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Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
Check out Lewis Bucknell's brilliant 'OO' gauge loft layout where we visited his 32ft long model to gather more information. Find out more here.
Seven Mill Depot - building an 'O' gauge diesel 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.
Heljan launches ‘O’ gauge Class 50
The fleet of 50 English Electric Class 50s attracted a cult following in their final years of service and have always been popular as ready-to-run models. Heljan has delivered the first ‘O’ gauge version of the sought-after diesel-electric – MIKE WILD takes a closer look.
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: 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.
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: Hornby Magazine previews Hatton's 'O' gauge Class 50s
Hatton's is due to take delivery of two exclusive versions of Heljan's new 'O' gauge model of the Class 50 in December. Modelling 50008 Thunderer in Laira blue and 50015 Valiant in 'Dutch' grey and yellow, Richard Watson caught them in action during the recent Modern Image O Gauge event (MIOG) in November and put them through their paces.
VIDEO: Cheltenham 'OO' gauge exclusive 'Westerns'
Cheltenham Model Centre has taken delivery of a trio of exclusive Dapol 'OO' gauge Class 52 'Westerns'. Watch them in action on the Hornby Magazine test track in this KeyModelWorld video.
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.
Hornby Ruston 48DS 4wDM
‘OO’ gauge locomotives don’t get much smaller than Hornby’s tiny Ruston 48DS fourwheel diesel shunter. MIKE WILD breaks out his magnifying glass to inspect this attractive and eagerly awaited new arrival.
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.
Ellis Clark Darstaed Mk 1 suburbans
Ellis Clark Trains has become an important name in ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge, especially following the announcements of its LMS Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 and LNER Thompson carriages in August (HM148). Here we are focusing on its Darstaed-produced collection of BR Mk 1 57ft non-corridor carriages are in the limelight.
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.
FLYING SCOTSMAN DIGITAL SOUND WITH ZIMO
The National Collection’s famous Gresley ‘A3’ became a must-have addition to the roster for our modern era layout, West Coast Cement. MIKE WILD explains how he installed a Zimo sound decoder, stay alive, speaker and firebox flicker into the popular Hornby ‘Pacific’.
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.MIKE WILD
Making Class 37s’GROWL’
The English Electric Type 3 is one of the most popular diesel locomotives and it has been the subject of many models over the years. MIKE WILD tackles the Bachmann and ViTrains ‘OO’ models in this double sound installation.
Darstaed delivers 7mm scale Mk 1s
Ellis Clark Trains teamed up with Darstead – a renowned name in ‘O’ gauge tinplate locomotives and rolling stock – to produce a new range of BR Mk 1 63ft 6in corridor carriages for 7mm scale which were first released in 2018.
Kernow’s 4-TC debuts
Southern Region multiple units have gained much popularity since introduction of the Bachmann 4-CEP in 2009, but now we have a go anywhere unpowered 4-TC unit available too. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this surprisingly enticing and versatile offering.