HM175 - Hornby Magazine January 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM175, January 2022. Highlights of this issue include an exclusive feature on Pete Waterman's stunning 'O' gauge model of Leamington Spa, our first review of Bachmann's all-new 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T and Heljan's new centre headcode Class 40 for 'O' gauge, detailed step by step guides, railway history and the start of our brand-new narrow gauge layout build and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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BEGINNER’S GUIDE: Model railway controller choices


Analogue or digital, app or handset, there are new important choices when it comes to driving your model railway locomotives. We surveys the options.


Farbine Road - the West Midlands in 'OO' gauge

Farbine Road Wagon Repair Depot is a fictional depot loosely set in the West Midlands area. It is a compact layout which models the 1970s and 1980s BR blue period built by Neil Woodbine and Sue Farmer.

Westhill Wagon Works Elite magnetic couplings Review Premium

Elite buckeye magnetic couplings

WEST HILL WAGON Works continues to expand its range of magnetic Hunt Couplings which now also includes a collection of ‘dummy’ buckeye style Elite couplings.

Scale Model Scenery laser-cut rowing boats Review Premium

Laser-cut rowing boats

If you are looking to complete a lake or river scene, these 4mm scale laser cut wooden rowing boats from Scale Model Scenery will certainly look the part.

Oxford Diecast Jaguar I Pace Review Premium

Oxford Diecast Jaguar I Pace

A recent addition to the Oxford Diecast range is this 1:76 scale Jaguar Land Rover I Pace batteryelectric SUV.

Modelu 3D-printed rail staff Review Premium

3D-printed rail staff

New from Modelu are these 3D-printed railway staff, including signalmen and guards in a selection of poses.

Pacific Models bespoke station signs Review Premium

Bespoke station signs

Pacific Models has broadened its bespoke station signage service to incorporate 2mm, 3mm and 7mm scales in addition to its existing 4mm service, with your choice of name and railway company/ region, including modern era examples.

VIDEO: Bachmann 'OO9' narrow gauge Double Fairlie

Join Mike Wild as he takes a closer look at the exciting new 'OO9' gauge Double Fairlie narrow gauge steam engine from Bachmann.

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Pete Waterman’s Leamington Spa

It’s the model railway we all dream we could build if we had the space and time. PETE WATERMAN OBE invited Hornby Magazine behind the scenes to see the latest progress on his amazing ‘O’ gauge model of Leamington Spa, Hatton Bank and Brinklow. Join us for a full tour with exclusive KeyModelWorld only images and a full 30 minute long video tour inside. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Super signalbox

Building a signalbox is one thing, but what if you could give it a full interior, lighting and realistic sound? That’s exactly what DAN EVASON did with this super-detailed Ratio kit in 4mm scale.