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Latest Issue: January 2015 - Issue 91

FREE DVD - A YEAR OF MODELLING ACTION

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

BUDGET AIRBRUSH WEATHERING
Tim Shackleton assesses the pros and cons of budget airbrushes and demonstrates how to get the best results from them.

BACK TO BASICS
Nigel Burkin shows how to create super looking bushes, hedges and shrubs to suit any scale, using simple techniques.

STORAGE YARD DESIGN
Mike Wild explains how the cassette system for Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout Twelve Trees Junction was developed with the primary objectives of simplicity and flexibility.

‘MERCHANT NAVY’ WITH DCC SOUND
Mike Wild tackles a 12 year old Hornby Bulleid ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2 locomotive, giving it a new lease of life by introducing DCC sound.

REGULARS & FEATURES

EDITORIAL
November has seen an astonishing 10 new model projects announced for ‘OO’ gauge. Mike Wild reviews an impressive month.

UPDATE
All the announcements from the annual Warley National Model Railway Exhibition including five new projects from Hornby, a new GWR locomotive from Heljan, a GWR steam Railmotor and selection of suburban DMUs from Kernow Model Rail Centre plus a GWR ‘14XX’ from Hattons and more.

HADDON BANK
Mike Brangham reveals the story behind Chelmsford and District Model Railway Club’s prestigious ‘OO’ gauge Eastern Region exhibition layout, Haddon Bank.

HORNBY POST
Your views, from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

BRAY DOWN
In this second part on Graeme Davies stunning ‘OO’ gauge layout he explains how it operates.

WHEAL ANNAH
Nigel Burkin turns his attention to locomotives and rolling stock for his compact ‘N’ gauge shunting layout.

PULLMAN TRAIN FORMATIONS
Mark Chivers looks to the luxury Pullman trains with a selection of formations that you can model using ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge vehicles.

REVIEWS
With Christmas approaching, it’s another busy month for new releases with the arrival of the ‘N’ gauge LMS ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2 and retooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 150 DMU from Bachmann, plus new Mk 2E coaches from Hornby and more.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes looks at the LMS’ most powerful passenger locomotive design, the ‘Duchess’ class ‘Pacifics’.

CHILLINGBOURNE
Set in 1950s Kent, Chris White explains how he created this ‘OO’ Southern Region layout.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild unveils Hornby Magazine’s latest ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout - Shortley Bridge and Felton Cement Works.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes looks at the post war decision to stay with steam on British Railways and questions if the fleet was really justified.

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

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