Hornby Magazine January 2022

WELCOME TO HM175 | JANUARY 2022

The January 2022 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM175) 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.

HM175, January 2022

Westhill Wagon Works Elite magnetic couplings Review Premium

Elite buckeye magnetic couplings

WEST HILL WAGON Works continues to expand its range of magnetic Hunt Couplings which now also includes a collection of ‘dummy’ buckeye style Elite couplings.

Scale Model Scenery laser-cut rowing boats Review Premium

Laser-cut rowing boats

If you are looking to complete a lake or river scene, these 4mm scale laser cut wooden rowing boats from Scale Model Scenery will certainly look the part.

Oxford Diecast Jaguar I Pace Review Premium

Oxford Diecast Jaguar I Pace

A recent addition to the Oxford Diecast range is this 1:76 scale Jaguar Land Rover I Pace batteryelectric SUV.

Modelu 3D-printed rail staff Review Premium

3D-printed rail staff

New from Modelu are these 3D-printed railway staff, including signalmen and guards in a selection of poses.

Pacific Models bespoke station signs Review Premium

Bespoke station signs

Pacific Models has broadened its bespoke station signage service to incorporate 2mm, 3mm and 7mm scales in addition to its existing 4mm service, with your choice of name and railway company/ region, including modern era examples.

Bachmann Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T Review Premium

FAIRLIE SURPRISE

The secret is out and the first of Bachmann’s new ‘OO9’ Double Fairlie locomotives will be in the shops this winter. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this exciting new narrow gauge steam engine with a full review including video of the model in action.

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Pete Waterman’s Leamington Spa

It’s the model railway we all dream we could build if we had the space and time. PETE WATERMAN OBE invited Hornby Magazine behind the scenes to see the latest progress on his amazing ‘O’ gauge model of Leamington Spa, Hatton Bank and Brinklow. Join us for a full tour with exclusive KeyModelWorld only images and a full 30 minute long video tour inside. Photography, Mike Wild.

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OO Works ‘A12’ 0-4-2

The London and South Western Railway’s characterful ‘A12’ 0-4-2 is the latest locomotive to be offered by specialist manufacturer OO Works. MIKE WILD reviews this new arrival.

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Super signalbox

Building a signalbox is one thing, but what if you could give it a full interior, lighting and realistic sound? That’s exactly what DAN EVASON did with this super-detailed Ratio kit in 4mm scale.

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'J50' sound and stay alive

Compact tank engines aren’t always the easiest when it comes to digital sound installations, but Hornby’s ‘J50’ 0-6-0T can be equipped with sound and stay alive. MIKE WILD shows how he did it in this step by step guide.

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Reality Check: The Double Fairlie

One of the most remarkable and recognisable locomotive designs of the Victorian era is the narrow gauge Double Fairlie, a type that became inexorably linked with the development of the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales, but which also became world famous due to its incredible pulling power, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

VIDEO: A Fairlie good idea

The Hornby Magazine team are building a new narrow gauge model railway. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they embark on a 'quick' project to model a Ffestiniog style narrow gauge layout inspired by the arrival of Bachmann's first ever ready-to-run 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T. Log in or sign up to KeyModelWorld to watch this 1hr long feature video first today!

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Quick-fix ‘92’ upgrades

The Hornby Class 92 was the first of the manufacturer’s models to be entirely made in China in the late 1990s. MIKE WILD brings increased performance and a little extra detail to the dual-voltage electric.

Heljan Class 40 for O gauge Review Premium

Revamped ‘Whistler’ for ‘O’

The Class 40 is one of the largest and heaviest diesel locomotives to operate on the British railway network and it is back for a second outing with new body tooling for ‘O’ gauge with Heljan. MIKE WILD checks out this recent new release.

English Electric Class 40 Feature Premium

Reality Check: 'Whistler' magic

It is hard to believe that 50 years have passed since the first of British Railways’ large diesel locomotives were introduced. The English Electric Type 4, or Class 40 as it later became, was one of the success stories of the modernisation plan. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back at the design’s history.

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Farbine Road

The West Midlands in the 1980s is the setting for NEIL WOODBINE and SUE FARMER’S ‘OO’ gauge layout -which captures the feel of those ‘blue and grey’ years brilliantly. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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CDC 3D printed ‘R1’ bodies

CDC Design has introduced a new 3D printed body for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway ‘R1’ 0-6-0T.

WIN A Hornby Ruston 48DS plus accessories and books!

Hornby Magazine is offering a chance to win one of Hornby’s recent ‘OO’ gauge 48DS 48hp shunters in our exclusive competition together a selection of wagons, accessories and books worth over £250.

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Transfer request

Applying transfers to models isn’t always as easy as we’d like to think. TIM SHACKLETON explains proven ways of getting them on, getting them straight and getting them to stay put.

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The Essence of Swındon

Instant recognition was first on the list for MARK WILSON when he started designing this compact slice of the Great Western Railway’s famous works in Swindon. This is its story with exclusive video for subscribers. Photography, Richard Watson.

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TRAINSPORTER STORAGE SOLUTIONS

If you are looking for a durable container to store or transport locomotives and rolling stock to/from exhibitions, Trainsporters’ collection of stock boxes for ‘OO’ and ‘O’ may have the solution.

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SWINDON WORKS

Swindon was amongst the railway towns and cities established in the 19th century. Its works came to personify efficiency and quality, a reputation lasting well into the diesel era. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at this famous location and discovers how it came to occupy such an important pa rt in railway history.

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DCC Concepts servicing cradles

DCC Concepts’ new range of servicing cradles are designed with the ‘OO’ gauge modeller in mind. The range comprises hard foam cradles 240mm, 340mm, 440mm and 540mm long.

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Deltics at King’s Cross jigsaw

If you are looking for a gift that will last beyond Christmas, then this 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle from James Green featuring iconic motive power from the East Coast Main Line (ECML) may just be the answer.

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WCML Locomotive Haulage

This latest book from Key Publishing looks in some depth at locomotive hauled trains on the West Coast Main Line (WCML).

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Modelling BR Parcels and Mail Trains

New from Key Publishing is this latest volume in the Modeller’s Guide series, detailing how to model British Rail parcels and mail trains.

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Bahamas Locomotive Society Vintage Steam Calendar

The Bahamas Locomotive Society has released its annual Vintage Steam Calendar in support of the continued operation of Stanier ‘Jubilee’ 45596 Bahamas and the group’s other heritage locomotives and rolling stock.

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Welshpool and Llanfair Christmas card 2021

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway is helping to celebrate Christmas with a railway theme and the release of a brand new Christmas card for 2021 featuring the work of railway artist Jonathan Clay and one of its famous locomotives.

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STEAM 2022 Calendar

As attention turns to a new year, this colourful 2022 calendar from STEAM - the Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon should keep you on track with a Great Western Railway theme.

Hornby Magazine January 2022 Feature Premium

Hornby Magazine January 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM175, January 2022. Highlights of this issue include an exclusive feature on Pete Waterman's stunning 'O' gauge model of Leamington Spa, our first review of Bachmann's all-new 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T and Heljan's new centre headcode Class 40 for 'O' gauge, detailed step by step guides, railway history and the start of our brand-new narrow gauge layout build and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.