The first annual Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards are here offering the chance to vote for your favourite manufacturer, models and retailers. MIKE WILD introduces the shortlists and opens the voting.
2018 has been another brilliant year for model railways. New products have arrived on a regular basis across ‘OO’, ‘N’ and ‘O’ gauge while ready-to-run manufacturers have continued to strive for greater accuracy while also introducing new features.
This year Hornby Magazine is recognising the excellence and achievements of the hobby in our first annual Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards. We’ve generated shortlists – a tough job in itself – for you, the readers, to vote from and all voting will be carried out through this page. Plus, every vote will be entered into a prize draw to win a Hornby Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2, a VIP ticket to the Great Electric Train Show on October 13/14 (see pages 30-35) and a one-year subscription to Hornby Magazine. The prize package is worth over £250!
For the first awards we have created six categories covering Manufacturer of the Year, Motive Power Awards, Carriage and Wagon Awards, Innovation of the Year, Large Retailer of the Year and Small Retailer of the Year. The motive power and carriage and wagon awards have sub-categories for each scale offering a large choice of winners.
The winners will be announced at the Great Electric Train Show in October and we will publish the full details in HM138. All you have to do to take part and place your votes is select one option from each award below.Voting closes on October 1 2018.
May 2019Relive the glory days of Britain’s famous trains in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine as we pay a visit to one of the biggest ‘O’ gauge model railways in the country - John Ryan’s outstanding Over Peover. Following the famous trains theme, we also have an exclusive competition to win a model of Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman with Hornby Twin Track Sound fitted, a step-by-step guide to modelling titled trains from the BR era and we cover the story of titled trains in Railway Realism. Plus, we review Kernow Model Rail Centre’s new D600 ‘Warship’ and Hornby’s new ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0T for ‘OO’ gauge, take a tour of exhibition favourite Loftus Road, show how to revive badly painted models and much more. Don’t miss it!