Hornby Magazine - December 2018

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WE SHOW YOU HOW

BASIC ELECTRICS
In the latest instalment of the basic electrics series, Mike Wild shows you how to improve the electrical reliability of live frog turnouts.

WORKBENCH
Nigel Burkin develops a Class 310 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) for ‘N’ gauge from ready-to-run carriages, 3D printed parts and a set of vinyl overlays.

WEATHERING
Tim Shackleton demonstrates how he achieved a realistic weathered finish using his collection of ‘OO’ gauge Eastern Region 2-8-0 heavy freight locomotives.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Jeremy Fairlie-Smith adds digital sound with ‘stay-alive’ capability to Oxford Rail’s ‘OO’ gauge Adams ‘Radial’ 4-4-2T.

FIRST REVIEWS

Heljan Class 25/3 for ‘O’

Olivia’s Trains’ BOC Tanks in ‘OO’

Dapol BR 20ton Brake Van in ‘O’ and Dapol ‘O’ gauge HAA Hoppers

Bachmann’s ‘OO’ POT Stowage Van

ALSO INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue of Hornby Magazine.

UPDATE
The latest news from around the model railway scene, including new model announcements from Accurascale and Train Tech, a preview to the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, highlights from the Great Electric Train Show and much more. Plus, you could win Hornby models worth £1,000 in our latest exclusive competition.

HORNBY MAGAZINE MODEL RAILWAY AWARDS
We reveal the results of the first annual Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards.

LAKESIDE RAILWAY
Demonstrating an outstanding eye for detail, Michael Smith adopted an ‘anything goes’ policy for his extensive 40ft long ‘OO’ gauge loft layout, which spans multiple eras.

BRITISH RAIL’S BLUE PERIOD 1948-1955
Trevor Jones looks back to British Railways’ trials with steam locomotives in lined BR blue, highlighting off-the-shelf models that have appeared in this distinctive colour scheme from the past and the future.

HORNBY POST
Your thoughts, views and queries from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

WOLFE LOWE
Set in Staffordshire in the early 1920s, this compact ‘O’ gauge layout packs plenty into its diminutive size with electronics, mechanics and a desire to keep things moving.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls the final version of British Rail’s popular and versatile Class 25 Bo-Bo diesel – the Class 25/3.

CLIFTON AND LOWTHER
Eric Farragher set his sights on a real location on the West Coast Main Line when developing this spectacular ‘N’ gauge exhibition layout set in the 1960s.

RAILWAY REALISM
China Clay traffic has formed an important rail borne traffic through the years, as Evan Green Hughes discovers.

STAFF PROJECTS
Mike Wild unveils Hornby Magazine’s latest exhibition layout project, demonstrating how a little recycling can go a long way. See it at Warley on November 24/25.

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