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Here is a scan of the front cover of the #16 issue of Hornby Magazine.

The magazine has a 24-page supplement on Hornby Dublo. The binder:



And the supplement cover:



A resume of the contents of the current issue:

Editorial: Mike Wild give his opinion on the pricing of models.

Layout: Bishop Wearburn - An East coastmainline layout in N-scale. A 20ft long layout that covers three periods from 1951 to 1967 depending on the stock being run.

Update: What's new on the modelling scene.

The country station. Anthony New gives us some ideas on modelling a country station with some nice plans.

Review: Pete Waterman's book - A Train for Life.

Article: Shaking the box. Ian Morton starts a new series on modelling with off-the-shelf products.

Article: Weathering locomotives by Graham Muspratt.

The Model Centre. Mike Wild visits the railway business that is well know for producing custom finished locomotives and stock.

Parcel Trains. Evan Green-Hughes looks at the history of parcel trains and sees how we can model them.

Hornby Post: Letters to the magazine.

Hands-on: Beginners guide to Tracklaying.

Layout: Sarum Road. 9ft portable bench layout set in the 1950s.

Electrics: Passing loops. Ian Morton gives some good advice for non DCC wiring of passing loops.

Reality Check: The 'Super D' 0-8-0s. Evan Green-Hughes shows us the history of the locomotive.

Review: Bachmann 'Super D' 0-8-0. Mike Wild gets to play with and evaluate the latest Bachmann model.

Reviews: Bachmann class 24, Hornby brake composites, Skaledale, Scale Scenics Oxford diecasts and more.

'N' Gauge Review: Bachmann 'N' Gauge Warship. Mike Wild looks closely at this eagerly awaited model.

Review: Electrifying Trains 'O' gauge 2-HAL. Very nice but very expensive BR EMU custom finished model.

Original conversion. Chris Nevard works on the Hornby Foster Yeoman Class 59

Layout: Yarborough. Grimsby Town Modellers Group exhibition layout.

Staff projects: Mike Wild prepares Bay Street shed and Carper Road Junction for show.

Reader Projects: Torton. Lloyd Wakelin explains how a Thomas train set inspired him to build a 1950s SR layout.

The Clinic: Questions and answers about steam & diesel locomotive components.

Club Focus: The Manchester Model Railway Society.

Railway realism: Railways and roads. Alan Earnshaw continues his series on road vehicles linked to the railways.

Show Guide.

A few ads at the end
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Looks like it should be another good read, I look forward to it.

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Yep looks good.

Look forward to Mikes piece on pricing of models (a particular hobby horse of mine, particularly if its in a red and yellow box) and the Hornby Dublo supplement. Always a lot in this mag and a good read

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QUOTE Shame the didn't combine the article on the pricing of models with the article on the Model Centre. That would have been interesting.

Absolutely but I suppose that would be stretching the article beyond incredulity!

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Yes it's a great issue.

Better than 15 for me.

The weathering loco article was very good although could have been a bit more detailed.

I REALLY liked the 'Clinic' section this month on loco components - that is really useful and covered both steam and diesel something which I think HM should do with most of their articles.

At last a modern image layout - about time. I hope there's going to be a regular D&E layout - I strongly believe that there should be at least one an issue leaving two or three steam layouts to cater for what I accept is the main theme/propensity of HM.

The Country Station/Branch Line Termini article was good and I really like John Wiffen's impressions which we've seen throughout HM's first year - keep them up they are very clear and present the plans in a much better light than a standard 2D overhead diagram.

Keep up the great work!
 

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Had a quick glance earlier - I rather like the look of the Hawkhurst plans and as usual the road vehicle info is excellent especially the Scarab towing a caravan!

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away on hols to cotwolds monday got the mag ready for a total chill out
looking forward to the class 59 detailing (got 2 lima )need sorting and the weathering article
 

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Hi guys, thanks for all your posts about the new issue and glad to hear that you are enjoying it.

I see Yarborough has hit the spot for a few and, just to re-assure you, while we will be concentrating on BR steam era layouts, more modern layouts, including 1980s, 1990s and post 2000s will be appearing from time-to-time. This is basically following many requests from readers both via this forum, our e-mails and letters.

3D diagrams are back, and they will be for future issues too. More to come next issue!

Hope you enjoy it all as much as we did bringing it together!

Best regards,

Mike Wild, Ed.
 

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QUOTE (DiesAL @ 11 Sep 2008, 22:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yes it's a great issue.

Better than 15 for me.

The weathering loco article was very good although could have been a bit more detailed.

Keep up the great work!

Hi Many thanks for your comment on my weathering article, Im sorry that you felt it wasn't detailed anough however if you require more detail in any areas please feel free to ask away and I will do my best to respond.

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Hi Graham, welcome to the forums.

I liked your article, and found that there were two threads: The article that could be read as one piece and then the Stage 1, 2 & 3 side boxes that showed the progression of weathering and could be read again in order. I would have preferred more defined stages with one loco giving detailed instructions on application. With 4 pages, you could have 8 half-page stages showing how to apply the weathering and the result of the work done.

Your article shows how you do it, but it doesn't give me enough detailed info (application examples) and the confidence to do it myself.

You could perhaps do different locos in a series of articles, I'm sure that there would be a demand - Steam, diesel, freight, industrial, mainline loco etc.
 

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I wondered with the weathering if the white stain from water spillage was unique to the Southern due to the high chalk content in the water there? I did notice that all the locos were Southern.

I also noticed the article on the TMC Tornado for 250 quid. Wonder if they will sell any at that price?
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 24 Sep 2008, 01:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...
I also noticed the article on the TMC Tornado for 250 quid. Wonder if they will sell any at that price?
Ask 60134 to see if he has bought one. If not, they may struggle to sell a large amount.

I'd be keen on one, but £250 is over my budget for a repainted UK model. Sure the price probably reflects the time and effort that has been put into the model, but that shows you the cost of skilled labour in the UK.
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 24 Sep 2008, 01:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wondered with the weathering if the white stain from water spillage was unique to the Southern due to the high chalk content in the water there? I did notice that all the locos were Southern.

Not entirely a Southern problem - where I live in South Hertfordshire, North of London, we have some of the hardest water in the UK. In any case it was the custom, at least at loco sheds and on water troughs to treat the water with chemicals (usually lime-soda ash) to reduce the hardness but this also made the water strongly alkaline, which caused other corrosion problems. The LMS went further with more specialised 'Wayside Treatment Plants' where other chemicals were used to soften the water without making it alkaline. (Information from "The Oxford Companion to British Railway History")

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Just got my copy over here in the US and A. Another quite enjoyable read.
I liked the plans of the country stations and contrary to Anthony New's comments I'd like to have a go at Blagdon myself (horses for courses and all that). I also look forward to seeing the beginners Branch line terminus layout develop too.

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Just returned from holiday and took Hornby mag with me, thus plenty of time to scrutinise the photo's. Chris Nevard will be aware of having taken a picture to find something is wrong in the background. (See the comments on Netherall & Fletching).

On page 43 and the photo of Toby Jennings & Robert Perkins. Does the poster on the wall of the G.I. drinking really say what I think it says??

Just to be picky, the top photo on page 94 is a good one. The 'Jubilee' overtaking the 'Black Five' is about to be derailed!!

Issue 17 on sale 10 October, can't wait.

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QUOTE (DRK @ 3 Oct 2008, 19:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>....Just to be picky, the top photo on page 94 is a good one. The 'Jubilee' overtaking the 'Black Five' is about to be derailed!!

As this is a trailing point maybe Mike lets the trains do the switching as happened in real life??
But then in the picture below the facing point in the track nearest the camera is set towards the other line with the train, which certainly was frowned upon and interlocking provided to prevent such a condition!

I cannot recall if Mike has mentioned fitted point motors yet in his building accounts in past issues.

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Hi everybody

My first attempt on this interesting and informative site.

I found the article on parcel trains very interesting as I am adding a rake of varied stock to my layout" Stapleton" a Midland layout set around Derby in the mid 50's
I already have some of the RTR stock and a few Parkside kits,I am next hoping to purchase a SR van C.
Any comments would be helpful on additional stock.

Regards Terry
 
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