Hornby Magazine - April 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW!

WORKBENCH
Trevor Jones shows how to improve the running characteristics of short-wheelbase tank locomotives, by adding a wagon with extra pick-ups.

TECHNIQUE
Using the correct paintbrush for the task can determine the quality of your hand-finishing skills. Tim Shackleton looks at the products available and how best to handle them.

DETAILING
Tim Shackleton presents his ten top tips for enhancing and detailing locomotive sheds.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Digital sound installations need not be complicated, as Mike Wild illustrates through a series of minor modifications whilst upgrading Hornby’s ‘OO’ Class 56 diesel with optimised 3D speaker and stay-alive capability.

FIRST REVIEWS

Hatton’s ‘OO’ Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST

Oxford Rail BR Mk 3s for ‘OO’

Hatton’s ‘OO’ ICI bogie hoppers

Revolution Trains’ Pendolino in ‘N’

Darstaed ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 1s

ALSO INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild reflects on the impressive list of new arrivals for 2018 and looks ahead to the latest issue and beyond.

UPDATE
The latest news from Hornby, Rails of Sheffield and TMC launch new locomotive projects, Accurascale updates progress on its new ‘OO’ hopper wagon and much more. Plus, you could win a trio of LNER steam locomotives from Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Railroad range worth £280, plus nine runners-up prizes too, in our latest exclusive competition.

WHITEACRES
Modelling a busy Midlands location, Stafford Railway Circle’s expansive 29ft ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout captures the colourful early years of privatisation during the late 1990s and early 2000s to great effect, as Ian Rae relates.

TRACK PLAN
With a raft of new ‘OO9’ releases on the horizon, Mark Chivers develops a track plan aimed at showcasing both these and ‘OO’ products side-by- side, inspired by prototype practice.

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

HALLAM TOWN
Set in South Yorkshire in the 1970s, this atmospheric 9ft x 18in 2mm finescale exhibition layout started out as a weekend challenge, as Alan Whitehouse reveals.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls the history of Kilmarnock-based Andrew Barclay Sons and Co, a name synonymous with robust, long-lasting industrial locomotive designs.

GORBRITON HILL
Somerset Railway Modellers Club’s substantial 45ft ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout represents a fictitious seaside location in the South of England in the 1930s-1960s, but this wasn’t always the case, as Bill Blackborrow and Tony Ingall explain.

RAILWAY REALISM
While overhead electrification has captured the headlines of late, this form of power collection has been in use on Britain’s railways for more than 100 years, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

STAFF PROJECTS
Redevelopment of Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge office test track is under way with new baseboards and an extended track plan, as Mike Wild outlines.

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

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