Hornby Magazine - December 2017

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In this issue:

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WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton takes his modelling tools to Hornby’s ‘OO’ GWR ‘14XX’ 0-4- 2T and Autocoach, adding detail and transforming their appearance in the process.

BACK TO BASICS
Nigel Burkin shows you how to achieve realistic looking brickwork, using simple techniques and a palette of differing paint shades.

DIGITAL SOUND
With the recent arrival of Kernow Model Rail Centre’s ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region 4-TC multiple unit, Mike Wild installs a new twin decoder Loksound digital sound project from Legomanbiffo to create the ultimate Class 33/1 and 4-TC pairing.

FIRST REVIEWS

EXCLUSIVE: Hornby ‘OO’ SECR ‘H’ Class 0-4-4T
OO Works LSWR ‘D15’ 4-4-0 for ‘OO’
Dapol ‘O’ gauge LMS ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0T
Dapol GWR Autocoach in ‘O’ gauge

INSIDE

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue.

UPDATE
All the latest news from behind-the-scenes at Hornby HQ, plus Bachmann reveals decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO9’ models, Dapol reactivates it’s ‘N’ gauge Class 50, we preview the annual Warley National Model Railway Exhibition and much more. Plus, you could win one of five prizes in our £1,000 model giveaway.

APPLETON JUNCTION
Peter Brackenbury and friends showcase their fictional ‘OO’ gauge take on the East Coast Main Line, set close to York, during the 1950s and 1960s transition period.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Static grass fibres can make such a difference to scenery in all scales. Mike Wild presents five of the best products in our latest Equipment Guide.

GREAT ELECTRIC TRAIN SHOW 2017
Hornby Magazine presents pictorial highlights of this year’s Great Electric Train Show at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire on October 7/8.

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

A NOD TO BRENT
Family recollections of spotting days in South Devon inspired Robin Sweet to embark on his ‘OO’ gauge garage-based layout, set in the final years of GWR operation.

REALITY CHECK
Designed by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway for suburban use, the compact ‘H’ 0-4-4T proved a versatile and powerful prototype, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

HORSEBLOCK LANE
At just 4ft 6in x 11in, Neal Cooper’s contemporary era layout demonstrates just what can be achieved in a small space in ‘N’ gauge.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green Hughes looks back at the practice of push-pull operation on Britain’s railways.

STAFF PROJECTS
Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region layout, Twelve Trees Junction, debuted its new format at the Great Electric Train Show in October, but as Mike Wild explains, there’s much more to come.

SHOWCASE
We showcase your model railway projects and imagery.

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