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.

Bradford-on-Tone - 'OO' gauge Western Region

Bradford-on-Tone portrays a fictitious through station in the West Country during the final years of the diesel hydraulics. It is presented by the Somerset Railway Modellers Club and built to 'OO' gauge.

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Hornby’s rebuilt ‘W1’ 4-6-4s

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.

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Building Parkend North | Part two

With the foundations of this Western Region layout complete, DAN EVASON reveals how he brought the scenery to life in the second of our two features illustrating the construction of Parkend North in 'OO' gauge.

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Hornby's Hitachi Sentinel for 'OO' gauge

Hornby’s Sentinel 0-4-0DH shunter is back in a unique livery modelling the Hitachi branded locomotive from Ashford. MIKE WILD explores this new arrival.

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Launceston Steam Railway - Cornish narrow gauge steam

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.

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WE SHOW YOU HOW: Mixed-media modelling

Always looking for ways of expanding his horizons, TIM SHACKLETON follows the American approach of creating your own kits from a customised pick ‘n’ mix of available parts.

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Final days of the diesel hydraulics

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.

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Heljan Class 86 sequel - the Class 86/4

The English Electric Class 86 AC electrics went through numerous changes during their long careers. Heljan’s latest new-tool version models the Class 86/4 sub-class which MIKE WILD reviews.

VIDEO: Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train Tour

Join Hornby Magazine’s Mark Chivers for a tour of the last surviving Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train (APT) at Crewe Heritage Centre to celebrate the arrival of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge model.

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Hornby Farewell tour HST

Hornby is bidding farewell to its outgoing HST tooling in style with this power car pack to model the LNER ‘Lets Go Round Again’ tour which took place over four days in December 2019.