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Hornby Magazine May 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM167, May 2021. Highlights of this issue include a bumper read featuring 196 pages, the Hornby Magazine New Model Guide featuring 24 pages of brand new models for 2021 and beyond, the latest model reviews, features, inspirational layouts, news and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

Hornby revises Mk 4 plans

Hornby has revised the release schedule for its forthcoming range of newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 4 carriages, with changes to its planned models in BR InterCity and GNER liveries.

Dapol shares Class 153 artwork

Dapol has revealed artwork for its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Class 153 diesel multiple units in former Wessex Trains and Arriva Trains Wales colour schemes.

‘OO’ SECR ‘D’ Class 4-4-0 progresses

Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield have received production samples of their newly-tooled ‘OO' gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘D' Class 4-4-0s for approval.

Green light for Heljan's 'O' gauge Class 27 liveries

Heljan has approved the livery diagrams for its forthcoming 'O’ gauge BR Class 27 diesels.

Stay alive with DCC Concepts

DCC Concepts has gone back to the drawing board to create its new range of stay alives using smaller components and a flexible system which allows for easier positioning of parts within a locomotive. Read the full story here and watch our video demonstration.

Dapol reviews limited edition Class 66 artwork

Dapol has received artwork for its next batch of ‘N’ gauge Class 66 Co-Co diesels for assessment.

VIDEO: Revolution's DRS Class 37/4

Revolution Trains has released its first ready-to-run 'O' gauge model - a limited edition modelling DRS Class 37/4 37405 produced by Heljan. We review this model in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM167 - and you can watch it in action on our garden railway here.

Hornby HM6000 app-based DC control system arrives

Hornby’s all-new HM6000 app-based analogue control system is due to arrive with retailers shortly.

BR blue for KR Models' GT3

KR Models is planning  a small batch of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge prototype gas turbine 4-6-0, ‘GT3’, in fictional BR blue livery.

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Electric Train Heat Class 37/4

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

The Class 37 is nearing its 60th birthday and continues in daily use on the national network. One of the most useful variants is the ‘37/4’, which was upgraded to supply Electric Train Heat in the 1980s. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks at the development and life of this 31 strong sub-fleet.

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Dapol plans new run of MJAs for 'N' and 'OO'

Dapol has unveiled plans to manufacture further batches of its popular MJA bogie box wagons for ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge.

VIDEO: Hornby's 'A2/3' 4-6-2 for 'OO'

The latest 'Pacific' to arrive from Hornby for review is its follow up to the Thompson 'A2/2' - the 'A2/3'. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as we put 60512 Steady Aim through its paces and don't miss our full review of this new release in the latest issue - HM167.

UPDATED: More colour for Genesis coaches

Hattons has received further decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Genesis four and six-wheel carriages for assessment.

Routemex adds ‘O’ gauge colour light shunting signals

Routemex has added a selection of ground position colour light shunting signal kits to complement its range of ‘O’ gauge signals.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 25/3 for 'OO' gauge

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine (HM167) we review Heljan's all-new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 25/3. Watch our sample in action here fitted with a ZIMO sound decoder.

Hornby: A Model World

A new television documentary series showcasing Hornby and its team of designers, engineers and model makers is currently in development for screening later this year.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 86/0 for 'OO' gauge

The Class 86 has been a stalwart of the West Coast Main Line from its introduction in 1965, with numerous sub classes and modifications through the years. Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild in the workshop as he puts a weathered version of 86034 through its paces on our test track.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | April 2021

Join Richard as he embarks on the second part of his project to expand Hornby Magazine's 'OO9' gauge layout by taking inspiration from the fabulous Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales. Along with the layout build Richard also visits the railway for a full behind the scenes look including driver's eye view footage and more.

Dec'O' Presflos surface

Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge 22ton Presflo cement wagons for assessment.

Rapido Trains UK launches Titfield Thunderbolt range

Rapido Trains UK is to release a range of ‘OO’ gauge models inspired by the classic Ealing comedy, The Titfield Thunderbolt.

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HALIFAX POWELL STREET

Competition between the pre-Grouping railways for access to Lancashire and Yorkshire’s towns and cities was fierce. PETER DURANT shows how he created this fictional station in Halifax which has a strong grounding in reality in ‘OO’ scale. Photography, Peter Durant.

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Britain’s Most Powerful: Gresley's ‘P2’

In the first of a series of special features highlighting the best of British railway engineering, TREVOR JONES turns his attention to the imposing Gresley ‘P2’ 2-8-2s by explaining their importance and showing their potential in model form ahead of Hornby’s new release.

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HEAVY METAL PART TWO

Less is usually more when it comes to creating effective weathering effects in the smaller scales. Having gone for broke with a battle-scarred ‘WD’, TIM SHACKLETON opts for the subtle approach with a further selection of heavy freight locomotives.

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EYE IN THE SKY

A modeller's Model railways are viewed from above in most circumstances, but how much do we really think about how the landscape around the line looks? TIM SHACKLETON takes to the air to discover how railways really interact with their surroundings.

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GRAND CENTRAL Mk 4 REPAINTS

Grand Central’s short-lived plan to introduce Class 90 hauled Mk 4 carriage formations on the West Coast Main Line inspired JOHN PILGRIM to repaint a rake of 1990s era Hornby models. Here he explains his process for this ‘OO’ gauge project.

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MUCH WITHERING

The garden presented the perfect place for STEVE BOON to develop an ‘O’ gauge railway on which he could run his collection of Western Region hydraulics. Here he reveals the story behind the line and how it was built.

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NEW MODEL GUIDE: 'OO' GAUGE

A host of exciting new models is in prospect this year and in the near future and beyond. MARK CHIVERS assesses what’s coming up for modellers in the rapidly expanding ‘OO’ gauge.

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New Model Guide ‘O’ Gauge

Ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge continues to capture new interest. MIKE WILD surveys the scene to discover what is in store for 7mm scale in 2021 and beyond.

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New Model Guide ‘N’ Gauge

Many ‘N’ gauge projects are set to be completed this year. MARK CHIVERS looks at what is in prospect for the ‘N’ gauge modeller.