Hornby Magazine - March 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW!

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Mark Chivers presents ten-of-the-best ‘OO’ gauge signal boxes in our latest Hornby Magazine Equipment Guide.

OPERATION
Trevor Jones shares his top tips for track laying and reliable operation.

WORKBENCH
Nigel Burkin emulates the full-size railway and demonstrates how to replicate complex colour schemes in miniature using vinyl overlays.

FIRST REVIEWS

Hornby’s Class 800 IEP for ‘OO’

Hatton’s ‘OO’ gauge SECR ‘P’ 0-6-0T

Heljan’s latest Class 20 in ‘O’

Hatton’s ‘O’ gauge ‘Warwell’

Heljan’s Class 128 DPU for ‘O’

INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue and reflects on an intensive month of new product announcements.

UPDATE
The latest images of Hornby’s 2018 products, Bachmann launches its new catalogue range, Oxford Rail reveals its new models for the year ahead, we preview Model Rail Scotland 2018 and much more. Plus you could win a Hornby ‘OO’ gauge Class 800 IEP worth £400 in our exclusive competition.

MANSION HOUSE
Steven Grant relives the hustle and bustle of the 1950s Southern suburban rail network with his outstanding ‘OO’ gauge central London terminus.

AVYN-A-LLYIN
Andrew Bailey’s highly-detailed ‘OO9’ exhibition layout represents a fictional North Wales coastal location during the 1930s-1950s.

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

CARR STREET
A chance operating session resulted in the acquisition of this 1930s-set Scottish ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout, as Charlie Weir explains.

REALITY CHECK
Hitachi’s impressive Class 800 InterCity Express Programme (IEP) bi-mode trains are now entering revenue service, offering improved journey times and onboard facilities, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

LAURENCEKIRK
Perth and District Model Railway Club’s monumental 30ft x 12ft ‘OO’ gauge layout depicts the Aberdeen main line in the late 1950s and 1960s, during the transition from steam to diesel operations.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes looks at the development of signal boxes and their pivotal role, ensuring safe passage of trains on Britain’s railways.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild considers plans to extend Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge office test track, Topley Dale.

SHOWCASE
A selection of your latest model railway projects and imagery.

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