Hornby Magazine - May 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW

WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton shows you how to refine and improve Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 73 electro-diesel using simple techniques and readily available components.

DETAILING
Nigel Burkin shares his top tips to help create detailed sidings that look the part and work just as well.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Mike Wild gives Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway ‘1008’ 2-4-2T a digital makeover, demonstrating how to install both motor and digital sound decoders.

FIRST REVIEWS

Dapol ‘O’ gauge GWR ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT

Bachmann Baldwin WDLR 4-6-0T for ‘OO9’

Dapol ‘N’ gauge Vossloh Class 68 Bo-Bo

ALSO INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue of Hornby Magazine.

UPDATE
All the latest news from behind the scenes at Hornby, we unveil a new venue for the Great Electric Train Show, new model announcements and much more. Plus, you could win a Hornby ‘OO’ gauge LMS rebuilt ‘Royal Scot’ and carriages worth £375 in our exclusive competition.

SOUTHWICK
Maidenhead, Marlow and District MRC chose Southern Region third-rail territory for its outstanding 18ft x 10ft ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, despite some initial Somerset and Dorset leanings, as Harry Pollard explains.

BRAMBLETON
More than 60 years in the making, Brambleton Model Railway Club’s extensive outdoor railway in Hertfordshire showcases ‘O’ gauge and ‘SM32’ operations to scores of visitors each year.

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

INTERVIEW
Ben Jones meets the founders of Accurascale to find out more about the company’s vision.

MODERN DIORAMA
Malcolm Briggs reveals how a chance conversation with a client at an exhibition resulted in this busy interactive ‘OO’ gauge city-based diorama.

REALITY CHECK
Synonymous with the Great Western Railway,the humble ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT and its variants ran to more than 800 examples. Evan Green-Hughes looks back at these remarkable engines.

KETTON CEMENT
Martin Stewart presents his 2mm finescale take on a contemporary cement works, loosely based on a real location in the East Midlands.

RAILWAY REALISM
Cement traffic has always formed an important source of revenue for the railway, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild shares progress on Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge office test layout, Topley Dale, as it transforms into a new, larger format.

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

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