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Hornby Magazine Issue 87 September 2014


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7              Editorial –With a bumper crop of new announcements this month Mike Wild casts his views on what has been a very busy July.


8              Update –A spectacular month with the first pictures of Hornby’s new model of the BR Crosti ‘9F’ and an impressive range of new announcements from Bachmann, DJ Models and the National Railway Museum.


18           Fairhaven Road–Archie Brown showcases his latest Scottish ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, inspired by a Southern favourite on the exhibition circuit.


30           On the Record – Mark Chivers meets with Bachmann’s Graham Hubbard and Dennis Lovett as the company celebrates 25 years of model railway manufacture and innovation in the UK.


36           Ringing the Changes–Tim Shackleton builds variety into a rake of work-weary ‘OO’ gauge Seacow ballast hoppers that are long overdue a touch of ‘rust’.


42           Wheal Annah – Part two – Nigel Burkin tackles track laying and simple DCC wiring on his new 2mm scale compact shunting layout project set in the heart of West Country China Clay operations.


48           Hornby Post–Readers’ views and observations from the Hornby Magazine postbag.


52           Knights Hill–Malcolm Briggs presents his take of a what-might-have-been, early preservation effort on the North Cornwall Railway in the late 1960s.


62           Free Factory Boiler House and Chimney Kit – John Wiffen explains in full detail how to assemble the first in our series of exclusive FREE Scalescenes kits, a factory boiler house and chimney.


70           Reviews–All the latest models put to the test, including Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge Midland ‘1F’ 0-6-0T and LMS 50ft Inspection saloon, a new Class 25 for ‘N’ from Graham Farish, an all-blue limited edition MLV from Invicta Model Rail and a selection of colourful Mk 3 coaches from Hornby in ‘OO’.


74           Reality Check– Evan Green-Hughes takes a look at one of the more distinctive designs of the 19th Century, the Midland Railway ‘1377’ 0-6-0T or ‘half cabs’ as they were better known.


92           DCC – The Full Monty – Paul Chetter shows how to upgrade your Hornby Duke of Gloucester to DCC and take things even further with smoke, sound and light!


98           Woodhead–Gary Atkinson bit the bullet not only to model overhead electrics in ‘N’ gauge, but also to build Woodhead tunnel and its approaches to stunning effect.


108         Railway Realism –Evan Green Hughes takes a look at overall station roofs which are amazingly varied, but rarely modelled due to their complex nature.

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