Hornby Magazine - March 2017

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WE SHOW YOU HOW: WORKBENCH
Short freight trains are in the spotlight as Tim Shackleton shows you how to create a weather-stained and work-weary engineers’ train using a variety of painting techniques.

WE SHOW YOU HOW: MICRO TRACK PLANS
Compact layouts can be great space savers while still offering plenty of operational interest as Mark Chivers illustrates with a selection of passenger, freight and depot micro layout plans.

WE SHOW YOU HOW: DCC SOUND
Always keen for a challenge, Paul Chetter considers the installation of digital sound within Hornby’s diminutive Peckett ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST, guiding you step-by-step.

EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION
Your chance to win Hornby’s new ‘Golden Arrow’ train pack for ‘OO’ gauge worth £320.

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces this micro layout special and reflects on January’s new announcements and arrivals.

SHELFIE
Small doesn’t have to be restrictive as Paul Marshall-Potter reveals with his remarkable ‘OO’ gauge multi-era 4ft x 15in micro layout.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Hornby Magazine weathering expert Tim Shackleton road-tests a selection of air compressors suitable for airbrush use and all budgets, in our latest Equipment Guide.

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

DYDLEY
City of Canterbury Model Railway Society’s delightful 4ft x 2ft 6in ‘N’ gauge exhibition layout makes great use of its small footprint – visually and off-scene – as Martin Allen explains.

24hr CHALLENGE
In celebration of this issue’s micro-layout theme, the Hornby Magazine team took to the workshop to build a fully operational multi-level ‘OO’ gauge space saver in just 24 working hours.

REALITY CHECK
While just six examples were built, the Great Western Railway’s ‘1366’ 0-6-0PTs proved versatile and well-travelled, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

FRANWOOD TMD
Just five weeks in the making, Neil Woodbine’s compact ‘OO’ gauge 1980s Traction Maintenance Depot demonstrates what can be achieved in a small space.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes looks back on more than 50 years of privately-operated trains on Britain’s main lines.

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

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

FIRST REVIEW
Heljan GWR ‘1366’ 0-6-0PT

FIRST REVIEW
Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge Stanier ‘Mogul’

FIRST REVIEW
Little Loco Company Class 15 in ‘O’