18 December 2009
Hornby, the model railway producer, is set to feature in the latest installment of the popular TV show James May’s 'Toy Stories', to be screened at 7pm on BBC2 on Christmas Day. ...
Hornby, the model railway producer, is set to feature in the latest installment of the popular TV show James May’s 'Toy Stories', to be screened at 7pm on BBC2 on Christmas Day.
Viewers will see May attempt another incredible stunt when he attempts to recreate the disused railway line running from Barnstable to Bideford, entirely out of Hornby train track. Once completed May then attempts to drive five 00 gauge electric trains and rolling stock along the 10 mile route. For the mammoth project May required the help of over 300 railway enthusiasts and there were numerous twists and turns along the way.
In James May’s Toy Stories, May is on a mission to celebrate traditional toys on a massive scale. In previous episodes viewers have seen May create a full-size Spitfire out of Airfix and recreate the famous Brooklands banked circuit entirely out of Scalextric track, setting a new world record in the process.
Simon Kohler, Marketing Manager, Hornby, comments: “Hornby has played an important role in the childhood of many people around the world and viewers will certainly be able to identify with James’s excitement as he attempts this huge project. The episode will be full of drama and we are confident Hornby and model railway fans in general will thoroughly enjoy it”.