Hornby Magazine - July 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW

DETAILING
Tim Shackleton takes his toolkit to a selection of BR brake vans, adding a few customised detail differences along the way.

CONSTRUCTION
David Watson opted for something a little different – a Signal and Telecommunication (S&T) training facility - as he looked to fill a corner space on his 1980s-era ‘OO’ gauge layout.

WORKBENCH
Nigel Burkin demonstrates his ‘cut and shut’ skills, creating a model of a BR Mk2d Corridor Brake First (BFK) for ‘OO’ gauge in the process.

BASIC ELECTRICS
Mike Wild shows you how to make simple electrical connections in the first of a new series of guides demonstrating back-to-basics skills.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Steve Hales highlights the benefits and capabilities of computer-based Digital Command Control (DCC) software and mimic displays for exhibition use, utilising the Big Bear computer control system.

FIRST REVIEWS

LOCOMOTION MODELS’ GNR STIRLING ‘SINGLE’ 4-2-2 ARRIVES FOR ‘OO’ GAUGE
We take a first and detailed look at the finished production version of the eagerly anticipated Stirling ‘single’ from Locomotion Models.

ALSO INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue of Hornby Magazine.

UPDATE
All the latest news, including a full-size arrival at Hornby’s former HQ, a proposal for gas-turbine locomotive GT3 in ‘OO’, progress on projects from Hatton’s, Heljan, Olivia’s Trains and Oxford Rail, together with more layouts for the Great Electric Train Show 2018 line-up. Plus, you could win a Hornby ‘OO’ gauge ‘Mallard Pullman’ train set and baseboards worth £370 in our exclusive competition.

VALE OF OXBURY
Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds were the inspiration for Carl Woodward’s outstanding BR Western Region transition-era ‘N’ gauge layout, set in the 1960s.

HORNBY POST
Your views, opinions and comments from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

TRACK PLANS
Mark Chivers presents a selection of ‘OO’ gauge corner-filler track plans.

CARADON JUNCTION
Mike Kelly opted for Cornwall as the setting for his stunning BR blue-era ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, based on the idyllic Liskeard to Looe branch line.

REALITY CHECK
Patrick Stirling’s Great Northern Railway single-wheeler 4-2-2s were amongst the most elegant locomotives ever designed, as Evan Green-Hughes recalls.

ANDERBY CREEK
Coventry Model Railway Club’s ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout models a sleepy Lincolnshire byway in the 1930s, but that wasn’t always the plan, as David Williams and Anthony Butler explain.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes outlines the shortcomings of British Railways’ Modernisation Plan of the mid-1950s and subsequent development of Type 5 heavy freight motive power some two decades later.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild adds a new diversionary route to Hornby Magazine’s ever-expanding ‘OO’ gauge office test layout.

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

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