero out the shopping basket and start again).This is not to say that I may not consider posting to other countries such as Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore or Japan who generally have a reliable delivery system and if you happen to live in one of those and would like to buy anything then please contact me and I will see what can be arranged for shipping.

A further comment on postage costs: I am initially having to guess at the likely cost of posting single items. I would agree that adding in a duplicate item ought not to double the cost however I am having to make a choice within the options of the Paypal shopping cart and have defaulted to the method where there is no postage discount for multiple items (which worked for my previous web shops where multiple item purchases were not that common). If you are buying lots of compact and lightweight items then I can either offer to refund the excess postage or, if you prefer to pay the correct amount in the first instance, send me an email with your items and I can then make a specific invoice for that bundle.

Although, as a dealer, I have full access to the Hornby Hobbies image bank I have been surprised to see that many items in the Hornby catalogue do not have individual stock images to download although images may well exist within their printed and on-line or downloadable catalogues. If the web pages on this site do not show pictures of an item that you are interested and want to view an image then may I suggest that you search within the catalogues or alternatively see what your preferred internet search engine pulls up. Hornby has also produced over 30 videos, I hope to put links against the appropriate products in their category pages but since some will be of older items but potentially still of interest if you are hunting up old stock I will also list them on this page, well worth a quick look to show what comes in their sets (though euro products would not have uk style mains plugs).

You should also understand that some of the older items in the catalogues will be out of production whilst newer ones may not yet have been produced.

"Railroad" items? No, under the actual plain Hornby brand you will no longer find american or transcontinental styled products (if you like american or continental railways then there are the Rivarossi, Jouef, Lima, Electroten and Arnold ranges), Hornby has opted to use this term to denote the cheaper, less fragile and less detailed items that they produce. In general these derive from the earlier production methods that Tri-ang used to use though new models are still being added to the Railroad range. For steam locomotives do not expect ultra fine detailing such as the copper pipes leading from the cylinder drain-cocks, nor sprung buffers or NEM type coupler sockets with the narrower coupling on any locomotives or rolling stock. Rolling stock will most likely have steel needle-point axles but plastic wheels. If you prefer the click of metal wheels then a selection of styles are available as accessories. Normally the lower price will indicate Railroad products but I am also tagging them with "rr" at the start of the product description.

My individual product line pages are intended to show the items that are available in the warehouse now or slated for production and open for pre-order. Please understand that I use the predicted production dates as provided by the factory or importer and these may be subject to delay.

If you happen to like Gauge 1 or O gauge items in live steam or electrically powered models in Gauge 1, O, S or Ho (or Standard or O gauge in tinplate) then I also sell MTH and Accucraft products.

When you have read and understood the text above please select for delivery to either

metropolitan France or for the other western european (EEC 12) countries.

Doing so should take you to the product pages.

Hornby track geometry pdf

Express point geometry jpg

R1138 GWR Passenger Freight 2.mp4

R1151 Caledonian Belle.mp4

R1155 Hornby_ Virgin Trains Pendolino Train Set.mp4

R1157 West Coast Highlander.mp4

R1167 The Flying Scotsman.mp4


R1173 Western master elink.mp4

R1176 Eurostar FINAL.mp4

R1179 Santas-Express-2015 1.mp4

R1183 Master of the Glens.mp4




R1210 Santas-Express-2017_1080p.mp4

R1215 Hornby-Junior-Video_MP4 720p.mp4

R1220 HIGHLAND_RAMBLER_1080p.mp4

R3299 Going home.mp4

R3339 Final.mp4 15/02/2019

R3370TTS King Richard II Final.mp4

R3424 Q6 Class.mp4

R3459TTS BR Fowler.mp4

R3603TTS_Lord Nelson_1080p.mp4


R3617 Elder Dempster Lines 1080p.mp4

R3634 Sir Francis Drake

R3653 Class 50 Leviathan 1080p.mp4

R3658 Class 50 Glorious 1080p.mp4

R3691 Paddington-IEP-800_1080p.mp4

R6888TTS TTS-VENT-VAN_1080p.mp4

R9283 Thomas the Tank Engine.mp4

R9284 Percy and the Mail Train Set.mp4

R9285 Thomas Passenger and Goods Train Set.mp4

classic Tri-ang and Minic adverts