Hornby Magazine - May 2017

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WE SHOW YOU HOW!

BULK FREIGHT
Tim Shackleton presents his essential 15-step guide to modelling realistic bulk freight trains.

TRACKPLANS
Continuing this issue’s bulk freight traffic theme, Mark Chivers casts a glance to the West Country as inspiration for our latest ‘OO’ gauge track plan.

WORKBENCH
Half a century since the prototypes were withdrawn, Tim Shackleton looks to his collection of Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge ‘WD’ 2-8-0 heavy freight locomotives and demonstrates how to create variety within a fleet - and on a budget.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter installs digital sound within Hatton’s diminutive ‘OO’ gauge GWR ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T with outstanding results.

FIRST REVIEWS
> Bachmann ‘OO’ LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2T
> Graham Farish ‘N’ gauge GWR ‘Castle’ 4-6-0
> Heljan Centre-Headcode Class 37 for ‘O’

ALSO INSIDE…

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue of Hornby Magazine and reveals what is in store.

UPDATE
The latest development news from Hornby HQ, Bachmann displays its latest samples, Dapol launches a new ‘O’ gauge project, Kernow Model Rail Centre unveils a ‘Southern’ surprise and much more. Plus you could win a Hornby ‘OO’ gauge ‘K1’ 2-6-0 and 21ton coal hoppers worth £350 in our exclusive competition.

BILSTON ROAD
A house move and suitable loft space provided the impetus for Geoff Read’s ambitious ‘OO’ gauge layout, set in the West Midlands during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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

WILLOWBROOK MARSH
Set in East Anglia during the 1950s and 1960s, Nigel Adams recounts how he breathed new life into this veteran ‘O’ gauge exhibition shunting layout.

REALITY CHECK
From push-pull passenger services to heavy coal trains, the London and North Western Railway’s Webb ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2Ts proved incredibly versatile throughout their careers, as Evan Green-Hughes reveals.

TETLEY TO TWINING
Demonstrating amply the capabilities of ‘N’ gauge, Stephen Edwards recalls how his auction site purchases resulted in this attractive ‘L’ shaped layout, housed in his conservatory.

RAILWAY REALISM
From coal and construction materials to fuel and automotive products, bulk freight has always formed an important traffic for the railway, as Evan Green-Hughes explains.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild considers future plans for Hornby Magazine’s ‘O’ gauge office test track.

SHOWCASE
Hornby Magazine presents another collection of your latest model railway imagery.

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