Latest Issue: December 2013 - Issue 78
OPERATION BUILD IT!
Hornby Magazine’s project continues. This month, Mike Wild weathers and ballasts the track and Mark Chivers adds the station building using the FREE Scalescenes kit with this issue.
Hornby’s much-anticipated GWR ‘Star’ in ‘OO’ and Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge ‘Western’ excite Hornby Magazine’s reviewers this month alongside a bumper crop of new releases.
Tim Shackleton takes a pair of identical rebuilt ‘Royal Scots’ and weathers them using the same airbrush, but produces two very different outcomes.
FREE STATION BUILDING KIT
John Wiffen explains in full detail how to assemble the free station building kit with this issue.
Mike Bisset reveals how the 57 Study Group fell under the spell of the Waverley route and created this 4mm finescale exhibition layout.
Paul Chetter demonstrates how easy it is to fit DCC sound into a steam locomotive, using Hornby Magazine’s limited edition ‘B17/6’ 61662 Manchester United as the basis.
It has been another busy month following Hornby Magazine’s Great Electric Train Show, and with the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition just around the corner a very special one-off appearance is planned for one of our layouts. Mike Wild reveals all.
Pre-orders are open for the Hornby Magazine diesel brake tender, Invicta Model Rail add a Motor Luggage Van to their limited edition line-up, we preview the forthcoming Warley National Model Railway Exhibition and offer you the chance to win in our latest model giveaway.
In part three of his series on Kadee couplings, Nigel Burkin explains the benefits and possibilities of the standard NEM coupling pocket for ‘OO’gauge.
Mike Wild alters the identity of an Oxford Diecast AEC Matador using just paint restorer, a paint brush and replacement transfers.
MODELLING EX-TYNESIDE EPBS
Nigel Burkin creates an ex-Tyneside 2-EPB using the standard Bachmann model as the basis.
Your comments and railway modelling observations.
This ‘O’ gauge BR diesel layout set in North West Cumbria is very much a family affair as Steve Thompson explains.
The Great Western’s ‘Stars’ set a template for express engines for more than 50 years, as Evan Green-Hughes relates.
Colin Snowdon relives some childhood memories through his fictional ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region layout set in a down-at-heel seaside resort.
Mike Wild prepares to extract Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge office layout, Topley Dale, from its permanent home in readiness for a once-only appearance at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition.
Evan Green-Hughes relates the sombre sight of demolition trains as they removed all trace of once-travelled lines during the Beeching era.
Hornby Magazine’s comprehensive guide to forthcoming events.