HM158, August 2020

WELCOME HM158 | August 2020

The August 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM158) is here and includes Hornby Magazine's listing of its top ten layouts. 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.

HM158, August 2020

VIDEO: Mike and Mark talk best layouts

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM158, August 2020 - we highlight what we think are 10 of the best layouts to feature in the magazine since issue. In this video Mike Wild and Mark Chivers catch up to talk about the process of choosing 'the ten' as well as some of those which didn't make the final list.

Staff Projects: Topley Dale developments

Hornby Magazine's Topley Dale is making progress again with the first steps towards the construction of a new quarry scene. MIKE WILD rounds up the latest additions to the 'OO' gauge test track.

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Hornby Magazine | August 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM158, August 2020. Our Summer Special which features our pick of the best model railway layouts featured in the magazine over the past 158 issues, an exclusive competition to win a new Hornby ‘OO’ gauge ‘Prairie’ and much more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

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Welcome to HM158 | August 2020

How do you choose only 10 of the best layouts for a special feature? That was the first question on our minds when we started creating this issue of Hornby Magazine.

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Neely

Scunthorpe Modern Image Group acquired this ‘N’ gauge electrified East Anglian layout from Terry Metcalfe – and fettled it up into a superb exhibition layout, as RICHARD BOOTHBY explains. Photography, Mike Wild.

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VIDEO: Neely in action

Neely is the latest modern image layout to be launched by the Scunthorpe Modern Image Group. In this video we take a tour of this fascinating 'N' gauge layout which follows the trackplan from Ely in Cambridgeshire, nearly. PLUS we have exclusive images from the photoshoot.

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Washes & filters

The ‘S160’ class only spent a couple of years in wartime Britain, but they’ve since acquired a huge enthusiast following. TIM SHACKLETON adopts some militarymodeller weathering techniques to show how he gave one of these iconic locomotives a true ‘austerity’ finish.

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Streams and brooks

Streams and brooks can make wonderful additions to model railways. ANTHONY REEVES explains how to make them as realistic as possible.

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Display Models' BR Type 19 Signalbox

Most layouts need at least one signalbox – and they can really help set an era and location. RICHARD WATSON builds Display Models’ laser cut kit for the BR Type 19 design.

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A load of rubbish!

Nudear waste has been a staple rail traffic for decades. SIMON BENDALL examines operation under Direct Rail Services following the release of Accurascale’s superb ’OO’ gauge wagons.