Hornby Magazine - January 2017

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WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton takes a pair of ‘OO’ Lima Brush Type 2s and improves the appearance and running characteristics of these veteran models with simple upgrades.

CONSTRUCTION
Small details can make such a difference to a layout as Nigel Burkin illustrates while adding Wills’ point rodding and ground frame kits to his ‘OO’ gauge project layout.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter takes a retrospective look at installing DCC sound and more within older locomotive chassis, starting with Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Stanier 2-6-4T.

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild reflects on the promises of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition.

UPDATE
Hornby reveals three new locomotives for 2017 plus all the latest news from the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in Birmingham.

PORTH EITHIN
Peter Midwinter looked to Cornwall for inspiration when developing this stunning ‘OO’ gauge BR Western Region layout, set in the 1950s and 1960s on a fictitious china clay harbour branch.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
With interest in digital operation on the up, Mark Chivers looks at a selection of 8-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoders from the popular brands.

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

KILBOWIE
John Thompson opted for 1962 as the timeline for his outstanding ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, modelling Glasgow’s industrial suburbs with plenty of steam and diesel traction.

REALITY CHECK
Peckett and Sons of Bristol was a prolific supplier of locomotives to industry, including the popular ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST, as Evan Green-Hughes explains.

MODEL ART
Art comes in many forms, as Robbie McGavin reveals with this sensational selection of digitally manipulated photographs of his ‘OO’ gauge models set in prototypical landscapes.

CAXTON GIBBET
An idyllic branch line in Cambridgeshire is the setting for Jeff Wetherell’s ‘OO’ gauge slice of 1950s East Anglia, a scene far removed from his usual industrial modelling.

RAILWAY REALISM
With more than half a century of railway service under its belt, the Class 08 diesel shunter is amongst the most successful designs introduced under British Rail, as Evan Green-Hughes recalls.

STAFF PROJECTS
Always up for a challenge and with the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition rapidly approaching, Mike Wild re-engineers a selection of locomotive sound installations with dramatic effect.