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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.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Join the Hornby Magazine team for our latest feature length one-hour special video showcasing Pete Waterman's stunning new 'OO' gauge layout at Chester Cathedral as we take control of the trains alongside the volunteers and learn all about this stunning 64ft x 12ft layout. Plus don't miss our full feature in HM171 - on sale from August 5.
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The popularity of Heljan’s reworked modern era Class 33/0 from June 2020 prompted the manufacturer to make quick work of a second production run for ‘OO’ gauge. On the review desk is one of six versions which arrived with Heljan stockists in July and it models 33025.
This volume of photographs showcasing the work of the late Peter Gater, takes a nostalgic look back at British Rail workings in the Peak District reflecting the changing rail scene in Derbyshire’s peaks and dales from the mid-1970s to early-1990s
This recently released weighty tome from Pen and Sword references all 4-6-0 locomotives that operated over the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) routes between 1923 and 1947, as well as those LNER engines that continued in BR service from 1948 until the late 1960s, when steam operation ceased.
Following on from the first volume (HM164), this latest bookazine from Key Publishing continues the story of British Rail's (BR) departmental wagon fleet and this time attention focuses on the evolving air-braked engineers’ wagon fleet into the mid-1990s
New from Amberley Publishing is this latest picture volume from Andy Gibbs. As the title suggests, the book is primarily focused in and around BR Southern Region third-rail territory and, as you might expect, a good selection of Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) have been included.
The Class 57 is an important part of the modern railway scene and one stands out from the crowd – 57307 Lady Penelope in its Cable Thieves-branded DRS livery. MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON discuss this Bachmann Collectors Club limited edition after it's sound installation.
Sixty years ago, the first of British Rail’s (BR) Type 4 diesel-hydraulic C-C ‘Western’ Class locomotives rolled off the production line at Swindon Works. MARK CHIVERS looks back at some of the models of these distinctive diesel-hydraulics through the years in ‘N’, ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge.
The Class 57 is an important part of the modern railway scene and one stands out from the crowd – 57307 Lady Penelope in its Cable Thieves-branded DRS livery. MIKE WILD picks up a Bachmann Collectors Club limited edition of the unique locomotive for this sound installation guide.
Decorated samples of Revolution Trains' newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge MMA/JNA wagons have arrived for evaluation.