Latest Issue: December 2015 - Issue 102
Nigel Burkin explains all in this simple step-by-step guide to ballasting showing you how to recreate the real railway in minuature.
With the new modelling season upon us, Nigel Burkin embarks on his latest ‘OO’ gauge micro layout project, inspired by the Speyside line in Scotland in the 1960s.
CROSTI ‘9F’ PROJECT
Tim Shackleton sets out to improve on Hornby’s already impressive ‘OO’ gauge Crosti ‘9F’ 2-10-0 and shows how it can be enhanced.
Paul Chetter demonstrates how DCC sound can be accommodated within the smallest of spaces, installing a DCC sound decoder and speaker in Bachmann’s new ‘N’ gauge Bulleid ‘Merchant Navy’.
New announcements have come in thick and fast. Mike Wild casts his views while looking forward to the November shows.
Hornby unveils another new ‘OO’ gauge locomotive for 2016 together with new announcements from Dapol, Heljan and DJ Models. Plus your chance to win in our exclusive Hornby train set competition, a preview to the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, a review of the Great Electric Train Show and all the latest model railway news.
The iconic Sydney Gardens in the heart of Bath have been meticulously modelled on this impressive ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, affording a wonderful view of steam and diesel hauled trains passing by on the adjacent Western Region Main Line, as Steve Jones reveals.
Following a selection of recent Great Eastern motive power releases including the Hornby ‘J15’ and ‘D16’, Mark Chivers presents a selection of suitable East of England train formations using ready-to-run products for ‘OO’.
Your views, opinions and responses from the Hornby Magazine postbag.
BURSHAW NORTH WESTERN
Dave Forshaw recalls the West Coast Main Line of the late 1960s and early 1970s for his stunning ‘N’ gauge take on this major inter-city railway route which recently attended the Great Electric Train Show.
Following the release of Hornby’s outstanding new ‘OO’ gauge model, Evan Green-Hughes recalls the evolution of the ‘D16’ 4-4-0s.
Inspired by childhood memories of the network of lines serving coalfields in the industrial North-East, John Cook created this impressive colliery in ‘OO’.
Whilst regular steam operation on BR may have officially ended in 1968, almost fifty years later steam locomotives remain a regular fixture on many lines across the country, as Evan Green-Hughes recounts.
With the paint barely dry, Paul Chetter adds DCC sound to his latest acquisition, Dapol’s newly tooled ‘O’ gauge London, Brighton and South Coast Railway ‘A1’ 0-6-0T.
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