Latest Issue: September 2014 - Issue 87
WE SHOW YOU HOW!
RINGING THE CHANGES
Tim Shackleton builds variety into a rake of work-weary ‘OO’ gauge Seacow ballast hoppers that are long overdue a touch of ‘rust’.
WHEAL ANNAH PART TWO
Nigel Burkin tackles track laying and simple DCC wiring on his new 2mm scale compact shunting layout project set in the heart of China Clay operations.
FREE FACTORY BOILER HOUSE AND CHIMNEY KIT
John Wiffen explains in full detail how to assemble the first in our series of exclusive FREE Scalescenes kits, a factory boiler house and chimney.
DCC – THE FULL MONTY
Paul Chetter upgrades Hornby’s Duke of Gloucester with smoke, sound and light!
Regulars and Features
With a bumper crop of new announcements this month Mike Wild casts his views on a very busy July.
A spectacular month with the rst pictures of Hornby’s new model of the BR Crosti ‘9F’ and an impressive range of new announcements from Bachmann, DJ Models and the National Railway Museum.
Archie Brown showcases his latest Scottish ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, inspired by a Southern favourite on the exhibition circuit.
ON THE RECORD
Mark Chivers meets with Bachmann’s Graham Hubbard and Dennis Lovett as the company celebrates 25 years of model railway manufacture and innovation in the UK.
Readers’ views and observations from the Hornby Magazine postbag.
Malcolm Briggs presents his take of a whatmight- have-been, early preservation e¬ ort on the North Cornwall Railway in the late 1960s.
All the latest models put to the test, including Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge Midland ‘1F’ 0-6-0T and LMS 50ft Inspection saloon, a new Class 25 for ‘N’ from Graham Farish, an all-blue limited edition MLV from Invicta Model Rail and a selection of colourful Mk 3 coaches from Hornby in ‘OO’.
Evan Green-Hughes takes a look at one of the more distinctive designs of the 19th Century, the Midland Railway ‘1377’ 0-6-0Ts or ‘half cabs’ as they were better known.
Gary Atkinson bit the bullet not only to model overhead electrics in ‘N’ gauge, but also to build Woodhead tunnel and its approaches to stunning effect.
Evan Green-Hughes takes a look at overall station roofs which are amazingly varied, but rarely modelled due to their complex nature.
Hornby Magazine’s comprehensive guide to forthcoming events.