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Hornby Magazine Videos
A new store for Rails of Sheffield
Sheffield based model railway retailer Rails of Sheffield hosted a grand opening of its newly refurbished retail store and announced a new out-of-town warehouse on 15 April.
Hornby’s rebuilt ‘W1’ 4-6-4s
We’ve seen the original condition model of Gresley’s unique 4-6-4 and now Hornby has delivered its enticing version of the rebuilt locomotive. MIKE WILD inspects the ‘W1’ with ‘A4’ style streamlined casing with video of the first models in action on our test track.
Hatton’s raises steam for the ‘14XX’
The Great Western Railway’s Collett 0-4-2Ts hold great appeal and potential for model railways – especially when formed into push-pull auto trains. We review the Hattons GWR 14XX 0-4-2T for OO gauge.MIKE WILD
Minerva’s diesel debut: the Class 14 'Teddy Bear'
Specialist ‘O’ gauge manufacturer Minerva Model Railways has produced its first ever ready-to-run diesel locomotive modelling the characterful but short-lived Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’. MIKE WILD finds out what this diesel-hydraulic has to offer.
ACCURASCALE'S SUPER-DETAILED HYA HOPPERS
Coal, biomass and aggregates hoppers from the HYA and IIA wagons fleets are arriving from Accurascale offering a new choice of modern freight wagon. MIKE WILD explores their value with brand-new video and exclusive online only images.
Hornby Sentinel Sound installation
PAUL CHETTER describes how to add an invisible sound installation to Hornby’s diminutive Sentinel industrial locomotive.
Hornby Farewell tour HST
Hornby is bidding farewell to its outgoing HST tooling in style with this power car pack to model the LNER ‘Lets Go Round Again’ tour which took place over four days in December 2019.
VIDEO: Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train Tour
Join Hornby Magazine’s Mark Chivers for a tour of the last surviving Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train (APT) at Crewe Heritage Centre to celebrate the arrival of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge model.
Modelling Bewdley station with 3D printing
Having selected a suitable subject, TRISTRAM NEAL outlines how he used modern printing techniques to create a bespoke station building, based on a well-known Severn Valley Railway prototype at Bewdley in this detailed step by step modelling guide.
Installing ESU sound in the Bachmann Class 66
Bachmann's Class 66 is a simple locomotive to upgrade to digital sound. In this KeyModelWorld exclusive feature MIKE WILD installs an ESU 21-pin decoder with Legomanbiffo's high performance sound together with a powerful speaker and stay alive into the 'OO' gauge model. Read the full guide here and watch our sound demonstration video.
STATFOLD MODEL RAILWAY EVENT 2022 PREVIEW
A brand new two-day model railway exhibition sponsored by Hornby Magazine takes place at the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum in Staffordshire this April. MARK CHIVERS previews this all-new model railway event.
HORNBY GOES FULL TILT WITH ITS APT
Hornby’s centenary year catalogue came with the enticing prospect of a brand-new model of the famous Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train and now it is here. MIKE WILD leans in to find out more with brand-new video from the Hornby Magazine Workshop.
FIRST LOOK: Accurascale's 'OO' Class 55 'Deltics'
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO! Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson in the Hornby Magazine workshop for a first look at the Accurascale Class 55 'Deltics' for 'OO' gauge in this special preview feature. Watch the full video here and read the latest on this exciting new locomotives.
Seven Mills Sidings and Bench Road 'O' gauge layout
Originally conceived as a multi-era scene, this busy and compact ‘O’ gauge layout has led an eventful life. ANDY PETERS explains its journey from start to finish. Photography, Mike Wild.
VIDEO: Model Rail Scotland 2022
EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: The end of February saw the return of Model Rail Scotland at the SEC in Glasgow. Hornby Magazine’s Mark Chivers and Richard Watson bring you the highlights of the show in this one hour long special video including layouts, manufacturer interviews and more. Don’t miss it!
Humphrey Road Sidings 'OO' gauge shunting layout
What if nationalisation had never happened? That's what NORMAN AND MEG RAVEN set out to explore in their 1950s Southern Railway goods scene in ‘OO’ gauge with a distinctly chilly feel. Read the full feature with an exclusive KeyModelWorld online video tour.
All-new 'OO' Brush Type 2 for Accurascale
Accurascale has revealed an all-new Brush Class 31 A1A-A1A diesel for ‘OO’ gauge. Join us for this special feature including exclusive images and TWO video features.
Rails reveals ‘D1’ 4-4-0 for ‘OO’
Rails of Sheffield is working with Dapol to produce an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of the SECR ‘D1’ 4-4-0. Discover the full story on this newly announced locomotive with Hornby Magazine’s exclusive launch video.
REVIEWED: Heljan's refurbished Class 31 for 'O'
The Brush built Class 31s are popular and long-lived locomotives which have carried a huge number of colour schemes. MIKE WILD inspects the all-new model of the A1A-A1A design in refurbished form for 7mm scale from Heljan.
VIDEO: Waterman's Making Tracks II - the first visit
FIRST LOOK: Pete Waterman and the Railnuts groups are back and building a brand new 64ft long stretch of the West Coast Main Line to exhibit at Chester Cathedral this summer. MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON go behind the scenes at Pete's workshop to discover the first steps of the project.
Howbrooke - the modern railway in 'OO'
Given a challenge to create a present day layout for his club, RICHARD SMITH and friends built this appealing snapshot of the sights and colours of the modern day railway in ‘OO’ gauge. Read the full story here with exclusive KeyModelWorld only video.
Rails’ Caley ‘812’ is here!
Pure Scottish based ready-to-run locomotives are rare, but Rails of Sheffield has bucked the trend with this magnificent ‘OO’ gauge commission from Bachmann. MIKE WILD discovers what this longstanding 0-6-0 has to offer together with video of the model in action.
SOUTHPOOL - THE 1960S IN THE NORTH WEST
The 1960s around Southport and Liverpool were the inspiration for STEVE JOHNSON of Grimy Times to build this stunning urban landscape in his single garage at home. Steve reveals the full story of this soon to be dismantled layout with exclusive KeyModelWorld online images and video. Photography, Mike Wild.
FAIRLIE AMBITIOUS LAYOUT BUILD | PART TWO
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.
Digital sound for the Hornby 4-VEP
With the prospect of a new and upgraded 4-VEP from Hornby in 2022, MIKE WILD looked back at the first versions to introduce digital sound while also improving the front gangways in this modelling guide.
Bachmann renews its Class 20
The Class 20 was one of the first main line production diesel locomotives when it entered service in 1957 and now Bachmann has gone back to the drawing board to offer a present day version of this long-standing workhorse for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.
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.
SUPER SOUND FOR THE BACHMANN GRESLEY ‘V2’
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.
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.
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.