Hornby to take model trains digital

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Thomas Ricker
February 6th, 2006
Hornby to take model trains digital

We haven’t looked at model train tech since we were, like, tweeners hangin’ out cool fraggin’ up the 7-11. But UK-based Hornby is about to bring the pain to apple-pie-and-freedom-fries Lionel as they take the ol’ HO and turn her out digital. The new train sets feature a Digital Command Center which will allow punters individual control of up to 255 different trains and up to 250 accessories including lights, switches, turntables and hopefully drunken boxcar ridin’ beatniks reading poetry. The control units will sell individually for about $100 with three complete train sets rolling out this Xmas ranging in price from $230 to about $400 -- giving you all yet another chance to show us your “O” face.

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