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  1. February 10, 2013

    Iron will needed to keep Hornby on track

    Hornby may be old, but it is not just any old toy maker. The £33m group was founded in 1901 but, like any business whether...

  2. November 9, 2012

    Hornby battles to build a head of steam

    For a company whose model trains usually chuff along behind the closed doors of spare rooms or basements, Hornby’s recent...

  1. July 12, 2012

    Ballet Mixed Bill, Prinzregententheater, Munich

    To lose three dancers looks like carelessness, except that dance is live theatre and accidents do happen. To lose to injury...

  2. June 8, 2012

    Hornby cuts dividend steam

    Hornby, the maker of Scalextric and Airfix model sets, cut its dividend after difficult conditions in its core British...

  3. June 8, 2012

    Slowdown forces Hornby to cut dividend

    Hornby is hoping that the enduring appeal of James Bond and Star Wars as well as the more youthful charms of Olly the Little...

  4. January 27, 2012

    Hornby sales hit by lacklustre Christmas

    Shares in Hornby fell on Friday after the Scalextric set and Airfix model maker warned that lacklustre Christmas sales would...

  5. November 11, 2011

    Hornby on track with Olympic-themed trains

    Demand for Olympics-themed toy trains and the resolution of a long-running supply problem helped Hornby overcome the broader...

  6. January 25, 2011

    Hornby sales in the sidings after heavy snowfall

    Hornby blamed heavy snowfall in December for derailing sales of model trains and slot car sets over the Christmas period....

  7. November 13, 2010

    Hornby dented by late-running Chinese trains

    Delayed arrivals of trains from China held Hornby back in the first half, but the hobby specialist said it expected sales...

  8. June 5, 2010

    Hornby sees strong sales lift

    Strong sales in the run-up to Christmas and immediately afterwards have pushed up revenues at Hornby, as the toy and model...

  9. June 4, 2010

    Hornby sees strong sales boost

    Strong sales in the run-up to Christmas and immediately afterwards have pushed up revenues at Hornby, as the toy and model...

  10. April 24, 2010

    Strong year puts Hornby pay-out back on the rails

    Shares in Hornby rallied more than 15 per cent yesterday after the maker of hobby train sets announced it would return to...

  11. April 23, 2010

    Strong year puts Hornby pay-outs back on track

    Shares in Hornby rallied more than 15 per cent on Friday after the maker of hobby train sets announced it would return to...

  12. January 25, 2010

    Toy supercars drive up sales at Hornby

    A late rush for toy supercars for the electric racing game Scalextric and miniatures of Formula One cars helped lift sales...

  13. November 14, 2009

    Olympic buses set the tone for Hornby strategy

    A model version of the red London bus used in the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics has helped to buoy sales at...

  14. November 13, 2009

    Olympic toy bus sales buoy Hornby

    A model version of the red London bus used in the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics has helped to buoy sales at...

  15. July 21, 2009

    Hornby awarded Olympic licence

    Olympic fans keen on modelling will be able to stage their own mini-version of the 2012 London games a year early. The...

  16. June 5, 2009

    Hornby remains on track

    Hard-pressed consumers may be forgoing exotic foreign holidays and new cars but they are continuing to buy model aeroplanes...

  17. January 28, 2009

    Hornby's China engine comes unstuck on dollar strength

    The fall in sterling has hurt Hornby, the hobby company that enjoyed strong growth after switching production to China 10...

  18. January 27, 2009

    Hornby’s China engine unstuck on dollar strength

    The fall in sterling has hurt Hornby, the hobby company that enjoyed strong growth after switching production to China 10...

  19. January 25, 2009

    The Gambler, Opéra de Lyon, France

    Ever resourceful, Serge Dorny, the intendant in Lyons, has found another clever theme for his annual opera festival. This...

  20. November 8, 2008

    Hornby sees fall in outsourcing benefits

    Hornby, best known for its model-train sets, has signalled that the advantages of outsourcing production to China are being...

  21. November 7, 2008

    Hornby sees fall in outsourcing benefits

    Hornby, best known for its model-train sets, has signalled that the advantages of outsourcing production to China are being...

  22. June 6, 2008

    Hamilton’s success puts Hornby in fast lane

    The unexpected success of Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One championship last year helped Hornby to accelerate turnover by...

  23. May 2, 2008

    Hornby snaps up Corgi

    Hornby has added automobiles to its toy cupboard of planes and trains, acquiring Corgi, the maker of die-cast model cars for...

  24. May 1, 2008

    Hornby puts Corgi in its toy box

    Hornby on Thursday added model car maker Corgi to its growing stable of famous toys targeted at boys and their fathers. It...

  25. April 1, 2008

    Hornby derailed by 'growing pains'

    Hornby has warned for the second time this year that its profits will not meet expectations, sending shares in the...

  26. March 31, 2008

    Hornby derailed by ‘growing pains’

    Hornby has warned for the second time this year that its profits will not meet expectations, sending shares in the trainsets...

  27. January 29, 2008

    European sales derail Hornby

    Strong Christmas sales at Hornby have been offset by delays in introducing new products in continental Europe. The maker of...

  28. January 28, 2008

    Hornby hit by pre-Christmas slowdown

    Strong Christmas sales at Hornby were offset by delays in introducing new products in continental Europe, the maker of model...

  29. November 10, 2007

    Hornby sales gain F1 charge

    The renewed popularity of Formula One grand prix motor racing on the back of Lewis Hamilton's success helped toymaker...

  30. November 9, 2007

    Hamilton drives up sales at Hornby

    The renewed popularity of Formula One grand prix motor racing on the back of Lewis Hamilton’s success helped toymaker Hornby...

  31. June 9, 2007

    DIRECTORS' DEALS

    Shares in Royal and Sun Alliance faltered recently after a long period of gains. Edward Lea pepped up his holding at 159p....

  32. June 2, 2007

    Hornby hurt by World Cup fever

    Hornby blamed last summer's World Cup for diverting interest from model trains and slot-car racing as full-year profits...

  33. June 1, 2007

    Higher costs hurt Hornby

    Annual profits at Hornby fell by 6 per cent on the back of foreign currency movements and higher costs. However, the...

  34. November 11, 2006

    Hornby poised to offer Airfix economies of scale

    Hornby, the model train maker, has come to the rescue of many a middle-aged modelmaker in Britain with its its 11th-hour...

  35. November 10, 2006

    Hornby snaps up Airfix for £2.6m

    Hornby, the UK company best known for its model train sets, has come to the rescue of Airfix, maker of the eponymous model...

  36. September 22, 2006

    Not game over for classic toymakers

    Times are tough in Toyland. Airfix, the UK company best known for its model Spitfire kits, last month saw Humbrol, its...

  37. September 2, 2006

    Hornby may move for Airfix

    Hornby, one of the great British model brands, is interested in acquiring Airfix from the administrators. The company would...

  38. August 8, 2006

    Mostly Mozart / Vänskä

    Lincoln Center, New York The opening fanfares have subsided. The television cameras have left. The official music-director,...

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