The Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards are back for 2019 with comprehensive listings, new categories and an exclusive prize draw for voting. MIKE WILD introduces the awards.
Over the past 12 months more than 45 brand-new British outline locomotive and rolling stock products have arrived in the shops making it another exciting year of new releases. The big names have been hard at work and that has made our 2019 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards even more exciting to put together.
The Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards offer you the chance to select your favourites as each category is open for public voting. Every vote will be entered into a draw to win a prize bundle. This will consist of a Hornby ‘OO’ gauge ‘Royal Scot’ 4-6-0, a VIP ticket to the Great Electric Train and a one-year subscription to the magazine worth over £200.
We have sought to build upon the success of the 2018 Model Railway Awards by expanding the categories to make each more comprehensive. For the Motive Power and Carriage and Wagon awards, there are no more short-lists. Meanwhile, the Manufacturer of the Year category includes every brand which has delivered brand-new items this year.
The retailer awards have also been revised to offer clearly defined short-lists for Retailer of the Year and Specialist Retailer of the Year. We also have a new category to vote for your favourite layout from the past 12 issues. For this category we have short-listed the 12 cover layouts from HM137-HM148
The winners for each award will be announced at the Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13, and we will publish full details in the next issue of the magazine. All you have to do to take part and place your votes is select one option from each award below. Voting opens at 9am on September 5 and closes at 5pm on October 5.
Vote for your favourites and win!
Place your votes before October 5 2019 and you could win a prize bundle worth over £200. The winner will receive Hornby ‘Royal Scot’ as 46165 The Ranger 12th London Regiment in BR lined green with late crests, a VIP ticket to the Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13 and a one-year subscription to Hornby Magazine.
If you are under 16, you can still vote but will not be able to enter the prize draw. If you still want to enter you can have a parent or guardian fill in the form on your behalf.