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Welcome to the first volume of the Hornby Magazine DVD.
In this feature-packed edition we concentrate on the basic information you need to start building a model railway and also show you some of the best layouts on the scene to inspire and capture your imagination.
Why Model Railways?
Railways have always held a fascination for many, maybe because of their rich variety and history or their links with people, places and events of personal significance. We consider what it is that makes our hobby so interesting.
Layout Focus – Bay Street
Mike Wild, Hornby Magazine’s Editor, shows us his own BR Southern Region layout, Bay Street, set in the 1950s with lots of details and ideas to add interest to your layout.
Back to Basics
Mike Wild talks about the considerations and key decisions that have to be taken when you build your own layout. Mike illustrates the following points including practical demonstrations on:
- A home for your layout
- Track Plans
- Track Basics
- Rolling Stock
- Scales and gauges
- Control Systems
- Building the baseboard
Layout Focus – Dalby Wood
A superbly evocative piece of railway modelling by the Warley Model Railway Club, the layout features a number of set-piece scenic areas including a main line complete with Junction, a country station with goods yard and a remarkable industrial landscape.
Hornby Old and New
The name Hornby has been synonymous with model railways since the 1920s and the Margate-based company has witnessed a huge number of developments over the years.
Simon Kohler, Hornby’s Marketing Manager, takes us behind the scenes at the company headquarters and gives the viewer an insight into how Hornby continues to develop the art form of model railways.
Produced by – CineRail
Running time – 100 Minutes