Source: Hornby Hobbies

A new reality series is going behind the scenes at one of the world’s premier makers of toy trains and model kits.

Hornby: A Model World is currently filming at the Hornby headquarters in the UK. 10, 60-minute episodes have been ordered by UKTV to air on its Yesterday network and on-demand service, UKTV Play. Rare TV is producing.

According to Hornby, the series delves into the business of getting new toys and collectibles from Hornby Railways, Corgi, Airfix, and Scalextric into stores on time and on budget. The series will also feature model train enthusiasts who will show off their highly detailed toy train layouts.

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“Since 1920, Hornby has inspired a cult-like following amongst hobbyists and Yesterday viewers are going to love rolling into this world of British model-making, with its fastidious attention to detail, skilled engineers and passionate super collectors,” says Gerald Casey, channel director at Yesterday.

Flame Distribution is handling worldwide sales outside of the UK and Eire for the series.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.