Hornby Magazine | September 2021

WELCOME TO HM171 | SEPTEMBER 2021

The September 2021 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM171) 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.

Hornby Magazine | September 2021

VIDEO: Heljan L&B LYN debuts!

Narrow gauge modellers are being treated to a brand-new locomotive with the arrival of Heljan’s model of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway’s one and only Baldwin 2-4-2T.

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L&B LYN debuts!

MIKE WILD

Narrow gauge modellers are being treated to a brand-new locomotive with the arrival of Heljan’s model of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway’s one and only Baldwin 2-4-2T. MIKE WILD inspects Lyn for ‘OO9’.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby Magazine September 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM171, September 2021. Highlights of this issue include our ultimate guide to Pete Waterman's stunning Making Tracks layout for Chester Cathedral, first reviews of the Heljan AEC railcar for 'OO' and Lynton and Barnstaple Railway 2-4-2T Lyn plus Hornby's latest Pendolino and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section from Thursday August 5.

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MAKING TRACKS for Chester Cathedral

Pete Waterman OBE

Creating a brand-new model railway is one thing, building a giant 64ft long model of the West Coast Main Line for a three month long event in Chester Cathedral is quite another. PETE WATERMAN OBE relished the challenge and in our comprehensive guide to this fantastic ‘OO’ gauge layout he reveals the full story behind the project.

Pete Waterman OBE
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WEATHERING STANDARDS

With his trademark weathering and detailing, TIM SHACKLETON looks at some of the subtle variations that exist among these supposedly standardised classes.

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BR Standard Survey

A vast array of BR Standards are currently available across ‘OO’, ‘N’ and ‘O’ gauge, as MARK CHIVERS outlines.

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BR Standard history

British Railways’ Standard steam engines were amongst the most advanced ever built in this country, yet were destined to have short lives. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into their development, and examines how each class came to be built.

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BR Standard train formations

As British Railways’ new Standard steam locomotives began to appear in the early 1950s, they were soon pressed into service, replacing older motive power in the process. MARK CHIVERS presents a selection of typical BR Standard train formations from the 1950s and 1960s which you can replicate in ‘OO’ gauge.

VIDEO: Heljan reboots the AEC railcar

A brand-new model of the final batch of GWR AEC railcars has been produced for ‘OO’ gauge for the first time since the Lima version of the 1980s. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson in the workshop as they look over this new release.

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VIDEO: Heljan Mk2 coaches first look

Heljan has given us an exclucive first look at the new Mk 2 coaches. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they discuss the models and test an all-new coupling system.

VIDEO: Accurascale MGR Hoppers for 'OO' gauge

Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they bring you a video on the Accurascale Merry-Go-Round (MGR) coal hoppers.

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PREMIUM ROLLING ROADS

DCC Concepts rolling roads are a respected part of its collection of model railway accessories, but now the specialist has introduced a new premium collection featuring gold plated rollers together with a new option for ‘O’ gauge.

VIDEO: Avanti West Coast Pendolino

Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson in the Hornby magazine workshop as they take a look at Hornby's ‘OO’ gauge Avanti West Coast Class 390 Pendolino.

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Lostwithiel

PHOTOGRAPHY, MIKE WILD

The Cornish main line station of Lostwithiel has been the subject of three layouts for ROB ELLIOTT. Here he reveals the full story behind this inspirational ‘N’ gauge layout which encompasses the main line and the Fowey branch – all in a spare bedroom!

PHOTOGRAPHY, MIKE WILD
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SCRATCH BUILDING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Tristram Neal

TRISTRAM NEAL was inspired to build his own 0-4-0PT for ‘OO’ gauge using modern 3D printing and milling techniques to develop it from scratch. In this guide Tristram reveals why he chose the design and how he developed it into the finished locomotive.

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Hawksworth ‘Hall’ sound

The arrival of a new batch of GWR ‘Modified Hall’ 4-6-0s from Bachmann for ‘OO’ gauge prompted MIKE WILD to take a fresh look at the model’s potential for sound. In this step by step guide, we install a ZIMO decoder and powerful speaker for a realistic and immersive driving experience.

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Rossiter Rise

Terry Tew's

Rossiter Rise is TERRY TEW’S second North London-based ‘OO’ gauge layout. In its debut feature, Terry explains why he decided to build a new layout and why he stayed with the North London theme.

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WCML IN THE MODERN ERA

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Throughout its 172-year history, Britain’s West Coast Main Line has been at the forefront of railway development, and never more so than in recent years when the route has hosted some of the most advanced trains ever to run on our network, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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Burnt out car

DAN EVASON

Disaster has struck in the country for the unlucky owner of a Vauxhall Astra GSI. DAN EVASON shows how he modelled a burnt-out car scene in ‘OO’ using readily available die-cast models and scenic products.

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Door to door with DAPOL CONFLAT

MIKE WILD

NEW FROM DAPOL in its expanding collection of ‘O’ gauge BR 10ft chassis goods wagons is the Conflat-A container wagon. The first batch arrived in early July and the model is being offered with a choice of GWR and BR era liveries with and without BD containers as their loads.

MIKE WILD
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Bachmann steel bodied BOGIE THIRD COACH

MARK CHIVERS

NEW to Bachmann’s ‘OO9’ narrow gauge collection is this steel bodied bogie third coach.

MARK CHIVERS
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Peter’s Useful Spares

MARK CHIVERS

Peter’s Spares has expanded its extensive range of model railway spare parts with a collection of new ‘OO’ gauge replacements for Bachmann, Hornby and Lima products.

MARK CHIVERS
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Scenery glue

MARK CHIVERS

New to the Geoscenics range is this specially formulated ballast and scenery glue.

MARK CHIVERS
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Master Piece ‘O’ gauge figures

MARK CHIVERS

Following Heljan’s recently released ‘O’ gauge GWR diesel railcar (HM166), Master Piece Figures has forwarded a selection of suitable 7mm scale cast metal passengers from its extensive range for populating the vehicle.

MARK CHIVERS
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Mini Sanding Sticks

MARK CHIVERS

Albion Alloys’ range of modelling tools and supplies includes this useful pack of mini sanding sticks.

MARK CHIVERS
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DMG Decoder Tester

MARK CHIVERS

With the popularity of Digital Command Control (DCC) continuing to rise, DMG Electech has added two new DCC decoder testers to its growing range of electronic accessories.

MARK CHIVERS
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There and back again

RICHARD WATSON

RICHARD WATSON’S New Junction garden railway was always going to be a challenge as an end-to-end layout. With a little help from DCC Concepts and its ABC braking modules to create automated stopping and starting, running in the garden was about to become much easier.

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WIN! A five-year subscription and £150 Key Publishing Shop voucher

Key Publishing is offering a unique chance to win a five-year FREE subscription to Hornby Magazine and a voucher worth £150 to spend at the Key Publishing online shop. The total prize value is over £380! The closing date for entries is 5pm on October 28 2021

WIN! A Hornby ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2 worth £180

Hornby Magazine is offering a chance to win one of Hornby’s brand-new Bulleid air-smoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2s in our latest competition. The closing date for entries is September 25 2021.

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SUPER ‘SIXTY-SIX’

Using simple tools and techniques, TIM SHACKLETON gets to grips with the options to enhance the Hattons Class 66 and shows how you can make these attractive heavy freight locomotives stunning in every detailed respect.