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HM164 Penmouth and Curzon Street Feature Premium

Welcome to the February 2021 issue

JANUARY BRINGS one of the most anticipated model railway catalogue releases of the year, as it marks the reveal of Hornby’s new range for 2021. The announcement has become something of a ritual for the Hornby Magazine team as we work round the clock excitedly to prepare our content for this issue in the run up to Christmas, working in secrecy to ensure the information is kept firmly under wraps until the official announcement.

HM164 Penmouth and Curzon Street Feature Premium

Penmouth & Curzon Street

Unable to decide on one location, MARK WILSON set out to create an ‘OO’ gauge layout covering London, Birmingham and the South West – to grand effect. Photography, Mike Wild.

HM164 Faller Car System Feature Premium

MOVING VEHICLES

The Faller Car System is a brilliant way of introducing moving road vehicles alongside a railway, and it’s much simpler to add than you might think. MIKE WILD opens up the Gaugemaster starter set to add a circuit to the Hornby Magazine test track.

HM164 Royal Scot detailing Feature Premium

A ‘baseball cap’ for a ‘Royal Scot’

Sometimes, you want a model which is utterly unique, and as with many classes, the ‘Royal Scots’ had their fair share of modifications. TREVOR JONES shows how he converted a Bachmann model with unusual smoke deflectors.

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REPAINTS... FACT & FANTASY

TIM SHACKLETON brings a little colour into our lives by imagining what a DB Cargo Class 68 might look like.

HM164 Train Formations Feature Premium

DIESEL PROTOTYPES

As British Railways started replacing steam, a new breed of prototype locomotives started to appear on passenger and freight workings in the 1950s and 1960s. MARK CHIVERS presents a selection of train formations utilising the new breed from this experimental period in BR’s history.

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Fence Houses

Drawing on the heavy industry of North Eastern England, IAN FORSYTH created this atmospheric colliery layout in ‘OO’ which showcases a long disappeared railway scene. Photography, Trevor Jones.

HM164 Bachmann Class 20 Review Premium

TYPE 1 REVISION

The Class 20 has been a long-standing part of the Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge range, but only now has the missing piece of the ‘Chopper’ jigsaw been completed – the Class 20/3. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this revised Class 20 which models the rebuilds completed fo r DRS in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Explore the latest from Airfix Model World

The world of plastic kit modelling is diverse covering aircraft, military vehicles, cars and more. Click on the links below to start your journey with detailed content from Airfix Model World.

Latest in Scale Modelling / Planes

CZECH BUMBLEBEE

Modellers seeking something different might consider Eduard’s newly tooled 1/72 Z-37 Čmelák (bumblebee) agricultural aircraft.

HERRICK PATROLLER

The past few years have seen a resurgence in British Army kits, with this brand-new tooling of an Operation Herrick-standard FV510 Warrior from Meng just the latest.

THE PERFECT PHANTOM?

Japanese Manufacturer FineMolds has a reputation for accuracy and detail, with its kits being highly sought after – this will definitely be the case with its newly tooled 1/72 F-4EJ Phantom.

DISPLAY CASE

Inspiration from previous issues of AMW, family history and custom mobility make for a varied selection of projects in this month’s reader showcase.

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FLYING IRON

The re-release of Airfix’s 1/48 Gloster Javelin has been awaited eagerly by modellers; it is a direct reissue comprising nine styrene runners packed with crisply moulded parts.

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Show Guide

Welcome to the new online events listing for Hornby Magazine and Airfix Model World. Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, most modelling events have been cancelled or postponed, so please check with the event organisers that events are running before travelling. Check back for updates as this guide will be updated regularly.

Latest Events

CANCELLED: Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by the City of Canterbury Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Model Rail Scotland

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Annual model railway show hosted by the Association of Model Railway Societies in Scotland (AMRSS). *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: New Mills and District Railway Modellers Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by New Mills and District Railway Modellers. *Please note this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Wombourne Model Railway Show

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Model Railway Show hosted by Midarc. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

CANCELLED: Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual event hosted by Basingstoke and North Hants Model Railway Society. *Please note, this event has been CANCELLED.

ELMRO Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual exhibition hosted by East Lancashire Model Railway (Charitable) Organisation (ELMRO). Event rescheduled from its usual January dates.

Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition

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Annual model railway exhibition hosted by 32A model railway club.

Modelling Extravaganza

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Annual modelling event hosted by Hoddesdon Model Railway Club. As well as layouts, features also include working fairground models, radio-controlled boats and road vehicles.

Midlands Garden Rail Show

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Annual Midlands Garden Rail Show at Warwickshire Event Centre - rescheduled from usual March date to May 22/23 2021.

STOKE MODEL SHOW

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Stoke Model Club will host its annual show on August 22, 2021.

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