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February 2013 - Issue 68

FREE HORNBY PRODUCT GUIDE 2013
Free with the latest issue of Hornby Magazine is a special Product Guide supplement for Hornby's 2013 catalogue listing all the planned new releases for the year ahead.

IDLEFORD TOWN
Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society chose the ex-Great Central for their first ‘O’ gauge layout and the result is a stunning cameo of this long closed route.

BINCOMBE
The railway to Weymouth offered the possibility of running GWR and SR trains side by side, and for David Rook, it was an irresistible possibility created in ‘N’ gauge and set in 1959.

BACK TO BASICS
For most modellers, Peco turnouts work reasonably well, but with a few simple tweaks, Nigel Burkin shows how they can transform a layout’s operation.

EDITORIAL
Industrial modelling and new ways of design

UPDATE
Hornby Magazine reveals its newest exhibition for 2013, plus the rest of the month’s news.

PARKER'S GUIDE
Phil Parker takes a break from building rolling stock to tackle Wills’ village forge, a building which just half a century ago was common throughout Britain.

MODELLING THE MAIL TRAINS
Nigel Burkin has long been fascinated by mail trains, and shows how to build accurate models of the Mk 1 based parcels vans in ‘OO’ gauge.

WHITE ROSE MODEL WORKS
Building baseboards can put beginners off making their start in modelling, but as Mike Wild reveals, a company in Leeming Bar is helping new and experienced modellers with the foundations of their railways.

BARLEYCORN DESIGNS
A new range of card kits promises to make construction of model buildings easy and accurate, but do the claims match reality? Doug Dickson builds two kits to find out.

HORNBY POST
Readers views on the big modelling issues.

DIGITAL COMMAND CONTROL
Fitting digital sound in ‘N’ gauge models is always a challenge, but it can be done. Paul Chetter fits a Bachmann Class 47 and finds that small size isn’t an insurmountable obstacle.

REALITY CHECK
Derided by some, in reality, the Midland Railway/LMS Compound 4-4-0s were extremely good locomotives which served long front-line careers, as Evan Green-Hughes explains.

MILLFIELD ROAD
A Yorkshire industrial scene in ‘OO’ was a huge change for Roger Nicholls, who had hitherto modelled rural settings. The result is a gritty and atmospheric layout.

THE CLINIC
Hornby Magazine’s modelling experts help solve readers’ problems.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild and Paul Chetter reveal the latest progress in their modelling activities.

RAILWAY REALISM
Best known for their bowler hats, Stationmasters had a huge range of duties and responsibilities in the steam era.

SHOW GUIDE
Hornby Magazine’s definitive guide to what’s on over the coming months.

REVIEWS
Bachmann’s LMS Midland Compound impresses Hornby Magazine’s expert reviewers - plus the rest of the month’s new releases and relivieries.

CLAYHANGER YARD
Despite being a larger scale layout than he is used to, Phil Parker shows how his ‘O’ gauge layout doesn’t require any different techniques for baseboard construction.


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