Hornby Magazine - May 2016
As DCC’s popularity grows so too does the range of available controllers – knowing where to start is the hard part. Mark Chivers presents five popular DCC starter control systems for under £200.
Nigel Burkin tackles the basics of installing a Digital Command Control (DCC) power bus and shows how simple techniques can make it an easy process.
TOP 50 DIGITAL MODELLING TIPS
To celebrate our special Digital issue, the Hornby Magazine team presents 50 essential DCC tips covering accessories, controllers, decoders, sound, wiring and more.
DIGITAL SOUND DECODER GUIDE
Paul Chetter lays out the range of digital sound decoders available today and reveals their respective features and abilities.
Mike Wild extols the values of digital control for modern layout construction.
Bachmann reveals its 2016 range plans, the Little Locomotive Company launches its first ready-to-run diesel, DCC Concepts unveils new products, DJ Models’ Class 71 develops, our latest competition and much more.
Set in the West Midlands, Allan Cromarty’s stunning 1990s-era exhibition layout encompasses a cement works, oil depot and impressive Traction Maintenance Depot, populated with a vast collection of DCC soundfitted diesel locomotives.
Conveying milk was once an important traffic for the railway. Mark Chivers suggests a selection of realistic ‘OO’ gauge milk train formations using ready-to-run products.
MAKING IT GO GT3
Tim Shackleton sets to work creating a bespoke chassis for his hybrid resin/ etched brass model of gas turbine prototype, GT3.
Reader observations and opinions from the Hornby Magazine mailbag.
SHORTLEY BRIDGE AND FELTON CEMENT WORKS
From humble beginnings as the Operation Build It! terminus, Hornby Magazine’s Shortley Bridge and Felton Cement Works has developed into a spectacular 12ft x 12ft ‘OO’ gauge continuous-run exhibition layout. And it continues to evolve as Mike Wild reveals.
Paul Marshall-Potter’s wonderful ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout demonstrates an exacting eye for detail, taking inspiration from the Forest of Dean for its BR Western Region influences and operation.
Famous for his innovative Southern Railway designs, O.V.S. Bulleid was also responsible for a large number of ideas beyond his famous ‘Pacifics’, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.
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