Latest Issue: July 2015 - Issue 97
WE SHOW YOU HOW!
Gateshead depot was well known for the workstained appearance of its diesel locomotives in the 1960s. Tim Shackleton shows how to achieve this in ‘OO’ scale using a Bachmann ‘Peak’ as the basis.
Applying transfers to kit built and ready-to-run models can present problems, but using readily available products from the Humbrol range can help, as Mike Wild shows.
LIFT OUT BRIDGE
Crossing entrance doors presents interesting layout construction challenges. Nigel Burkin shows how to overcome them with his solution for a permanent home layout.
Small locomotives can make highly rewarding digital sound projects. Paul Chetter explains how a full sound and ‘stay alive’ system can be installed in Bachmann’s highly regarded BR ‘3MT’ 2-6-2T
REGULARS AND FEATURES
‘O’ gauge is a tempting prospect for Hornby Magazine’s editor, especially with a recent new arrival.
All the latest model railway news including London Transport Museum plans for ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run S7 and S8 underground stock, Hornby’s bow ended Collett carriages, an exclusive competition and more.
Alan Harrison set out to recreate boyhood memories of steam in the 1950s with this impressive and large ‘OO’ gauge layout based on BR Eastern Region practice.
Parcels trains offered tremendous variety. Mark Chivers looks at typical formations from the period 1960-1990 and explains how to model them in ‘OO’ scale.
‘J69’ FROM ‘J72’
With no off the shelf model available, when Dave Kitson wanted to add a ‘J69’ 0-6-0T to his fleet he took an unusual approach and adapted an old Mainline ‘J72’ into one of these charismatic tank engines.
Your views, opinions and responses from the Hornby Magazine postbag.
TEDBURN ST MARY
South West Herts MRS looked to the West for its exhibition layout and created a compelling GWR branch line terminus as Peter Hodge reveals.
Technology has brought new creativity to railway modelling, but it can be a minefield too. Mike Wild looks into the world of Digital Command Control and reveals what you really need to get started with DCC.
With spring well and truly blooming Trevor Jones heads outside to assess what work needs doing to bring his garden layout back into service for the summer.
TWELVE TREES JUNCTION
On the eve of Twelve Trees Junction’s only exhibition outing in 2015, Mike Wild brings the story on this busy Southern Region layout up to date with brand new images.
Most believe that the self-powered train was a product of the modernisation era, but that is far from the truth. Evan Green-Hughes investigates early steam, petrol and diesel railcars.
Hornby Magazine’s comprehensive guide to forthcoming events.