The latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM124, October 2017 – homes in on Digital Command Control with special features, reviews and product tests including a full introduction to using Hornby’s new solo Twin Track Sound decoders in diesel locomotives. Plus we have three exclusive first reviews covering Kernow Model Rail Centre’s GWR ‘1361’ 0-6-0ST, Golden Valley Hobbies sound fitted ‘Janus’ 0-6-0 diesel shunter and Hornby’s BR Mk 1 Brake Second Open.

Direct from Hornby HQ we have exclusive decoration images of the Class 800 units, new samples of the soon to be re-introduced LMS rebuilt ‘Royal Scot’ and a sneak peak of the Wainwright ‘H’ 0-4-4T in production. Plus you can enter our exclusive competition to win Hornby’s Western Master Digital Train Set, track packs and additional rolling stock worth over £300.

For the Digital Special we go in search of five of the best control systems in the £200-£500 bracket, answer your digital questions, offer 20 top tips to help you get the most from locomotive decoders and more while we also have three superb feature layouts covering ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge and covering the 1950s, 1960s and 2000s.

In addition we have a full review of Realtrack Models new ‘OO’ gauge Class 156 and Bachmann’s eagerly awaited South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘Birdcage’ carriages together with a full report on Hatton’s new announcements of the SECR ‘P’ 0-6-0T and Andrew Barclay industrial 0-4-0ST for ‘OO’.

If that wasn’t enough we also have all the latest news from around the scene, the latest model reviews, a full preview to the 2017 Great Electric Train Show, a guide to modelling intermodal traffic and our regulars including Showcase, Show Guide, Railway Realism and Hornby Post.

Don’t miss it! Visit or your local newsagent to get your copy today. Alternatively, you can download a digital edition from – simply search ‘Hornby Magazine’.


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