Hornby Magazine - April 2019

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WE SHOW YOU HOW

MODELLING FASTLINE FREIGHT
Tim Shackleton considers the modelling possibilities for this short-lived 21st century freight company’s operations.

TRAIN FORMATIONS
Mark Chivers presents a selection of realistic short train formations suitable for use on any size layout.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Mike Wild looks at installing Automated Brake Control (ABC) on a digital layout using DCC Concepts’ new range of Zen Black decoders and ABC braking modules to create a shuttle service.

FIRST REVIEWS

Graham Farish BR WR Blue Pullman for ‘N’

Heljan ‘OO9’ Lynton & Barnstaple 2-6-2T

Accurascale ‘O’ gauge HUO hopper

Cavalex PGA hopper in ‘OO’

ALSO INSIDE …

EDITORIAL
Mike Wild introduces the latest issue of Hornby Magazine.

UPDATE
Accurascale and Revolution Trains announce new projects for ‘OO’ and ‘N’, the first layouts are unveiled for Hornby Magazine’s 2019 Great Electric Train Show, Heljan showcases progress on its latest projects, plus the latest news from Hornby and a chance to win with our exclusive £1,000 model giveaway.

CROSSLEY SCRAP
Inspired by a real location in West Yorkshire, Barrie Jones and Josh Lovell pack plenty of detail into their diminutive ‘OO’ gauge scrapyard.

MICRO LAYOUT CHALLENGE
The Hornby Magazine team rises to the challenge and develops four new compact layouts modelling branch line termini, depot and industrial scenes in four different gauges.

CANUTE ROAD QUAY
Set in the late 1940s, Graham Muspratt’s compact ‘OO’ gauge shunting layout represents a fictional quayside location on the South Coast.

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

FAQ – DIGITAL TERMINOLOGY
In part two of our new FAQ series, Mark Chivers surveys some of the more common terms that accompany Digital Command Control (DCC) operation which are essential for newcomers to digital model railway operation.

COMMON OAK LANE
Tim Lowe set himself a budget of just £150 to build and complete his 1980s-era ‘OO’ gauge micro layout, featuring a low-relief diesel depot and loading area.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes recalls BR’s Blue Pullman fixed-formation diesel-electric multiple units of the late 1950s/early 1960s, which despite bringing new levels of design and comfort to passengers, endured a relatively short and troubled career.

TALBOT LANE TMD
Marcus Lambert looked to the colourful post-privatisation era when developing his compact 6ft x 1ft ‘OO’ gauge Traction Maintenance Depot.

RAILWAY REALISM
Evan Green-Hughes looks back at the history of the West Country’s famous Lynton and Barnstaple Railway.

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