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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.

Heljan shows decorated Cargowaggons for 'OO'

Heljan has received decorated samples of the new batch of 'OO' gauge Cargowaggon Habfis sliding door bogie vans. The new set of vehicles model six different wagons including pristine and weathered examples plus a pair replicating the RailAdventure barrier wagons used to bring new trains from mainland Europe to the UK via the Channel Tunnel. 

Accurascale Class 92 materialises

Accurascale has received the first engineering prototype (EP) sample of its new ‘OO’ gauge Brush Class 92 Co-Co electric for evaluation.

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VIDEO: Class 37 sound for 'OO' gauge

In this online feature we show how to install digital sound into the Bachmann Class 37 using a ZIMO MX644D decoder and Rail Exclusive speaker. 

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Hornby Inter7City Mk 3s

EXCLUSIVE ONLINE REVIEW!
Read our verdict on Hornby's new Inter7City liveried sliding door Mk 3s here first and watch them running in full formation on our test track.

A2/2 and A2/3 samples debut

Hornby has taken delivery of the first engineering samples of its new ‘OO’ gauge Thompson ‘A2/2’ and ‘A2/3’ class ‘Pacifics’, together with an early running sample for evaluation by the company’s development team.

RailRoad+ Class 47 decoration samples

Hornby has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge RailRoad Plus models, with three colourful GB Railfreight Class 47s leading the charge.

New ‘Terriers’ in bound

A new selection of Hornby’s diminutive ‘OO’ gauge Stroudley ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0Ts are on their way.

Rails approves Gas Turbine artwork

Rails of Sheffield has approved livery artwork for its new ‘OO’ gauge 18000 BR gas turbine locomotive.

Darstaed Thompson Coach Update

Development work continues on Darstaed/Ellis Clark Trains’ Thompson main line carriages for ‘O’ gauge.

New Train-Tech Relay Controller

Train-Tech has added a new twin-channel Relay Controller (Cat No. RL1) to its range of electronic model railway accessories, suitable for analogue or digital use.

Warley 2020 postponed

Organisers of the 2020 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event until 2021.

A Class samples for IRM

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Metrovick A Class diesel locomotive for assessment.

Lionheart shows latest Mk 1 samples for 'O'

Lionheart Trains has received a new batch of decorated samples for its in-development range of 'O' gauge BR Mk 1 carriages.

KMS Railtec plans ‘O’ gauge 47/7

KMS Railtec has unveiled plans to develop an ‘O’ gauge Class 47/7 diesel locomotive, alongside Heljan’s standard model which is due later this year.

Heljan revises ‘O’ gauge split-headcode Class 37/0

A new selection of Heljan’s popular ‘O’ gauge split-headcode Class 37/0s are on the way, with five new liveries set to be released, two of which have not been offered previously.

NHS livery competition winner

Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild choose the winner of the recent Hornby Hitachi IEP Class 800 NHS livery competition which raised over £3,000 for charity. 

Minerva receives 'O' gauge Class 14 sample

Minerva Model Railways has received the first engineering samples of its 'O' gauge Class 14 diesel hydraulic.

Accurascale debuts 'Deltic' sound

Accurascale has received the first draft of its DCC sound project for its 'OO' gauge Class 55 'Deltic'. Watch and hear its functions here.

Scalescenes adds new boxfile micro layout

Scalescenes has announced a new Canal Wharf Boxfile Layout as part of its series of 'flat-pack' layouts in both 'OO' and 'N' gauge. Available now, prices have been set at £9.99.

Heljan adds 'O' gauge Mk 2 FK

Heljan is expanding its range of new 'O' gauge MK 2 carriages with the First Corridor variant as well as introducing new liveries and confirming prices for the new coach collection.

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VIDEO: Digikeijs coach lighting with Mark Chivers

Join Hornby Magazine's Mark Chivers as he demonstrates the Digikeijs controllable digital coach lighting which he has installed in a Hornby Mk1 coach for a full feature guide in HM157.

VIDEO: Hornby sliding door MK3's

Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild talks through Hornby's new range of Mk 3 sliding door carriages for 'OO' gauge in this latest video.

VIDEO: Rails of Sheffield Terrier in 'OO' gauge

In the July 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM157) we review Rails of Sheffield's new 'OO' gauge 'Terrier' in full. Join us now as we put it through its paces on our 'OO' gauge test track.

VIDEO: Hatton's Class A4 in 'O' gauge

Hatton's new Gresley 'A4' 4-6-2 is put through its paces on the Hornby Magazine 'O' gauge test track.

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VIDEO: Rails 'Terrier' sound installation guide

Join Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild as he shows us how to fit sound in the new Rails of Sheffield Terrier.

VIDEO: Locoman Sounds 'A3' ESU decoder

Locoman Sounds has created a brand new sound file for the LokSound platform capturing the sounds of Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman. We showcase the capabilities of the decoder in this video.

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Hornby Magazine July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM157). Subscribers can login in to the view the full issue as PDFs in this brand-new online service. In this issue you will find inspirational layouts, the latest model reviews, up to date news from all the model manufacturers, inspirational features and more. View the issue in full here.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 33 for 'OO' gauge

Hornby Magazine puts the latest generation of 'OO' gauge Class 33 from Heljan through its paces in this latest video featuring 33030 in its unique EWS maroon and gold livery.

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Welcome to HM157 | July 2020

RECENT WEEKS have seen brilliant weather come to the UK, and we can all appreciate a sunny and warm day, even if we can’t go very far.

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Middleton-in-Teesdale

This ‘OO’ gauge layout depicts a rural branch line in Yorkshire in the years before the Second World War. Built by the De Havilland MRS, MIKE WORSLEY explains its genesis and construction. Photography, Trevor Jones.