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.
January 2020The January 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine is out now featuring a FREE 32-page guide to modelling BR’s Western Region between 1948 and 1968, an exclusive model giveaway with 10 prizes worth more than £1,000 in total and much more.
This digital edition comes with four videos, including an exclusive tour of Milton Keynes Model Railway Society’s ’N’ gauge layout Brinklow - one of three feature layouts in the magazine.
Leading this issue is extensive coverage of the new announcements and new products on show at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. Also inside you can read our full review of Hatton’s new ‘O’ gauge Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2, delve into the details of Bachmann’s new 45ton steam crane, take a tour of Redditch Model Railway Club’s 1970s ‘OO’ gauge layout Smallwood and discover how to make your own rock cuttings.
Plus, we have a detailed review of Dapol’s new GWR signals for ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge, a step-by-step guide to installing sound in the Oxford Rail ‘N7’ 0-6-2T, railway history, a full updated Show Guide and more. Don’t miss it!