HM179, May 2022

The May 2022 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM179) 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.

HM179, May 2022

Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for OO gauge Review Premium

Hornby’s new Sentinel 0-6-0DH sails in

Despite only being announced in January, Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Sentinel 0-6-0DH has arrived with retailers. MARK CHIVERS casts a glance over this latest addition to the range.

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Hornby Magazine’s comprehensive new model guide is back for the second year. In this extensive survey we bring you all the latest product updates for locomotives and rolling stock in ‘OO’, ‘N’, ‘O’, ‘OO9’ and ‘O-16.5’ gauges. Join us and discover what you can add next to your collection and when it will be available.

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Hornby revises its Gresley ‘A3’

The Gresley ‘A1’/‘A3’ 4-6-2s are a longstanding part of the Hornby range, but this year they have been upgraded with newly tooled components and firebox flicker. MIKE WILD checks out the first two arrivals.

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Killer ‘20s’ renumbered, weathered and sound fitted

The Direct Rail Services-operated Class 20/3s offer an attractive and different locomotive for the modern railway scene. For his latest rolling stock project MIKE WILD decided to renumber, weather and sound fit a pair of the recent Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge models.

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Dapol’s 'Bubble' expands with 'O' gauge Class 121

The single-car Class 121 DMU is one of the most colourful and long-lived first generation multiple units to run on the railway network. MIKE WILD inspects Dapol’s brand-new offering for ‘O’ gauge.

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KMS Railtech has commissioned a series of exclusive EWS era Cavalex steel wagons for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at these modern era BBA and BLA wagons.

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Rapido debuts its Gunpowder van for 'OO' gauge

The first ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge freight wagon from Rapido Trains UK has arrived – the RCH gunpowder van. MIKE WILD inspects this new release.

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Building your own points doesn’t have to be a complicated and time consuming process, as TIM SHACKLETON demonstrates whilst assembling one of the impressive quick-build plastic turnout kits from Finetrax.

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Oxford Rail’s Great Eastern box vans

Oxford Rail has completed its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Eastern Railway 10ton covered van. MARK CHIVERS checks out this latest release.

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Oxford Rail ‘Pilchard’ debuts

Oxford Rail’s eagerly-awaited ‘OO’ gauge ‘Pilchard’ engineers’ wagon has arrived. MARK CHIVERS examines this new addition to the range.

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Despite being the largest single class of electric locomotive in the country, the Class 86 has never attracted much attention from either enthusiasts or modellers, yet it was the workhorse of the West Coast route for more than 20 years, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Old Oak Bridge - the 1980-1990s in 'OO' gauge

The 1990s atmosphere around Old Oak Common Depot was the inspiration for GARY PAYNE'S ‘OO' gauge home-based layout -a scene that has changed beyond all recognition today.

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The BR HAA merry-go-round hopper is an icon of the freight scene as much as the HST is for passenger trains. MIKE WILD inspects the first of Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of these longlived coal wagons.

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Merry-go-round Trains

Doctor Beeching is more commonly known as the man who destroyed much of our railway system, but his time in office also produced initiatives that helped the railway to prosper, including the introduction of the ‘merry-go-round’ train for handling the transport of coal, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

WIN! A Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for ‘OO’ gauge

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge industrial Sentinel 0-6-0DHs in our latest competition, worth £110. The closing date for entires is 5pm GMT on May 25 2022.

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Revolution's 'OO' gauge IWA timber wagons

Having recently reviewed Revolution Trains’ newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge IWA Sfins2 holdall ferry vans (HM177), the later IWA Rfnoos timber carrier conversions are also now available.

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Revolution IWAs

‘N’ gauge modellers are in for a treat with Revolution Trains’ new IWA wagons. MARK CHIVERS inspects these latest arrivals.

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Broad Sidlinch revisited - the S&D in 'OO' gauge

The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway is the setting for this fascinating ‘OO’ gauge layout which is now operated by the North Norfolk Model Railway Enthusiasts at Holt station on the North Norfolk Railway. PAUL GOLDSMITH takes us on a return journey to discover how this layout has been refurbished for a new lease of life.

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Weathering EFE Rail's SEA and SPA Wagons

Looking to add EFE Rail’s recently released ‘OO’ gauge SEA and SPA wagons to his fleet, DAVID DOLMAN took to the workbench to improve their outof-the-box appearance with a realistic, weathered in-service makeover.

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Rosebury Goods - 1980s Midlands freight scene

The grimy industry of the Black Country in the 1980s is the setting for NEIL WOODBINE’s latest ‘OO’ gauge layout, which demonstrates the atmosphere which can be achieved in a small space.

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How to build a cement terminal

Industrial activities are a brilliant corner filler for a model railway. DAN EVASON picks up a Gaugemaster kit with European heritage and shows how it can be built for a British scene.

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Hornby Magazine May 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM179, May 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for 'OO', Accurascale HAAs for 'OO' and Dapol Class 121 for 'O' gauge, step by step modelling guides and more. This issue also contains our annual New Model Guide for 2022 covering all planned new locomotive and rolling stock models for 'OO', 'N', 'O', 'OO9' and 'O-16.5' gauges. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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West Hill Wagon Works magnetic APT couplings

West Hill Wagon Works has worked its magic with a new range of magnetic couplings to suit the recently released Hornby ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train.

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West Hill Wagon Works 3D printed railings

West Hill Wagon Works has added a set of 4mm scale 3D-printed contemporary key clamp safety railings to its expanding range of model details and accessories.

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Oxford Diecast Scania S Series Highline

New from Oxford Diecast is this 1:76 scale new generation Scania S Series Highline with refrigerated trailer.

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Modelu3D depot detail accessories

Modelu’s extensive range of 3D-printed finescale figures and accessories is bolstered with the addition of a new 1:76 scale fitter’s cupboard and workbench.

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Modelu Double Fairlie crew

With the popularity of Bachmann’s recentlyreleased ‘OO9’ Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T, Modelu has added four new packs of 4mm scale footplate crew designed specifically for the locomotive.

Hornby's colourful RailRoad Class 37s

Hornby has recently released this trio of Class 37s in Europhoenix, Network Rail and Colas Rail Freight colour schemes.

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Laser-cut gravestones

Scale Model Scenery (SMS) has added a set of 3mm and 4mm scale laser-cut gravestones to its extensive range of scenic detailing.

Bachmann Bulleids gain colour

Bachmann has received decorated samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Southern Railway Bulleid carriages for evaluation.