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All the searches below are part word or full word searches.

* A search for 'tank' will return 'tank' and 'tanker'.
* A search for 'ank' will return 'tank', 'tanker' and 'plank'.
* A search for '30' will return '60030' and '3000'.
** If you are struggling for a search phrase, a great way to start browsing the database is to use the Year Menu or the Publication Menu, then select the relevant year or catalogue based on your experiences with Tri-ang or Hornby. There you will find what you are looking for.

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Database Help

For each model there is one model page (Model Details), we call this the overall model page. Each model also has one or many model year pages (Model Year Details), one page for each year of release. The pages look quite similar, although at a closer look you will notice many differences.

The Model Details page shows most of the information for all the years of release, whereas the Model Year Details page shows all the information around the particular year of release.

Top 6 Models

1. Princess Royal Class Locomotive - Princess Elizabeth
2. Class A1 Locomotive - Flying Scotsman
3. Class A3 Locomotive - Flying Scotsman
4. Class 7P6F Locomotive - Britannia
5. Class 9F Locomotive - Evening Star
6. L.N.E.R. Composite Coach

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11,328 yearly Items over 57 Years.
4,069 individual Items.
3,707 Models.
362 catalogued Train Sets.
156 Train Packs.
820 Steam Locomotives.
497 Diesel Locomotives.
1,082 Passenger Coaches.
1,152 Freight Wagons.

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