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.
July 2019The latest issue of Hornby Magazine is packed to the rafters with modelling content PLUS this digital issue comes with FIVE videos to watch within the issue. It also comes with a FREE 24-page Beginners’ Guide to Weathering and two exclusive competitions.
Highlights from the main issue include the latest news from Hornby, Heljan and Minerva Model Railways, our first review of the Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge Class 90 and Dapol’s new ‘OO’ gauge Bogie Bolster E wagon, installation of digital sound in Bachmann and ViTrains Class 37s, FAQ on plastic kit construction, how to detail the Hornby Class 66 and more. Feature layouts include Settle and Carlisle-based Mossdale, a second visit to Barmouth Junction on the Cambrian Coast and Mark Pollard’s brilliant ‘O’ gauge steam shed Polcombe Depot. Don’t miss it!