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Latest Issue: May 2015 - Issue 95

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WEATHERING A ‘64XX’
Tim Shackleton turns his attention to the newly released Bachmann ‘64XX’ 0-6-0PT and shows how to give it that true ‘oily rag’ finish which was so common.

LANDSCAPING WITH FOAM
Nigel Burkin explains how packing foam can be used as an ideal, and clean, medium for creating realistic landscapes in this step by step guide.

GRADIENTS
Building gradients for a model railway can be a difficult task, especially if you want to run scale length trains. Mike Wild shows how DCC Concepts Powerbase system can be used to make realistic gradients possible.

ULTIMATE ‘AUSTERITY’
Paul Chetter pushes the limits of space with his ultimate installation for the Hornby Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST by installing sound, lights, firebox flicker and even a smoke generator.

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild reflects on a busy end to March which saw an influx of new announcements.

UPDATE
The latest model railway news including new announcements from Heljan and Hornby, the latest additions to the Great Electric Train Show, decorated samples of Rails’ 10000/10001 and Hattons new ICI bogie hopper project.

AISTHORPE
Lincoln and District Model Railway Club created this model of a secondary route in Lincolnshire in the 1950s and 1960s in ‘O’ gauge, proving that the larger scale is a realistic option for clubs and individuals.

THE WESTERN AT WESTBURY
In the first of an occasional series of train formations features focused on rail centres, Mark Chivers looks at the typical formations you would see at Westbury in Wiltshire in the 1960s.

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

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Rolling roads are a useful tool in maintaining and running in model locomotives. Mark Chivers’ surveys a group of readily available products in our second Equipment Guide.

DENTDALE
‘N’ gauge offers the potential for a really expansive scenic layout. Wayne Webb, Tony Frazer and Bob Tayler describe how they built this stunning Settle and Carlisle based layout for the exhibition circuit.

REVIEWS
All the latest new releases and products including Bachmann’s modified ‘OO’ GWR ‘Modified Hall’, DCC Concepts Cobalt IP point motor, Absolute Aspects latest colour light signal, Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge Class B tanker and OAA open wagon and Dapol’s ‘N’ gauge JNA and IOA bogie wagons.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green Hughes looks back at the fascinating story of the Billinton ‘E4’ 0-6-2T – an unsung workhorse of the steam era.

SEEND
Modelling real locations is highly rewarding. Steve Jones reveals how he chose to model a long closed station in Wiltshire in ‘OO’ gauge set in the 1960s.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green Hughes charts the development of the British railway carriage from stage coach to modern tilting trains.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild discusses the initial stages of the office ‘N’ gauge test tracks rebuild while Mark Chivers catches up on stock detailing for his Scottish Region depot.

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

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