OK, I admit, this one really is a little self indulgent, July Hornby Magazine is Catcott Burtle's first proper editorial debut so I am going to give it a shameless plug along with the mag in general!
Below, excerpt from the Hornby Magazine website...
This is Hornby Magazine’s 25th issue. Mike Wild looks back and forward to what’s in store for future issues.
Latest shots of Bachmann’s ‘3MT’ 2-6-2T, Ixion recasts ‘Manor’, and Mike Wild reviews the Bristol exhibition of May 1-3.
A preview of Hartlepool Model Rail Group’s exhibition on July 11-12, sponsored by Hornby Magazine.
Chris Nevard’s stunning ‘might have been’ take on part of the Somerset & Dorset shows just how much atmosphere can be squeezed into a small layout.
In the first of a new series tackling rolling stock kit building, Phil Parker builds two different mineral wagons and shows how he did it in step-by-step guides.
Scenes from Life
Coal merchants were common sights at many goods yards all over Britain. James Lavery builds a typical facility and shows how to create a realistic cobbled yard surface.
Digital Command Control
Hornby’s Select controller is a tempting proposition to add to an existing set-up. Ian Morton looks at how to make the most of multi-controller operation using Hornby’s DCC system.
The Melbridge Box Company
Phil Parker proves size doesn’t matter with his fascinating ‘OO’ scale layout – built in two A4 box files!
Cases for storing and transporting rolling stock can be expensive, but Chris Nevard shows that an A4 box file can also be converted into a cheap and effective carrier.
One of the longest-lived and most popular models ever is Triang’s ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0T. Evan Green-Hughes looks at the history and development of this iconic model.
A bumper Hornby Post with views on everything from electrics to the Underground.
Mike Bisset’s loft layout takes us to South-West Scotland and the rarely-modelled ex-GSWR lines, which saw an extraordinary variety of traction.
Smallbrook’s LSWR brake van
Looking for a different vehicle to bring up the rear of a goods train? Chris Nevard has the answer with this delightful 10-ton brake van kit from Smallbrook Studios.
Ian Morton looks at how working colour light signals can be installed painlessly on layouts ranging from the steam era to the present day.
Major releases this month include Dapol’s stunning ‘N’ gauge Class 156 DMU and Mk 3 coaches, as well as the month’s other new models.
To mark the release of Dapol’s Class 156 DMU, Evan Green-Hughes examines the design, operation and detail of these popular workhorses.
The Festiniog Railway in Wales has an atmosphere all of its own and was Britain’s first preserved railway. Angus Watkins explains his fascination with the railway and how he built this ‘OO9’ scale layout.
Hornby Magazine’s modelling doctors answer queries from this month’s patients.
Bay Street Mk II was ready, but how did its debut at the Bristol show go? Mike Wild reveals all.
Locomotive sheds were vital features of the steam age but few were identical. Evan Green-Hughes investigates how they operated and what should be included on a model.
With Summer looming, Hornby Magazine presents its definitive guide to what’s on over the coming months.