HM185 - November 2022

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DIGITAL PROGRESSION

Technology is always on the move and specialist model railway decoder manufacturer ZIMO is no exception. MIKE WILD discovers what this Austrian brand’s latest MS series sound decoders have to offer.

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iTRAIN software for model railways

MARK CHIVERS

Digital Command Control systems are available in many forms, including the ability for full automation of a layout. One such system is iTrain Layout Control, as MARK CHIVERS explains.

MARK CHIVERS
DCC Concepts Zen decoder family Feature Premium

DCC Concepts Zen Decoder family

DCC Concepts’ Zen decoder collection offers a comprehensive and flexible system with the option to add plug-and-play stay alives. MIKE WILD reviews the range.

Yamorc DCC accessory decoders Feature Premium

YAMORC ACCESSORY DECODERS

A new name to the Digital Command Control market is YaMoRC. MARK CHIVERS looks at this fledgling brand’s newly-released accessory decoders.

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LEGOMAN ‘ Electra ’ - Class 91 sound

The new Hornby Class 91 has all the looks of the real locomotives and a powerful chassis too, but how do you add sound? MIKE WILD takes one apart to show how simple it is and completes a matching Mk 4 DVT at the same time.

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STAFF PROJECTS: New Junction’s ECML inspiration

RICHARD WATSON

With the layout's top deck installed and ready for the main line track to be laid, Hadley Wood and Potters Bar become the unsuspecting focus for RICHARD WATSON's 'OO' gauge layout New Junction.

RICHARD WATSON
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TRACKSIDE EQUIPMENT - PART 3

In the final part of his series looking at lineside equipment, SIMON PALEY turns his attention to the all-important signs which provide vital information.

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BARROW HILL ROUNDHOUSE

The circular engine shed, or roundhouse, was once one of the most common structures on the railway but over the years hundreds have been demolished, leaving the one at Barrow Hill in Derbyshire as the only example still working and in anything like original condition, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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NEW PECO STRUCTURE KITS FOR 'TT'

ANNOUNCED in June 2022, the new range of Peco‘TT:120’ building kits comprise a GWR pattern station building, signalbox and goods shed, alongside plastic platform edging and surfaces. Intended to be used in conjunction with Peco’s newly-tooled track range in the scale (HM 184), these kits offer accurate and detailed structures for the revival of ‘TT’ gauge.

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Creating a sixties street scene

A street scene is a great addition to a layout. DAN EVASON shows you how he created this superb 1960s shopping parade from scratch.