Hornby Magazine - October 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW

WORKBENCH
Reflecting prototype operations, Tim Shackleton reveals his method of modelling a ‘dead-in-tow’ diesel shunter.

CONSTRUCTION
Mike Wild demonstrates how laser-cut kits can add a touch of individuality to a layout, as he assembles Intentio’s 4mm scale LNER platelayers hut.

BASIC ELECTRICS
In part two of his introduction to loop wiring, Mike Wild shows you how to achieve permanent live operation with digital control.

DIGITAL INTER-CITY
With GWR’s new Inter City Express Trains now in regular use in the West Country, Mike Wild adds digital sound to Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 800 using a new Legomanbiffo sound decoder.

FIRST REVIEWS

BACHMANN BRIGHTON ‘H2’ 4-4-2 FOR ‘OO’

BACHMANN ‘OO’ BR MK 1 CARFLAT

GAUGEMASTER PRODIGY WIFI

DAPOL ‘TURBOT’ BALLAST WAGONS IN ‘OO’

ALSO INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue and looks forward to the biggest Great Electric Train Show yet.

UPDATE
All the latest news from Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol, Heljan and much more. Plus, you could win a Gaugemaster/Hornby digital prize pack worth more than £1,000 in our competition!

EXETER JUNCTION
Paul Toulmin’s childhood recollections of BR’s Western Region diesel-hydraulics in the 1970s helped inspire this glorious 25ft x 13ft ‘OO’ layout.

GREAT ELECTRIC TRAIN SHOW 2018 PREVIEW
Mike Wild previews Hornby Magazine’s biggest show yet at its new Milton Keynes venue on October 13/14.

20 TOP DIGITAL PRODUCTS
Amidst the many digital control systems and accessories, Mark Chivers highlights 20 of the outstanding products that caught our attention.

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

24-HOUR CHALLENGE
The 24-hour challenge returns with a remit to make an already exciting layout even more of a thrill to operate and watch. We explain how an 8ft extension has been created for Hornby Magazine’s BR Western Region ‘OO’ gauge.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes charts the design history of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway’s distinguished ‘Atlantics’.

PETERTON
Lack of space need not be a limiting factor, even for ‘O’ gauge, as Peter Price amply illustrates with his superb 10ft x 2ft BR Scottish Region steam era layout.

RAILWAY REALISM
Automotive traffic has formed an important part of rail freight activity through the years. Evan Green-Hughes looks at how the railway adapted to transporting cars, vans and more by rail.

STAFF PROJECTS
Upgrades and resurrections are the order of the day as more motive power is prepared for Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ layout Grosvenor Square, ahead of the Great Electric Train Show 2018.

MODEL RAILWAY AWARDS
Voting is now open for the inaugural Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards. Mike Wild outlines the categories and reveals the shortlist.

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