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Latest Issue: October 2014 - Issue 88

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

BUILDING BRIDGES
Nigel Burkin shows you how to create the perfect scene break using a simple plastic brick arch bridge kit.

RUNNING IN
Tim Shackleton show how a period of running-in really can benefit the performance of your fleet.

WHEEL ANNAH
Part three – Nigel Burkin ballasts and paints the track, starts the landscaping process and plans where buildings will go on his compact ‘N’ gauge shunting layout.

KIT INSTRUCTIONS
How to assemble the second in our series of exclusive FREE Scalescenes kits, a factory workshop.

DCC
Paul Chetter shows how digital control and ‘stay alive’ capacitors can have a fundamental effect on how a model operates using Hornby’s long standing 0-4-0 chassis as the basis.

Features and Regulars

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild considers how new funding methods could take the hobby in a new direction.

UPDATE
New tank locomotives dominate the news together with announcement of a new ‘King’ for ‘OO’ from Hattons. Rapido Trains’ prepares its APT-E for tooling and DJ Models’ proposed ‘OO’ Class 71 project gathers pace while we reveal the latest images of our new diesel brake tender...

OAKENSHAW
Redditch Model Railway Club looked to 1950s West Yorkshire for inspiration when planning this stunning ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout.

GREAT ELECTRIC TRAIN SHOW 2014
As final preparations are made for Hornby Magazine’s second Great Electric Train Show, Mike Wild previews this not-to-be-missed event at the Heritage Motor Centre on October 11/12.

TRAIN FORMATIONS
Secondary passenger trains were the bread and butter operations for the railway and Mark Chivers presents a selection of train formations you can model using readily available ‘OO’ gauge products.

HORNBY POST
Readers’ views and observations from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

ACTON PARKWAY
Nathan Bridge reveals how Halifax Model Railway Club recreated a slice of the contemporary West Coast Main Line in ‘OO’, with impressive results.

£1,500 MODEL GIVEAWAY!
Your chance to win one of 16 prizes in our bumper prize draw.

REVIEWS
We showcase the latest new releases including the most recent ‘OO’ gauge LMS Beyer Garratt from Hatton’s, Hornby’s RailRoad ‘P2’ 2-8-2 for ‘OO’ and six-wheel milk tanker in ‘O’ from Dapol, colourful Class 128 diesel units from Heljan in ‘OO’ and a raft of new releases from Hornby.

SNUG END
Set in the North West during the 1960s, Graham Gatehouse explains how his ‘OO’ gauge shunting puzzle was prompted by a competition in Hornby Magazine.

STAFF PROJECTS
With trackwork complete and ballasting in progress, Mark Chivers’ ‘OO’ gauge Scottish depot project also gains a name.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes takes a look at the steamage railway roundhouse and traces the history of these unique structures.

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

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