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It is now less than two weeks until Fisherton Sarum makes an appearance at the Hornby Magazine Live exhibition being held in Hartlepool on 13th and 14th July. 

hornby mag live logo_colourThe show is filled with 25 layouts, with Fisherton Sarum flying the flag for the Southern along with  the Thornbury Hill Model Railway Group’s 4mm scale Southern Region layout Thornbury Hill. Hornby Magazines own St Stephen’s Road layout, on show  is also a Southern / Western Region joint station set somewhere over the border from Devon.

A view across the front of the shed (c) Hornby Magazine / C Nevard

A view across the front of the shed (c) Hornby Magazine / C Nevard

Also present are almost 30 traders including display stands from Hornby and Bachmann showcasing their latest models. Demonstrations from Hornby Magazine contributors include Paul Chetter, on DCC Sound and Phil Parker on building just about any kit that that takes his fancy.

I shall be kindly joined by fellow members of the High Wycombe and District MRS, Roger, Mark and Daniel along with my Mum and Dad to operate the layout for the weekend, and I express my thanks in advance to them all. Hopefully the work and amendments made to the layout over the last few months, documented on these pages, such as the turntable and box van uncoupling will be effective throughout the show.

The shows venue is right in the town centre, within walking, and almost sight, of the railway and bus stations at the Hartlepool College of Further Education, Stockton Street, Hartlepool TS24 7LB. It is open to the public on Saturday between 9:30 and 17:30, and on Sunday between 10:00 and 16:30. If you are planning a visit,and it is well worth doing so, please come and say hello.

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Friend, and contributor to Hornby Magazine with his popular monthly feature, Phil Parker, has now gone into print with his own spin off publication, that knowing Phil I am sure he very excited about!

‘Parker’s Guide’ is a Hornby Magazine special and is classed as a  ‘bookazine’ comprising of 132 perfect bound pages on good quality gloss paper. This is not just a compilation of some of Phil’s projects that have appeared in Hornby Magazine but includes plenty of new previously unpublished projects as well.
All are written in Phil’s cheery, light and informative style complete with plenty of clear step by step illustrations. From five simple ‘pocket money’ projects to more complex builds, there is something for all abilities and interests, with over 30 easy to follow projects.

Projects include  putting together plastic, resin, white metal and etched brass kits, chassis construction, to the building of complete dioramas. Simple construction techniques, tips and advice are included throughout the guide.
Whilst you might not want to build the exact same model or kit, although there is something for most genres and eras (including a Southern Region 10203 main line diesel), the tips and techniques are transferable across the wide range skills a modeller requires.

I am sure we can all learn something from this publication and gain inspiration at the same time.

All in all a good read and excellent value for money at only £7.99. Parker’s Guide has been published by Key Publishing  in conjunction of course with Hornby Magazine.

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