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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Hornby 2015 range reveals Den prototype!

Hornby's 2015 product range has recently revealed that a second version of the 0-4-0 'Sentinel' will include motion rod drive, something that was only ever available as a plastic kit from Knightwing using a Branchlines chassis kit. The new model looks superb, and although the model will not be out till next year, it now opens up some new opportunities for fans to make their own models of Thomas & Friends character, Den.

Den who was recently seen in the Thomas and Friends Television Series, is based on the sentinel 0-4-0 rod drive locomotive like the picture above, he works at the Diesel works with his friend Dart, who was made by Hornby two years ago.

Sadly there is no new Thomas & Friends characters in the 2015 lineup, but, there could well be a return of the Hornby Thomas range around 2016/17 depending on the current state of Hornby's future, it was announced recently that they were leaving Margate Works in Kent to move to new premises, but production of new products would still continue nonetheless!

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