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.
October 2018Digital Command Control is in focus in the October 2018 issue of Hornby Magazine, but there is plenty for everyone, no matter what control system you use. Highlights include an exclusive competition to win Hornby and Gaugemaster models and equipment worth more than £1,000, extra pages with more editorial features, a first review of Bachmann’s new Brighton ‘Atlantic’ for ‘OO’ gauge, a full installation guide to sound for the Hornby Class 800, Hornby Magazine’s top 20 digital products and much more.
We also have three superb layouts to inspire your modelling, consisting of Exeter Junction - a ‘OO’ gauge loft layout - the extension to Hornby Magazine’s Grosvenor Square and Peterton - a compact ‘O’ gauge terminus. If that isn’t enough, we have a full preview to the biggest Great Electric Train Show yet, the latest news from Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol and Heljan, a guide to building a laser cut building kit and more. Don’t miss it!