Hornby 00 Gauge Trains on Film Titfield Thunderbolt Steam Locomotive Train Model

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Hornby 00 Gauge Trains on Film Titfield Thunderbolt Steam Locomotive Train Model

Hornby 00 Gauge Trains on Film Titfield Thunderbolt Steam Locomotive Train Model

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have decided to remove the two ‘Trains of Film’ packs from the Hornby 2022 product range and acknowledges and accepts that Studiocanal owns the licensing rights to the ‘Thunderbolt’ locomotive as depicted in the ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’ film as well as Dan Taylor’s grounded carriage body.

Further, they released a Youtube video in response to Hornby's announcement, in which they stated that they had an exclusive license for the production of Titfield Thunderbolt model trains from Studiocanal, the film's rightsholder, and that they and Studiocanal would enforce their IP rights. I’m not joining any boycott of Hornby for two reasons, there’s plenty of folks relying on their jobs in Hornby and if the Hornby model doesn’t duplicate someone else’s announcement and it’s something I wanted then it’s a nice to have. or the use of Studio Canal on the box its obviously more heavily branded for the enthusiast or collector. It is interesting how Hornby have worded their pack "Trains on Film as seen in 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' Train Pack".Please note that this service is NOT insured, therefore if purchasers require further cover, then they must arrange this themselves. However, there is a wrinkle in the story, as Canadian model train manufacturer Rapido Trains had previously announced their own Titfield Thunderbolt train set.

Hornby Hobbies have decided to remove the two ‘Trains of Film’ packs from the Hornby 2022 product range and acknowledges and accepts that Studiocanal owns the licensing rights to the ‘Thunderbolt’ locomotive as depicted in the ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’ film as well as Dan Taylor’s grounded carriage body. This new train pack certainly looks to be a lot better than that one but maybe there's something linking the two, apart from them being about the same film? have decided to remove the two ‘Trains of Film’ packs from the Hornby 2022 product range and acknowledges and accept that Studiocanal own the licensing rights to the ‘Thunderbolt’ locomotive as depicted in the ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’ film as well as Dan Taylor’s grounded carriage body.I may be wrong but I can’t see StudioCanal devoting too much time/legal resources to a tiff over the rights to an obscure 70 year old film they have inherited which most people will never have heard of. The story was inspired by the group of enthusiasts, led by Tom Rolt, who took over the 2ft 3in gauge Talyllyn Railway in 1951 and thus kick-started the railway preservation movement. There will be a significant number of people that go to Hornby as it's the name that they know and may occasionally check Hattons/RoS. And even if Hornby does decide to change their mind it would be easy and just say they are producing the Lion loco and the rest of the model moved around to say railroad. So the question is, if what Rapido says is true, is Hornby's train set violating Studiocanal's copyright?



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