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The November 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM161) is here and includes the launch of the 2020 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards online voting! 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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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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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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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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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.