Phil Greaves originally built his ‘OO’ gauge Cambrian Coast layout for home use, but it’s now been on the exhibition circuit for 11 years, and is as popular as ever.
Hornby’s push-pull ‘M7’ set arrives in ‘OO’, as well as Bachmann’s latest Class 108 and the rest of the month’s new releases including:
Royal Train packs from Hornby
Southern Railway Van B
‘Golden Arrow’ BR ‘Britannia’
... and much more!
This month we are launching a competition with a difference - to build a diorama in three square feet. Mike Wild discusses the potential of micro layouts.
Bachmann prepares new models for release plus all the latest news including a preview to the
Southwold Model Railway Exhibition.
Signalling - Part 1
Former engineman and respected railway author Bob Essery looks at the fundamentals of railway
signalling in the first of a new series examining how to make operation more realistic.
Constructing a helix
Chris Jones’ expansive Corkscrew Lines project continues to develop, and in the second part of
his occasional series, he explains how he built a helix to allow trains to change levels smoothly and easily.
Casting parts from resin can make building the likes of retaining walls easier and quicker.
Phil Parker shows how it’s done.
Readers’ views on fuel, Garratts and weights.
Enthralled by recent Southern Region releases, Mike Parkes explains how he built his fabulous
multi-period ‘OO’ gauge layout.
Digital Command Control
Fitting DCC to older models can present some challenges, but as Mike Wild demonstrates with
a split-chassis ‘J39’, with care and planning it is perfectly possible to include sound as well.
Out and About
Andrew Roden reveals some of the best railway attractions from across the UK.
Mike Wild prepares Bolsover and Seven Lane Pit’s locomotive fleet for Hornby Magazine Live!
Evan Green-Hughes recalls the days when railways provided attractive accommodation for
tourists in camping coaches.
Guide to forthcoming exhibitions and events.
Hornby Magazine presents a detailed index for HM49-60.
Competition - Summer Challenge
Mike Wild presents Hornby Magazine’s new summer competition, and shows how you can build a delightful scene in just three square feet.
Phil Parker shows how to convert a Hornby ‘Pug’ into an authentic looking industrial locomotive.
Small doesn’t have to mean simple, and Derek Gelsthorpe’s latest shunting layout proves the point in atmospheric fashion.
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