Hornby Magazine - October 2016

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Issue features include:

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

TRAIN FORMATIONS
Mark Chivers examines BR’s nocturnal sleeping car workings and identifies suitable train formations for modelling in ‘OO’, using ready-to-run products.

MINIATURE POPULATION
Tim Shackleton explains why ‘less is more’ when it comes to detailing and populating your layout with model figures.

DCC CONCEPTS’ POWER BASE
Chris Jones demonstrates DCC Concepts’ Powerbase system on the spiraling 32in radius curved incline of his impressive ‘OO’ gauge layout, the Corkscrew Lines.

OPERATION
Nigel Burkin builds a simple, flexible cassette staging system suitable for small, compact layouts in any scale.

DCC SOUND
Now with an updated chassis, Paul Chetter takes Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge ‘V3’ 2-6-2T a stage further, installing digital sound and lights to this rebooted model.

FEATURES

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild reviews the activities of August and the surge in ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge model production.

UPDATE
All the latest news from Bachmann, DJ Models, Dapol, Heljan, Hornby and more plus you can win one of Bachmann’s latest ‘OO’ gauge train sets, worth £180 in our exclusive competition.

RANNOCH
Mark Darragh’s outstanding ‘OO’ gauge layout models one of the remotest parts of the West Highland Line in Scotland and recreates a breathtaking slice of this beautiful, yet isolated railway outpost.

GREAT ELECTRIC TRAIN SHOW 2016 PREVIEW
With final preparations underway, the fourth annual Great Electric Train Show 2016 takes place at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire on October 8/9. Mike Wild previews this not-to-be-missed event.

HORNBY POST
Your views, opinions and comments from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

TORMOUTH
With its dramatic coastal location, Paul Churchill’s stunning ‘N’ gauge exhibition layout showcases BR’s Western Region in the 1970s, with more than just trains on the move.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls Hunslet’s ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST, one of the most successful locomotive designs ever built.

ASENBY ST PETER
Set in East Anglia during the 1930s, Peter Simmerson’s delightful ‘O’ gauge light railway incorporates incredible levels of detail, guaranteed to draw the eye at exhibitions.

RAILWAY REALISM
Not surprisingly overnight sleeper trains often go unnoticed. Evan Green-Hughes looks at the history, and future, of these once numerous nighttime services.

STAFF PROJECTS
Hornby Magazine’s new ‘O’ gauge layout project makes more progress, as Mike Wild explains.

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