By 1980 Triang had taken over Hornby and assumed the name; also with Triang were the old diecast Hornby Dublo locos, marketed as Wrenn.
Jouef (French) and Lima (Italian) were absorbed by Hornby; most Airfix (GMR) models were also taken over by Hornby whilst Mainline sort-of became Bachmann who now own the Liliput brand.
Most of today's models are produced in China and something of a growth industry is models produced exclusively for retailers like Rails of Sheffield and Hattons of Widnes. These are sometimes partnership deals with existing companies, sometimes commissioned direct from China.
Either way, most of the locos shown in this 1980 book can still be bought today, either as new re-tooled models or on the second-hand market.
Beatties was a Riches to Rags tale.
As can be gathered from their advert, Hornby were making much of their model of the APT (Advanced Passenger Train).
These men were the nearest thing to scientists that you could have in a few years BC. Yes, they "studied the stars" as astrologists, seek to find meaning; BUT, in so doing, they and many like them discovered so much that we would now call astronomy.
The astrological pattern of the stars led them to recognise something very significant astronomically. A powerful star )a message from God rather than anything that we can now identify) drew them to the new "King".
GOLD : A King, eternal in heaven ...
MYRRH : for embalming dead bodies!
The Messiah would complete all that was necessary to "save" mankind. All mankind has to do is to accept the true CHRISTmas gift through faith.