Hornby Magazine - October 2017

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In this issue:

WE SHOW YOU HOW

WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton shows you how to model air-braked Intermodal container trains, outlining what’s available and how to get the best from them.

TWIN TRACK SOUND
Mike Wild gathers a selection of Hornby’s new solo Twin Track Sound decoders and demonstrates how to enhance their performance.

DETAILING
Nigel Burkin reveals his methods for creating realistic wood effects using a selection of readily-available paint shades.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Paul Chetter offers his top 20 digital tips to get the very best out of your locomotive fleet.

FIRST REVIEWS

> RealTrack Models’ ‘OO’ Class 156
> Hornby’s ‘OO’ BR Mk 1 BSO
> Bachmann ‘Birdcage’ Stock for ‘OO’
> ‘OO’ GWR ‘1361’ 0-6-0ST from Kernow
> Sound-fitted GVH ‘Janus’ 0-6-0 in ‘OO’

INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild reflects on the introduction of digital control to Hornby Magazine’s layouts and the temptation of new arrivals.

UPDATE
All the latest news from Hornby, Hatton’s unveils plans for two new ‘OO’ locomotives, Heljan adds another new ‘O’ gauge model to its roster, Kernow reveals a new ‘OO’ wagon and much more. Plus, you could win a Hornby Western Master digital train set worth £300.

ST MICHAEL’S BRIDGE
Chelmsford and District Model Railway Club’s extensive 26ft x 16ft continuous run ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout was born out of a desire to accommodate members’ collection of stock.

GREAT ELECTRIC TRAIN SHOW 2017 PREVIEW
Mike Wild previews the fifth annual Great Electric Train Show taking place at the British Motor Museum on October 7/8.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
With so many Digital Command Control (DCC) systems available, Mark Chivers examines a selection of mid-range control options in the £200-£500 price bracket.

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

POULTON-LE-FYLDE
Greig Mackenzie recalled holidays in the North West when developing his modern-image finescale ‘OO’ exhibition layout.

ENQUIRY OFFICE
The Hornby Magazine team answer your digital questions and queries.

REALITY CHECK
British Rail’s Class 156 ‘Super Sprinter’ Diesel Multiple Unit is one of the great success stories of the 1980s, having transformed passenger operations, as Evan Green-Hughes explains.

ALDBURY
Perth Model Railway Club revived this delightful 18ft x 2ft BR Western Region ‘OO’ gauge layout, restoring it to its former glory.

RAILWAY REALISM
Control is key when running a railway, no matter the size, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers as he looks to the controllers and operators of today’s complex full-size railway.

SHOWCASE
Hornby Magazine presents another selection of your model railway images.

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