Hornby Magazine - September 2019

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Inside this issue:

UPDATE
All the latest developments including a new ‘OO’ locomotive from Heljan, more ‘OO’ wagons from Accurascale, an ‘09’ shunter for ‘O’ gauge, five more layouts for the Great Electric Train Show and much more. Plus, you could win a Hornby ‘OO’ gauge Harry Potter train set worth £200 in our exclusive competition.

NEWHAVEN HARBOUR
Wirral Finescale Railway Modellers outline the transformation of this outstanding ‘OO’ gauge layout, set on British Rail’s Southern Region third-rail territory during the late 1960s/early 1970s.

HORNBY POST
Your observations, thoughts and opinions from the Hornby Magazine postbag.

EQUIPMENT GUIDE
With so much choice to hand, Mark Chivers considers ten of the popular brands of model railway figures suitable for ‘OO’ use, revealing Hornby Magazine’s choice along the way.

CLIFTON
Gerard Pearson takes us behind closed doors to reveal his impressive ‘OO’ gauge layout based on the railway lines around Bristol in the late 1950s/early 1960s.

REALITY CHECK
Evan Green-Hughes looks at the development and career of British Rail’s outstanding Class 37/4 Co-Co diesel following arrival of Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge model last month (HM146).

REELY GRATE
Tim Johnson transports us on a journey across three of his spectacular ‘O’ gauge industrial micro-layouts, set in the West Midlands during the 1940s and 1950s.

RAILWAY REALISM
The contemporary railway scene is undergoing a major transformation right now, with hundreds of new trains entering service. Evan Green-Hughes highlights the new stock and its modelling potential.

STAFF PROJECTS
As we prepare our ‘OO’ gauge WCML layout West Coast Cement for its next outing at Hornby’s headquarters in Margate this summer, Mike Wild catches up on final preparations for the show.

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

WE SHOW YOU HOW!

CONSTRUCTION
Small details can make a big impact. We add new signage, lighting, an ashpit and more to the Motive Power Depot on Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge layout, Grosvenor Square.

MAKING A SCENE
Anthony Reeves begins the process of modelling an autumn scene by showing the basics of laying the first foundations on this new diorama.

WORKBENCH
Tim Shackleton demonstrates how to add these finishing touches to ready-to-run models by focusing on the accessory packs which often go unopened.

DIGITAL CONTROL
Mike Wild installs digital sound, stay alive capability and firebox flicker to Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge model of iconic Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman.

FIRST REVIEWS

Bachmann’s ‘OO’ ROD ‘8K’ 2-8-0
Graham Farish SECR ‘C’ Class 0-6-0 for ‘N’
Graham Farish ‘N’ gauge TEA bogie tanker
Bachmann’s ‘OO9’ narrow gauge slate wagons
Hornby’s BR Mk 2F carriages for ‘OO’ gauge

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