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The October 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM160) is here celebrating 100 years of Hornby. You can read the full issue in page-turning PDF format or as individual features re-edited to suit the digital world. Indulge in the latest layout features and exclusive online videos, browse new releases in the News and Reviews, discover the secrets of railway modelling through our step by step guides and much more.

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Bachmann delivers HKA for 'OO' and 'N'

NEW to the Branchline ‘OO’ and Graham Farish gauge ranges are all-new models of the HKA high capacity hopper wagons which were originally built for National Power as JMAs which were originally built in 1995.

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Modeltech ProTrack Rail Aligner

A new name to the hobby, Modeltech, has launched with a useful pack of baseboard rail aligners.For review we received a pack of standard ‘HO’/‘OO’ gauge ProTrack rail aligners, while alternative packs are also offered for ‘OO’ bullhead, ‘N’, ‘O’, ‘OO9’ and ‘O-16.5’.

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Hobby Trax 12v power board

Hobby Trax has added a handy 12volt switchable power distribution board (Cat No. 11445024) to its range of modelling electronics and components.

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OO Works LSWR ‘0330’ 0-6-0ST

The London South Western Railway ‘Saddleback’ shunting engine is the subject of OO Works’ latest hand-built short run ‘OO’ gauge locomotive. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at what it has to offer.

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Stanier ’Princess’ upgrades

New to the Hornby collection in its 100th anniversary year is the latest generation model of Stanier’s first ‘Pacific’ design – the ‘Princess Royal’. MIKE WILD breaks out his tools to give 46207 a digital makeover with the addition of sound, ‘stay alive,’ working lamps and a smoke generator too.

VIDEO: Hornby 'Princess' with digital sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install digital sound, 'stay alive', working lamps and a smoke generator into Hornby's new 2020 version of the Stanier 'Princess Royal' in 'OO' gauge as part of our Hornby Centenary special issue. Watch the finished model in action here.

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Railmen of Kent

The Great Model Railway Challenge has taken railway modelling to television screens around the country on Channel 5. FRED GARNER from the 2019 winning team, Railmen of Kent, reveals the layouts they created and what it was like to be involved.

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Dublo in the '60s

The Modernisation Plan of the 1950s created huge interest, with many clamouring to model the latest trains. Hornby Dublo was quick off the mark and often produced models even before the prototypes had taken to the rails, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES relates.

Murphy Models Class 121 coming soon

Murphy Models has released images of the decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge model of the Irish Railways Class 121 Bo-Bo diesel. The all-new ready-to-run locomotive is expected to arrive with retailers during August.

Heljan shows latest Class 37/4s for 'O'

Heljan has released images of its latest batch of Class 37/4 decorated samples for 'O' gauge while Revolution Trains has also shown the livery sample for its DRS limited edition produced by the Danish manufacturer.

Revolution Class A Tanks progress

Revolution Trains has revealed progress on its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Class A tank wagons, as the project reaches the CAD stage of the production process. Built in the late 1950s, Class A tankers featured a longer barrel than their Class B counterparts and were designed for carrying lighter fuels.

'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.

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.