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  • Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops
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    Cars 2 Scalextric races to the shops

    By 15 July 2011

    With the imminent release of Pixar's latest movie, Cars 2, it comes as no surprise that stores are being crammed with related branded and themed merchandise. There's Cars 2 lunchboxes, Cars 2 sticker books, Cars 2 pyjamas and Jimmy and Alan Carr both...

  • Hornby goes London 2012 Olympics mad with Scalextric Team GB Track Cycling Set
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    Hornby goes London 2012 Olympics mad with Scalextric Team GB Track Cycling Set

    By 26 January 2011

    Hornby, maker of both Scalextric and its eponymous toy train line, has signed up with the London 2012 Olympics for a range of officially-licensed products in stores now and coming over the next few months. Firstly, the company has created a specially...

  • Hornby Digital Sound: give your tunnels sound love
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    Hornby Digital Sound: give your tunnels sound love

    By 22 February 2010

    Hornby is to take the humble model train set to the next level with the launch of Hornby Digital Sound, a system that sees individual trains fitted with speakers so changes in sound dynamics differ as they travel around the track and through tunnels....

  • Hornby brings model trains into the digital age with the Digital Command Control
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    Hornby brings model trains into the digital age with the Digital Command Control

    By 27 September 2006

    Model railway maker Hornby has released a new Digital Command Control to bring model railways into the digital age. The wireless system allows up to 254 locomotives to be controlled by the same remote, thanks to small micro chip processors. Two versions...

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    Hornby goes digital with new train set

    By 5 February 2006

    Hornby is to bring the humble train set in the 21st century with the introduction of digital trains that allow you to control them individually rather than by the track they sit on. Due in time for Christmas, the new digital train sets will come with...