Hornby Coca Cola Christmas Train Set Review

The Hornby Coca Cola Christmas Train Set is a delightful and nostalgic train set that features the iconic Coca-Cola brand and its signature red colour. The set is designed for adult collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate the history and heritage of both Hornby and Coca-Cola, as well as the festive spirit of the holiday season.

The set includes a 0-4-0 diesel shunter locomotive, a closed box van, two container wagons, a starter oval track, a train controller, a transformer, and a re-railer. The locomotive and the wagons are decorated with the Coca-Cola logo and slogans, such as “The Pause That Refreshes” and “Things Go Better With Coke”. The track layout can fit a space of 1100mm x 1070mm, which is ideal for placing around the Christmas tree or on a table.

The train set is easy to assemble and operate, thanks to the clear instructions and the user-friendly controller. The locomotive runs smoothly and quietly on the track, pulling the wagons along with ease. The quality and detail of the models are impressive, as they capture the authentic look and feel of the Coca-Cola brand and its products. The set also comes with a license from Coca-Cola, which adds to its authenticity and collectability.

This train set is DC operated and is not DCC compatible, however, it should be possible to convert to DCC should you wish in the future.

The Hornby Coca Cola Christmas Train Set is a great gift for anyone who loves trains, Coca-Cola, or both. It is a fun and festive way to celebrate the Christmas season, as well as to enjoy the hobby of model railroading.

What’s in the box

  • Diesel shunter locomotive with a 0-4-0 wheel configuration, which means it has no leading or trailing wheels and four coupled driving wheels. It is used for moving wagons around in yards or sidings.
  • Closed box van and two container wagons, which are used for transporting goods and cargo. The box van has sliding doors on both sides, while the container wagons have removable containers that can be lifted by cranes.
  • Starter oval track, which is a basic track layout that forms a loop. It can be easily set up on a flat surface, such as a floor or a table. It can also be extended with additional track pieces from Hornby.
  • Train controller, which is a device that allows you to control the speed and direction of the locomotive. It has a knob that you can turn to adjust the power output, and a switch that you can flip to change the polarity.
  • Transformer, which is a device that converts the mains electricity into a lower voltage that is suitable for the train set. It plugs into a wall socket and connects to the track via wires.
  • Re-railer, which is a tool that helps you to place the locomotive and the wagons on the track. It has grooves that align with the wheels and guide them onto the rails.
hornby coca cola christmas train set


  • Colour (Red)
  • OO Gauge
  • DC Operated (Analogue)
  • Coke Livery
  • Minimum Curve (mm): Radius 1
  • Motor: 3 Pole

Overall, I would highly recommend the Hornby Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set to anyone who is looking for a unique and charming train set that combines two iconic brands in one. It is a wonderful way to bring some joy and magic to your home this Christmas, or to share it with someone special. It is a train set that will surely make you smile and say “Coke Is It!”

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