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Latest Issue: June 2015 - Issue 96

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WEATHERING
Proving that less really is more, Tim Shackleton demonstrates how to achieve a true factory fresh look on a pair of Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge Class 20s.

REALISTIC ROCKS
Nigel Burkin shows you how to cast realistic-looking rocks for creating dramatic and rugged scenery in this step-by-step guide.

TRAIN FORMATIONS
Ensuring goods could be transported far and wide, the pick up goods train formed an important part of freight operations on the rail network. Mark Chivers recalls their role and presents a selection of readily modelled pick up goods train formations from the 1950s and 1960s.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter enhances Hornby’s recently released ‘OO’ gauge Twin Track Sound fitted Class 40 diesel locomotive, optimising the supplied speaker and installing directional lighting.

EDITORIAL
2015 is shaping up to be a very exciting year, as Mike Wild enthuses, with plenty of new releases and more on the horizon.

UPDATE
Locomotion Models and the National Railway Museum launch a new ‘OO’ gauge model, Hornby reveals images of its latest projects, another layout is added to the Great Electric Train Show line-up, Hornby Magazine’s diesel brake tender breaks cover and all the latest news.

COMPETITION
We’ve teamed up with the Severn Valley Railway to offer an exclusive competition to win the chance to drive a steam locomotive on the SVR worth £300.

BRIDGE OF MUIR
Peter Midwinter’s love of bridges took him to the West Highlands for his latest 4mm finescale project and resulted in a breathtaking 10ft long bridge, based on that at Connel Ferry in Scotland, as the layout’s centrepiece.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Track is fundamental to a model railway and sectional pieces are usually the starting point for many. Mark Chivers looks at a selection of sectional track ranges and considers the options available in ‘OO’.

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

TREBUDOC
Andy Peters reveals his latest stunning ‘O’ gauge creation, a Cornish byway which captures the very spirit of a classic GWR branch line terminus.

REVIEWS
Locomotion Models’ exclusive Ivatt ‘Atlantic’ heads this month’s busy reviews section together with Bachmann’s new ‘Merchant Navy’ for ‘N’, OO Works’ new ready-to-run ‘I3’ 4-4-2T, LMS non-corridor stock for ‘OO’ from Hornby and much more.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls Ivatt’s ‘C1’ large boiler ‘Atlantics’ which were powering East Coast Main Line expresses long before Mallard and Flying Scotsman.

THE BLITZ
Chelmsford and District Model Railway Club showcase their incredible ‘OO’ gauge South London tramway layout, set in the Second World War, at the height of the Blitz.

RAILWAY REALISM
With some heritage railways now more than 50 years old, Evan Green-Hughes recalls the pioneers of the preservation movement and considers the future of these historic lines.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild turns his attention to the rolling stock and wiring of the office ‘N’ gauge test track to move the project to the next stage.

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

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