Celebrating 100 years of Hornby
2020 marks 100 years since Hornby produced its first 'O' gauge tinplate models from its factory on Binns Road in Liverpool. The October 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine celebrates this milestone in the company's history and we are bringing all of our Hornby 100 content together here from the entire year for your reading pleasure. Discover Hornby's history, its best models, those that were never made and much more.
Thousands of models have been made by the Hornby brand over the past 100 years ranging from simplest of toys to the most detailed scale models we could imagine. Hornby Magazine opens the vote for you to pick Hornby’s best model of all time. Voting closes October 20 2020.
Welcome to Hornby Magazine October 2020 celebrating 100 years of Hornby. This special issue features 172 pages of modelling content including an exclusive competition to win one of Hornby's celebratory limited edition Sir Nigel Gresley train sets plus runner up prizes of Hornby 2020 memorabilia. Inside we have a series of special features to celebrate this momentous occasion in Hornby's history and much more besides. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.
Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild, Mark Chivers and Richard Watson as they bring us a Hornby Centenary Special. Richard visits Hornby's Margate offices, Mike brings you up to date with the latest news and we profile Railmen of Kent's superb Great Model Railway Challenge layouts from 2019. Watch it here!
Hornby's limited edition model of GBRf Class 66 66731 Captain Tom Moore - A True British Inspiration has arrived (Cat No. R30069). The model has been produced by Hornby to raise funds for the NHS and all 3,500 have been sold. In total it raised £140,000 for the NHS through sales on Hornby's own website.
To celebrate Hornby’s 100th anniversary and our Hornby Centenary special issue Hornby Hobbies and Hornby Magazine are offering a special competition prize – one of its Centenary Year Sir Nigel Gresley train sets worth £250. Plus we have 15 runner up prizes consisting of five centenary pens and ten Hornby 2020 pin badges. Closing date for entries is October 25 2020 at 5pm GMT
In today’s world it is hard to think of new products being prepared but never released, but during the mid-1970s and early-1980s Hornby had a run of prototypes which didn’t make it to the shops. MIKE WILD looks back to the past through Pat Hammond’s recent Centenary year Hornby Book of Trains to reveal some tantalising models which never made it to the shops.
Perhaps the most popular model of the early Hornby Dublo period was the LNER’s ‘N2’ 0-6-2T, which launched the Dublo range alongside the Gresley ‘A4’ in 1938. Many variations, some more realistic than others, followed. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back at the history of this often modelled but unappreciated class.
New to the Hornby collection in its 100th anniversary year is the latest generation model of Stanier’s first ‘Pacific’ design – the ‘Princess Royal’. MIKE WILD breaks out his tools to give 46207 a digital makeover with the addition of sound, ‘stay alive,’ working lamps and a smoke generator too.
In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install digital sound, 'stay alive', working lamps and a smoke generator into Hornby's new 2020 version of the Stanier 'Princess Royal' in 'OO' gauge as part of our Hornby Centenary special issue. Watch the finished model in action here.