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Hornby Arnold Brighton Belle

Hornby Arnold Brighton Belle in BR blue & grey - driving motor brake Pullman saloon second

In the autumn of 2014 Hornby International's Arnold division released a 2mm scale version of Hornby's highly acclaimed Brighton Belle model. These are only available by direct sale from Hornby's website. These smaller scale models mirrored their bigger sisters exactly, being of a 1934 version in umber and cream (product code HN3001) and late 1960s version in BR blue & grey (product code HN3002), incorporating the strengths but unfortunately also reproducing their errors. In the case of the blue and grey version the driving power cars, being handed, fit to the wrong ends and the orientation of the kitchen cars is not correct. One would have hoped that with these errors being reported on the 4mm scale version they would have been corrected when downsizing the plans.

The three different types of cars of the late 1960s version are pictured here.

Hornby Arnold Brighton Belle in BR blue & grey - trailer kitchen Pullman saloon first
Hornby Arnold Brighton Belle in BR blue & grey - trailer Pullman saloon third