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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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Supercast Stephenson

Mike Pett’s 4mm scale Supercast range of white metal accessories is bolstered with a new statue of Victorian railway engineer Robert Stephenson and a standalone church priest figure.

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Railways of Oxford book review

Oxford's rail scene has undergone significant transformation in recent years with the introduction of a new route to London Marylebone together with new Intercity Express Trains on London Paddington services as well as infrastructure and signal upgrades.

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Impermanent Ways - Volume 15

Continuing the Impermanent Ways series of books is this latest volume taking a somewhat broader approach to the usual focus on disused lines and stations of yesteryear in specific areas.

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Western Class Locomotives - A Tribute

This latest picture volume from Key Books offers a lasting tribute to BR’s much-loved Type 4 ‘Western’ C-C diesel-hydraulics.

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The Hoppers - Limestone Traffic

Limestone traffic from Tunstead Quarry in Derbyshire has long been carried by rail and this latest picture volume from Amberley Publishing charts its history.

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Scotland's Railways in the 1980s and 1990s

Amongst the latest releases from Pen and Sword is this look back at Scotland’s Railways during the 1980s and 1990s through the camera lens of Peter J. Green.

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Peter Gray's West Country Railway

New from Crecy Publishing is this splendid volume featuring the outstanding colour photographic collection amassed by the late Peter Gray, which is now in the care of the Great Western Trust at Didcot.

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STANIER SOUNDS

The ‘8F’ 2-8-0 has a purposeful and exhilarating bark which Locoman Sounds has replicated on the Doehler & Haass decoder suite. In this step by step guide, MIKE WILD upgrades Hornby’s Stanier ‘8F’ with sound, stay alive and firebox flicker using a D&H 8-pin chip.

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Thanecroft Junction

DAVID WHITE set out to capture some of the magic and mystique of Ireland’s railways in 4mm scale. His marvellous home-based layout is the result, and he describes some of the flavour of the Emerald Isle. Photography, Mike Bisset.

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Nuclear Trains

Spent nuclear material being moved by rail generates much criticism from environmentalists despite its impeccable safety record, but it also generates a substantial income. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES finds out more.

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Staff Projects: Locked down with Topley Dale

Like many modellers MIKE WILD has been making the most of extra time at home during the recent lockdown to push forward with the Diversion Route on Topley Dale, but will our mammoth project ever be really finished?

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Hornby Magazine March 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM165, March 2021. Highlights of this issue include the first report on Accurascale's new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Manor' 4-6-0, a first look at Hornby's new Ruston 88DS full reviews of the latest models, five 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.

All-new Class 20 leads Bachmann Announcements

Bachmann has unveiled its Spring 2021 British Model Railway Announcements with news of an all-new BR Class 20/0 diesel for 'OO' together with tooling revisions for its 'OO' gauge GWR 'Modified Hall' 4-6-0 and a raft of new liveries on existing models across its 'OO' and 'N' gauge ranges.

Hattons shows latest Genesis samples

New engineering samples for the collection of Genesis four and six-wheel carriages have been received by Hattons Model Railways for evaluation.

Cavalex 'OO' MGR EPs arrive

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Cavalex Models' forthcoming 'OO' gauge Merry-Go-Round (MGR) hopper wagons have arrived for assessment by the development team.

Wills' materials range expands

Scenic kit and materials specialist Wills has added the first in a series of new embossed plastic sheet packs with the release of its slate walling (Cat No. SSMP 232).

Decorated Darstaed Thompson EP breaks through

Ellis Clark Trains has received a factory-decorated Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of Darstaed's forthcoming finescale 'O' gauge Thompson carriages, for evaluation.

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FULL REPORT: Accurascale reveals all-new 'Manor'

Accurascale has revealed that it is working on its first ‘OO’ gauge steam outline locomotive – a Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0. Read the full story here first with exclusive video and behind the scenes images for Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld subscribers.

VIDEO: Accurascale launch all-new 'Manor'

Accurascale has revealed its first steam locomotive project. Join the Hornby Magazine team on video at Didcot Railway Centre as we go behind the scenes with the Accurascale team to find out the full story.

Oxford Rail 2021 update

Oxford Rail has updated the status of its in-development 'OO' gauge models and added a new Banana van to its range for 2021.

New warehouse and mail order operation for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has expanded its mail order operation with the introduction of a new warehouse.The new facility located in Camborne will handle the Cornwall based retailer's mail order business

New Hornby BR '9F' for 'OO' takes shape

Hornby has updated progress on its newly-announced 'OO' gauge BR Standard '9F' 2-10-0, sharing tantalising glimpses at development drawings of the forthcoming heavy freight steam locomotive.

Ruston and Hornsby 88DS decorated samples

Development work on Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Ruston and Hornsby 88DS 0-4-0 4wDM shunter is progressing well with factory-decorated pre-production samples arriving for evaluation.

FIRST LOOK: Hornby Mk 4 CAD drawings

Hornby has revealed the first CAD images of its all-new range of BR Mk 4 carriages and Driving Van Trailers for 'OO' gauge as well as updating the information on the vehicles it will release.

KMRC's exclusive 'N' gauge Stobart Class 92 rolls in

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has taken delivery of its exclusive Revolution Trains 'N' gauge Class 92 Co-Co electric Bart the Engine in Stobart Rail livery (Cat No. N92017).

VIDEO: Bachmann '94XX' sound installation guide

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine (HM163) we review Bachmann's eagerly awaited new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR '94XX' 0-6-0PT for the first time. In this video feature Richard Watson demonstrates how simple it is to install digital sound in the model using a ZIMO decoder and Digitrains sound file.

Vintage 'O' gauge layout for sale

A new home is being sought for a vintage 4.2m x 3.4m 'O' gauge layout, built in 1946.

Kerr, Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T pre-orders now open

Planet Industrials is now taking pre-orders for its first ready-to-run 'OO' gauge locomotive, the Kerr, Stuart 'Victory' 0-6-0T (HM163).

Accurascale reveals TPE Mk 5a Nova 3 EPs

Having showcased its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Caledonian Sleeper Mk 5 carriages earlier in the week, Accurascale has revealed progress on its new Transpennine Express Mk 5a Nova 3 carriages for 'OO'.

First EP for Accurascale's Mk 5 Caledonian Sleepers

Accurascale has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Mk 5 Caledonian Sleeper carriages for evaluation by the project's development team.