Hornby Magazine

Hornby Magazine

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Double Heading

OPERATION TREVOR JONES looks at why double-heading is used...

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Heljan’s Great Western ‘Mogul’

The second ‘O’ gauge steam locomotive from the Heljan stable is due to arrive in January. MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new model of the Great Western Railway ‘43XX’ 2-6-0.

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Wiring up the depot

STAFF PROJECTS The break from layout construction didn’t...

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GWR '61XX' 2-6-2Ts

Although the Great Western Railway set out to produce a range of standard steam engines in the Churchward era, inevitably as time went on variants were produced for specific tasks. One of those were the ‘61XX’ 2-6-2Ts which were specifically provided for commuter services in London, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

Upscaling to ‘O’ gauge

Changing from ‘OO’ to ‘O’ gauge is much simpler than it used to be with an increasing range of motive power and greater consideration to digital control and sound. MIKE WILD opens up the Heljan Class 05 for ‘O’ gauge and shows how it can be enhanced with sound quickly and simply.

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Vale of Oxbury

Taking inspiration from real locations in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds CARL WOODWARDS developed this stunning ‘N’ gauge layout which models the Western Region in transition in the early 1960s. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Rannoch

Inspired by the lonely West Highland Line outpost, MARK DARRAGH set out to build this pretty but isolated station in ‘OO’ gauge. Photography, Nigel Burkin.

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Tonbridge West Yard

This inspirational ‘OO’ Southern electric layout was a popular exhibit of the 1990s and early 2000s show circuit. After a lengthy absence from the public eye, PAUL WADE reveals the story behind this fabulous layout, and of its recent and warmly welcomed revival. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Bath Green Park at home

Taunton Model Railway Group is best known for its spectacular model of Bath Green Park which will be attending Hornby Magazine’s Great Electric Train Show. However, as DAVID BUTCHER explains, at its home base at Bishops Lydeard it forms part of a complete railway system... Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Melton Mowbray (North)

Steve Weston remembers the long gone LNWR/GNR joint station, and some years after building a beautiful 2mm scale diorama, he and John Spence turned still life into a moving recreation of the past.

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Pendon's Dartmoor

Pendon Museum is a ‘must visit’ for every model railway enthusiast, and the work of legendary modelmaker Roye England is open to the public throughout the year. MIKE WILD visits the museum and discovers one of the treats in store: the Dartmoor Scene. Photography, Mike Wild.