Hornby Magazine - April 2017

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WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton adopts a different tack while recreating a prototypically short Pullman train formation in ‘N’ gauge, applying a typically weather-beaten appearance to the coaches and ex-works finish to the locomotive.

GLENFINNAN – SCENIC SECRETS
Bill Wood pulled out all the stops when developing his stunning ‘OO’ gauge slice of the West Highland Line in the 1980s, revealing the scenic techniques he used along the way.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter investigates Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Drummond ‘T9’ 4-4-0, installing digital sound to a pair of these delightful locomotives with different methods.

WELCOME
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue of Hornby Magazine.

NEW LOOK UPDATE
All the latest news from Hornby HQ including Hornby Magazine’s new and exclusive Inside Hornby column together with the latest news and much more. Plus you could win a pair of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Twin Track Sound-fitted Class 20s in our exclusive competition.

ACOL PIER
Set in Kent during the 1960s, Philip Goodwin drew on childhood memories when developing this outstanding BR Southern Region layout.

PRODUCT GUIDE
More than 150 model railway products are currently in development, as Mike Wild reveals in this annual round-up of proposals and projects for ‘N’, ‘OO’ and ‘O’.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Mark Chivers looks to the ever-expanding range of ‘OO’ gauge flexible track components and assesses some of the more popular examples.

NEW LOOK HORNBY POST
Your views, opinions and comments from the Hornby Magazine postbag plus extracts from Hornby Hobbies forum.

REALITY CHECK
Direct Rail Services’ powerful and lightweight Vossloh Class 68 Bo-Bo diesel-electric has proved popular since introduction in 2014. Evan Green-Hughes examines these handsome prototypes.

HEMLOCK
Space limitations were a contributing factor for Croydon Model Railway Society when opting to model its 1930s Great Western Railway exhibition layout in 3mm scale, as Michael Davey reveals.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes considers the development of railway track and how rail profiles and track fastenings have evolved.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild completes a pair of storage yards for Hornby Magazine’s new compact ‘OO’ gauge layout.

NEW LOOK SHOWCASE
Hornby Magazine and Hornby Hobbies present a selection of your latest model railway imagery.

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

FIRST REVIEWS
Dapol ‘OO’ Class 68
Hornby ‘TTS’ Class 20
Heljan ‘1361’ for ‘OO’