HM194 - August 2023

The August 2023 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM194) 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.

HM194, August 2023

Norton Bridge 3D printed signalbox interior kit out now!

New to the Key Model World Shop is a bespoke 3D printed interior kit for our recently introduced laser-cut model of Norton Bridge signalbox.

VIDEO: Flying Scotsman – up close and personal | Part Two

In the second part of our brand-new series for the centenary of the world's most famous steam locomotive - Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman - we get up close and personal with the locomotive. Log in or sign up for a Freemium account to watch the full video today.

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Hornby Magazine August 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM194, August 2023. Highlights of this issue include our first reviews of the TMC 'G5' 0-4-4T, Sonic Models 'J50' and the Dapol 'B4' 0-4-0T plus three stunning layouts and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

'OO' Prototype HSDT power car for Locomotion and Rails of Sheffield

Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield have commissioned Bachmann to produce a brand-new ready-to-run model of the prototype HST power car, 41001 - watch the launch video and read the full story here.

We are hiring!

Hornby Magazine and Key Model World are looking for a Staff Writer to join the editorial team. Could you be the next member of our team?

‘OO’ Car Carriers for EFE Rail

Bachmann has revealed that its next all-new ‘OO’ gauge model for the EFE Rail range will be the distinctive Newton Chambers Car Carrier.

TMC LNER G5 0-4-4T for OO gauge. Review Premium

FIRST REVIEW: TMC reveals its LNER ‘G5’

The compact design of the North Eastern Railway ‘G5’ 0-4-4T is the subject of TMC’s first exclusive locomotive commission from Bachmann. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this exciting new release for ‘OO' gauge which is due to land this summer.

Accurascale Class 89 edges closer

Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield have received decorated samples of their all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 89 electric locomotives for assessment by the development team.

More Dapol Class 67s due soon

Dapol has received decorated samples of its next batch of ‘N’ gauge Class 67 Bo-Bo diesels.

Accurascale Class 50 EPs break cover

Accurascale has revealed progress on its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 50 Co-Co-diesel project.

7mm Scale Society exclusive

The 7mm Scale Society has commissioned an exclusive ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run model of Minerva Model Railways’ forthcoming N32 ‘Felix Pole’ coal wagon.

W. Grocock exclusive for B&H

B&H Models of Lincoln has commissioned an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model of Rapido Trains UK’s forthcoming all-new RCH 1907 five-plank open wagon in Gainsborough wagon agent, W. Grocock livery.

Rapido RCH 1907 wagons develop

Rapido Trains Uk has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Railway Clearing House (RCH) 1907 open wagons for assessment by the project’s development team.

Stockton & Darlington Chaldrons for Locomotion

Locomotion Models has commissioned several exclusive 'OO’ gauge Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) Chaldron coal hoppers from Accurascale, depicting the waggons used in the early years of the world’s first public railway.

Dapol reveals ‘O’ gauge 14ton slope-sided steel minerals

Dapol has revealed that it is developing a newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge 14ton slope sided mineral wagon.

‘O’ gauge 24ton hopper for Dapol

Dapol is to produce a newly-tooled 24ton iron ore hopper wagon for ‘O’ gauge, with the project already at an advanced state.

'O' gauge 'J94' develops

Several decorated samples of Dapol’s newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST have arrived with the company’s development team for evaluation.

More exclusive Kernow Class 37s for KMRC

Kernow Model Railway Centre (KMRC) has commissioned a further pair of exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 diesels from Bachmann with a Cornish connection.

KMRC Dorking exclusive seven-plank open in 'O'

Kernow Model Rail Centre has added a new exclusive 1902 RCH seven-plank open wagon to its range of ‘O’ gauge wagons.

Kernow commissions exclusive ‘OO9’ L&B buildings

Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned its first ‘OO9’ narrow gauge buildings from Bachmann’s Scenecraft range, with a Lynton & Barnstaple Railway engine shed and coaling stage platform.

VIDEO: Dapol and Rails of Sheffield launch 'OO' GW Inspection Saloon

Dapol and Rails of Sheffield have unveiled plans for a newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GW) designed Diagram Q13 Inspection Saloon for the Dapol Black Label range. Watch the launch video here.

Rapido GWR ‘B-Set’ EPs surface

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Rapido Trains UK’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘B-Set’ carriages have arrived for evaluation.

Decorated Accurascale Mk 1 suburbans break cover

Accurascale has taken delivery of the first decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 1 non-corridor suburban carriages.

Lion and Thunderbolt gain colour

Decorated samples of Rapido Trains UK's all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of Liverpool and Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion and Thunderbolt have arrived for assessment.

Accurascale ‘OO’ Banana vans ripen

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Southern Railway (SR) banana vans for assessment by the project’s development team.

Accurascale Mk 1 BTU Tool Van exclusive

Accurascale has unveiled details of the next all-new ‘OO’ gauge model to be added to its Accurascale Exclusives range.

Revolution confirms second run of ‘OO’ boxes and tanks

Revolution Trains has confirmed that it is to produce a second batch of its popular ‘OO’ gauge MMA/JNA box wagons and bogie TEA tankers.