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Latest Issue: April 2015 - Issue 94

BACK TO BASICS FREE SUPPLEMENT
32 page Back to Basics modelling supplement

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WEATHERING A ‘K1’
Tim Shackleton takes Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge ‘K1’ 2-6-0 and demonstrates how to recreate an almost ex-works finish, while Mike Wild replicates an altogether more work-weary appearance.

BACK TO BASICS
Create your own static grass tufts. Nigel Burkin shows you how.

LEVEL CROSSING GATES
Nigel Burkin sets out to build a set of fully operational level crossing gates for his shunting project layout, Wheal Annah.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter breathes new life into a recently re-released Heljan ‘OO’ gauge ‘Hymek’ and demonstrates several ways of achieving great DCC sound.

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild takes stock of another bumper crop of new models which have arrived during February.

UPDATE
A busy month as Bachmann unveils its 2015 catalogue, Hornby reveals samples of its new ‘OO’ GWR ‘King’, SR ‘S15’ and Class 71 electric locomotives, plus more layouts are added to the Great Electric Train Show.

DEVON JUNCTION
Les Parry recalls how a childhood visit to Exeter St David’s in the 1950s inspired him to recreate this grand station for ‘OO’ in the basement of his Spanish home.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Mike Wild explores DCC solenoid point motor accessory decoders, looks at the options available and explains how to install them.

HORNBY POST
Your views, opinions and responses from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

RUMBLING BRIDGE
Nick Skelton reveals how he plumped for a remote central Scottish location as the subject for this stunning 20ft x 2ft ‘OO’ gauge layout, set in the 1960s.

REVIEWS
Hornby’s delightful Worsdell ‘J15’ 0-6-0 and Bachmann’s brilliant Billinton ‘E4’ 0-6-2T for ‘OO’ impress Hornby Magazine’s team this month, alongside Bachmann’s new ‘N’ gauge Class 31 diesel and more.

REALITY CHECK
Born out of necessity, the humble Great Eastern ‘J15’ 0-6-0 plied its trade in the East of England for more than 70 years, as Evan Green-Hughes recalls.

ALLANBRIDGE
Bonnybridge and District Model Railway Club looked close to home for the subject of their ‘OO’ gauge ‘modern-era’ exhibition layout, as Mike Bisset explains.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes considers whether we might have had more modern branch lines to model had history played out differently.

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

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