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Hornby Magazine September 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM171, September 2021. Highlights of this issue include our ultimate guide to Pete Waterman's stunning Making Tracks layout for Chester Cathedral, first reviews of the Heljan AEC railcar for 'OO' and Lynton and Barnstaple Railway 2-4-2T Lyn plus Hornby's latest Pendolino and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday August 5.

VIDEO: Making Tracks at Chester Cathedral

EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Join the Hornby Magazine team for our latest feature length one-hour special video showcasing Pete Waterman's stunning new 'OO' gauge layout at Chester Cathedral as we take control of the trains alongside the volunteers and learn all about this stunning 64ft x 12ft layout. Plus don't miss our full feature in HM171 - on sale from August 5.

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Airfix Model World August 2021

Welcome to Airfix Model World August 2021 featuring full coverage of Airfix's newly tooled 1/72 Mosquito B/XVI, Tamiya's 1/24 McLaren Senna, Zoukei-Mura's new 1/48 F-4E Phantom II, exclusive model builds, scale modelling news, reviews and more. Read the full issue in PDF format here or dip into our reformatted online features for KeyModelWorld at your leisure.


EXTRA IMAGES INSIDE: Unusual subjects and breaks from the hobby are key elements in this month’s selection of impressive reader-submitted build projects.

Hornby acquires Oxford Diecast

Hornby plc has acquired the remaining 51% share capital of LCD Enterprises it did not already own for £1.3 million.



Eduard has reworked its praiseworthy 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I/II parts to form a stunning American-themed Limited Edition Dual Combo – so you can build early or late Mk.Vb airframes and a Mk.Vc.

WIN! A Hornby ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2 worth £180

Hornby Magazine is offering a chance to win one of Hornby’s brand-new Bulleid air-smoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2s in our latest competition. The closing date for entries is September 25 2021.

WIN! A five-year subscription and £150 Key Publishing Shop voucher

Key Publishing is offering a unique chance to win a five-year FREE subscription to Hornby Magazine and a voucher worth £150 to spend at the Key Publishing online shop. The total prize value is over £380! The closing date for entries is 5pm on October 28 2021

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Using simple tools and techniques, TIM SHACKLETON gets to grips with the options to enhance the Hattons Class 66 and shows how you can make these attractive heavy freight locomotives stunning in every detailed respect.

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Avanti West Coast Pendolino


Hornby's ‘OO’ gauge Class 390 Pendolino makes a welcome return following an extended break from the range.