Hornby Magazine

Hornby Magazine

Welcome to KeyModelWorld and Hornby Magazine. This page features all of our content from the latest and past issues, offering an outstanding resource of quality editorial from the Hornby Magazine team. Subscribers can log in to KeyModelWorld to view all our premium content, but if you are just visiting then there is FREE content for everyone in our News and Online Exclusives section to keep you up to date with the latest news and arrivals in model railways.

Rails approves Gas Turbine artwork

Rails of Sheffield has approved livery artwork for its new ‘OO’ gauge 18000 BR gas turbine locomotive.

Darstaed Thompson Coach Update

Development work continues on Darstaed/Ellis Clark Trains’ Thompson main line carriages for ‘O’ gauge.

New Train-Tech Relay Controller

Train-Tech has added a new twin-channel Relay Controller (Cat No. RL1) to its range of electronic model railway accessories, suitable for analogue or digital use.

Warley 2020 postponed

Organisers of the 2020 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event until 2021.

A Class samples for IRM

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Metrovick A Class diesel locomotive for assessment.

Lionheart shows latest Mk 1 samples for 'O'

Lionheart Trains has received a new batch of decorated samples for its in-development range of 'O' gauge BR Mk 1 carriages.

KMS Railtec plans ‘O’ gauge 47/7

KMS Railtec has unveiled plans to develop an ‘O’ gauge Class 47/7 diesel locomotive, alongside Heljan’s standard model which is due later this year.

Heljan revises ‘O’ gauge split-headcode Class 37/0

A new selection of Heljan’s popular ‘O’ gauge split-headcode Class 37/0s are on the way, with five new liveries set to be released, two of which have not been offered previously.

NHS livery competition winner

Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild choose the winner of the recent Hornby Hitachi IEP Class 800 NHS livery competition which raised over £3,000 for charity. 

Minerva receives 'O' gauge Class 14 sample

Minerva Model Railways has received the first engineering samples of its 'O' gauge Class 14 diesel hydraulic.

Accurascale debuts 'Deltic' sound

Accurascale has received the first draft of its DCC sound project for its 'OO' gauge Class 55 'Deltic'. Watch and hear its functions here.

Scalescenes adds new boxfile micro layout

Scalescenes has announced a new Canal Wharf Boxfile Layout as part of its series of 'flat-pack' layouts in both 'OO' and 'N' gauge. Available now, prices have been set at £9.99.

Heljan adds 'O' gauge Mk 2 FK

Heljan is expanding its range of new 'O' gauge MK 2 carriages with the First Corridor variant as well as introducing new liveries and confirming prices for the new coach collection.

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VIDEO: Digikeijs coach lighting with Mark Chivers

Join Hornby Magazine's Mark Chivers as he demonstrates the Digikeijs controllable digital coach lighting which he has installed in a Hornby Mk1 coach for a full feature guide in HM157.

VIDEO: Hornby sliding door MK3's

Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild talks through Hornby's new range of Mk 3 sliding door carriages for 'OO' gauge in this latest video.

VIDEO: Rails of Sheffield Terrier in 'OO' gauge

In the July 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM157) we review Rails of Sheffield's new 'OO' gauge 'Terrier' in full. Join us now as we put it through its paces on our 'OO' gauge test track.

VIDEO: Hatton's Class A4 in 'O' gauge

Hatton's new Gresley 'A4' 4-6-2 is put through its paces on the Hornby Magazine 'O' gauge test track.

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VIDEO: Rails 'Terrier' sound installation guide

Join Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild as he shows us how to fit sound in the new Rails of Sheffield Terrier.

VIDEO: Locoman Sounds 'A3' ESU decoder

Locoman Sounds has created a brand new sound file for the LokSound platform capturing the sounds of Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman. We showcase the capabilities of the decoder in this video.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 33 for 'OO' gauge

Hornby Magazine puts the latest generation of 'OO' gauge Class 33 from Heljan through its paces in this latest video featuring 33030 in its unique EWS maroon and gold livery.

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Hornby Magazine July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM157). Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. In this issue you will find inspirational layouts, 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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Welcome to HM157 | July 2020

RECENT WEEKS have seen brilliant weather come to the UK, and we can all appreciate a sunny and warm day, even if we can’t go very far.

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Middleton-in-Teesdale

This ‘OO’ gauge layout depicts a rural branch line in Yorkshire in the years before the Second World War. Built by the De Havilland MRS, MIKE WORSLEY explains its genesis and construction. Photography, Trevor Jones.

Cavalex ‘OO’ TEA surfaces

Cavalex Models has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its ‘OO’ gauge TEA bogie tank wagon for evaluation.

Modern Railways books keep modellers up to date

Key Publishing’s new book division has released details of an upcoming selection of railway books published this June, in conjunction with our sister title Modern Railways.

Deluxe Materials expands product range

A series of new adhesive, cleaning and modelling products have been added to the versatile Deluxe Materials range including Roket UV glue, Laser-Cut Kit Glue, Grime 2 Shine and a new compact form for the popular Roket superglue.

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Weathering buildings

In his latest modelling tutorial TIM SHACKLETON shows how restraint and careful observation are the key to convincing weathering.

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Resignalling Twelve Trees

Hornby Magazine’s popular exhibition layout is in need of an upgrade to its signalling for future appearances. SIMON PALEY reveals how it could be resignalled with working colour lights to reflect prototype practice from the 1960s.

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Transition in the Northern Fells

Amidst the magnificent backdrop of the Lakeland Fells, the West Coast Main Line has seen a great variety of passenger and freight traffic through the years. MARK CHIVERS presents a selection of typical BR steam-era train formations from the area.

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Digikeijs digital lighting

With Hornby’s centenary celebrations in full swing, MARK CHIVERS looks to its growing range of BR Mk 1 carriages as he opts to install fully controllable digital lighting, with impressive results.