Hornby Magazine - November 2017

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WE SHOW YOU HOW!

TRACKPLANS
In keeping with this issue’s theme, Mark Chivers presents a selection of ‘OO’ gauge locomotive depot track plans, inspired by real-life prototypes.

DETAILING
Tim Shackleton suggests ten sure-fire ways to revive and improve freight rolling stock and create convincing consists.

CONSTRUCTION
Mike Wild shows you how to add sound and lights to a level crossing, with Train Tech’s new ‘OO’ gauge kit.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Paul Chetter installs digital sound and lights in Golden Valley Hobbies’ new ‘OO’ gauge ‘Janus’ diesel shunter.

INSIDE…

EDITORIAL
It’s been another intensive month of new releases – and across three scales. Mike Wild reflects on the highlights of September.

UPDATE
News from behind-the-scenes at Hornby HQ, Dapol announces a new ‘O’ gauge steam locomotive, Oxford Rail unveils more models for 2018, we preview the forthcoming Spalding Model Railway Exhibition and much more. Plus, you could win Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Stanier ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2 in a prize package worth over £550 in our exclusive competition.

ENGINE SHED SPECIAL: 45C WESTLANDS
Tom Snook reveals the fascinating story behind this sensational ‘OO’ gauge roundhouse depot, built to promote the hobby and support fellow injured and wounded ex-servicemen.

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

SEVEN ASH
Steve Pike’s stunning ‘OO’ gauge layout takes inspiration from the famous Western Region diesel depot at Old Oak Common, with prime focus on the multi-road turntable, set in the late 1960s/early 1970s diesel era.

REALITY CHECK
Evan-Green Hughes recalls Bulleid’s pioneering trio of 1-Co-Co-1 diesel locomotives, introduced to the Southern Region in the early 1950s.

CRIMSON ROAD
From humble diesel depot beginnings, Peter Griffiths’ ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout has developed into an altogether larger affair, together with a new name, since its first appearance in Hornby Magazine five years ago.

RAILWAY REALISM
Whilst locomotives understandably had a huge following amongst enthusiasts, so too did the depots that housed them, as Evan Green-Hughes recalls.

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

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

FIRST REVIEWS
> Hornby’s ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2 for ‘OO’
> Kernow’s ‘OO’ Bulleid 1-Co-Co-1
> LSWR ‘Gate stock’ from Kernow
> Minerva ‘8750’ 0-6-0PT in ‘O’
> Graham Farish ‘N’ gauge Class 40
> Heljan ‘O’ Class 05 shunter