Frank Hornby 150th Anniversary 1863-2013
Credits
Brighton Toy and Model Museum's Frank Hornby 150th Anniversary project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has paid for a dedicated Project Officer for one year and for a range of events and resources to help the museum mark the anniversary year and expand its Hornby-related resources, both online and in the museum. Almost all of the museum's personnel are volunteers, and many of them have contributed time to the project. The list below is incomplete and in the process of being expanded (8 July).


Museum Staff

Museum Director – Chris Littledale

Manager (2012) – Stacey Trumble

Manager (2013) – Tig Savage

Project Officer – Eric Baird

Planning Team

Eric Baird

Signe Beikmane

Andrea Dumbrell

Chris Littledale

Tig Savage

Milan Simek

Stacey Trumble

Construction

Tablet housings – Eric Baird

Tablet installation – Gordon Hall

Wifi cabling and build – Pete Bryant

“Electronic Poster” build – Gordon Hall

Meccano-style document holders – Eric Baird

Misc. laser-cutter work – Eric Baird

Design

Activity sheets and info sheets – Andrea Dumbrell

Brochure – Eric Baird

Hornby Week – Eric Baird, Signe Beikmane and Aisling Murray

Posters (English and French)  – Eric Baird

Tablet housings – Eric Baird

Tablet software – Eric Baird

Cabinet design – Eric Baird and Gordon Hall

Interactive Meccano creatures – Gordon Hall

“Electronic poster” hardware – Gordon Hall

“Electronic poster” screens – Eric Baird

Meccano-style document holders – Eric Baird

Frank Hornby colouring-in sheets – Chris Littledale

Educational presentation on Frank Hornby – Andrea Dumbrell

Project logo design – Eric Baird

Museum and Exhibition Displays and Layouts

Robbie Gardner

Nick Gibson

Gordon Hall

Chris Littledale

Milan Simek

Translation Work

Exhibit Research and Wiki Writeups

Dinky – Nick Gibson

Dinky and Hornby Series – Francisco Dominguez

Hornby, Dinky, Meccano – Eric Baird

Wiki design and management – Eric Baird

Image research, scanning, manipulation and metadata tagging – Eric Baird

Events

2013 ModelWorld Launch

(stand staff, details to follow)

Project Launch Party (Feb 23)

Planning – Tig Savage

Personnel –  (details to follow)

Hornby Train Running Day

Chris Littledale

Milan Simek

Frank Hornby Birthday (May 15)

Planning – Tig Savage

Personnel –  (details to follow)

Frank Hornby Night, "Museums at Night" (May 17)

Planning – Tig Savage

Lecture – Chris Littledale

Personnel –  (details to follow)

Children's Play Day (May 19)

Planning and Publicity – Signe Beikmane

Personnel –  (details to follow)

Guided tours and lectures

Chris Littledale

Andrea Dumbrell

Luke Wyborn

Publicity

Tig Savage

Eric Baird

Signe Beikmane

Milan Simek

Andrea Dumbrell

Miscellaneous

Research

Universities – Organisations

Thanks also to: The Hornby Railway Collectors' Association (HRCA), the Dinky Toys Collectors' Association (DTCA), the International Society of Meccanomen (ISM), the London Meccano Club and their subgroups, The Frank Hornby Trust in Maghull, the Museum of Liverpool, Google for their anniversary "GoogleDoodle", ITV Meridian, BBC Sussex and the Brighton Argus, BBC Timeshift, Collector's Gazette, the Hornby Collectors' magazine, and all the specialist magazines, clubs, shows, individuals and organisations who have kept the Hornby legacy alive for all these years.


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