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.

Pempoul Feature Premium

Pempoul

A diversion into the beautiful metre gauge railways of Britanny reveals a stunning layout created in 1:50 scale. Master model makers GORDON and MAGGIE GRAVETT explain the story of this outstanding model which is now on permanent display as part of the Ashford International Model Railway Education Centre. Photography, Trevor Jones.

Review Premium

Rails of Sheffield 'Terrier' debuts for 'OO'

The Stroudley ‘Terrier’ is as popular with manufacturers as it is modellers. Rails of Sheffield took delivery of the first batch of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model in early May. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this new rival for the ‘Best in Show’ rosette.

Review Premium

Hattons 'O' gauge Gresley 'A4'

The streamlined casing of the Gresley ‘A4’ took the world by storm when the first of the new breed rolled out of Doncaster Works in 1935. Can Hattons brand-new ‘O’ gauge model of the high-speed ‘Pacifics’ do the same for 7mm scale? MIKE WILD puts this new arrival through its paces.

A4 at Aberdeen Feature Premium

The 'A4s’ Scottish fling

The dieselisation programme of the 1950s should have meant a swift end for Gresley’s streamlined ‘A4s’, but some enjoyed a memorable swansong, with duties far removed from those with which they were traditionally associated, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES found out.

Review Premium

Hornby SLIDING DOOR Mk3s

Modern modellers are in for a treat with the arrival of Hornby’s new collection of Mk 3 sliding door stock for GWR, CrossCountry and ScotRail HST formations. MIKE WILD inspects a full rake of GWR liveried vehicles.

Review Premium

Heljan updates ‘OO’ CLASS 33

THE POPULAR HELJAN ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 33 Bo-Bo diesel is back, and this new version offers an upgraded late period model featuring a high-intensity headlight.

Review Premium

Locoman Creates new ‘A3’ sound profile

THE FAMOUS threecylinder beat of the sole surviving Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 has been recreated for the ESU LokSound 5 platform by Locoman Sounds. This brand new sound scheme introduces new functions and versatility which take advantage of the latest generation decoder from ESU.

Review Premium

3D printed site accessories

Shedring Hobbies has created a growing collection of 3D printed accessories. Our review package featured examples from its building site series including fencing, cones, cement mixers, oil drums and more.

Review Premium

New glues from Deluxe Materials

Deluxe Materials has enhanced its collection of adhesives for 2020 with the addition of Laser-Cut Kit and Roket UV glues. These two new products suit model railway hobbyists perfectly.

Eden Road TMD Feature Premium

Eden Road TMD

Drawing on Direct Rail Services’ often eclectic fleet, RYAN GRAY of Cupar & District MRC created this ‘OO’ gauge depot scene which offers immense variety in its operation and fleet.

Hardy Hudswell Feature Premium

Building your first locomotive kit

Hardy’s Hobbies has created a range of 3D printed locomotive body kits which are ideal for beginners looking to cut their teeth on extra motive power. MIKE WILD goes through the process using a readily available chassis to power this slope-tanked Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T.

HST on Forth Bridge Feature Premium

Sliding doors

The Mk 3 carriage was one of the greatest designs ever produced for the railways of Britain and, although now almost 50 years old, it is heading for a new lease of life, thanks to the fitting of up-to-date features such as swing-plug and sliding doors. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES examines the latest developments.

Review Premium

Bulk crew packs

3D printing specialist Hardy’s Hobbies has introduced a range of special figures packs to offer a bulk purchase discount.

Garden railway construction Feature Premium

Staff Projects: Garden Railway Construction | Part One

Hornby Magazine Editor MIKE WILD starts a new three-part series on construction of his ‘O’ gauge garden railway, Western Banks, by explaining how he went about creating a timber framed trackbed which can be used for any scale.

Lyn at livery stage

Heljan’s forthcoming ‘OO9’ Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (L&BR) Baldwin 2-4-2T Lyn has reached the decoration stage of the process, with the manufacturer taking delivery of the latest samples for evaluation during May.

Wainwright ‘D’ Class reaches 2nd EP stage

Dapol has taken delivery of a second Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Wainwright ‘D’ Class 4-4-0 for evaluation by the development team.

FIRST LOOK: Hornby Mk 1 Restaurant Buffet

The expansion of Hornby’s BR Mk 1 carriage portfolio is on course with the arrival of the first engineering samples of the Restaurant Buffet car (RB) which was later coded RB(R) – Restaurant Buffet Refurbished.

APT-P goes to tooling

Design and testing of the all-new Hornby ‘OO’ gauge model of the Advanced Passenger Train has allowed the model to move forward to tooling.

NHS Class 66 raises £140,000!

Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge model of newly repainted and named GB Railfreight Class 66 66731 Captain Tom Moore – A True British Inspiration has raised £140,000 for the National Health Service through its sales on the Hornby website during May.

Revolution Trains commissions DRS ‘O’ gauge Class 37/4

Revolution Trains (RT) has unveiled plans to offer its first ‘O’ gauge model, a limited edition run of Class 37/4 37405 in Direct Rail Services (DRS) ‘Compass’ livery.

Revolution Ecofrets surface for ‘N’ and ‘OO’

Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Revolution Trains’ forthcoming Ecofret container wagons in ‘N’ and ‘OO’ have arrived for evaluation, representing another first for the manufacturer as it simultaneously progresses models in two different scales.

Revolution Trains adds MMA/JNAs for ‘N’ and HOAs for ‘OO’

Revolution Trains has announced plans to produce ‘N’ gauge MMA/JNA box wagons and ‘OO’ gauge HOA hopper wagons, further expanding its range of ready-to-run models.

SR General Manager’s Saloon for ‘OO’

Revolution Trains (RT) has unveiled plans for a ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of the unique BR Southern Region General Manager’s Inspection Saloon.

Barrenthorpe Shed 'BR Green' 'N' gauge running session

Barrenthorpe is Hornby Magazine's 'N' gauge exhibition layout. About to be refurbished ready for the next exhibition circuit, we dusted off some of our BR Green diesels to have a run on the layout, there may be a 'Duchess' in the mix too.

‘O’ gauge ‘Presflo’ cements Ellis Clark Trains launch

Ellis Clark Trains is expanding its portfolio with the launch and manufacture of a new range of ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge models, spearheaded by a new 22ton ‘Presflo’ cement wagon.

Hornsey Broadway Feature Premium

Hornsey Broadway in 'EM' gauge

We join Richard Watson at Model Rail Scotland as he is given a tour around the superb 'EM' gauge layout Hornsey Broadway by operator Paul James.

Rails of Sheffield launch Class 89 project for 'OO' gauge

Sheffield based retailer Rails of Sheffield has teamed up with Accurascale to announce a ready-to-run model of the unique Class 89 AC electric locomotive for 'OO' gauge. 

Hatton's Originals 'A4' arrives

The eagerly awaited Hattons Originals LNER Class A4 4-6-2 has arrived with us at Hornby Magazine, with a full roster specification sheet we're looking forward to putting this locomotive to the test and bringing you the full review in the next issue of Hornby Magazine.

Accurascale shows JSA in colour

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its 'OO' gauge JSA steel coil wagons. The brand new wagons are expected to arrive in September 2020 in twin packs priced at £59.95 each.

Wolds Way in 'OO' gauge

Filmed at the Lincoln and District Model Railway Exhibition, Hornby Magazine’s Richard Watson talks to Matthew Upsall the man behind this impressive 1960’s ‘OO’ gauge layout, Wolds Way.