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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.

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Dapol ’O’ gauge 8 ton Banana vans

Immediately following the reopening of Dapol’s warehouse in mid-April, it released the first batch of its new ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge banana vans to the shops.

Heljan power’s ’BRITAIN’S BIGGEST MODAL RAILWAY

Heljan has agreed a deal to sponsor Simon George’s outstanding Heaton Lodge Junction ‘O’ gauge model railway.

Revolution KUA nuclear flasks break cover

Revolution Trains has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge KUA nuclear flask wagons.

KR Models Issues GT3 Artwork

KR Models has released livery artwork for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.

Updated CAD for KR Models ‘Fell’

KR Models has updated the CAD files for its forthcoming ‘OO’...

‘N’ Gauge 128 DPU progress

Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Class 128 Diesel Parcels Unit (DPU) is edging closer to production with CAD work complete and awaiting approval.

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Fertiliser wagons grow IRM range

Irish Model Railways has recently expanded its range of ‘OO’ gauge Irish outline wagons with the addition of the distinctive bagged fertiliser carriers, the latest development of the project to produce several wagon types on the common 42ft long chassis.

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Multi-colour acrylic bulk packs

Omen Miniatures is offering bulk packs of modelling paint (as well as individual colours) to suit figure and scenic modelling tasks.

Revolution 'N' PFA CADS Complete

Revolution Trains (RT) has confirmed that CAD drawing work for its ‘N’ gauge PFA container flat wagons is now complete.

‘N’ Class 320/321 EMU decorated samples surface

Revolution Trains’ (RT) has taken delivery of two decorated bodyshells for its forthcoming Class 320 three-car and Class 321 four-car Electric Multiple Units (EMU) to gauge demand for the colour schemes.

New identities for Sonic Models ‘56XX’

Sonic Models has announced additional liveries and new numbers for its first ready-to-run ‘N’ gauge locomotive - the Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘56XX’ 0-6-2T.

Bachmann resumes Chinese Production

BACHMANN has confirmed that production at its factories in China has resumed and the next shipment due will include the first of the ‘OO’ gauge Bachmann Branchline Class 117 and 121 Diesel Multiple Units, plus Graham Farish ‘N’ gauge Thompson carriages.

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Routemex ‘O’ gauge colour light

A new collection of ‘O’ gauge colour light signal kits has been introduced by Routemex (HM155) covering two, three and four-aspect designs.

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Charity Colliery Peckett

The latest Hornby ‘OO’ gauge Peckett ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST to arrive is Forest No. 1 in Charity Colliery lined green.

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Get your own ‘Mini Mike’

Modelu has added new figures to its range of locomotive crews including two 3D printed versions of Hornby Magazine’s very own Editor Mike Wild.

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Lime green Capri

Oxford Diecast continues its feast of Fords with the arrival of this new casting for the Ford Capri Mk II in lime green.

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GORPETON BLYMEE

The Great Western Railway just before nationalisation is the setting for this atmospheric terminus layout in ‘OO’ gauge. GORDON EDGAR describes how he and Peter Wilson created it. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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‘Hoover’ sound

The Class 50s had a distinctive and impressive soundtrack which can be replicated in model form with high-quality digital sound files. MIKE WILD picks the Heljan ‘O’ gauge Class 50 to show how this main line diesel can be equipped with realistic sound.

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All change at Heaton Lodge

The subject of one of this issue’s layouts, Heaton Lodge in the Calder Valley has had numerous alterations over the years, mirroring the changing fortunes of the surrounding area, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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Staff Projects: ‘Ere, STOP messin’ about!

With time on his hands and a stash of unfinished kits to complete, a small but significant building has reignited plans for a new layout, as MARK CHIVERS explains.

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LOCKDOWN LIFESTYLE

With much of the world in lockdown, TREVOR JONES finds time to go back to some forgotten modelling projects to provide some light relief.

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Dapol delivers production ‘14XX’ FOR ’O’

In HM150 we reviewed the pre-production version of Dapol’s highly anticipated GWR ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T. With the arrival of the production models in late March, MIKE WILD inspects the finished product to see if it matches what we saw before.

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Hornby Magazine June 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM156) featuring Britain's Biggest Model Railway, 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 50 with ZIMO sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install digital sound in the Heljan 'O' gauge Class 50. Join us in this video to see the finished model in action on Seven Mill Depot and our garden layout.

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VIDEO: HM156: Dapol 14XX sound installation

Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild as he shows how simple it is to install digital sound in Dapol's new 'O' gauge '14XX' 0-4-2T using its new PCB design.

‘W1’ liveries confirmed

Hornby has completed the CAD drawing work for its models of the unique Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 for ‘OO’ gauge as well as confirming the livery specifications for each version.

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VIDEO: Immingham Depot

The operations in and around the busy port of Immingham are the focus for this impressive 'OO' gauge layout. Watch it in action here and read the full feature in HM155, May 2020 - on sale from April 2 2020.

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VIDEO: Cherry Orchard

Ron Bailes superb multi-gauge 7mm scale layout Cherry Orchard features in HM155, May 2020. Join us here to watch this brilliant layout in action on video.

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Welcome to HM155, May 2020

Hello and welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine. March has been a testing time as we have all had to make changes to our lives to combat the coronavirus, but its business as usual at Hornby Magazine HQ.

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Cherry Orchard

It is almost 30 years since RON BAILES embarked on the creation of this impressive 7mm scale layout which combines standard and narrow gauge operation. He explains how it has tripled in length from the original design to deliver an impressive 36ft long exhibition model of an East Anglian brick works.