Hornby Magazine - July 2016

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TRAIN FORMATIONS
30 years since the launch of BR’s Network SouthEast (NSE) sector, Mark Chivers illustrates a collection of 30  colourful NSE passenger train formations you can replicate in model form with ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge stock.

WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton breathes new life into old carriages and demonstrates how to improve them with finer details, new glazing and refreshed decoration.

FLACKWELL HARBOUR
With summer here, Trevor Jones creates a harbour cameo scene for his ‘OO’ gauge garden railway using readily available Bachmann Scenecraft buildings.

DIGITAL SOUND
Paul Chetter considers whether it is possible to achieve true ‘plug and play’ Digital Command Control (DCC) sound installations with today’s DCC ready locomotives.

EDITORIAL
June marks the 30th anniversary of Network SouthEast. Mike Wild reflects on its past while looking forward to this busy July issue and beyond.

UPDATE
Oxford Rail unveils new additions to its ‘OO’ gauge range, Hornby updates its 2016 release schedule and reveals progress on its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Peckett ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST, Heljan announces two new locomotives for ‘O’ gauge and much more.

LOW YARD JUNCTION
Set on former Great Central Railway territory around Nottingham in the late-1950s and early-1960s, Gary Atkinson created Low Yard to showcase his growing roster of improved ‘N’ gauge models in a realistic setting.

HORNBY POST
Reader observations and comments from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

EVERARD JUNCTION
With over 5 million views online, this impressive ‘OO’ gauge BR Western Region layout set in the late-1980s enjoys celebrity status amongst its 26,000 followers on YouTube - and for good reason, as Richard Warren reveals.

REALITY CHECK
From freight to prestigious named trains, Evan Green-Hughes looks back at BR Southern Region’s unique Class 71 Bo-Bo electrics.

HORSLEY BANK
Steve Howe packs plenty of eye-catching detail into a small space with his striking ‘P4’ scale layout set in West Yorkshire during the 1930s.

RAILWAY REALISM
London’s commuter rail network was transformed with the launch of Network SouthEast in 1986. Evan Green-Hughes recalls the introduction of this dynamic British Rail passenger sector 30 years ago.

STAFF PROJECTS
We reveal the latest modelling venture for the Hornby Magazine office - building a layout within a layout in ‘O’ gauge!

READER PROJECTS
Hornby Magazine presents your latest model building and layout projects.

SHOW GUIDE
Hornby Magazine’s comprehensive guide to forthcoming events.