Classic UK Minitrix Models  -  History
UK Minitrix

Hornby Minitrix started marketing models produced by the Trix company in 1973. By this time,the German MiniTrix company already had a number of British outline models in its catalogue, and these began to appear under the Hornby banner from 1973 onwards. However, it is possible to find early examples of what would become the Hornby range in the green and yellow polystyrene boxes as sold by Minitrix. Some other early Minitrix models took a long time to appear in the Hornby Minitrix range.

No Model Colour Config Cab No MiniTrix No Hornby MiniTrix
N201 2F Dock Tank Black 0-6-0 47160 51-2052-00 1973  
N202 2MT + Tender Black 2-6-0 46400 51-2039-00 1973  
N203 7P Britannia Green 4-6-2 70000 51-2037-00 1973 1970
N203 7P Britannia Green 4-6-2 70000 51-2037-10 1981 1981-2
N204 Class 27 Green Bo-Bo D5379 51-2940-00 1973 1969
N205 2MT Black 2-6-2 41234 51-2040-00 1973  
N206 Class 42 Warship Blue Bo-Bo D823 Hermes 51-2942-00 1974 1970
N207 Class 9F Black 2-10-0 92018 51-2058-00 1976 1975-76
N208 Class 42 Warship Green Bo-Bo D825 Intrepid 51-2943-00 1979 1970
N209 Class 9F Green 2-10-0 92220 Evening Star 51-2041-00 1979  
N210 Class 47 Blue Co-Co 47170 Cnty of Norfolk 51-2966-00 1982 1981
N211 Class A4 Green 4-6-2 60022 Mallard 51-2947-00 1980 1980
N212 Class 27 Blue Bo-Bo 27014 51-2969-00 1980 1970
N213 2MT + Tender Green 2-6-0 46402 51-2038-00 1983  
N213 2MT + Tender Green 2-6-0 46406 51-2038-00 1982? 1982
N214 Class A4 Blue 4-6-2 4498 Nigel Gresley 51-2946-00 1983?  
N215 Not Used            
N216 Not Used            
N217 7P Boadicea Green 4-6-2 70036 Boadicea 51-2042-00 1985 ?  
N218 Not Used            
N219 Class 47 Blue Co-Co 47541 Queen Mother 51-2958-00 1983?  
  Class 47 Grey Co-Co 47378 Railfreight 51-2024-00 1987 1987
  Class 47 Grey Co-Co 47487 InterCity 51-2025-00 1987 1987
  Class A3 Green 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman 51-2949-00 1988  
  Class A3 Ap Green 4-6-2 4472 Flying Scotsman 51-2950-00 1988  

* Year is very approximate.  I have used a number of sources - one of which is copies of old catalogues that I have found - but these often represent an intention, rather than the availability of a model.  Two notable examples are the early Britannia, which first appeared as a drawing which seems to have been taken from the Trix OO guage model and probably didn't appear until the following year.  The Blue Class 27 appeared in the 1970 Trix catalogue, but didn't make it into the Hornby Minitrix catalogue until 1980 - when it was highlighted as a new model.

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