Hornby gears up ahead of Olympics

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The Independent Online

The model railway maker Hornby has insisted the supply-chain problems which caused its annual profits to slump 21 per cent to £4.1m have been resolved in time to meet demand for London Olympics merchandise, such as a model Scalextric Velodrome.

The firm, headed by Frank Martin, pictured, also said it had sealed deals to make products linked to Cars 2 and Star Wars.