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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.

TMC commission exclusive Heljan ‘Peaks’

The first five production Class 45 ‘Peak’ diesels are the subject of TMC’s latest exclusive model commission in partnership with Heljan.

Heljan shows 'OO' Class 45 first shots

The first engineering samples of the Heljan Class 45 1-Co-Co-1 for ‘OO’ gauge were on show at Model Rail Scotland in late February.

New Woodland Scenics for 2020

Bachmann unveiled a selection of new products from the Woodland Scenics range at its showcase event in Hinckley during February.

Gas Turbine breaks cover

Rails of Sheffield has received the first engineering sample of the body for its new ‘OO’ gauge model of the Brown-Boveri gas turbine prototype 18000.

Expo Narrow Gauge 2020

Greenwich and District Narrow Gauge Railway Society has announced that due to planned redevelopment at White Oaks Leisure Centre in Swanley, its annual Expo Narrow Gauge exhibition in October will not take place this year.

Scottish 37's unveiled at Model Rail Scotland

ACCURASCALE announced plans to produce a new Scottish variant of its ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/0 at Model Rail Scotland in Glasgow on February 21.

Hatton’s shares GPC crane CAD drawings

Hatton’s Model Railways has shared the latest CAD file for its ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of the 12ton General Purpose Crane (GPC) allowing modellers to download the full suite of 3D drawings to view.

New motorised kits from Proses in 2020

Bachmann’s Spring showcase revealed two new ‘HO’ scale laser-cut kits in the Proses range of modelling accessories which will appeal to ‘OO’ gauge modellers.

KMS Railtech launch HST and carriage projects for 'O' gauge

Scottish model railway retailer KMS Railtech has set its sights on modern image ‘O’ gauge readyto-run with the announcement of plans to develop the Class 43 HST power cars as well as Mk 2 and Mk 3 carriages for modern era modellers.

Rails shows ‘812’ first samples

The first engineering samples of Rails of Sheffield’s exclusive ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of the Caledonian Railway ‘812’ 0-6-0 were revealed at Model Rail Scotland on February 21-23.

Trio of HST train packs for Gaugemaster Collection

Gaugemaster has commissioned several new ‘N’ gauge models for the Gaugemaster Collection.

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PORTSEA

Working in 3mm:1ft scale, PAUL HOPKINS and JOHN WAKEMAN explain how they created this evocative pastiche of Portsmouth’s railways using readily available products wherever possible. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Hornby Stanier ‘Princess Royal'

The first ‘OO’ gauge model of the Stanier ‘Princess Royal’ 4-6-2 was released in 1955 - 65 years on MIKE WILD reviews the brand-new version from Hornby which touched down this February.

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Dapol delivers GWR Parcels Railcar

New in from Dapol is the parcels version of the original series GWR streamlined railcar. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival for ‘OO’ gauge.

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KS Laser Designs fog hut kit

Laser cut kit specialist KS Laser Designs has added a simple and quick to build kit for a concrete fog hut to its ‘O’ gauge range.

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Steam crane crew for 'OO'

New from Osborn’s Models are these exclusive 'OO' gauge 3D printed crane crew figures.

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Accurascale Rawie buffer stops

ACCURASCALE’S expanding range of models and accessories is boosted with the addition of a series of 4mm scale contemporary buffer stops.

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DCC Concepts Alpha Meter

DCC Concepts has introduced a new power meter for model railways which can operate with DC, DCC and AC power sources. Learn more about this new device here.

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Colour Light Signalling for Model Railways

New from Crowood Press is this volume on modelling colour light signalling by Simon Paley.

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Hornby releases its 21st century Rocket

Stephenson’s characterful and historic 0-2-2 Rocket is an icon of railway and Hornby history. MIKE WILD inspects the manufacturer’s brand-new model of the 1829 built pioneering steam locomotive for ’OO’gauge.

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MUSEUM FINISH FOR HORNBY CLASS 87

The latest identity to be bestowed on Hornby’s popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 is the National Collection’s 87001 in as preserved dual-name condition.

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Port of London Peckett

The compact lines of the Hornby Peckett ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST are back with this tiny locomotive being decorated in Port of London Authority (PLA) lined blue.

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Oxford adds Mk 1 Escort to 1:76 range

Oxford Diecast's latest Automobile Company product for 1:76 scale is the Mk 1 Ford Escort. Read more here.

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Lifecolor 'bare metal' paint set

Lifecolor has introduced a new set of acrylic paints to allow modellers to capture the effects of bare metal.

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BRADWELL POINT

Nuclear flask traffic is one of the railway’s more unusual loads. MARCUS LAMBERT created a stunning terminal in ‘OO’ to showcase the operation in the eras just before and after privatisation. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Evening Star digital sound

The BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0s were one of the most impressive of the Riddles Standard designs and the last was built in March 1960 - 92220 Evening Star. MIKE WILD looks to the Bachmann model and shows how a twin speaker setup can be added together with stay alive and firebox flicker.

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OBSESSIONS

Hornby Magazine’s historical writer EVAN GREEN-HUGHES offers an insight into his railway interests past and present.

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Freightliner’s green machines

Having covered first-generation BR diesels last month, TIM SHACKLETON moves forward in time to point camera and airbrush at Freightliner’s sizeable fleet of EMD Class 66s.