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HM159 September PDF reader Feature Premium

Welcome to HM159

BR’S SOUTHERN Region is in focus this month. This issue comes with the second of our series of free 32-page regional modelling guides, but to go with that content we dusted down Twelve Trees Junction for a new photoshoot to create new features for the magazine and our monthly Hornby Magazine Show on YouTube.

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Fenny Stratford

Now rather a backwater, in the 1950s, this pretty station was so much busier, like many others. PETER ELLIS describes how he and David Court recreated part of the ‘Varsity Line’ in ‘OO’ gauge for exhibition display. Photography, Mike Wild.

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The changing face of the Class 59

TIM SHACKLETON sees a much-loved Lima model thriving under the Hornby banner – and shows how to make it even better with simple additions and weathering.

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REALISTIC EMBANKMENTS

Embankments need to be planned at the initial stages of creating a model railway – and foliage on them can really help set a sense of time. ANTHONY REEVES shows how it can be done using teddy bear fur as the basis.

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Ashbury Wharf

Lying almost forgotten for years, this vintage ‘OO9’ gauge layout was resurrected by its home club Astolat Model Railway Circle and is now returning to life for a brand-new audience. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Scratch building for beginners

Learning the skills to use card and plasticard to build your own structures means you can build unique items to enhance your layout. PAUL CHAPMAN shows how to build a simple brick built sub-station using wallet friendly materials.

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Gravesdown SOUTH

The transition from hydraulics to diesel-electrics is the subject of BRIAN TAMPLIN’S ‘OO’ gauge layout, which depicts the spectacle of the Western Region in the 1970s to grand effect in a modular format.

VIDEO: Heljan revamped Class 37/0

Heljan has revamped its 2008 released 'O' gauge Class 37/0 for a new lease of life. Watch two of the releases in action on our 'O' gauge test track in this video feature.

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Split box Class 37/0s - the early years

One of the most successful diesel locomotives ever to run in Britain is the English Electric Class 37, a design that has now given 60 years of front-line service to our railways. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back at the inception and early years of this popular machine.

VIDEO: HST takeover on Topley Dale

To mark the arrival of Hornby's new First and Last HST pack for 'OO' gauge, we staged a HST takeover on our test track Topley Dale to showcase the trains through the years.