HM206 - August 2024

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DCC Concepts ESP Aegis wireless system

DCC Concepts has created a unique wireless upgrade system which connects to the NCE PowerCab and also has the ability to link with its family of Alpha control equipment. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Birchwood

Set in the Midlands between Bristol and Birmingham, Ilkeston (Woodside) MRC’s ‘OO’ gauge layout recaptures the relaxed atmosphere on a typical branch line in the area, as PETE ABBOTT describes.

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Hornby ‘TT:120’ LMS 57ft coaches

No sooner had we finished our review of the excellent ‘TT:120’ Stanier ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2, two full rakes of Hornby’s all-new 57ft London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) coaches arrived, complementing the 50ft full brake we reviewed in HM205.

SERIES 9: The £500 Layout Challenge I Part One

Watch from 7pm Friday July 19! Is it possible to build a model railway for £500? The team at Hornby Magazine think you can and take on the challenge in our brand-new series.

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Narrow gauge ‘Large England’ for ‘OO9’

The charming ‘Large England’ 0-4-0STT is now available for ‘OO9’ modellers to replicate an ever more complete collection of Ffestiniog Railway locomotives. BEN CHURCH inspects this new Kato/Peco collaboration.

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Revolution hops to it with the HOA

Bulk aggregates freight wagons are essential additions to a modern day layout. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the new Revolution Trains ‘OO’ gauge HOA.

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Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ scale ‘Duchess’ lands

Stanier’s ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2s were giants of the steam age and the pinnacle of express passenger motive power for the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS). But does Hornby’s new ‘TT:120’ model match the raw power and elegance of the prototype? BEN CHURCH inspects this all-new arrival.

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Modelling Operation Smash Hit

40 years ago, a spectacular test was conducted to prove the safety of moving nuclear flasks by rail. ALAN TAYLOR explains how he recreated the locomotive and coaches used in 4mm scale to mark the anniversary.

FIRST LOOK: Limited edition CrossCountry HST decoration samples

The first decorated samples of Key Publishing's exclusive Hornby 'OO' gauge limited edition HST power car pack featuring CrossCountry's 43184 Laira Diesel Depot and 43366 HST40 has arrived. Check out the latest progress on this new product here.

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Ebsworth Street

This bustling modern-era ‘OO’ gauge layout incorporates an exceptional level of bespoke circuitry, providing full colour light signalling, train detection and more, as GREG MARSHALL reveals.Photography, Trevor Jones