Generations of modellers grew up seeing pictures of the Hornby suspension bridge - but can this veteran model work in today’s high-fidelity world? DAN EVASON explains how he updated it to provide a signature structure.
WITH THE COST of living currently spiralling, I find that I am increasingly spending more time checking through second-hand model railway listings, where there are quite often a few hidden gems to be discovered.
Recently, I set myself something of a challenge to turn one of my newly-acquired pre-loved purchases – a 'OO' gauge Hornby suspension bridge – of early 1970s design, into something that looks like it has only just been developed and released in 2022.
This model was a staple of lavish catalogue photographs for many years, and while rail suspension bridges are rare in the UK, there’s no question that it offered a striking focal point for many train set-based layouts.