Hornby Magazine - February 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW

CONSTRUCTION
Nigel Burkin develops realistic looking embossed stonework through a series of observations, colours and techniques.

WORKBENCH
Trevor Jones improves the running characteristics of Oxford Rail’s ‘OO’ gauge Adams ‘0415’ 4-4-2T.

PAINTING
Tim Shackleton shows you how to achieve a perfect paint finish, no matter what your skill level, utilising a few simple painting techniques.

DIGITAL
Paul Chetter outlines the differences between digital decoder connector types and standards available today.

ALSO INSIDE …

FIRST REVIEWS
Dapol ‘OO’ Class 121 Railcar

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild welcomes the New Year and a raft of new product announcements for ready-to-run.

UPDATE
Hornby’s new 2018 catalogue range is revealed, Dapol announces two new ‘OO’ gauge steam locomotives and a new British outline model railway manufacturer prepares to launch. Plus, you could win a Hornby ‘OO’ Class 71 Bo-Bo electric locomotive and BR Mk1 carriages worth over £400 in our exclusive competition.

MARSH CHIPPING
Set on BR’s Western Region in the 1960s, Dave Westwood’s fictional ‘N’ gauge masterpiece recalls childhood daytrips to the Cotswolds.

TRACK PLANS
When developing a track plan, why hide your rolling stock off-scene when you can fully incorporate it into the scenic section, as Mark Chivers illustrates.

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

HORSTED KEYNES
Matt Wickham looked to the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex as he developed his ‘OO’ gauge take on this most famous of locations.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls British Rail’s ubiquitous Class 47 Co-Co diesel locomotives, and the detail differences that existed between sub-classes.

ST ANN’S DEPOT
Max Fowler guides us round his compact ‘OO’ gauge BR diesel depot, set in Eastern England during the 1980s, now sadly consigned to history.

RAILWAY REALISM
It is 70 years since British Railways was formed. Evan Green-Hughes looks back at the final years of the ‘Big Four’ and nationalisation during its formative years.

STAFF PROJECTS
With a new exhibition date for Twelve Trees Junction looming, Mike Wild begins resurrecting ‘OO’ BR Southern Electric Multiple Unit kit projects to add to the roster for Hornby Magazine’s exhibition appearances in 2018.

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

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