HM168, June 2021

WELCOME TO HM168 | JUNE 2021

The June 2021 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM168) is available now. 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.

HM168, June 2021

VIDEO: Model railway news | May 23 2021

Join Richard Watson for the latest weekly news round up for KeyModelWorld and Hornby Magazine. In this video we cover the latest news stories for 'OO', 'N' and 'O' gauge as well as a reminder of our special Mk 1 celebratory features available online.

VIDEO: Mike and Mark talk Mk 1 carriages

MIKE WILD and MARK CHIVERS meet in the Hornby Magazine workshop to discuss the options available to the modeller for Mk 1 carriages as part of our celebration of the 70th anniversary of this iconic range of rolling stock.

VIDEO: Lionheart Trains BR Mk 1 carriages for 'O'

Join MIKE WILD in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he takes a closer look at the new Lionheart Trains 'O' gauge Mk 1 carriages on video and don't miss our full review in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168 - or online here at KeyModelWorld in the reviews section.

VIDEO: BR Mk 1 carriage tour

To celebrate 70 years of the British Railway's Mk 1 carriage fleet MARK CHIVERS takes a tour of one of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's preserved sets to show the differences between vehicle types.

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Mk 1 at 70: 'OO' gauge survey

British Rail's venerable Mk 1 corridor carriages have, not surprisingly, been popular with modellers throughout the decades, with examples available for 'OO' gauge in one form or another. MARK CHIVERS looks back at some of the model highlights and examines the current crop of BR Mk 1s for today's modellers. 

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Mk 1 at 70: 'OO' gauge EMUs

The Southern Region's fleet of BR era Electric Multiple Units drew on the Mk 1 carriage design to create suburban and long distance electric trains with a familiar family appearance. MIKE WILD surveys the options for ready-to-run EMUs in the current market for 'OO'.

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Mk 1 at 70: 'O' gauge survey

The BR Mk 1 carriage is a popular choice for 'O' gauge ready-to-run models. MIKE WILD surveys the current offerings from Ellis Clark Trains, Heljan and Lionheart Trains for 7mm scale modellers.

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Mk 1 at 70: 'N' gauge survey

The British Railways Mk 1 carriage design is well represented in 'N' gauge through the Graham Farish range, MIKE WILD looks over the options for corridor, non-corridor, parcels and multiple units off-the-shelf.

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British Railways Mk 1 carriages

Born out of necessity and constructed in a time of skill and material shortage the BR Mk 1 coach was one of the outstanding success stories of the nationalisation era. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back on its history.

VIDEO: Locoman Sounds Thompson 'Pacific' sounds

Locoman Sounds has introduced a series of new sound profiles for the Doehler & Haass sound decoder family to replicate the Thompson 'A2/2' and 'A2/3' 4-6-2s. In the latest issue we show how to install this new sound decoder in the Hornby 4-6-2 while in this video MIKE WILD demonstrates the sound functions of two of the four versions.

VIDEO: Hornby 'A2/3' sound installation guide

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we illustrate how to install digital sound in the new Hornby 'A2/2' 4-6-2. For our second related installation MIKE WILD demonstrates the installation process for the closely related 'A2/3' on video using the new Locoman Sounds sound project.

VIDEO: Weathered Class 20 for 'O' gauge

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168, June 2021 - includes a step by step guide to weathering the BR Class 20 Bo-Bo diesels using a Heljan 'O' gauge model. In this video Mike Wild talks about the project and demonstrates the finished model in natural light on the Hornby Magazine garden railway.

VIDEO: Hornby's 'Coronation Scot' carriages for 'OO'

Hornby has released its all-new collection of 'Coronation Scot' carriages for 'OO' gauge. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop to see them in action and read our full review in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168, June 2021 - or online here at KeyModelWorld.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | May 2021

The latest Hornby Magazine Show feature video is available to watch now. Join us as Richard completes the narrow gauge extension plus we finish the journey to Tan-Y-Bwlch on the Ffestiniog Railway before leaving the railway to explore an old slate mine to discover the industry behind the railway. We also have the latest news and new arrivals in the Hornby Magazine Workshop on show which feature in HM168.

WIN! Hornby RailRoad locomotives and HM6000 control units

The star prize in our latest competition is a pair of Hornby RailRoad Plus GBRf liveried Class 20s modelling 20905 and 20901 (Cat Nos. R3913 and R3912 respectively) together with a brand new Hornby HM6000 App Circuit Control. The closing date for entries is June 25 2021.

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Dent

Construction of this stunning ‘OO’ gauge home-based layout has proved to be the perfect diversion for Paramedic General Manager NICK CASON. Here he reveals the story of his recently completed model of one of the stations on the legendary Settle & Carlisle line.

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TYPE 1 WORKHORSE

The English Electric Class 20 has been a continuous part of the main line scene since 1957. MIKE WILD shows how to give the class a realistic finish using methods to suit ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge using the Heljan 7mm scale model.

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PERFECT RUNNING

The best running qualities make a model railway more enjoyable to operate. TREVOR JONES turns his attention to getting the best from locomotives.

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CHASSIS REBUILDS

A handful of model types have suffered from failure of the metal in the chassis. TIM SHACKLETON looks at the problem of so-called mazak rot and finds a quick and simple way of countering its effects to restore your models to life.

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Westbury Cement

Faced with a third lockdown and desire to do something different, STEVE JONES built a box-file layout in ‘OO’ gauge with a distinctly industrial setting.

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Coal yard construction

In the first of a three-part guide, DAN EVASON shows how to build a small coal yard diorama in ‘OO’ gauge using readily available laser cut kits and scenic materials.

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MAKING TRACKS

This summer, a threemonth exhibition will launch in Chester Cathedral and the centrepiece will be a mammoth 64ft long ‘OO’ gauge model of the West Coast Main Line built by Pete Waterman and his friends. MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON visited the build in its final phases of construction to find out more in words, pictures and video.

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Hornby models the ‘Coronation Scot'

Authentic models of the stunning blue and silver ‘Coronation Scot’ carriages have long been wanted for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects Hornby’s all-new set of models for this famous train.

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Reality Check: The ‘Coronation Scot’

The 1930s saw remarkable advances in railway technology, which produced improved journey times and better comfort for travellers. One of the most progressive trains of this time was the London Midland & Scottish Railway’s ‘Coronation Scot’ - an initiative that war cut short, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Wonderful Warflats

Trains4U has received its exclusive model of the PFB/KFA ‘Warflat ’ for ‘OO’ gauge. MARK CHIVERS reviews this new arrival.

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Blue 'Merchant' arrives

For the first time since 2017, a new version of Hornby’s sought-after Bulleid airsmoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ has arrived. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 35024.

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Lionheart’s Mk 1s

2021 marks 70 years since introduction of the British Railways Mk 1 carriage design and Lionheart Trains has just delivered the first of its all-new ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run models. MIKE WILD finds out if these could be the definitive version for 7mm scale.

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SMS TERRACE SHOP

New from Scale Model Scenery (SMS) is this 4mm scale laser-cut multifront terrace shop kit. This latest addition to the SMS range of model accessories and kits builds into a standalone terrace shop with rear porch.

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Gaugemaster ballaster

Gaugemaster has launched laser-cut track ballasting tool, suitable for ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge use, to its range of model railway accessories. Supplied flat-packed on stout laser-cut MDF frets, the parts build up into sturdy units thanks to their slot and tab design.

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SMS’ platform shelter

New from Scale Model Scenery is this 4mm scale laser-cut wooden platform shelter kit. Based on a North Eastern Region prototype at Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, the kit is formed of laser-cut wooden components on three frets of varying thicknesses.