Steve Jones’ London suburban layout has taken a very different form to that originally envisaged, but the result is a superb and compact layout which captures the essence of ‘The Smoke’ in ‘OO’ scale.
Stratton St George
Conceived as a way of developing skills for new and returning modellers, The Academy Modellers’ Western Region ‘OO’ layout has developed hugely since its conception.
Renowned author Bob Essery explains how a typical suburban station – Northfield near Birmingham – was signalled and operated.
Hornby’s ‘72XX’ 2-8-2T impresses, as does Bachmann’s ‘N’ Class 70 diesel and Dapol’s new disc headcode ‘OO’ gauge Class 22 in this packed reviews section.
Modifying ready to plant buildings is a good way of bringing something different to a layout. Phil Parker shows how to modify two Hornby’s Skaledale resin buildings.
Mike Wild casts his views on the latest model railway news and looks ahead to the magazine’s exhibition in Hartlepool.
All the latest news from around the model railway scene plus a great competition to enter…
Upgrading the Sentinel
Trevor Jones evaluates an ‘OO’ gauge Sentinel shunter, and shows how it can be improved to run smoothly and powerfully.
Applying weathering in 2mm scale requires a slightly different approach to larger scales. Tim Shackleton shows how subtlety can transform the appearance of wagons in ‘N’.
Clayhanger Yard Part 6
The points on Hornby Magazine’s latest project layout will be manually operated, and Phil Parker reveals how wire, tubing and some handles can replace point motors easily.
Readers’ views on the most important modelling matters.
Hornby Magazine on tour
Mike Wild showcases the latest developments for Hornby Magazine’s two exhibitions – Hornby Magazine Live! and the Great Electric Train Show.
Great Days Out
With the weather hopefully warming up, Andrew Roden provides some ideas for getting out and about and enjoying Britain’s marvellous railway scene.
Following the recent launch of Bachmann’s new ‘C’ class 0-6-0, Evan Green-Hughes looks at the history of these hard working locomotives.
Digital Command Control
Paul Chetter shows how DCC lighting and sound can be fitted into Bachmann’s superb Class 20 in ‘OO’ scale.
David White and Perth and District MRC chose the Emerald Isle for their 4mm scale layout, which depicts an atmospheric and occasionally quirky side to Irish railways.
Evan Green-Hughes looks at some of the challenging terrain which railway builders took on.
Hornby Magazine’s comprehensive guide to forthcoming exhibitions and events.
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