HM178 - Hornby Magazine April 2022
Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM178, April 2022. Highlights of this issue include FULL coverage of the Bachmann British Railway Announcements for Spring 2022, three stunning feature layouts, first reviews of the latest locomotives, carriages and wagons, step by step modelling guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.
We’ve seen the original condition model of Gresley’s unique 4-6-4 and now Hornby has delivered its enticing version of the rebuilt locomotive. MIKE WILD inspects the ‘W1’ with ‘A4’ style streamlined casing with video of the first models in action on our test track.
The 2ft gauge Launceston Steam Railway in Cornwall was an instant choice for RICHARD HOLDER for his charming ‘OO9’ narrow gauge layout. He reveals its story and unique features.
One of the shortest-lived initiatives of British Railways’ 1955 Modernisation Plan was the use of diesel-hydraulic traction on the Western Region. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at the demise of these famous locomotives, and explains why they had such brief lives.