HM162, December 2020

WELCOME TO HM162 | DECEMBER 2020

The December 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM162). 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.

 

HM162, December 2020

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Staff Projects: New frontiers

Its Yearbook time -and the Hornby Magazine team has been back in the workshop to create a brand new ‘OO’ gauge layout. MIKE WILD introduces the Great Central-set Quorn Magna.

Heljan GWR railcars are ready for production

The new ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge models of the GWR AEC railcars from Heljan have now been approved for production. On release they will be available in six liveries covering GWR chocolate and cream, BR carmine and cream and BR green.

Minerva announce GWR MINK vans for 'O'

Minerva Model Railways has announced plans to produce a series of GWR MINK wooden bodied goods vans for 'O' gauge with the first planned for release in Spring 2021.

Hornby shows decorated '2MT'

Hornby has received factory decorated samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the BR '2MT' 2-6-0 in BR lined black and BR green liveries. Release is expected in Spring 2021.

‘OO’ GWR Steam Railmotor CADs approved

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Steam Railmotor has progressed to the tooling stage of the production process following final approval of the CAD drawings.

More ‘Warships’ for Kernow

Kernow Model Rail Centre is releasing new versions of its award-winning ‘OO’ gauge D600 ‘Warship’ A1A-A1A diesels.

KMRC commissions Petersfield Signal Box for ‘OO’

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned Bachmann to produce an exclusive 4mm scale model of the ex-London and South Western Railway (LSWR) Type 3a signal box at Petersfield in Hampshire (Cat No. 44-074X).

KR Models 'GT3' decorated sample

KR Models has received pre-production samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype 4-6-0 GT3.

Tooling underway for ‘N’ gauge MTV/ZKV ‘Zander’

Revolution Trains has confirmed that tooling is now underway on its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge MTV/ZKV ‘Zander’ box wagons, following approval of the CAD drawings.

Ellis Clark unveils new ‘Black Five’ drawings

Brand new CAD drawings have been revealed for Ellis Clark Trains new ‘O’ gauge model of the Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 which have been generated fresh from the ground up by the company’s new in-house CAD designer.

National Collection ‘Terrier’ unleashed

Locomotion Models has taken delivery of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘A1’ 0-6-0T 82 Boxhill in Stroudley improved engine green (Cat No. 449540).

Heljan reveals three new ‘O’ gauge projects

A brace of Scottish Region Type 2s and the Southern Region Class 73 have been revealed as Heljan’s new ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge locomotive projects for release across 2021 and 2022.

Rails shows '812' livery samples

Rails of Sheffield has received decorated samples of its exclusive model of the Caledonian Railway '812' 0-6-0 from manufacturer Bachmann ahead of the models expected release in the second quarter for 2021.

KMS Railtech plans 'OO' gauge 73/9

KMS Railtech has unveiled plans to develop an 'OO' gauge Class 73/9 diesel locomotive, working with Accurascale who will produce the model. 

KR Models launch Consett ore wagon

KR Models have announced the addition of the Consett Ore Wagon to its range in 'OO' and 'N' gauge. Expressions of interest are welcomed and the project is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2021. 

‘OO’ IIA biomass wagons are next for Accurascale

ACCURASCALE has unveiled plans to produce the GB Railfreight (GBRf) IIA Biomass hopper wagon for ‘OO’. This latest announcement follows plans to produce the HYA bogie hopper wagons (HM160), from which the IIA was developed for GBRf.

Hatton's launch precision baseboard range

Hatton's has revealed a new range of Precision Baseboards offering a modular system for assembly of model railway layouts using a new flat-pack system. The boards will be available with MDF and plywood tops and they are available to pre-order now for despatch from October 26 2020.