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Hornby Magazine - Issue #15 due out this week.

A brief resumé of the content:

Market Roundham - a 'OO' layout inspired by the long-closed Woodhead route, featuring steam and EM1 electric traction.

News on Bachmann's plans for a new Peppercorn A2 in 'OO' and the first picture of Hornby's new Riddles 4MT 4-6-0

News on Bachmann's new 150/1 and 150/2 DMUs and Bachmann Farish Royal Scot in 'N' and new OCA and JGA modern wagons.

A Scottish Interlude - Anthony New explores the potential of the Scottish seaside terminus including Kyle-of-Localsh and Mallaig. These are contrasted with more ambitious schemes to recreate the flavour of Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow St. Enoch's.

Inspiring Scotland - to emphasise the scenic opportunities of Anthony New's track plans, Mike Wild offers a selection of prototype pictures from the archive.

iT57 - recreating the 15 Guinea Special in 'OO'

Inside Dapol's factory - behind the scenes visit at Dapol's Wrexham factory.

Installing a Turntable - an operational PECO turntable for the MPD.

British Railways Part 4: the last 25 years - concluding the mini series on Britain's railway development, Evan Green-Hughes takes the story through the bust to boom years.

Fitting a decoder into an old analogue Hornby Class 25.

Netherall and Fletching - 1960s era Southern Region layout in 'OO' featuring steam and third-rail electrics.

Basic Electrics - Tortoise point motor installation.

How to make permanent and portable stock storage systems.

Favourite Models - Hornby Dublo Class 20.

Steam's Final Fling - back to 1968 as we commemorate the end of BR main line steam.

Reviews - including Scalecraft buildings, new 'OO' cars from Bachmann, new 'K3' ID, and a clutch of re-liveries/renumbered locos from Hornby, plus a new look for the old Farish 'N' gauge 57xx.

Bwd Udersfelde - Hornby Magazine's first foray into overseas modelling - this East German-based 'HO' layout features banked trains and an extensive MPD.

Building and adapting station canopies.

BR's might-have-been Riddles 8F 2-8-0 in 'OO'.

Railways and Roads - Alan Earnshaw with the second instalment covering the development of the British Railways road vehicle fleet following Nationalisation.

Show Guide.
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 4 Aug 2008, 13:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Bwd Udersfelde - Hornby Magazine's first foray into overseas modelling - this East German-based 'HO' layout features banked trains and an extensive MPD.

I can see this one upsetting a few people - but I think it is a positive step.

I look forward to reading this issue as always.

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whilst I wont be buying a copy...financial expediency, and all that [someone can SEND me a free copy if they so wish......ever greatful for freebies, me].....the inclusion, without apparent separation, of an item from the continong, does smack of the old Constructor mag?
 

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I don't see why not. What's the point of not looking further than your own shores for some inspiration?

This does not make Hornby Magazine a continental magazine. It just proves that they are able to report on anything of interest to the railway modeller and that they are not too pigeon-holed.

Look at the average British car magazine. What if they limited their pages only to British produced cars and motoring? Where would they end up?
 

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Picked ip a foreign magazine in Brussels last week and it had a British outline layout in it . Once in a while is great and some of the scenic effects are brilliant and inspirational. Can't wait for my copy to come , but I will be speeding round the Gower peninsula when my copy arrives tomorrow.
 

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My copy of the magazine just popped in through the door. The Bwd Udersfelde layout is a 3 x 13 ft desk-type layout that looks very similar to a British exhibition layout - except for the trains and buildings. Very sparse - not cluttered. I think that this a toe-dipping exercise. I really wouldn't worry that Hornby Magazine is going off it's line.

The rest of the magazine is packed with good content. I'm amazed that they find good content at this time of year, but I assume that they've hoarded some from the busier months. You can tell that it's a quite time of year by looking at the Hornby and Bachmann ads. Hornby advertise Scale Scenics on the inside front cover with quite a striking photo - moving away from the squeaky clean... and Bachman advertise Woodland Scenics SubTerrain System on the back cover.

Some points on the rest of the magazine:

I liked the article on the Market Roundham layout, but only really because it is such a crazy track plan. I'm not really into modelling catenary. As you can see from this layout it is so over-scale that it does look a bit strange.

The Scottish section looks interesting. I'll come back to read that in full.

There is an useful looking article on installing a turntable on a layout. Mike Wild installs and wires up a Peco turntable. I'm not too sure how it will be operated as it doesn't seem to be indexed. Looks a little hit-and-mis, but I've only had experience with DCC turntables.

Ian Morton installs 'the popular tortoise motors'. I'm not sure how popular they really are. They are definitely very expensive and there are quite a few cheaper slow moving point motors on the market.

I like the historical articles. The End of Steam is featured and although the article is short, it does show some interesting photos. Alan Earnshaw continues his piece on Railways and roads.

Overall, you can't find fault in the magazine. I just wish the articles were longer and there were more reviews, but I know that there is not much new in the UK model railway market right now that is not already covered in the magazine.
 

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Interesting to see that HM has a non UK layout in its content. Nothing wrong at all with that at all, especially as it should broaden peoples horizons hopefully.

You can always learn new things from people who model different subjects to you chosen one.
 

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QUOTE (Bilbo @ 4 Aug 2008, 21:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Picked ip a foreign magazine in Brussels last week and it had a British outline layout in it . Once in a while is great and some of the scenic effects are brilliant and inspirational. Can't wait for my copy to come , but I will be speeding round the Gower peninsula when my copy arrives tomorrow.

Now let me feel your vibes - Train miniature magazine?


Back to HM, I haven't seen the latest issue 15, I have seen this pics though, all three layouts are very different indeed. The Woodhead inspired layout is in a very clever circular format. Tidying up the background behind the overhead electrification wires taxed my limited Photoshop skills somewhat!
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 5 Aug 2008, 07:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I liked the article on the Market Roundham layout, but only really because it is such a crazy track plan. I'm not really into modelling catenary. As you can see from this layout it is so over-scale that it does look a bit strange.

Looking at the cover photo the thought that struck me is that it is too bright and therefore stands out to much. On SL I have the exacting job of repainting the overhead to keep it dark - it's a bit like painting the Forth bridge!

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 5 Aug 2008, 17:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looking at the cover photo the thought that struck me is that it is too bright and therefore stands out to much. On SL I have the exacting job of repainting the overhead to keep it dark - it's a bit like painting the Forth bridge!

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For cover that's a good thing, it will then stand out from all the other mags
 

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QUOTE For cover that's a good thing, it will then stand out from all the other mags wink.gif

And as my local branch of Smiffs tend to put it on a lower shelf than the other model railway mags, it helps me to find it....

I really must take out a sub.....

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Does this latest issue of the Hornby magazine pre-view the international N Gauge show due later in the month of the cover (September)?

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 5 Aug 2008, 23:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hopefully quicker than it takes to get to me in Ozz. I'm usually last.

Presumably you get them regulalrly. One month apart. Twelve issues a year. No difference to anywhere else really.


Just a different twelve in the calandar year.


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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 5 Aug 2008, 16:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looking at the cover photo the thought that struck me is that it is too bright and therefore stands out to much.

Regards

I take it you mean the OHLE rather than the cover itself !

(BTW - you missed a bit !)
 
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