FREE INSIDE SCENECRAFT BY BACHMANN SUPPLEMENT
Overlooked by many, Scotland’s industrial heart was endlessly fascinating in steam days, and as Steve Turnbull of the Scottish Region Study Group explains, makes a fabulous model.
For many years, the branch line terminus was a railway modelling cliché, but Evan Green-Hughes thinks that when properly considered they are much more entertaining than they are often given credit for.
Bachmann creates a buzz with its superb Class 85 in ‘OO’ - plus the rest of the month’s new models.
Much hoped for but never really expected ready-to-run, the LMS Beyer-Garratt is now taking shape in 4mm scale. Mike Wild speaks to the team behind the project and reveals the latest progress on this eagerly anticipated model.
Phil Parker builds his first ever ‘N’ gauge wagon kit and finds building in the smaller scale a remarkably pleasant challenge.
Should locomotives take a back seat? Mike Wild suggests it could be time for a change of direction for ready-to-run.
Hornby reveals its Thompson suburban coaches, Mk 2s top the wishlist poll, plus the rest of the month’s news.
THE THIRD DIMENSION
So-called 3D printing is moving from the realms of big companies into the price range of everyday modellers. Phil Parker tries it out.
BUILDING THE ‘DUKE’
After his Crosti ‘9F’ and BR ‘8F’, Ian Mellor builds British Railways’ last express passenger steam locomotive, 71000 Duke of Gloucester.
Weathering tips provide a solution for one of Hornby Magazine’s North American readers.
TWO BREWERIES LINE
Sometimes layouts change massively during development, but few more than Alexander Lees’ ‘OO’ gauge model.
DCC FOR THE CLASS 03
In the first of a two-part feature looking at how to fit DCC to diesel shunters, Paul Chetter thinks big and fits sound to a Bachmann Class 03 in ‘O’ gauge.
The Class 85s were the longest lived of the first generation of West Coast electrics and their impact on the 1960s railway was immense.
Hornby reveals the first images of its GWR ‘42XX’ and ‘72XX’ 2-8-0T and 2-8-2Ts.
MEOPHAM EAST JUNCTION
In need of a suitable location to follow Brockley Green, John Wass played with recent history to create a North Kent might have been in ‘OO’.
Mike Wild takes St Stephens Road on the road to Wales, and Phil Parker reveals a tiny extension to Flockburgh.
Evan Green-Hughes looks back at their gestation, development and eventual decline.
Your guide to forthcoming exhibitions.
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