Hornby Magazine - February 2017

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FEATURES INCLUDE:

TRAIN FORMATIONS

Celebrating this issue’s ‘Pacific’ theme, Mark Chivers presents a mixed selection of passenger and freight train formations, hauled by these powerful locomotives.

20 DETAILING TIPS
Mike Wild outlines 20 detailing techniques that will enhance your locomotives and rolling stock.

STORAGE YARD DESIGN
Mike Wild explains how the return loop storage yard for Hornby Magazine’s latest ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout was developed and outlines the flexibility it offers.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter adds digital sound and enhanced lighting control to Dapol’s new ‘O’ gauge Class 08 diesel shunter.

FIRST REVIEWS
EXCLUSIVE: Hornby air-smoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2
Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge LMS 20ton Coke Hoppers
Hatton’s Collett ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T for ‘OO’
Minerva ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T in ‘O’

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild prepares for an exciting year of model railway activity as he looks forward to what 2017 has to offer.

HORNBY CATALOGUE PREVIEW
January sees the launch of Hornby’s 2017 catalogue. We preview the new range for the year ahead with full listings for steam and diesel locomotives.

UPDATE
Hornby’s 2017 catalogue range is revealed, Little Loco Company announces its next ‘O’ gauge locomotive project, Bachmann launches its RailController software and all the latest news. Plus you could win a new Hornby ‘Merchant Navy’ and Maunsell carriages in our exclusive competition.

COMPETITION
WIN … A Hornby ‘Merchant Navy’ and six carriages worth £450!

DART VALLEY JUNCTION
Holiday visits to the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway in Devon were the catalyst for Eric Austin’s delightful ‘OO’ gauge steam-era BR Western Region outpost.
‘PACIFIC’ PARADE
What’s available and who makes it? Mike Wild looks at the availability of ready-to-run ‘Pacifics’ across ‘OO’ and ‘N’, and considers potential subjects for the future too.

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

MIDDLE ELMTON
Set in the East Midlands during the 1960s, Middle Elmton came about as a direct result of improving ‘N’ gauge standards, as Peter Brackenbury reveals.

REALITY CHECK
Bulleid’s ‘Merchant Navy’ class ‘Pacifics’ were revolutionary and powerful mixedtraffic locomotives, proving remarkable performers in traffic, yet they appeared under false pretences. Evan Green- Hughes looks back at these extraordinary locomotives.

CALDER ROAD
East Kilbride MRC’s contemporary ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout models an urban area within central Scotland and runs to an impressive 22ft x 16ft in its current form, but this hasn’t always been the case. Bill Campbell explains.

RAILWAY REALISM
Completing our ‘Pacific’ theme, Evan Green-Hughes plots the development of these majestic steam locomotives and their subsequent success in accelerating express passenger services throughout Britain.

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

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