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

Hornby shows Avanti Pendolino

Hornby has received a decorated sample of its ‘OO’ gauge Avanti West Coast liveried Class 390 Pendolino unit 390001 for evaluation.

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Support NHS heroes with HORNBY LIVERY COMPETITION

Hornby is hosting a NHS Livery Competition in support of NHS heroes.

Spring meadow Feature Premium

Spring meadows

Spring meadows small sections of meadow are a great way to cover bare baseboards. For this demonstration, a small corner of meadow is created. ANTHONY REEVES explains how.

Class 33 train formations Feature Premium

60 years of the Class 33s

Ranging far beyond their Southern Region home, the Class 33s were highly versatile machines and 2020 marks six decades since their introduction. MARK CHIVERS looks at their varied duties and shows how to model them in ‘OO’ gauge.

Stanier 8F Feature Premium

LMS ‘8F’ 2-8-0

One of the most numerous and effective classes of locomotive ever built was Stanier’s heavy freight ‘8F’ 2-8-0 – which varied careers at home and abroad, EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

Brush painting Feature Premium

Brush painting basics

You don’t have to possess expensive equipment to get a quality paint finish. MIKE WILD shows how simple brush painting and finishing techniques can be used to paint and detail freight stock in all scales.

Ambleton Vale Feature Premium

Ambleton Vale

The transition years of the 1960s have been captured delightfully in ‘N’ gauge by RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS, who reveal the inspiration for their joint creation. Photography, Mike Wild.

KR Models Issues GT3 Artwork

KR Models has released livery artwork for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.

Updated CAD for KR Models ‘Fell’

KR Models has updated the CAD files for its forthcoming ‘OO’...

‘N’ Gauge 128 DPU progress

Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Class 128 Diesel Parcels Unit (DPU) is edging closer to production with CAD work complete and awaiting approval.