HM180, June 2022

The June 2022 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM180) 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.

HM180, June 2022

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode 4

Episode 4 of the Building the Great Central Railway video series is here. Join Mike and Richard as they delve into the details of Swithland Sidings, explain how it was built, its features, rolling stock and operation in this 40 minute video. Watch it today exclusively on KeyModelWorld.

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KR Models Consett Hoppers for 'OO' gauge

The intensively used Consett iron ore hoppers are KR Models’ first piece of rolling stock and its second ever ready-to-run model to be released. MIKE WILD checks out a full rake.

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Class 67s

NEW from Key Books is this picture volume showcasing the Spanish-built 3,200hp Class 6 Bo-Bo diesel locomotives.

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Pit to Power Station

THIS recent volume from Fonthill Media reflects on the Merry Go-Round (MGR) coal train operations of the 1990s, as witnessed by its author who worked on the railway at Worksop during this time.

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Armco-style safety barriers

Scale Model Scenery has added a pack of 4mm scale Armco-style safety barriers to its collection of laser-cut detailing accessories.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode three

In Episode 3 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue on their journey of building a brand new model railway in 'OO' gauge. This time focusing on all things scenery from track weathering to expanding foam and the fine details. Watch Episode 3 here to see how we tackle the scenics.

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Modelling a Stanier ‘Jubilee’ in early post- Nationalisation condition

Combining extensive prototype research with creative flair, TIM SHACKLETON models a Stanier ‘Jubilee’ in early post- Nationalisation condition, still carrying pre-war LMS livery.

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BESPOKE PUB SIGNS

SANKEY SCENICS has now added a selection of customisable pub signs to the range, enabling you to add your own bespoke 4mm scale public house to a layout.

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3D printed oil barrel racks

Amongst West Hill Wagon Works’ recent additions to its range of 3D printed accessories is this collection of 4mm scale oil barrels and racks.

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The Railway through the Central Highlands

THE Central Highlands are the focus for this new picture book from Amberley Publishing, primarily focusing on the stretch of railway between Perth and Inverness.

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Beckwick - third-rail electrics by the seaside

BECKENHAM & WEST WICKHAM MODEL RAILWAY CLUB chose British Railways’ Southern Region for their ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, which evokes the feel of the transition years – with added third-rail.

Get set for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show

The 2022 Great Electric Train Show is going ahead on the weekend of October 8/9 2022 with a stella cast of inspirational model railways, trade stands, demonstrations and more.

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HORNBY'S ALL-NEW CLASS 91 for 'OO'

The Crewe-built Class 91 Bo-Bo AC electrics have been a daily part of the East Coast Main Line scene since 1988, and they are still in front line service today. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a brand-new model for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more.

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The East Coast Class 91s

Although a staple of the East Coast Main Line for the last three decades the Class electrics are now coming to the end of their illustrious careers, during which time each has covered more than seven million miles, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES reports.

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Megafret magnets

West Hill Wagon Works’ magnetic Hunt Couplings range is bolstered with a new pack of Elite dual polarity couplings designed for Dapol’s ‘OO’ gauge IKA Megafret container flat wagons.

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Modelling British Railways: Volume 5

NOW available is this latest volume of the popular Modelling British Railways series of Modellers Guides from Key Publishing, dedicated to the varied departmental fleet of carriages and track machines.

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Building a low-relief Warehouse

A warehouse is the perfect way to add detail to a layout’s backdrop. DAN EVASON shows how to build a laser-cut low relief structure in ‘OO’. 

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Modelu miners

New to the Modelu range of 3D-printed finescale figures is this collection of coal miners.

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Perennial Appeal - living with a garden railway

With Spring officially here, TREVOR JONES takes stock of his outdoor Great Wakering, Flackwell Heath and Whitefield ‘OO’ gauge garden railway, paying particular attention to the recently improved harbour scene.

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Peco’s Small England for 'OO9' gauge

Peco’s hugely anticipated Small England ‘OO9’ gauge locomotive arrives -but does this little engine live up to big expectations? RICHARD WATSON takes a closer look at this exciting new narrow gauge model.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode two

In Episode 2 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue development of our brand new model railway layout. This time the team are focusing on all things track, from laying Peco's bullhead flexible track to wiring and baseboard joints. Watch Episode 2 here to see how we get trains running.

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Dawlish Warren - Devon in 'N' gauge

With just a hint of sea wall, red sandstone cliffs and a four-track section of main line, CHRIS MORRIS explains how he set out to model one of Devon’s most popular holiday locations in ‘N’ gauge.

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Edwardian Steam

CONSIDERED by many to be the golden age of steam, the Edwardian era witnessed much change on the railways, especially in terms of the motive power as new more powerful locomotives were developed.

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Rapido’s SECR Open Wagons for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK has rapidly followed up its debut wagon releases with newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway five and seven-plank open wagons. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

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SHUNTERS - The Hornby Class 08 diesel

The Hornby Class 08 diesel shunter is a must-have for any layout set after 1952. MIKE WILD inspects two new arrivals offering eye-catching modern liveries on this popular part of the Hornby ‘OO’ gauge range.

Stamford Model Railway Exhibition

Following an act of vandalism and cancellation due to the pandemic, Market Deeping Model Railway Club’s Stamford Model Railway Exhibition returns for the first time in three years. HORNBY MAGAZINE previews the show’s resumption.

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Accurascale’s 'OO' gauge ‘Deltic' debut

The legendary Class 55 ‘Deltic’ is Accurascale’s first ready-to-run powered model for ‘OO’ gauge – and what a model it is. MIKE WILD brings you the full story on what could be the definitive ‘Deltic’.

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Little Bytham - the East Coast Main Line in 'OO'

This long-lost East Coast Main Line outpost is the scene for TONY WRIGHT’S stunning 'OO' gauge layout, featuring 'Pacifics' hauling expresses at speed during steam's Indian Summer.

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NCE Powercab caddy

New from Hobbytrax is this 3D printed controller caddy designed for the NCE Powercab system.

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BR Mk 1 and Mk 2 coaching stock

HUGH Longworth’s previously outof-print reference work on British Rail Mk 1 and Mk 2 coaching stock makes a welcome return to the Crecy portfolio, with this fully revised edition.