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Latest Issue: August 2014 - Issue 86

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WEATHERING COVHOPS
Tim Shackleton takes a short break from his airbrush this month and demonstrates weathering techniques by hand on Bachmann’s recently released ‘OO’ covered hopper wagons.

STATION DETAILING
Mike Wild shows how a few brush strokes and detailing techniques can bring a station environment to life.

WHEAL ANNAH, PART 1
Nigel Burkin embarks on a new project to build a compact shunting layout in 2mm scale.

DCC LIGHTS AND SOUND
Paul Chetter brings an ‘OO’ gauge dining carriage to life adding a whole new dimension by installing DCC operated lights and sound.

FEATURES

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild is astounded and delighted by Rapido Trains’ ¬rst ‘OO’ model, which is to ‘tilt’ the tables...

UPDATE
Rapido Trains debuts with an APT-E in ‘OO’ for its UK launch, Hornby reveals latest images of its ‘D16’ and ‘700’ locomotives and Kernow Model Rail Centre unveils the ¬rst running sample of its ‘OO’ gauge LSWR ‘O2’ 0-4-4T, plus much more.

BELMONT ROAD
You can almost smell the soot as Colin Snowdon recaptures the atmosphere of a far from pristine 1950s North London locomotive shed.

TRAIN FORMATIONS
This month, Mark Chivers looks at bulk freight trains of the 1950s and 1960s, and presents a selection of formations you can model with readily available ‘OO’ gauge products.

HORNBY POST
Readers’ views and observations from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

BOLSOVER FAREWELL
With the ¬nal train having run in Hornby Magazine service, Mike Wild takes a nostalgic look back at the layout and presents a brand new set of images of the layout in action.

REVIEWS
Roco’s Z21 Digital Command Control centre leads this month’s busy reviews section together with the long awaited ‘O’ gauge Pillbox brake van from Dapol and the rest of this months new releases.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes looks back at the Type 2 diesel locomotives which eventually became Class 26 and Class 27.

DUNWOODY HALT
Rachel Drummond presents her BR Scottish Region West Highland Line layout set in the 1960s and 1970s, conceived as a practice layout but which has set the bar for something far bigger.

STAFF PROJECTS
Construction work on Hornby Magazine’s latest project, Twelve Trees Junction, continues with three ¬ddle yards complete and a growing roster of motive power.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes looks at how bulk freight trains have dominated Britain’s railways since the early 20th century.

SHOW GUIDE
Hornby Magazine’s comprehensive guide to forthcoming events.

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