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‘King’ for a day

TIM SHACKLETON pitches a classic locomotive from the early noughties against its present-day equivalent, using simple detailing techniques to bring the older model more into line with current expectations.

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Broad-Brush Approach

Giving models a realistic appearance doesn’t have to take long. TIM SHACKLETON shows how a ‘big picture’ approach using large brushes can create a lifelike look in minutes.

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Class 104 conversion – Part 2

Having already rebuilt the underframes as part of his Class 104 conversion, TIM SHACKLETON turns his attention to the bodywork. 3D-printed components come to his aid, as he explains.

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Class 104 Conversion

In a classic piece of hands-on modelling, TIM SHACKLETON takes a brutal-looking selection of saws, files and knives to an elderly Hornby model. In the first part, he tackles the chassis.

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TIM SHACKLETON takes a scaled-down approach to giving ‘N’ gauge models a life-like finish.

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WORKBENCH: Tyne Dock steam finale

The Tyne Dock-Consett iron ore circuit has always fascinated modellers. TIM SHACKLETON blends consistency and variety within a nine-wagon rake of KR Models iron-ore hoppers.

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Cleaning Up Dirtying Down

Are you unhappy with factory weathering or unsure what to do about unwanted paint and pigments? If you want to change the appearance of your models, TIM SHACKLETON has the solution.

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Modelling a three-car Class 205 Thumper DEMU

Southern Region Class 205 DEMUs make popular and distinctive models. Ten years after the Bachmann/Kernow model was launched, TIM SHACKLETON adds an extra coach to create an authentic three-car set.

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Converting an American station for a British layout

Looking outside the usual sources for a building can reap big rewards. TIM SHACKLETON explains how Grosvenor Square’s imposing terminus building came into being using an American outline kit as the basis.

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Grosvenor Square: A roof over our heads

Hornby Magazine’s roofing contractor TIM SHACKLETON describes the construction of Grosvenor Square’s imposing overall canopy.