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Latest Issue: September 2015 - Issue 99

WEATHERING
Day-to-day operations quickly took their toll on BR’s 20ton steel-bodied grain hoppers. Tim Shackleton shows how replicate a convincing weathered finish on Bachmann’s recently released ‘OO’ gauge models.

SIMPLE SIGNALS
Train Tech’s ‘OO’ gauge working colour light signal kits are simple to build and easy to set up, as Nigel Burkin demonstrates.

TITLED TRAINS RECREATED
We show you how to use your FREE Sankey Scenics detailing accessories, including locomotive headboards, train reporting numbers and carriage roof boards.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter installs DCC sound in Hornby’s recently released ‘OO’ gauge Drummond ‘700’ 0-6-0, making clever use of the limited space available in this detailed model.

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild reflects on a busy month and the arrival of London Transport Museum’s S-Stock for ‘OO’ gauge.

UPDATE
The latest exhibits for the Great Electric Train Show are revealed plus all the latest news from Hornby, Bachmann, Heljan, Dapol and more.

COMPETITION
WIN! A Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge limited edition Class 66 worth £120 in our latest competition.

CHARNWOOD FOREST BRANCH
John Elliott reveals the story behind Soar Valley MRC’s impressive ‘O’ gauge layout in the first of a two part feature.

TRAIN FORMATIONS
Mark Chivers presents a selection of Peak District train formations from the 1950s and 1960s which can be modelled using ready-to-run rolling stock.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE – NEM COUPLINGS
Mark Chivers examines a selection of alternative ‘OO’ gauge NEM pattern couplings.

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

BIGBURY
Jeremy Kennett explains how military and railway interests have been combined in this Southern Region terminus.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green Hughes remembers the short-lived Park Royal four-wheel railbus.

REALITY CHECK
The Hunslet Class 05 diesel shunter replaced many steam locomotives on shunting duties, as Evan Green Hughes recalls.

GOATHLAND
Goathland station provided the necessary inspiration for Simon and Hannah Denham’s captivating ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, recreating railway preservation in model form.

RAILWAY REALISM
Standardisation led to some great loco designs, but it wasn’t just a feature of the British Railways steam era, as Evan Green-Hughes explains.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild updates progress with Barrenthorpe shed as its debut at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in November edges closer.

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

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