HM189 - March 2023

The March 2023 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM189) 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.

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Installing digital sound in the Bachmann Double Fairlie

The stunning Bachmann narrow gauge Double Fairlie has been a catalyst for new ‘OO9’ layout projects. JOHN GAY explains how you can upgrade the model to feature both sound and a stay alive for uninterrupted running.

Bachmann Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST for OO9 gauge Review Premium

Bachmann’s Quarry Hunslet for 'OO9' gauge

The tiny and delightful Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST is here for ‘OO9’ narrow gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this diminutive new release.

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Wardwood - Yorkshire in the late 1960s in OO gauge

Rekindling happy childhood memories, IAN WOODWARD opted for a fictitious urban location in Yorkshire as the basis for his first ‘OO’ gauge layout.Photography: Jonathan Newton

Where to see Flying Scotsman in 2023

An outstanding calendar of events is planned to celebrate Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 4472 Flying Scotsman’s centenary. MARK CHIVERS outlines where you can catch a glimpse of the world’s most famous steam locomotive this year.


The February 2023 Key Model World TV Show is here. In this edition we tour Chris Morris' fabulous 'N' gauge model of Dawlish Warren, catch up on model railway news, review Hornby's reworked Class 43 HST and demonstrate sound profiles for the Hornby Gresley 'W1' 4-6-4 from Locoman Sounds. Join us to today to watch this feature length show.

Flying Scotsman sound installation guide and demonstration Feature Premium

Locoman’s ‘Scotsman’ sound

Using the latest Hornby model of the Gresley ‘A3’ and a Locoman Sounds profile loaded onto an ESU LokSound chip, MIKE WILD explains how sound can be added to a ‘OO’ gauge model.

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Flying Scotsman at 100

Billed as the world’s most famous steam locomotive, how has Flying Scotsman captured the public’s imagination in a way nothing else has? Author ANDREW RODEN explains why it is so important.

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Flying Scotsman and Hornby

The world’s most famous steam locomotive and Hornby Hobbies have enjoyed a long association. MARK CHIVERS talks to Marketing and Product Development Director SIMON KOHLER about what the ‘A3’ means to him - and about the very latest developments -in this exclusive interview.

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The Flying Scotsman Buying Guide

As the world’s most famous steam locomotive it is no surprise that Flying Scotsman has captured the imagination of model railway manufacturers through the years. MARK CHIVERS looks back at the history of this well-known Gresley ‘Pacific’ in model form.

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East Quay

Small engines and short trains are the order of the day at this charming quayside station modelled in ‘OO’. CHRIS LANGDON explains the story of this compact exhibition layout which is now owned by St Neots Model Railway Club. Photography, Mike Wild