HM182, August 2022

The August 2022 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM182) 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.

HM182, August 2022

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Graham Farish Class 769 BiMU

Bachmann’s newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Class 769 four-car Bi-mode Multiple Unit (BiMU) is here. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at this latest release from the Graham Farish range.

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CLASS 769 BI-MODE UNITS

Repurposing and recycling are very much in vogue at the moment, but are principles rarely applied to trains. However, that is now all changing with the rebuilding of surplus electric multiple units into versatile and useful bi-mode trains, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Boscawen Junction - Cornish inspired 'N' gauge

The railways of Cornwall in the 1990s were the inspiration for DANIEL HARRIS to build this compact and attractive ‘N’ gauge layout which could easily fit in a typical home environment. Dan explains how it was built.

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Cavalex TEA bogie tanks for 'OO' gauge

Cavalex Models’ range of ‘OO’ gauge freight wagons continues to expand with the arrival of its latest completed project, the 102tonne TEA bogie tank wagon. But is this new model MARK CHIVERS’ cuppa?

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LASER-CUT ENGINE SHED BUILD

Some layouts require a signature structure, and DAN EVASON created just that by combining four Scale Model Scenery ‘OO’ gauge engine shed kits to create a very large facility.

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Supreme Primo Trees

PRIMO MODELS’ range of handmade trees, bushes and scenic materials continues to expand with an extensive selection of products now available for most scale uses.

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LOCOMAN CLASS 37 SOUND DEMONSTRATION

The English Electric Class 37 is one of the most popular diesel locomotives and this distinctive class is Locoman Sounds’ first digital audio project for a diesel. With one eye on spending, MIKE WILD installs a D&H decoder into an older generation 8-pin Bachmann model.

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CALEDONIAN MK 2 AND MK 3 STOCK

Overnight sleeping trains are a fascinating part of the railway network and Hornby has introduced new coaches to allow the final pre-Mk 5 era Scottish trains to be reproduced in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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STAFF PROJECTS: New levels for New Junctıon

RICHARD WATSON

The initial draft of the track plan is complete - but will it actually work? Eager to get trains running on his ‘OO’ gauge New Junction layout, RICHARD WATSON takes a cautious approach which uncovered some unexpected challenges.

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PETE WATERMAN'S MAKING TRACKS II

This summer Pete Waterman and the Railnuts group are returning to Chester Cathedral to display a brand-new West Coast Main Line themed 'OO’ gauge layout for ten weeks. MIKE WILD reveals the full story behind Making Tracks II.

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South Road Junction - Scottish Borders in 'OO'

The Scottish Borders is the setting for BOB BRUCE’s ‘OO’ gauge layout, capturing the last years of steam in this beautiful part of the world.

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Eastern promise... UNFULFILLED

The recent introduction of a model of the 1903-built petrol-electric Autocar has aroused much interest in early forms of alternative traction – many of which were pioneered by railways in North Eastern England, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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RAILS NER PETROL-ELECTRIC AUTOCAR

The pioneer of internal combustion passenger railway vehicles is the subject for Rails of Sheffield’s latest exclusive product. MIKE WILD inspects this enticing and fascinating new ‘OO’ gauge model.

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HOW TO BAG A BARGAIN!

While the latest exciting new models may dominate the headlines, it shouldn't be forgotten that there is also a thriving secondhand model railway market. In this multipoint plan, TIM SHACKLETON looks at the pros and cons of buying pre-owned models.

Accurascale Manor sound project

Mark Chivers was invited by Accurascale to the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire railway (GWSR) to follow the behind-the-scenes process of what goes into creating an all-new sound file for their new 'OO' gauge GWR Manor.

New liveries for GT3

KR Models has added a further selection of fictional colour schemes for its ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.

Milton Keynes MRS exhibition returns

Milton Keynes Model Railway Society's (MKMRS) popular model railway exhibition returns on Saturday July 16 at an all-new venue - the Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton Mill.

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Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield Class 89 goes ahead

Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield have confirmed that the proposed 'OO’ gauge Class 89 is going to be produced for release in 2023.

VIDEO: Brand new 'OO' gauge locomotive announcement

Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson with Accurascale for their latest 'OO' gauge announcement at 12:00 30.06.2022. Don't forget after the announcement video you can see full details of the new model here on Key Model World.

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Hornby Magazine August 2022

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New Bachmann Collectors Club exclusives

RICHARD WATSON

Bachmann Europe has revealed a new version of its ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 2f Driving Brake Standard Open (DBSO) together with Class 37/5 in ‘N’ gauge exclusively for its Bachmann Collectors Club (BCC) members.

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‘Heavyweight’ 37 materializes

Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/7 diesel for evaluation.

Retail plans for Britain’s Biggest Model Railway

Simon George, owner of Britain’s Biggest Model Railway (BBMR) – the sensational 200ft x 50ft Heaton Lodge Junction ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout – has confirmed that the organisation is to become a specialist Heljan retailer, offering a bespoke finishing service for customers.

Rapido Trains UK unveils new 'N' gauge SECR wagons

Rapido Trains UK is introducing a new collection of ‘N’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) wagons.

All-new 'OO' SR eight-plank opens for Rapido Trains UK

A series of Southern Railway eight-plank open wagons will be Rapido Trains UK’s next 'OO' gauge project.

Accurascale 'OO' 37s enter production

Accurascale has confirmed that the first batch of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 diesels are now in production, following approval and testing of decorated samples.

Gaugemaster introduces ‘TT’ range

Gaugemaster is developing a ‘TT’ 1:120 scale range of scenics and accessories, following on from recent announcements by Peco and Heljan in the scale.

Heljan enters ‘TT’ market

Heljan has revealed plans for an all-new British 1:120 scale ‘TT’ range with the launch of a newly-tooled Class 31/1 A1A-A1A diesel locomotive.

LNER to repaint entire Intercity 225 fleet

A new colour scheme is being applied to the LNER Class 91 and Mk 4 fleet. Read the full story and watch video of the launch here.

More Mk 2b deco samples surface

Accurascale has received further decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 2b carriages for scrutiny by the company's project development team.