Hornby is the UKs biggest maker of model railways, with over a centurys experience in the business. In 1901, Frank Hornby patented his first construction toy and in 1920 the company made the first ever clockwork train. Today, Hornby makes a huge variety of top quality model trains, based on locomotives old and new. They also offer imaginative scenery, buildings and accessories, so you can design and build your very own railway world. Our Hornby range includes simple models for kids and collectors editions based on real life trains for grown ups.