FREE Supplement The Layouts of Hornby
It may be 40 years old but this fabulous Southern Region layout continues to wow the crowds at exhibitions, as one of its current custodians, Bob Beattie, explains.
Dapol announces new models in ‘N’, ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauges plus Kernow reveals its ‘O2’ drawings and Bachmann its Blue Pullman painted samples.
Southern surprises will generate new interest in ‘O’ gauge.
Weathering box vans
No two wagons look exactly the same in traffic, and Tim Shackleton shows how subtle changes in weathering can make a world of difference to three otherwise near identical vans.
Signalling - Part 2
Former engineman Bob Essery reveals the secrets behind authentic station operation in the second part of his series on railway signalling.
Dorchester boasted one of the most unusual stations in the country and as Evan Green-Hughes explains, many of its features lasted beyond the end of steam.
Why are some models in short supply?
Jon Denning set out to fill a space with an ‘O’ gauge layout - and his unusual terminus provides an enthralling spectacle.
50 years ago one of the most successful locomotive designs ever entered traffic. To mark their Golden Anniversary, Evan Green-Hughes provides a brief profile of the Brush Type 4s - better known as Class 47s.
Best viewed from above, David Lund’s ‘N’ gauge layout pushes the potential of 2mm scale sky high with this stunning urban scene.
Mike Wild fettles Hettle, and Phil Parker builds a very old kit to see how it passes muster.
Evan Green-Hughes recalls, a host of new depots were built in the 1950s and 1960s to maintain the new diesels.
Hornby Magazine’s guide to forthcoming exhibitions and events.
This month’s latest models come under the microscope of Hornby Magazine’s experts.
Wills Craftsman kits are more like scratchbuilding exercises than conventional kits, yet as Phil Parker shows, they offer truly remarkable flexibility in building.
Detailing Steam Locos
Mike Wild shows his favourite five ways of improving the appearance of even the finest ready-to-run steam locomotives in this simple step by step guide.
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