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WELCOME TO THE LATEST ISSUE

The May 2021 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM167) 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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LNER ‘A1’/‘A3’ACFI conversion kit

For those wishing to add variety to their fleet of London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘A1’/‘A3’ 4-6-2s, this ACFI water feed heater conversion kit may fit the bill.

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‘7F’ SOUND

Bachmann’s Fowler ‘7F’ 2-8-0 can be brought to life with digital sound using space in the tender to install a 21-pin decoder, speaker and stay alive pack. MIKE WILD shows you how using components from YouChoos.

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Hornby Magazine April 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM166, April 2021 - which celebrates the famous Somerset and Dorset Railway to mark 55 years since its closure by British Railways. Highlights of this issue include in-depth reviews of the new Hornby 'A2/2' for 'OO' gauge alongside the new 'O' gauge Class 17 and AEC railcar from Heljan, featured layouts, step by step guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

New Hornby BR ‘9F’ for ‘OO’ takes shape

Hornby has updated progress on its all new ‘OO’ gauge BR Standard ‘9F’ 2-10-0, sharing development drawings of the forthcoming heavy freight steam locomotive.

VIDEO: Hatton's Gresley carriages for 'O' gauge

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we review Hatton's new Gresley 61ft 6in corridor stock for 'O' gauge. In this video feature we join Mike Wild in the workshop to see the sample coaches running on our test track.

Hornby Mk 4 developments

Hornby has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 4 Driving Van Trailer (DVT) for evaluation as well as its first sample of the Mk 4 buffet.

Maunsell brake progresses

Hornby’s newly tooled ‘OO’ gauge Maunsell Gangwayed Bogie Luggage (GBL) Vans have moved a step closer with production samples arriving with the development team for approval.

New Skips for Display

Display Models has added a new 4mm scale pack of assorted skips to its growing collection of model building kits and detailing accessories.

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A Transport Journey in Colour

Picture books such as this latest volume from Pen and Sword provide excellent research material for modellers aiming to recreate an authentic scene in miniature for a layout or diorama.

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Southern Electrics in Colour 1955-1972

As the title suggests, this latest offering from Strathwood Publishing features a wealth of Southern Electric traction from locomotives to multiple units – lots of them.

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South Wales Railways around the Millennium

This picture volume from Amberley Books focuses on the rail network in South Wales, from the early/ mid-1990s into the early 2000s.

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Last Years of the Deltics 1977-1982

Firmly focused on the final few years of Class 55 operation on BR, this new picture album from Strathwood Publishing presents the class as they were being replaced by InterCity 125 High Speed Trains.

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Oliver Bulleid’s Locomotives

NEW from Pen and Sword is this hefty tome dedicated to Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid’s railway career and development of his locomotive designs through the years.

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LSWR Drummond Passenger & Mixed Traffic Locomotive Classes

This new title from Pen and Sword is dedicated to Dugald Drummond’s passenger and mixed traffic locomotive designs from his time as the London and South Western Railway’s Locomotive Engineer between 1895 and 1912.

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S&D DESIGNS

There is plenty of variety in the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway’s stations - from classic country single platform affairs to busy junctions. MIKE WILD takes inspiration from four locations to create three track plans designed to fit in a spare bedroom or single garage.

Colour for Accurascale MDO/MDVs

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge 21ton steel mineral open wagons for assessment.

Dapol 'Pacers' for approval

Dapol has received decorated samples of its next batch of 'N' gauge Class 142 'Pacer' two-car Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) for evaluation by the development team.

Further 'OO' Turbot wagons planned

Dapol has confirmed that another batch of its OO' gauge 'Turbot' bogie ballast spoil wagons are due for production soon.

Boom time for 'Rat' fans

Sutton's Locomotive Works (SLW) has revealed that it has been working on an all-new 'OO' gauge BR Class 25 Bo-Bo diesel. The newly-tooled models will reflect the later sub-classes - namely the restyled Class 25/2s and Class 25/3s.

More 'OO' IOAs on the way

Dapol has confirmed that a new batch of its popular 'OO' gauge IOA (Mussel) Network Rail bogie ballast wagons are due later this year.

'Cartic 4' next for Revolutio'N'

Revolution Trains has unveiled plans to produce British Rail's (BR) iconic Cartic 4 as its next 'N' gauge project.

OO Works unveils Adams 'Jubilee' 0-4-2

OO Works has revealed that its next 'OO' gauge ready-to-run locomotive will be the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) 'A12' 0-4-2.

Revolution reveals Class 93 tri-mode Bo-Bo for 'OO'

Revolution Trains has announced plans to produce Stadler's new Class 93 tri-mode Bo-Bo as its first 'OO' gauge locomotive project.

Revolution receives Drax hopper samples

Development of Revolution Trains' new 'N' gauge IIA-D 'Tafoos' biomass bogie hoppers has progressed significantly in recent weeks with the arrival of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples for assessment.

Genesis GWR Coaches Gain Colour

Hattons Model Railways has received decorated samples of its forthcoming Hattons Originals 'OO' gauge Genesis carriages in GWR chocolate and cream for evaluation.

Revolution Trains delivers 'OO' IZA 'Twins'

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has received its eagerly-awaited exclusive 'OO' gauge IZA Cargowaggon twin vans from Revolution Trains.

New Dapol 'N' gauge 'M7' 0-4-4T EP sample surfaces

Dapol has received a working Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its all-new 'N' gauge London and South Western Railway (LSWR) 'M7' 0-4-4T for assessment.

Accurascale adds shortened HYAs

The collection of HYA coded bogie hoppers from Accurascale for ‘OO’ gauge is expanding with announcement of the shortened version. Around half of the 368 strong HYA fleet was reduced in length between 2016 and 2021 to make the vehicles better suited to the high density aggregate traffic they are now used for.

Colour for KOYLI

Locomotion Models (LM) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Accurascale Class 55 Co-Co D9002/55002 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Koyli) in BR two tone green for evaluation.

Rapido '15XX' and Hunslet 0-6-0ST for 'OO' shape up

Development of Rapido Trains UK's new 'OO' gauge BR Western Region '15XX' 0-6-0PT and Industrial Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST (HM164) has gathered pace in recent weeks with design work nearing  completion.