Hornby Magazine | February 2022

The February 2022 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM176) 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.

HM176, February 2022


Scenic modelling is one of the most enjoyable and creative parts of a model railway. MIKE WILD gets to grips with the landscape for the new ‘OO9’ narrow gauge layout in our second and final feature including the first chance to watch our brand new feature video.

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Dapol delivers its ‘Large Prairie’

The Great Western is in favour at Dapol for ‘OO’ gauge with the arrival of its hotly anticipated Collett ‘5101’ and ‘61XX’ 2-6-2Ts. Mike Wild runs the rule over these enticing locomotives. Now including model demonstration video.

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Bachmann’s all-new Gresley ‘V2’ has been designed with digital sound in mind, but is there a way to introduce a bigger and more powerful speaker in the 2-6-2? MIKE WILD explores the options with a brand new sound file from Locoman Sounds.

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Hornby's Gresley 'W1' 4-6-4

It’s here! Hornby’s brand-new model of the unique Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 in original condition arrived in December, and is already in short supply. MIKE WILD inspects one of the most eagerly anticipated models from Hornby for 'OO' gauge. Read our full review and watch our video showcasing the model in action on Topley Dale.

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Gresley’s experimental ‘Hush-Hush'

In the quest for ever more efficient steam engines there have been some remarkable designs produced, some of which have been more successful than others. One of those that showed great promise, yet which failed to deliver, was the LNER’s ‘Hush-Hush’ 10000, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Modelling a car dealership

The return of MKD plastic kits to the British market through Hornby Hobbies was the perfect opportunity to make a realistic car dealership for a ‘OO’ layout. DAN EVASON explains the process step by step.

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Tara Mines ore wagons

Irish Railway Models has taken delivery of a perfect partner to its recently released Metro-Vick A Class diesels –a new batch of Tara Mines bogie ore wagons for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD checks them out.

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In November, Chris Marchant, who played a vital role in raising standards of ready-to-run ‘N’ gauge models, died. MARK CHIVERS meets with BEN ANDO who recalls Chris’ immense and groundbreaking contribution to railway modelling.

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The seaside town of Peakton-on-Sea is the setting for TIM LOWE’S latest ‘OO’ gauge Network SouthEast era layout. Tim explains his planning, construction and the layout’s operation. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Races to the North

Victorian era saw intense competition between rival companies for traffic between London and Scotland, which reached its zenith in a thrilling series of events that were to become known as the ‘Railway Races to the North’. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES relays the fascinating story from a forgotten era of rail travel.

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Hornby Magazine’s resident Time Lord Tim Shackleton fast-forwards a GBRf Class 66 and simultaneously backdates a British Rail Class 50 with intriguing results.

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Waldbury - the GWR in the 1940s

Drag racer BERNARD NEWBURY took the plunge to build his dream model railway when he retired modelling a Great Western Railway main line station in 'OO' gauge and set in the 1940s. Mike Wild meets Bernard to discover the story of his layout with a full feature and exclusive KeyModelWorld only video.

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Hornby Magazine February 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM176, February 2022. Highlights of this issue include FULL coverage of the Hornby 2022 catalogue launch, three stunning feature layouts, first reviews of the Hornby 'W1' 4-6-4 and Dapol 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2T for 'OO', step by step modelling guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

WIN! A Hornby ‘Hush-Hush’ worth £220

Hornby Magazine is offering a chance to win one of Hornby’s brand-new Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 locomotives worth £220. The closing date for entries is February 25 2022 at 5pm GMT.

Hornby 2022 - Ten Things You Need To Know

Hornby has revealed its exciting 2022 release plans, with a raft of newly tooled items added to its ‘OO’ gauge locomotive, carriage and wagon collections. Check out the headlines here and read full reports on all the range here at KeyModelWorld.

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Ultimate ‘Black Five’ and all-new Turbomotive spearhead Hornby 2022

All-new Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 and unique LMS Turbomotive lead Hornby's steam announcements for 2022 alongside expansion of the Hornby Dublo collection, Liverpool and Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion and more. Read our full report here.

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Hornby Introduces Steam Generators

Check out Hornby's new development, an all-new generator for use within its 'OO' gauge steam locomotives. Read the whole story here.

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All-new HST and Flirt units from Hornby for 'OO'

Hornby's extensive range of ‘OO’ gauge diesel and electric outline models is set to be strengthened further with three all-new models, together with revisions to existing toolings and the adoption of 21-pin DCC decoder sockets for many new and existing products. Read the full story here.

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Coronation coaches lead Hornby 2022 carriage collection

Topping the billing for Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge rolling stock is a full set of newly-tooled LNER streamlined ‘Coronation’ coaches. Discover the full range here.

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Loriot leads Hornby 2022 wagon collection

With the popularity of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge model of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway’s (L&MR) Rocket and introduction of newly-tooled 0-4-2 Lion to the range, three all-new four-wheel wagons have been tooled for hauling coal, sheep and horses.

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Hornby 2022 train sets

Hornby is refreshing its ‘OO’ gauge train set range with three new additions including new diesel sets and a 'Record Breaker' set featuring Gresley 'A4' 60022 Mallard.

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Hornby RailRoad releases 2022

Hornby's Railroad and RailRoad Plus ranges are set to expand in 2022 with more new identities and colour schemes, including the return of an old favourite that has been out of the Hornby range for many years - the Calder Valley Class 110 DMU.

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 Hornby expands Playtrains for 2022

Hornby’s new Playtrains range is set to develop further this year with new rolling stock and a collection of simple plug together buildings. Read more about this entry level collection for the year ahead.

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 Hornby 2022 collectables

Each year Hornby issues a selection of collectable ‘OO’ gauge models aimed at a wider audience and this year is no exception with an expanded selection of Coca Cola and Beatles branded items, as well as old favourites such as Father’s Day and Christmas wagons.

VIDEO: Hornby reveals 2022 range

Hornby's exciting new catalogue for 2022 launched on January 10. Join Mike Wild and Mark Chivers in the Hornby Magazine Workshop as they dig through the treasures which lie within and reveal the full 2022 line up of new products on video.

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Hornby track planning symbols are back!

Hornby is to reintroduce its popular packs of plastic track planning symbols (Cat No. R619) as a useful aid to layout planning for 'OO' gauge railways.

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Birch Hill

After thinking twice about a West Cornwall set layout, TED SCHOFIELD opted to base his slice of the 1950s and 1960s in the Bristol area, where Great Western and LMS locomotives ran side by side. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Laser-cut BRUTES

Scale Model Scenery’s (SMS) 4mm scale range of laser-cut scenic accessories now includes a pack of British Rail’s Universal Trolley Equipment (BRUTEs).

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Oxford Diecast Scooter

New from Oxford Diecast is this super little 1:76 scale pale blue and white scooter which is reminiscent of the full-size prototypes popular in the 1960s.

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Eastern Region destination boards

Sankey Scenics has expanded its range of 4mm scale coach destination boards with a selection of more than 50 new packs for London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and BR Eastern Region (BR) services.