HM165, March 2021

WELCOME TO HM165 | MARCH 2021

The March 2021 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM165) is here. 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.

HM165, March 2021

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Nuclear Trains

Spent nuclear material being moved by rail generates much criticism from environmentalists despite its impeccable safety record, but it also generates a substantial income. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES finds out more.

Building Topley Dale Feature Premium

Staff Projects: Locked down with Topley Dale

Like many modellers MIKE WILD has been making the most of extra time at home during the recent lockdown to push forward with the Diversion Route on Topley Dale, but will our mammoth project ever be really finished?

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Hornby Magazine March 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM165, March 2021. Highlights of this issue include the first report on Accurascale's new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Manor' 4-6-0, a first look at Hornby's new Ruston 88DS full reviews of the latest models, five featured layouts, step by step guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

Hattons shows latest Genesis samples

New engineering samples for the collection of Genesis four and six-wheel carriages have been received by Hattons Model Railways for evaluation.

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FULL REPORT: Accurascale reveals all-new 'Manor'

Accurascale has revealed that it is working on its first ‘OO’ gauge steam outline locomotive – a Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0. Read the full story here first with exclusive video and behind the scenes images for Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld subscribers.

VIDEO: Accurascale launch all-new 'Manor'

Accurascale has revealed its first steam locomotive project. Join the Hornby Magazine team on video at Didcot Railway Centre as we go behind the scenes with the Accurascale team to find out the full story.

Ruston and Hornsby 88DS decorated samples

Development work on Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Ruston and Hornsby 88DS 0-4-0 4wDM shunter is progressing well with factory-decorated pre-production samples arriving for evaluation.

FIRST LOOK: Hornby Mk 4 CAD drawings

Hornby has revealed the first CAD images of its all-new range of BR Mk 4 carriages and Driving Van Trailers for 'OO' gauge as well as updating the information on the vehicles it will release.

KMRC's exclusive 'N' gauge Stobart Class 92 rolls in

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has taken delivery of its exclusive Revolution Trains 'N' gauge Class 92 Co-Co electric Bart the Engine in Stobart Rail livery (Cat No. N92017).

Accurascale reveals TPE Mk 5a Nova 3 EPs

Having showcased its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Caledonian Sleeper Mk 5 carriages earlier in the week, Accurascale has revealed progress on its new Transpennine Express Mk 5a Nova 3 carriages for 'OO'.

First EP for Accurascale's Mk 5 Caledonian Sleepers

Accurascale has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Mk 5 Caledonian Sleeper carriages for evaluation by the project's development team.

Heljan's 'OO' ETHEL on the horizon

Heljan's eagerly-awaited newly-tooled 'OO' gauge Class 25 Bo-Bo diesels are expected to arrive during February.

Heljan's new 'O' gauge Class 26 breaks cover

Heljan has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming 'O' gauge Class 26 Bo-Bo (HM162), which has also been hand-painted by Brian Daniels to provide a taste of what is to come.

VIDEO: Hornby's BR Mk 1 RB for 'OO' gauge

Hornby has released its latest BR Mk 1 carriage for 'OO' gauge - the Restaurant Buffet. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he takes a closer look on video ahead of our review in HM165.

KMRC LSWR Road Van approved for production

Kernow Model Rail Centre's (KMRC) forthcoming 'OO' gauge LSWR/SR Diagram 1541 10ton Road Van has been approved for production.

Refurbished 'O' Class 31 samples

Heljan has received the first factory decorated samples of its forthcoming 'O' gauge refurbished Class 31/1 and 31/4 A1A-A1As.

Bellerophon leads the way for KR Models in 2021

KR Models has unveiled plans to expand its portfolio of ready-to-run models with three new 'OO' gauge projects including the Haydock Foundry's 0-6-0WT Bellerophon, a Hunslet Bo-Bo diesel shunter and a torpedo ladle wagon.

Coil A for 'OO' next from Accurascale

Accurascale has unveiled its next 'OO' gauge model - a BR diagram 1/412 21ton four-wheel Coil A rolled strip steel wagon. Delivery is expected in the third quarter of 2021.

Bachmann's Branchline Bulleids break through

Bachmann has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge Bulleid carriages for evaluation by the development team.

Heljan 'O' Gauge Mk 2 samples surface

Heljan has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming 'O' gauge BR Mk 2/Mk 2a carriages for assessment.

Rails Connect CDU

Rails of Sheffield has added a high-powered Capacity Discharge Unit (CDU) to its new Rails Connect branded electronics range.

First EP for Heljan's all-new 'OO' Class 47

Heljan's development team has taken delivery of the first hand-assembled Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly tooled 'OO' gauge Class 47 Co-Co diesel.