Hornby Magazine - January 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton adds a scratch-built cradle and a raft of refinements to Hatton’s recent ‘OO’ gauge KWA ‘Warwell’ wagon for 21st century military traffic.

DETAILING
Mike Wild embarks on a voyage of animation, adding a trio of special effects to one of Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layouts.

DIGITAL SOUND
Hornby’s diminutive ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway ‘H’ Class 0-4-4T receives a digital sound makeover.

INSIDE…

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild reflects on the events of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition and introduces the January issue.

UPDATE
The latest happenings from behind the scenes at Hornby Hobbies, news and announcements from the annual Warley National Model Railway Exhibition and you could win a ready-built ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, digital controller and rolling stock worth more than £1,000 in our exclusive competition.

THE SUMMIT
Yeovil Model Railway Group’s sensational ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout recalls steam days over the picturesque Settle and Carlisle line to stunning effect.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Mark Chivers casts his eye over a selection of ballast materials in our latest Hornby Magazine Equipment Guide.

ENQUIRY OFFICE
Hornby Magazine’s team answer your modelling queries and questions.

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

WICK END
Chris and Dave Warner looked to operations in the far north for inspiration when planning this super ‘O’ gauge BR Scottish Region terminus, set in the 1980s.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls the Great Western Railway’s distinctive and pioneering self-propelled diesel railcars.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT
Set on the sunny South Coast in London and South Western Railway territory, Phil Chudley outlines the origins of South Hampshire Model Railway Club’s outstanding ‘P4’ exhibition layout.

RAILWAY REALISM
During times of military crisis, the railway has a long-held tradition of transporting exceptional volumes of traffic, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild continues scenic development of Hornby Magazine’s ‘O’ gauge test track, adding a new laser-cut bridge kit in the process.

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

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

FIRST REVIEWS

Dapol GWR Railcar for ‘OO’

Ready-to-run ‘OO9’ wagons from Bachmann

Minerva GWR ‘Iron Mink’ wagon for ‘O’