Hornby Magazine - December 2016

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WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton shows how subtle weathering techniques can accentuate detail variations between two near-identical Hornby ‘Q6’ 0-8-0s.

SCENERY
Layout dressing and scenic detailing can make all the difference to a layout, as Nigel Burkin explains while putting the finishing touches to his Loch Dhu distillery micro-layout project.

DCC SOUND
Following the appearance of the first ‘N’ gauge ready-to-run model with factory-fitted digital sound, Paul Chetter assesses the ease of adding custom DCC sound to diesel locomotives in the scale.

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild reflects on a busy month in the run up to the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition.

UPDATE
Hornby reveals more new items for 2017, Dapol unveils its next ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run project, Hatton’s of Liverpool announces three new exclusive ‘OO’ gauge wagons, we preview the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2016 and much more. Plus you could win Hornby’s new Gresley Collection worth more than £500 in our exclusive competition.

GREAT ELECTRIC TRAIN SHOW 2016
Pictorial highlights from this year’s Great Electric Train Show at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.

PETERBOROUGH NORTH
Gilbert Barnatt presents his magnificent ‘OO’ gauge layout based on Peterborough North in the 1950s, fulfilling a childhood dream in the process.

INTERVIEW
Hornby Hobbies’ Chief Executive Officer, Steve Cooke, talks exclusively to Hornby Magazine and outlines his vision of a brighter future for the company.

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

KINGSBURY
Set in the Bristol area in the late 1940s, Barnhill Model Railway Club broke with tradition when deciding upon ‘O’ gauge for this impressive new exhibition layout.

REALITY CHECK
Elegant and long-lived, Holden’s ‘B12’ 4-6-0s were popular and well-travelled locomotives, as Evan Green-Hughes explains.

OUTON ROAD
Outon Road represents a colourful slice of the modern railway set along the Cumbrian coast, with passenger and freight activity aplenty.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes recalls Leeds Holbeck Shed in West Yorkshire, a magnet for railway enthusiasts during the 1960s, as steam motive power gave way to diesel traction.

STAFF PROJECTS
Completed just days before its appearance, Hornby Magazine’s ‘N’ gauge layout, Barrenthorpe, successfully made its debut at the Great Electric Train Show 2016. Mike Wild profiles the completed layout with a series of new images.

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