HM202 - April 2024

Final preparations for Statfold Model Railway Exhibition 2024

Final preparations are under way for the annual Statfold Model Railway Exhibition which is due to take place on April 13/14 2024 at Statfold Country Park near Tamworth with the addition of a surprise exhibit from Key Model World/Hornby Magazine.

SERIES 8: Digital Sound - installing ESU LokSound chips

The fourth part of our new Digital Sound video series is here focusing on ESU LokSound decoders. In this part we had sound to a Bachmann 'OO9' Mainline Hunslet, a Dapol Class 68 and a Bachmann BR '5MT' 4-6-0. Discover how we completed the installations here.

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Skaledale family grocer

Hornby’s extensive Skaledale range continues to provide modellers with high quality ‘OO’ gauge resin buildings that are ready to be placed on a layout straight from the box. This recent release models a family grocer’s.

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Peco Victorian houses

Peco has added to its range of laser-cut kit products with these 4mm scale Victorian semi-detached houses.

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N’Tastic Ford Transit Mk3

N’Tastic Scale Models has added a Ford Transit Mk. 3 van to its range of 2mm scale detailed resin kits.

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3D Trainspotters

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Depot detailing

New to Modelu’s range of 3D printed detailing accessories are these packs of 4mm scale steam depot detailing.

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Revolution Trains MK 5A Coaches

Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge TransPennine Express Nova 3 carriages have arrived. BEN CHURCH casts a glance over these colourful coaches.

Melin Llechi 16mm narrow gauge layout Feature Premium

Melin Llechi

The slate industry of North Wales is the theme of this evocative 16mm:1ft scale narrow gauge layout. THOMAS ASHCROFT-DOMONEY outlines its origins and operation.Photography, Jonathan Newton

SERIES 8 Part 3: Digital Sound - installing ZIMO chips

Part 3 of our new digital sound video series is available now exclusively for Premium Subscribers. In this video we show how the ZIMO decoder family can be installed in a Bachmann Class 40 and a Hornby '9F' 2-10-0 with simple tools and readily available speakers.