Hornby Magazine - July 2017

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WE SHOW YOU HOW

DETAILING
Simple painting techniques and small details can make a world of difference to ready-to-run carriages, as Mike Wild demonstrates.

CONSTRUCTION
Recycling discarded buildings and materials, Tim Shackleton develops an extended diesel depot diorama, to great effect.

WORKBENCH
Trevor Jones offers hints and tips for improving locomotive and rolling stock running characteristics.

PAINT SHOP
Nigel Burkin goes ‘Dutch’ for his latest repainting project, adding a splash of engineer’s yellow and grey on a Bachmann ‘OO’ Class 37/0.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter puts his skills to the test, installing digital sound and lights in Bachmann’s diminutive ‘OO’ Wickham Trolley.

FIRST REVIEWS

> Dapol’s ‘OO’ Class 122 Railcar
> DJ Models’ ‘Mermaid’ in ‘N’
> DJ Models’ Class 71 for ‘OO’
> KMRC ‘OO’ PBA ‘Clay Tiger’

INSIDE

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue.

UPDATE
The latest news from Hornby HQ including newly-decorated samples, Dapol confirms it’s ‘O’ gauge ‘Pannier’ plans, Revolution Trains unveils its next ‘N’ gauge project, the latest on the Great Electric Train Show, and much more. Plus, you could win a Hornby ‘Queen of Scots’ train pack in our latest exclusive competition.

LEICESTER (BELGRAVE ROAD)
Summer seaside specials are the order of the day on Abingdon and District Model Railway Club’s extensive ‘OO’ gauge layout.

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

ASHDAN JUNCTION
Barry Platt revels in 1970s BR blue nostalgia from his Western Region trainspotting days with Class 52 ‘Western’ hydraulics, HSTs, Class 37s, 50s and 56s on this impressive West Midlands inspired layout.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes reflects on British Rail’s first generation Class 121/122 diesel ‘bubble cars’ and their significant contribution to rural and suburban services.

THUNDER’S HILL
1930s East Sussex is the setting for Peter Bossom’s outstanding 3mm scale exhibition layout, based on a once considered route in the Ouse Valley.

RAILWAY REALISM
Permanent Way Machines are an important ingredient in keeping our railway infrastructure operating safely and effectively, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

STAFF PROJECTS
With an imminent exhibition appearance, stock preparation and servicing for Grosvenor Square takes priority, as Mike Wild explains.

SHOWCASE
Hornby Magazine showcases your model railway images.

SHOW GUIDE
Hornby Magazine’s guide to forthcoming events.