Wednesday 25 September 2019 9:04 am

Hornby wants to build a Brexit model train that doesn't work

Toy train maker Hornby has said it regrets “not producing a Brexit-themed model” in a trading update issued to investors ahead of its AGM later today.

“We regret not producing a Brexit themed model. Our new grasp of social media has shown us that people are passionate about sharing their views on the topic,” Hornby said.

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“If the situation persists, we have plans for a locomotive that reliably gets stuck between stations.”

Hornby said its sales and margins had been higher than the previous year for the period between 1 April and 31 August, and were in line with internal budgets.

The outcome for the full year would be dependent on performance during the crucial Christmas period, Hornby said, adding: “we are mindful of the potential supply disruption at the ports if/when we leave the EU”.

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“We started our Brexit preparations last year and we will do all we can to ensure our customers get what they want; on time and in full,” it added.

Hornby’s interim results are due to be released in November.

Main image credit: Getty

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