Hornby Magazine

Hornby Magazine

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'A2/2' and 'A2/3' livery artwork revealed

Hornby has released livery artwork for its new 2020 range models of the LNER 'A2/2' and 'A2/3' 4-6-2 for 'OO' gauge.

Hornby receives 'Hush Hush' sample

Hornby has received the first engineering samples of its LNER 'W1' 4-6-4 for 'OO' gauge together with releasing side profile artwork of the locomotive in its different liveries.

Revolution IWA samples for 'OO'

Revolution Trains (RT) has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge IWA bogie wagons for evaluation. Samples of the manufacturer’s ‘N’ gauge IWAs are also expected soon.

Factory decorated AL6s

Heljan has received factory decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 86/0 in BR blue liveries. See them here.

‘N’ Pendolino rerun

Revolution Trains (RT) is seeking expressions of interest for another production run of its ‘N’ gauge Class 390 Pendolino Electric Multiple Unit (EMU). Manufactured by Rapido Trains of Canada, it is now more than two years since RT’s ‘N’ gauge Pendolinos first appeared in a raft of Virgin Trains liveried identities.

HYA/IIA hoppers next for ‘OO’ from Accurascale

Accurascale has unveiled plans for its next ‘OO’ gauge model - the HYA/IIA bogie hopper wagon. Release is planned for the second quarter of 2021 in GBRf, Fastline and Touax livery packs available.

Dapol reveals Stroudley carriage samples

A new collection of ‘O’ gauge four-wheel Stroudley carriages are set to be released in the fourth quarter of 2020 by Dapol. The new line up will be manufacturered in the UK at Dapol’s factory in Chirk and were originally announced at the Dapol Collectors Club open day in 2018.

VIDEO: Grindley Brook

Hillingdon Railway Modeller's fabulous 7mm finescale layout is the subject of this video feature. Plus you can log in to KeyModelWorld to read the original feature from HM148.

Rails shares Autocar decoration sample

Rails of Sheffield has received the first decorated sample of its new 'OO' gauge model of the North Eastern Railway petrol-electric Autocar for inspection.

VIDEO: The Hornby Magazine Show | August 2020

Available now is our monthly feature video from the Hornby Magazine team - the Hornby Magazine Show. This month this 50 minutes programme focuses on a full tour of our 'OO' gauge Southern Region layout Twelve Trees Junction, a visit to the Statfold Barn Railway and more.

Hatton's shows Genesis coach progress

Hatton's has released its approved CAD drawings for its range of four and six-wheel carriages for 'OO' gauge. Release is planned in the first quarter of 2021.

Revolution production Class 92

Revolution Trains has revealed production samples of its soon to be released 'N' gauge model of the Class 92 Co-Co dual voltage electric. Final livery corrections have been made and approved.

ModelU adds crew packs and buildings details

3D printing specialist ModelU 3D has introduced a new range of steam locomotive crew packs as well as a series of building details to expand its range.

Dapol adds three new Class 66s for 'N'

Dapol has announced three new liveries for its 'N' gauge model of the Class 66 Co-Co heavy freight diesels modelling Malcolm Rail, Freightliner and GBRf Cemex colour schemes.

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Hornby Magazine | September 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM159, September 2020! This feature packed edition adds up to 196 pages with our FREE 32-page Southern Region modelling guide supplement on top of our standard 164 page issue. We also have an exclusive competition to win White Rose Modelworks baseboards plus a Hornby locomotive, wagons and Skaledale buildings with a total prize value of more than £750. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

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Welcome to HM159

BR’S SOUTHERN Region is in focus this month. This issue comes with the second of our series of free 32-page regional modelling guides, but to go with that content we dusted down Twelve Trees Junction for a new photoshoot to create new features for the magazine and our monthly Hornby Magazine Show on YouTube.

TWO GREAT ELECTRIC TRAIN SHOWS IN 2021!

A second venue is being added to the Great Electric Train Show programme for 2021 with events planned for Manchester and Milton Keynes in the New Year.

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Fenny Stratford

Now rather a backwater, in the 1950s, this pretty station was so much busier, like many others. PETER ELLIS describes how he and David Court recreated part of the ‘Varsity Line’ in ‘OO’ gauge for exhibition display. Photography, Mike Wild.

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The changing face of the Class 59

TIM SHACKLETON sees a much-loved Lima model thriving under the Hornby banner – and shows how to make it even better with simple additions and weathering.

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REALISTIC EMBANKMENTS

Embankments need to be planned at the initial stages of creating a model railway – and foliage on them can really help set a sense of time. ANTHONY REEVES shows how it can be done using teddy bear fur as the basis.

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Ashbury Wharf

Lying almost forgotten for years, this vintage ‘OO9’ gauge layout was resurrected by its home club Astolat Model Railway Circle and is now returning to life for a brand-new audience. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Scratch building for beginners

Learning the skills to use card and plasticard to build your own structures means you can build unique items to enhance your layout. PAUL CHAPMAN shows how to build a simple brick built sub-station using wallet friendly materials.

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Gravesdown SOUTH

The transition from hydraulics to diesel-electrics is the subject of BRIAN TAMPLIN’S ‘OO’ gauge layout, which depicts the spectacle of the Western Region in the 1970s to grand effect in a modular format.

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REVAMPED CLASS 37/0 FOR ’O’ GAUGE

Heljan has been making the most of its back catalogue during 2020 with re-releases of its ‘Hymek’ and ‘Deltic’ which have now been followed by the original split headcode Class 37s. MIKE WILD inspects one of the five new versions arriving this summer.

VIDEO: Heljan revamped Class 37/0

Heljan has revamped its 2008 released 'O' gauge Class 37/0 for a new lease of life. Watch two of the releases in action on our 'O' gauge test track in this video feature.

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Split box Class 37/0s - the early years

One of the most successful diesel locomotives ever to run in Britain is the English Electric Class 37, a design that has now given 60 years of front-line service to our railways. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back at the inception and early years of this popular machine.

VIDEO: HST takeover on Topley Dale

To mark the arrival of Hornby's new First and Last HST pack for 'OO' gauge, we staged a HST takeover on our test track Topley Dale to showcase the trains through the years.

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‘FIRST AND LAST’ HST power cars

MIDST a flurry of ‘OO’ gauge Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) power car releases, Hornby has issued this special commemorative pack containing the first and last-built examples.

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Hornby issues more KFA container flats

Modellers of current intermodal traffic receive a boost with the release of this pair of ‘OO’ gauge KFA container flats from Hornby.

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More containers from C=Rail

C=Rail Intermodal has expanded its range of 4mm scale containers to include 40ft x 8ft 6in deep-sea boxes in the liveries of NYK Line and Ocean Network Express (ONE).