Hornby Magazine Videos

Hornby Magazine Videos

VIDEO: Dapol GWR parcels railcar for ‘OO’

We put the latest release from Dapol, a GWR parcels railcar through its paces on the Hornby Magazine test layout Topley Dale in this video.

VIDEO: Dapol Class 29 Bo-Bo diesel for ‘OO’

We put the latest release from Dapol, a Class 29 Bo-Bo diesel through its paces on the Hornby Magazine test layout Topley Dale.

VIDEO: Hornby LMS ‘Princess Royal’ 4-6-2 for ‘OO’ gauge

Join editor Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he puts the impressive LMS 'Princess Royal' 4-6-2 from Hornby through its paces in this video.

VIDEO: Hornby’s centenary edition Rocket for ‘OO’ gauge

Hornby's brand-new model of Stephenson's Rocket touched down in the Hornby Magazine office at the end of February. Watch our video of this outstanding new addition to the Hornby portfolio here.

VIDEO: Dapol Sentinel for 'O' gauge

Dapol's new Sentinel four-wheel vertical boiler tank engine (4wVBT) touched down at the end of 2019 offering a new choice of shunting locomotive for 'O' gauge.

VIDEO: Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD | 'OO' gauge

Richard from Hornby Magazine attended the Manchester Model Railway exhibition 2019, one of the layouts that stood out was Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD, a modern image DRS depot.

VIDEO: An interview with Simon Kohler

To mark Hornby's 100th anniversary we interview Simon Kohler to get his take on the 2020 range including the inspiration behind this year's models, his favourite items and more.

VIDEO: Hatton's Class 66 for 'OO' gauge

Hatton's all-new 'OO' gauge Class 66 touched down in the Hornby Magazine office in late December 2019 - just in time to feature in our February 2020 issue

VIDEO: Seven Mill Depot in ‘O’ gauge

Join Richard as he takes a tour of Seven Mill Depot and shows some of its features in operation.

VIDEO: Locoman Sounds D&H ‘Black Five’ sound decoder

Locoman Sounds has produced a brand-new sound file for the Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 for Doehler & Haass chips.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 50 for 'O' gauge

The Heljan Class 50 arrived at the end of December 2019. Watch it in action on our 'O' gauge test track here fresh from the box.

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VIDEO: Yorkshire Dales Model Railway

We visit Lewis Bucknell of the YouTube channel MouldyRaspberry to discover the full story behind his brilliant 'OO' gauge loft layout.

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Yorkshire Dales Model Railway

The Keighley and Worth Valley and North Yorkshire Moors railways were part of the inspiration for LEWIS BUCKNELL’S superb ‘OO’ gauge loft layout. We visited this brilliant 32ft long model to discover how it all goes together to create an 80ft running line. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Seven Mill Depot

With just three weeks available the Hornby Magazine team set out to build its first ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout to form part of a multi-scale display at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in November 2019. MIKE WILD reveals how it was done and explains the story of this compact depot layout.

VIDEO: The Hornby 2020 Range | Full review

Hornby celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they take a detailed look at what the manufacturer as to offer in its 2020 catalogue in this full video preview.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | January 2020

Join Richard and Mike for the first of the new Hornby Magazine Layout Update video series with a tour of the workshop and a round up of the latest arrivals.

VIDEO: Dapol semaphore signals

In this brief video we highlight the operation of Dapol's new GWR lower quadrant signals for 'O' gauge - the same mechanism is used in its new design of GWR bracket signals for 'OO' gauge.

VIDEO: Oxford Rail 'N7' 0-6-2T with Zimo sound

In the HM151 we showed how to install digital sound in Oxford Rail's 'OO' gauge 'N7' 0-6-2T using a Zimo MX648R decoder and a sugar cube speaker. Watch the finished model in action here.

VIDEO: KR Models GT3 first sample

KR Models has received the first engineering sample of its 'OO' gauge model of unique English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3. Watch it on our test track here.

VIDEO: Bachmann 45ton steam crane for 'OO' gauge

Bachmann's all-new 'OO' gauge Ransome & Rapier 45ton steam crane is reviewed in full in the January 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine. Watch our video with Editor Mike Wild here.

VIDEO: Hatton's Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 for 'O' gauge

Hatton's new 'O' gauge model of the Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 headlined the review section in Hornby Magazine's January 2020 issue.

VIDEO: Cavalex Models PGA wagons on Topley Dale

Cavalex Models loaned Hornby Magazine a rake of its latest batch of 'OO' gauge PGA stone hoppers to run on Topley Dale. We put them behind Hornby Class 60 60062 for a running session.

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VIDEO: Brinklow layout feature video

Join us as we show this fabulous West Coast Main Line 'N' gauge layout in action and meet one of the builders to explain its story. Read the full feature in HM151.

VIDEO: Hornby Ruston 48DS for 'OO' gauge

Hornby's delightful and tiny Ruston 48DS diesel shunter is reviewed in full in HM150. Watch it in action on our test track here in this video feature.

VIDEO: Cheltenham 'OO' gauge exclusive 'Westerns'

Cheltenham Model Centre has taken delivery of a trio of exclusive Dapol 'OO' gauge Class 52 'Westerns'.

VIDEO: Dapol '14XX' for O gauge

Dapol's new 'O' gauge GWR '14XX' 0-4-2T has just arrived in the shops. For HM150 Dapol kindly allowed us to put the final pre-production model through its paces for a full review in the December issue of Hornby Magazine. Watch it here.

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Dapol's 'O' gauge GWR '14XX'

The latest ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge steam locomotive from Dapol is the classic Great Western Railway branch line passenger engine – the Collett ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T. MIKE WILD puts this high specification 7mm scale model through its paces.

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Fast running and a continuous circuit were essential criteria when it came to developing this ‘O’ gauge layout, which was one of the star attractions at the 2019 Great Electric Train Show.

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Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge Class 37/4


The fleet of 31 ETH fitted Class 37/4s have had a strong following since their introduction in the mid-1980s. MIKE WILD reviews Heljan’s new 7mm scale model of this popular class which is bringing a fresh splash of colour to its range.

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The spectacular scenery of the Settle & Carlisle line around Garsdale gave COLIN FISHER all the inspiration he needed to develop this impressive ‘OO’ gauge loft layout which models the route in the days of corporate blue. Photography, Mike Wild.