Hornby Magazine

Hornby Magazine

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Northern Rail Rover

The final years of steam were a fascinating time recorded and lamented by many. Books and photographs on the subject have been copious, but Allan Heyes’ Northern Rail Rover is undoubtedly one of the most atmospheric and interesting records of the final years of steam in the North of England.

Dapol announces ‘O’ gauge Conflat & Container wagons

DAPOL has confirmed details of its new ‘O’ gauge readyto- run model of the Great Western Railway (GWR) H7 Conflat wagon.

Heljan shows ‘O’ Mk 2 CAD drawings

Heljan has released the first CAD images of the new ‘O’ gauge Mk 2 coaching stock.

LSWR ‘330’ Class 0-6-0ST next for OO Works

OO Works is to produce a ‘OO’ gauge London & South Western Railway (LSWR) ‘330’ Class 0-6-0ST.

Dapol ‘O’ 16ton mineral wagons set for return

Dapol has announced a new production run of its popular ‘O’ gauge BR 16ton mineral wagon.

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Dapol ’O’ gauge 8 ton Banana vans

Immediately following the reopening of Dapol’s warehouse in mid-April, it released the first batch of its new ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge banana vans to the shops.

Heljan power’s ’BRITAIN’S BIGGEST MODAL RAILWAY

Heljan has agreed a deal to sponsor Simon George’s outstanding Heaton Lodge Junction ‘O’ gauge model railway.

Revolution KUA nuclear flasks break cover

Revolution Trains has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge KUA nuclear flask wagons.

KR Models Issues GT3 Artwork

KR Models has released livery artwork for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.

Updated CAD for KR Models ‘Fell’

KR Models has updated the CAD files for its forthcoming ‘OO’...

‘N’ Gauge 128 DPU progress

Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Class 128 Diesel Parcels Unit (DPU) is edging closer to production with CAD work complete and awaiting approval.

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Charity Colliery Peckett

The latest Hornby ‘OO’ gauge Peckett ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST to arrive is Forest No. 1 in Charity Colliery lined green.

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Routemex ‘O’ gauge colour light

A new collection of ‘O’ gauge colour light signal kits has been introduced by Routemex (HM155) covering two, three and four-aspect designs.

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Get your own ‘Mini Mike’

Modelu has added new figures to its range of locomotive crews including two 3D printed versions of Hornby Magazine’s very own Editor Mike Wild.

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Lime green Capri

Oxford Diecast continues its feast of Fords with the arrival of this new casting for the Ford Capri Mk II in lime green.

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GORPETON BLYMEE

The Great Western Railway just before nationalisation is the setting for this atmospheric terminus layout in ‘OO’ gauge. GORDON EDGAR describes how he and Peter Wilson created it. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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‘Hoover’ sound

The Class 50s had a distinctive and impressive soundtrack which can be replicated in model form with high-quality digital sound files. MIKE WILD picks the Heljan ‘O’ gauge Class 50 to show how this main line diesel can be equipped with realistic sound.

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All change at Heaton Lodge

The subject of one of this issue’s layouts, Heaton Lodge in the Calder Valley has had numerous alterations over the years, mirroring the changing fortunes of the surrounding area, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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Staff Projects: ‘Ere, STOP messin’ about!

With time on his hands and a stash of unfinished kits to complete, a small but significant building has reignited plans for a new layout, as MARK CHIVERS explains.

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LOCKDOWN LIFESTYLE

With much of the world in lockdown, TREVOR JONES finds time to go back to some forgotten modelling projects to provide some light relief.

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Hornby Magazine June 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM156) featuring Britain's Biggest Model Railway, the latest model reviews, up to date news from all the model manufacturers, inspirational features and more. View the issue in full here.

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Dapol delivers production ‘14XX’ FOR ’O’

In HM150 we reviewed the pre-production version of Dapol’s highly anticipated GWR ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T. With the arrival of the production models in late March, MIKE WILD inspects the finished product to see if it matches what we saw before.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 50 with ZIMO sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install digital sound in the Heljan 'O' gauge Class 50. Join us in this video to see the finished model in action on Seven Mill Depot and our garden layout.

Accurascale shows KUA first sample

Accurascale has received the first engineering prototype of its forthcoming KUA nuclear flask wagon.

Access Platforms from Display

Display and Graffrail have released 'OO' gauge access platforms kit for depots, yards and sidings.

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VIDEO: HM156: Dapol 14XX sound installation

Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild as he shows how simple it is to install digital sound in Dapol's new 'O' gauge '14XX' 0-4-2T using its new PCB design.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | June 2020

Join the Hornby Magazine team for our fifth and extended monthly Layout Update feature video as we take you on a tour of three of our layouts, bring you up to date with the latest news, round up the arrivals and show what's in store for HM156.

Limited edition Hornby Class 66 supports the NHS

Hornby has announced a limited edition Class 66 finished as 66731 Capt. Tom Moore - A True British Inspirations to raise funds for the NHS.

Cavalex first EP of TEA tanker

Cavalex Models have received their first Engineer Prototype samples of TEA tanker wagons.

‘W1’ liveries confirmed

Hornby has completed the CAD drawing work for its models of the unique Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 for ‘OO’ gauge as well as confirming the livery specifications for each version.