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Hornby Magazine March 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM165, March 2021. Highlights of this issue include the first report on Accurascale's new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Manor' 4-6-0, a first look at Hornby's new Ruston 88DS full reviews of the latest models, five featured layouts, step by step guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 1

Development of Topley Dale's Diversion Route is starting as the Hornby Magazine team start work on the scene by building a baseboard extension, laying sidings and introducing the ground work for a new quarry scene. Watch the video advert free here on KeyModelWorld.com.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 2

Topley Dale's Diversion Route is starting to take shape as we build the road bed, reshape the scenery and begin the footing for the scenery. Join us in the workshop for the second episode advert free for Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld subscribers.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 3

In episode three of Building Topley Dale we start creating the scenery around the quarry and road bridge using Woodland Scenics and Green Scene products. Join us in the workshop to watch the video advert free here for Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld subscribers.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 4

In the fourth episode of Building Topley Dale we continue the scenery on the Diversion Route by installing a Wills viaduct kit to carry the railway across a road and river scene. Watch the full video here advert free.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 5

In the fifth episode of the Building Topley Dale series we installed the Faller Car system around the Topley Dale diversion route while taking the scene forward to the 1990s with rolling stock from the final years of British Rail and the first years of privatisation.

Building Topley Dale - Episode 6

In the sixth episode of our Building Topley Dale series, we move on to complete the scenery around the bridge, introduce the river and create a rock cutting leading the railway out of the scene.

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Kernow’s Bulleid diesel

The pioneering era of diesel locomotive design is being brought back to the fore with Kernow Model Rail Centre’s impressive ready-to-run model of the Bulleid 1-Co-Co-1s for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this exciting release.

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Kernow 1960s period Bulleid diesel

The third of Kernow’s Bulleid diesels models 10203 which has a number of differences to the first of these 1Co-Co-1s. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

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Bulleid's diesel dinosaurs

Although diesel-electric locomotives are still thought of as ‘modern traction’, pioneering models were in service more than 65 years ago, with some of the first being the Southern Region’s main line trio 10201-10203, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

Genesis GWR Coaches Gain Colour

Hattons Model Railways has received decorated samples of its forthcoming Hattons Originals 'OO' gauge Genesis carriages in GWR chocolate and cream for evaluation.

Revolution Trains delivers 'OO' IZA 'Twins'

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has received its eagerly-awaited exclusive 'OO' gauge IZA Cargowaggon twin vans from Revolution Trains.

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Hatch End

The West Coast Main Line has always been a source of interest for ANDY STEPHNEY. Hatch End is the result and it models a fascinating six-track section where London Underground units ran side by side with overhead electrics. Photography, Trevor Jones.

New Dapol 'N' gauge 'M7' 0-4-4T EP sample surfaces

Dapol has received a working Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its all-new 'N' gauge London and South Western Railway (LSWR) 'M7' 0-4-4T for assessment.

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Dapol's 'O' gauge GWR '57XX'

Dapol’s growing collection of ‘O’ gauge motive power was joined by this stunning model of the GWR ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT in 2018. MIKE WILD takes a first and detailed look at this attractive product.

Accurascale adds shortened HYAs

The collection of HYA coded bogie hoppers from Accurascale for ‘OO’ gauge is expanding with announcement of the shortened version. Around half of the 368 strong HYA fleet was reduced in length between 2016 and 2021 to make the vehicles better suited to the high density aggregate traffic they are now used for.

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GWR '57XX' 'Pannier'

The ‘Pannier’ tank, and in particular the ‘57XX’ class, is a design which synonymous with the Great Western Railway, but although hundreds of them were constructed, they were never included in Churchward’s masterplan, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

Colour for KOYLI

Locomotion Models (LM) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Accurascale Class 55 Co-Co D9002/55002 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Koyli) in BR two tone green for evaluation.

Rapido '15XX' and Hunslet 0-6-0ST for 'OO' shape up

Development of Rapido Trains UK's new 'OO' gauge BR Western Region '15XX' 0-6-0PT and Industrial Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST (HM164) has gathered pace in recent weeks with design work nearing  completion.

Limited edition DRS HYA hoppers

Rails of Sheffield has commissioned a limited edition pack of Accurascale's forthcoming 'OO' gauge HYA bogie hopper wagons in Direct Rail Services (DRS) livery.

Accurascale shows HYA and IIA samples

Accurascale has revealed the decorated pre-production samples of its new 'OO' gauge HYA and IIA bogie hopper wagons. Production is set to start in March with delivery in the second quarter of 2021.

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Whiteacres

Originally developed as a transition era layout, Stafford Railway Circle recast this Midlands-set ‘OO’ gauge model railway to the early years of privatisation, as IAN RAE describes. Photography, Trevor Jones.

Revolution 'N' gauge MMA and JNA EPs

Revolution Trains has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its new 'N' gauge JNA/MMA bogie box wagons for checking.

Dapol shows 'Prairie' progress

Dapol has revealed decorated samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2Ts covering the '5101' and '61XX' classes.

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The BR Sulzer Class 45

For many years the Class 45 was the backbone of the Midland Region, and one of the most recognisable designs of the early diesel period. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES delves into the history of this solid but old-fashioned workhorse.

Dapol shows 'OO' gauge 'Manor'

Dapol has revealed the first engineering sample for its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Manor' 4-6-0 together with confirmation of the identities for its first production run.

Heljan's 'O' gauge 'Clayton' imminent

Heljan's newly-tooled 'O' gauge Class 17 'Claytons' are due with retailers shortly. Four versions of the distinctive centre cab Bo-Bo diesel are on their way modelling the locomotives through their short careers.

Hornby delivers new Thompson 'A2/2s'

Hornby's eagerly-awaited new 'OO' gauge Thompson 'A2/2' 4-6-2s have arrived with retailers.

VIDEO: Revolution Trains Class 92 for 'N'

Revolution Trains all-new 'N' gauge Class 92 is reviewed in full in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM165, March 2021. Watch our samples in action on our 'N' gauge test track here.

Decorated 'Deltics' Debut

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Class 55 'Deltic' Co-Co diesels for evaluation by the company's development team. View them in green, blue and purple here.