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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.

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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.

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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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The Class 390 Pendolino

One of the most successful trains in service is the Alstom-built Class 390 Pendolino, which has monopolised West Coast Main Line express services for almost two decades. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the history of this ground-breaking design.

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Andy Davies has fun building and modifying an oddity from the golden age of aviation in the form of the 1/72 AviS Lee-Richards Annular wing No.3.

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Richard Spreckley builds ICM’s new-tool 1/48 Do 217N-1 –a Luftwaffe night-fighter converted from a medium bomber – as prototype fuselage No 7.

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The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Perchance it is not dead but sleepeth’ said a wreath at Barnstaple Town station when the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway closed in 1935. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES charts the history and remarkable revival of this famous railway.

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Model Railway Puzzle Book

Download our puzzle book on a model railway theme
with something to suit all age ranges, levels of
knowledge and interests

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‘Western' buying guide

Sixty years ago, the first of British Rail’s (BR) Type 4 diesel-hydraulic C-C ‘Western’ Class locomotives rolled off the production line at Swindon Works. MARK CHIVERS looks back at some of the models of these distinctive diesel-hydraulics through the years in ‘N’, ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge.