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The August 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM158) is here and 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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Heljan’s dock shunter

The Ruston and Hornsby Class 07 shunter is full of character which can be enhanced further with sound. PAUL CHETTER shows how to bring this superb Heljan model truly to life.

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Immingham Docks

Although railway companies were primarily concerned with the transport of goods and passengers their influence spread to many other areas, one of which was the creation of new docks and harbours. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at how the Great Central Railway created one of the most impressive of these, at Immingham in north east Lincolnshire.

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Parcels Plan

A quiet weekend and the right mindset were the perfect combination to get an Ian Kirk ‘O’ gauge Stanier parcels van kit off the ground. MIKE WILD explains all.

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Multi-Media

RICHARD WATSON has joined the Hornby Magazine team to develop video and online content. Find out more about the man behind and in front of the camera.

Heljan O gauge Hymek sound installation guide Feature Premium

Heljan 'O' gauge 'Hymek' sound

In this exclusive online feature, MIKE WILD shows how a ZIMO digital sound decoder was installed into the latest version of Heljan's 'O' gauge 'Hymek' diesel-hydraulic.

VIDEO: Graham Farish Class 70 for 'N' gauge

Bachmann's new Colas Rail liveried Class 70 is put through its paces on the Hornby Magazine 'N' gauge test layout Barrenthorpe.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 35 Hymek for 'O'

Heljan has released a refreshed version of its 'O' gauge Class 35. We've added digital sound to the reissued Hymek, watch as we put the completed model through its paces.

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 121 for 'OO'

Bachmann's long-awaited Class 121 diesel railcar is pressed into service on Topley Dale as we put this new 'OO' gauge DMU through its paces.

VIDEO: Hornby BR liveried ‘Princess' for 'OO' gauge

Hornby's latest 'OO' gauge BR lined maroon Stanier 'Princess Royal' is put through its paces on the Hornby Magazine test track, Topley Dale.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine layout update 4: March 2020

Join the Hornby Magazine team of Mike, Mark and Richard for a tour of West Coast Cement, a visit to the Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition and more in the fourth of our Layout Update series.