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Latest Issue: November 2014 - Issue 89

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EDITORIAL
Mike Wild welcomes a busy month of new releases from Hornby and looks forward to Hornby Magazine’s Great Electric Train Show.

UPDATE
Now it’s two GWR ‘Kings’ for ‘OO’ as Hornby announces its plans to produce a model of the 4-6-0, Kernow unveils a LSWR Road Van for ‘OO’, final preparations are made for Hornby Magazine’s Great Electric Train Show and much more.

ABBOTSWOOD JUNCTION
Recalling childhood memories of trainspotting days on the Birmingham to Worcester line, Phil and James Bullock have recreated this slice of the London Midland Region in the 1970s.

BALLAST TRAIN FORMATIONS
Mark Chivers turns his attention to engineers’ ballast trains this month with a selection of train formations covering the 1960s to present day that you can model using ‘OO’ gauge products.

HORNBY POST
Readers’ views and observations from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

BROADWATER JUNCTION
Taking inspiration from the famous ‘O’ gauge Holiday Haunts layout, Warley Model Railway Club has developed this busy ‘N’ gauge coastal railway, as Ed Purcell explains.

REVIEWS
It’s a bumper month for Hornby ‘OO’ gauge releases including the arrival of the main range LNER ‘P2’, SR 2-HAL third-rail Electric Multiple Unit (EMU), BR Standard ‘8P’4-6-2 71000 Duke of Gloucester fitted with Hornby’s new Twin Track Sound, a raft of re-issues and much more.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls the history of one of the most spectacular designs of the steam era - Gresley’s huge semi-streamlined express ‘P2’.

PERCETON
Stephen Cunningham reveals the story of Perceton, Ayr Model Railway Group’s DCC operated ‘OO’ gauge BR Scottish Region terminus.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild reveals the frantic behind the scenes goings-on in Hornby Magazine’s workshop as preparations continue for Twelve Trees Junction’s public debut at the Great Electric Train Show.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green Hughes looks at the background that led to British Railways’ controversial decision to standardise on diesel-electric as opposed to diesel-hydraulic traction.

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

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WEATHERING BLOCK OIL TRAINS
Tim Shackleton shows you how to backdate a rake of 45ton Class B tanks to mid-1960s condition using simple but effective weathering techniques.

BACK TO BASICS
Nigel Burkin demonstrates a cheap and easy method of creating model hard shell landscaping, ideal for filling in gaps on a layout.

WHEAL ANNAH, PART FOUR
Nigel Burkin begins the task of constructing buildings for his compact ‘N’ gauge shunting layout, creating realistic subjects using styrene card, a scalpel and a ruler.

FACTORY WATER TOWER KIT
John Wiffen explains in full how to assemble the third and final part in our series of exclusive Scalescenes kits - a factory water tower.

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