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
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.