Hornby Magazine - August 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW

OPERATIONS
Tim Shackleton shows you how to replicate parcels traffic in model form with his tried and tested 12-point plan covering the key elements.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
Mark Chivers inspects a selection of 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoders in our latest Equipment Guide to find out which is best.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Jeremy Fairlie-Smith installs digital sound and ‘stay-alive’ in DJ Models’ compact ‘OO’ gauge ‘J94’ 0-6-0ST.

FIRST REVIEWS

DAPOL’S ‘OO’ LSWR ‘B4’ 0-4-0T

HELJAN CLASS 07 DIESEL SHUNTER FOR ‘OO’

HORNBY’S ‘OO’ MAUNSELL RESTAURANT CAR

ACCURASCALE HUO HOPPER WAGON IN ‘OO’

ALSO INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue of Hornby Magazine.

UPDATE
All the latest news from behind-the-scenes at Hornby, a new model announcement from Accurascale, the latest additions to the Great Electric Train Show 2018 line-up and much more, plus you could win a Hornby ‘OO’ Bulleid ‘Pacific’ 4-6-2, five Pullman cars and matching observation car in our exclusive competition.

OAKE
Somerset Railway Modellers Club looked close to home for inspiration when developing their superb BR Western Region exhibition layout, based on the former Barnstaple to Taunton line.

BRISTOL BOUND
June 27 2018 marked the official opening of Pendon Museum’s Bristol line extension on its much-admired Vale Scene. Mark Chivers takes a tour of this must-visit attraction.

INTERVIEW
Ben Jones talks to Chris Klein of Minerva Model Railways about the companies past, present and future.

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

MAESOG
Charles Insley reveals the story behind his 1920s Welsh narrow-gauge ‘OO9’ layout and shows what can be achieved in just 4ft x 1ft.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls the London and South Western Railway’s Adams ‘B4’ 0-4-0T, synonymous with dockyard operations.

PEAKSTONE
Inspired by BR Network SouthEast operations in the 1980s and 1990s, Tim Lowe’s experimental return to ‘N’ gauge modelling resulted in this fascinating and colourful BR blue and early sectorisation period exhibition layout.

RAILWAY REALISM
Rail connected dockyards were pivotal in keeping Britain connected to the rest of the world, as Evan Green-Hughes discovers.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild attends to the evolving diesel depot track plan on Hornby Magazine’s ‘O’ 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.