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Latest Issue: February 2016 - Issue 104

TRACKPLANS
Ever considered improving your layout? Mild Wild considers ways of redeveloping existing projects by incorporating fresh ideas and new features to create exciting operating enhancing plans.

WORKBENCH
Modelling on a budget, Tim Shackleton builds and details a rake of ‘OO’ gauge Airfix/Dapol ‘Presflo’ bulk cement wagon kits, demonstrating how a detailed scale length train can be developed.

LOCH DHU - PART THREE
Nigel Burkin continues construction of the new ‘OO’ gauge project layout by laying the track for this double sided micro.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Live frog crossings can be complicated track components to install on a digital layout. Mike Wild shows you how to keep it simple using a Hex Frog Juicer.

EDITORIAL
The New Year is upon us and we’ve already got lots of great ideas developing for projects in 2016. Mike Wild looks forward to a busy year of model making.

UPDATE
All the latest model railway news, plus you could win more than £400 of Hornby Railroad models and pairs of tickets to the Great Central Railway Model Event in June in this issue’s exclusive competitions!

POOLE-IN-WHARFEDALE
Set in 1950s West Yorkshire, Tom Couling’s impressive exhibition layout represents a fictitious location on BR’s North Eastern Region in steam days, inspired by regular visits to the area.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Working signals can make all the difference on a layout. Mark Chivers examines a selection of what’s available off-the-shelf for ‘OO’.

ENQUIRY OFFICE
The Hornby Magazine team answer your modelling questions and queries.

HORNBY POST
Your comments and railway modelling observations from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

OAKLEY GREEN
Taking inspiration from his home county of Hampshire, Jamie Mathlin reveals how he created this atmospheric BR blue era exhibition layout, set within a parcels and diesel depot complex in the 1970s.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls the LNER’s distinctive ‘J50’ 0-6-0T, tracing the history of these versatile engines.

NEWBURN
Built primarily to showcase an extensive roster of ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run and kit-built Great Western Railway locomotives and rolling stock, Les James reveals how this exhibition layout evolved.

RAILWAY REALISM
BR’s Mk 2 carriages revolutionised long distance rail travel in the 1960s and 1970s offering improved comfort and safety, as Evan Green-Hughes explains.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild returns to work on Barrenthorpe by using a new Deluxe Materials product to begin the process of ballasting.

READER PROJECTS
Hornby Magazine presents your latest model building and layout projects.

SHOW GUIDE
Your comprehensive guide to forthcoming events.

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