Bulk freight transport is in focus in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM119, May 2017 – where our team offers their top 15 tips for modelling heavy freight traffic as well as a detailing guide for the ‘WD’ 2-8-0, trackplans with freight handling facilities and Railway Realism looking at the development of this important type of rail traffic.

Tim Shackleton shows how to detail and differentiate your ‘WD’ collection.

Three stunning feature layouts are inside covering Geoff Read’s fabulous loft layout Bilston Road which models the London Midland Region in the 1950s in ‘OO’, Nigel Adams ‘O’ gauge shunting puzzle Willowbrook Marsh and Stephen Edwards’ conservatory based ‘N’ gauge shelf layout.

Stephen Edwards’s Tetley to Twining is one of three feature layouts in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine.

Plus, get the latest Hornby news in our exclusive ‘Inside Hornby’ column, see Hornby’s latest products and enter our latest exclusive competition to win a Hornby ‘K1’ 2-6-0 and a rake of 20ton coal hoppers.

The reviews feature three stand out new releases covering Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2T, Graham Farish’s GWR ‘Castle’ 4-6-0 for ‘N’ gauge plus Heljan’s centre headcode Class 37/0 for ‘O’ gauge and all the latest releases.

Bachmann’s LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ is reviewed in full in the latest issue.

We also take you behind the scenes on Hornby Magazine’s current projects as well as showcasing reader layouts in our new Showcase feature, reviewing the latest products from across the sector and much more.

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