HM159, September 2020

WELCOME HM159 | September 2020

The September 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM159) is here. You can read the full issue in page-turning PDF format or as individual features re-edited to suit the digital world. Indulge in the latest layout features and exclusive online videos, browse new releases in the News and Reviews, discover the secrets of railway modelling through our step by step guides and much more.

HM159, September 2020

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Hard rock from the Mendips

Some of the longest and heaviest trains on the UK network originate in the Mendip Hills of North Somerset, and provide materials for many of the country’s biggest construction projects. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at this traffic, which has grown tremendously over the years.

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Staff Projects: Polarity switching

In the final part of his three-part garden railway series, MIKE WILD explains how he overcame a complex return loop situation while discovering even greater flexibility could be introduced with a new piece of trackwork and Digital Command Control electronics.

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Staff Projects: Professional paint job

Hornby Magazine’s Associate Editor RICHARD WATSON took the opportunity to have his ModelU 3D printed figures professionally painted by Claudia Everett.

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British Railways Southern Region

Bulleid ‘Pacifics’ racing third-rail Electric Multiple Units might be many people’s vision of the Southern Railway, but as GRAHAM MUSPRATT explains, from bucolic branch lines to archaic tank engines, there was much more to this famous company.

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Southern motive power survey

BR Southern Region’s territory was far-reaching and its motive power and rolling stock were diverse from steam, diesel, electric and electro-diesel locomotives to Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) and Electric Multiple Units (EMU). We round up all the current and forthcoming ready-to-run Southern Region motive power across ‘OO’, ‘N’ and ‘O’.

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Southern Region Formations

With an eclectic mix of steam, diesel and electric traction, BR’s Southern Region offers an exciting proposition for post-nationalisation modellers. MARK CHIVERS presents a selection of modellable formations from the period using ready-to-run stock.

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Southern modelling tips

What are the signatures of the Southern Region, and how can you model them? MIKE WILD offers his top 20 tips for recreating the smallest BR region in miniature.

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ENGINE HEAD SIGNALS

A notable feature of continued use of Engine Head Signals on locomotives. MARK CHIVERS outlines how these distinctive white discs worked and offers a selection of examples.

Exclusive Hornby Collector Club ‘Terrier’

Hornby has revealed LBSCR ‘Terrier’ 32635 Brighton Works in Stroudley ‘improved engine green’ as the next exclusive Hornby Collector Club model for ‘OO’ gauge. The model is only available to Hornby Collector Club members and is a follow up to soon to be released Club model of Bluebell Railway Wainwright ‘H’ 0-4-4T 263.

Cavalex updates TEA

Cavalex Models has received an updated engineering sample of its new 'OO' gauge model of the TEA 102tonne tanker wagons.