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The February 2021 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM164) is available now. 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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‘MOGUL’ MAGIC

Dapol’s new ‘OO’ gauge GWR ‘Mogul’ has been designed with simplicity in mind when it comes to digital sound upgrades. MIKE WILD explores its potential by installing twin speakers and a few details to make this already stunning locomotive even better.

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Old Elms Park - The Yard

Having built a stunning ‘O’ gauge roundhouse to display his locomotives, MARK POLLARD created an extension to breathe new life into this BR steam era scene. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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BR’s traction options

Much has been written about British Railways’ post-war traction policy and in particular its decision to continue constructing what many regarded as obsolete and outdated steam engines. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks again at the dilemma BR faced and reviews whether, with hindsight, it came to the right decision.

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Staff Projects: Building bridges

Topley Dale has gained a third bridge scene with a new four-arch low height viaduct being built for the diversion route. MIKE WILD explains how it was assembled using the popular Wills kit.

WIN! A Hornby ‘Terrier’ and four new four-wheel coaches

Hornby and Hornby Magazine are offering a chance to win a Stroudley ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0T and four matching LBSCR four-wheel carriages using Hornby’s brand new 2021 toolings. Closing Date: February 25 2021 at 5pm GMT

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HORNBY 2021: All-new ‘P2’ and ‘9F’ lead the way

AN ALL-NEW ‘OO’ GAUGE London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘P2’ 2-8-2 and BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0 lead the way for Hornby’s steam locomotive range in 2021, together with expansion of the Hornby Dublo collection and much more.

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HORNBY 2021: Ruston 88DS leads 2021 diesel and electric range

With development work continuing to Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Class 390 APT and Class 91 electric from the 2020 range, this year sees the addition of two new tooling projects with the introduction of the Ruston and Hornsby 88DS 0-4-0 diesel shunter and detail revisions to the Sentinel 0-4-0 diesel shunter.

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HORNBY 2021: Carriages Galore

LEADING THE WAY FOR Hornby’s range of ‘OO’ gauge carriages and wagons for 2021 is a new series of four-wheel and six-wheel carriages in a wide choice of configurations and liveries.

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HORNBY 2021: RailRoad new items

HORNBY’S RailRoad range of models increases by 23 new locomotives this year, plus two train packs including steam and diesel locomotives in an array of colourful liveries.

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HORNBY 2021: TRAIN SETS

Hornby’s latest HM6000 analogue control system appears in a train set for the first time this year as part of the iTraveller 6000 train set (R1271M) forming one of three new train sets for 2021.

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HORNBY 2021: PLAYTRAINS

In 2021 Hornby is introducing an exciting new children’s range of interactive train packs and sets – Hornby Playtrains.

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2020 product release dates

Hornby has provided an update on the arrival timescales for its remaining all-new products from the 2020 range covering the Thompson 'A2s', 'W1', Class 91, BR '2MT', APT and 'Coronation' carriages for 'OO'.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show Christmas Special

Coming this tonight at 8pm and available to watch right here on KeyModelWorld is the Hornby Magazine Show Christmas Special. Join Mike, Mark and Richard to find out what has been happening on Topley Dale and start you Christmas celebrations with the Hornby Magazine team. The video will be ready to watch at 8pm on December 24 on this page.

VIDEO: Kernow D600 'Warship' with sound

The free 32-page digital sound guide with HM163 (January 2021 issue) includes a step by step guide for the Kernow Model Rail Centre D600 'Warship' for 'OO' gauge to demonstrate installing sound with a 21-pin decoder. Join us here to watch the finished model in action on the Hornby Magazine test track.

VIDEO: Hornby 'Black Five' with D&H sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install a Doehler & Haass 8-pin sound decoder with Locoman Sounds latest sound project for the Stanier 'Black Five'. The feature uses the Hornby model with a locomotive mounted decoder socket and the full installation guide is part of our Beginners' Guide to Digital Sound supplement issued with HM163. Watch our sound demonstration here.

Locomotion and Rails limited edition ‘V2s’

Four exclusive editions using Bachmann’s all-new model of the Gresley ‘V2’ 2-6-2 for ‘OO’ gauge have been announced by Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield. The limited editions are due for release in 2021 alongside Bachmann’s main batch of new ‘V2s’.

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Heljan 2021 FREE catalogue PDF!

FREE SUBSCRIBER ACCESS! Heljan has released its 2021 catalogue and Hornby Magazine subscribers can view it now for free! Sign in or sign up to gain access to the Heljan 2021 catalogue here on KeyModelWorld and read our news story too.

Heljan reveals 2021 catalogue

Heljan has revealed its new catalogue for 2021 including new products for 'OO' and 'O' gauge and new liveries for previous models. Highlights include an LMS inspection saloon for 'O' gauge plus details of the Class 02 shunter for 'OO'. Read the full story here.

FIRST LOOK: Accurascale Class 37

Accurascale has received the first engineering sample for its eagerly anticipated all-new 'OO' gauge model of the English Electric Class 37. Take a closer look here at the split headcode version.

Drax Biomass hoppers for 'N'

Revolution Trains has teamed up with Rails of Sheffield for its next 'N' gauge wagon, the IIA-D biomass hopper (UIC code: Tafoos) used on traffic to and from Drax power station.

Revolution bags Gypsum containers in 'N'

Revolution Trains is planning to offer the distinctive 20ft British Gypsum containers as separate items for 'N' gauge modellers to utilise as loads for their existing bogie KFA or four-wheel PFA container flats.

VIDEO: Bachmann '94XX' sound installation guide

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine (HM163) we review Bachmann's eagerly awaited new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR '94XX' 0-6-0PT for the first time. In this video feature Richard Watson demonstrates how simple it is to install digital sound in the model using a ZIMO decoder and Digitrains sound file.

VIDEO: Hornby Class 31 with TTS

Hornby's Twin Track Sound decoder provide the perfect starting point to explore digital sound. In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install a TTS decoder in a Hornby Class 31 together with a speaker upgrade. Watch in it action here.

VIDEO: Hornby's latest 'Princess Royal'

The latest version of Hornby's all-new model of the Stanier 'Princess Royal' 4-6-2 for 'OO' is 46211 Queen Maud in BR lined green. We put it through its paces on the Hornby Magazine test track.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | December 2020

Join Mike, Mark and Richard for our monthly Hornby Magazine Show feature video to see the latest progress on Topley Dale, the winners of the 2020 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards, the latest news new arrivals and more. Watch it here...

VIDEO: Hattons Class 66 with Legomanbiffo sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we demonstrate how to install digital sound into Hattons Model Railways 'OO' gauge model of the Class 66 using an ESU LokSound V5 decoder with Legomanbiffo's bespoke sound for the Co-Co diesel. Join us now as Mike Wild demonstrates its sound functions on our test track.

VIDEO: Dapol GWR '43XX' 2-6-0 for 'OO'

Dapol's new GWR '43XX' 2-6-0 is out now for 'OO' gauge and we review this stunning new addition in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine. Watch it in action on our 'OO' gauge test track here.

Rapido Trains UK launches

Rapido Trains has officially launched its UK division – Rapido Trains UK - with a series of newly tooled British-outline models including three ‘OO’ gauge projects, an ‘N’ gauge locomotive and more 1:76 scale double-decker buses.

VIDEO: KR Models' GT3 for 'OO'

KR Models' debut 'OO' gauge model it unique English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3. We review the model exclusively in HM163 while here we put the model through its paces on the Hornby Magazine test track.

VIDEO: Bachmann GWR '94XX' 0-6-0PT for 'OO'

Bachmann's all-new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR '94XX' 0-6-0PT arrived in the Hornby Magazine office for review in HM163 - the January 2021 issue - which includes our full insight into this compact and powerful tank engine. Join us here to watch it in action on our test track.