WELCOME TO HM169 | JULY 2021
The July 2021 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM169) 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.
HM169, July 2021
In this latest video from the Hornby Magazine team we showcase Heljan's new 'O' gauge BR Mk 1s with Commonwealth and B4 bogies running on our garden railway behind a Heljan 'O' gauge Class 50. Join Mike Wild in the workshop to find out more and read the full review in HM169.
Who says installing digital sound is hard? PAUL CHETTER takes on Hornby’s air-smoothed ‘West Country’ and discovers that installation of sound and much more is within the abilities of all modellers. This feature from the Hornby Magazine archive includes a brand new sound demonstration video featuring 34067 Tangmere.
Our latest exclusive sound installation guide for KeyModelWorld feature Digitrains sound file for the Bulleid air-smoothed 'Pacific' - and you can watch it for free this week only during Bulleid week. Join Mike Wild in the workshop to find out how to install sound in this model.
2021 marks the 80th anniversary of the first Bulleid 'Merchant Navy' and 20 years since the launch of Hornby's current 'OO' gauge model of the air-smoothed 'Light Pacific'. Join Mike and Mark in the Hornby Magazine Workshop as they discuss all things Bulleid for our special celebration week.
2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Hornby’s super-detailed ‘OO’ gauge model of Bulleid’s air-smoothed ‘Light Pacifics’, which has proved immensely popular over the past two decades. MARK CHIVERS looks back at this and some of the other significant releases across ‘N’, ‘OO’ and ‘O’ scales.
Hattons has shown the latest pre-production samples for its 'OO' gauge four and six-wheel coaches. Join Hornby Magazine's Richard Watson and Mike Wild as they take a closer look in this exclusive video and photo gallery for Hornby Magazine and Key Model World subscribers.
The latest edition of the Hornby Magazine Show is available for all to watch now. This month we expand the 'O' gauge test track, bring you the latest model railway news, preview June's new releases and more. Plus subscribers can check our exclusive behind the scenes images in our Premium version of the Hornby Magazine Show.
During the 1950s and 1960s the Southern Region massively extended its electrified network, and in doing so introduced a number of new classes of Electric Multiple Unit, with one of the least numerous of these being the 4-BEP which was designed to provide catering on services on the South Coast lines. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the history of this small but unusual class.
Japanese manufacturer Kato isn’t a well known brand in British model railway circles with just one rolling stock product to its name for UK layouts. However, it has a new high-profile release for ‘N’ gauge: the Hitachi Class 800. MIKE WILD takes stock of this exciting new addition.