Hornby Magazine - August 17

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WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WORKBENCH
Commemorating 50 years since the end of Southern steam, Tim Shackleton customises Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge rebuilt ‘Merchant Navy’, transforming it into one of the last remaining Bulleid ‘Pacifics’ from July 1967.

TRAIN FORMATIONS
Mark Chivers presents a selection of typical train formations from the final years of BR steam operation on the Southern Region.

CONSTRUCTION
Mike Wild adds a finishing touch to the station on Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout Grosvenor Square, in the form of a quick-build canopy.

DCC SOUND
Paul Chetter gives Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge Class 25 Bo-Bo a digital sound makeover and looks at some of the options now available to modellers in larger scales.

FIRST REVIEWS

> Oxford Rail’s ‘Dean Goods’ for ‘OO’
> Hornby’s ‘TTS’ ‘Merchant Navy’ in ‘OO’
> Hatton’s ‘OO’ ‘Warwell’ bogie well wagon
> Oxford Rail ‘OO’ BR 57ft Carflat
> Golden Valley Hobbies’ ‘Janus’ 0-6-0 for ‘OO’

ALSO INSIDE

EDITORIAL
The end of Southern steam, new releases, feature layouts and more are all on the Editor’s mind.

UPDATE
The latest developments from Hornby including a first look at the new ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 electric, Oxford Rail launches a new range of buildings, Revolution Trains displays its Class 92 for ‘N’ and much more. Plus, you could win a trio of Hornby ‘OO’ gauge locomotives in our exclusive competition.

BUNTINGFORD TO BROXFIELD
Roger Lattimore develops his extensive ‘OO’ gauge layout with a new branch line, set in a delightful Hertfordshire countryside location during the 1950s and ‘60s.

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

WESTBRIDGE
The changing Southern scene is reflected in Jeremy Everett’s outstanding ‘O’ gauge layout, sighted alongside the River Itchen in Hampshire during the 1960s.

LEVEL CROSSINGS
Alex Fisher takes an in-depth look at level crossings and explains how to model them accurately with realistic operation.

REALITY CHECK
A design of the Victorian age, the Great Western Railway’s ‘Dean Goods’ 0-6-0 proved a reliable and capable workhorse at home and abroad, as Evan Green Hughes discovers.

ELMFIELD
Dave Westwood chose the Black Country as the setting for his ‘N’ gauge take on a somewhat run-down and neglected station location during the early 1960s.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes recalls the end of an era, as regular steam operation ceased on BR’s Southern Region exactly half a century ago.

SHOWCASE
Hornby Magazine showcases your model railway images.

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