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Latest Issue: February 2015 - Issue 92

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WEATHERING TRANSITION ERA DIESELS
Tim Shackleton takes his airbrush to Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge Class 31 and demonstrates how early diesels soon lost their sheen with techniques suitable for smaller scales too.

BACK TO BASICS
Nigel Burkin shows you how to create working colour light signals using the Knightwing kit as the basis.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter fits DCC sound to Hatton’s ‘OO’ gauge Beyer Garratt 2-6-0+0-6-2 and explains how he simulated the phase shifting of the two sets of cylinders.

EDITORIAL
A new year beckons and with it comes Hornby’s plans for 2015. Mike Wild considers the new range.

UPDATE
Hornby unveils its new catalogue range for 2015 together with all the latest news. Plus you could win a Bachmann Railway Children train pack in our latest competition.

DAINTON BANK
Nigel Smith and Peter Talbot pay homage to the late Michael Heaven’s stunning 50ft long 7mm scale layout, set on the formidable gradients of the Great Western Main Line.

THE CLINIC
Hornby Magazine answers your modelling questions and queries.

TRAIN FORMATIONS
Coal has always been an important traffic for the railway. Mark Chivers presents a selection of train formations that you can model in ‘OO’.

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

TOPLEY DALE
Having survived a house move and a journey to Warley, two years on we revisit Hornby Magazine’s office layout, Topley Dale, set in the dramatic Peak District.

REVIEWS
Hornby’s eagerly awaited Peppercorn ‘K1’ 2-6-0 and Realtrack Models’ Class 143 ‘Pacer’ DMU delight our reviewers this month, together with all the latest releases.

REALITY CHECK
Evan-Green Hughes looks at the Peppercorn ‘K1’ 2-6-0, which lasted less than 20 years in service, despite being very successful on the main line.

MONTAGUE FIELD
Steve Driver reveals how the industrial North East and a harbour theme influenced the creation of this stunning ‘OO’ finescale layout.

RAILWAY REALISM
With large signalling centres now controlling many miles of track, Evan Green-Hughes asks if the railway would have been a better place if traditional signalboxes had survived.

STAFF PROJECTS
With Hornby Magazine’s Twelve Trees Junction layout safely packed away and stored for Winter, Mike Wild turns his attention to his 4-EPB project.

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

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