HM156, June 2020

WELCOME TO HM156 | JUNE 2020

The June 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM156) is here and it features our first visit to Britain's Biggest Model Railway - the stunning 200ft long Heaton Lodge Junction in 'O' gauge. You can read the full issue in page-turning PDF format or as individual features re-edited to suit the digital world. Indulge in the latest layout features and exclusive online videos, browse new releases in the News and Reviews, discover the secrets of railway modelling through our step by step guides and much more.

HM156, June 2020

VIDEO: A request from Accurascale

Accurascale is asking for suggestions as to what it should make next for 'O' gauge. Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild in the garden with a rake of Accurascale's first 7mm scale wagons - the HUO coal hopper in this new video.

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Building a Routemex signal in 'O'

A new range of two, three and four-aspect colour light signal kits has been introduced by Routemex for 'O' gauge. MIKE WILD explores how they are built.

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VIDEO: Ambleton Vale

In this video we visit Ray Taylor and Anna Bass' characterful 'N' gauge exhibition layout Ambleton Vale. Join us as we tour the branch line and its brilliant detail.

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VIDEO: Heaton Lodge Junction

Simon George's outstanding 200ft long 'O' gauge model of Heaton Lodge Junction features in the June 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM156). Join us for a tour of this epic model railway as we meet the owner and showcase its latest development.

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Welcome to HM156

HELLO AND WELCOME to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine. As we completed HM155 we were expecting to continue with our plans for the Hornby Centenary special issue, but with the impact of coronavirus on the availability of magazines we have decided to postpone the celebratory issue until our October issue.

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HEATON LODGE JUNCTION

Billed as Britain’s Biggest Model Railway, this epic ‘O’ gauge layout of a famous junction is nearing completion. Builder SIMON GEORGE explains the creation of this 1980s scene. Photography, Mike Wild.

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One step beyond

To continue our celebration of Hornby’s 100th anniversary, TIM SHACKLETON looks to push detail further using quality aftermarket components and simple, easy-to-learn skills. Here he shows what you can do with a Hornby ‘8F’ and ‘Patriot’ to improve these under-rated Hornby ‘OO’ gauge locomotives.

ScotRail sliding door Mk 3s

The first of Hornby’s new range of modernised sliding door Mk 3 carriages began arriving at the end of April and during May the ScotRail versions are due to be delivered too.

‘W1’ Liveries Confirmed

HORNBY has completed the CAD drawing work for its models of the unique Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 for ‘OO’ gauge as well as confirming the livery specifications for each version.

Latest CADs show Class 91 progress

Development of the all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 91 from Hornby is continuing with current work focused on finalising the design and build process for the AC electric’s pantograph.