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Final call for Hornby Visitor Centre open weekend

The Hornby Visitor Centre One:One Collection Open Weekend takes place on August 17/18 to celebrate the newly refurbished visitor centre and Hornby’s return to Margate. Plus it offers the first public access to the One:One Collection of locomotives and rolling

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Ellis Clark develops Thompson corridor stock for ‘O’ gauge

Ellis Clark Trains and Darstaed are developing a new collection of ‘O’ gauge LNER Thompson corridor carriages for release in 2020. The new range will focus on the post-war 63ft designs with a choice of square and round corner window

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Intentio links with Scale Down Studios

Laser-cut kit specialist Intentio has joined with Nikki Wilkes of Scale Down Studios to launch a range of joint multi-media kits. The first collaborative product is a Pooley Weighbridge plate. Pooleys of Birmingham produced weighing machines and weighbridges during the

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Hatton’s Class 66 set for December release

The Hatton’s Model Railways all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 66 is now scheduled for release in December this year. In a statement issued on the Hatton’s website, it said: “We have recently been to visit our Factory to look over the final

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BLOG: West Coast on show

This weekend (August 17/18 2019) we will be inside Hornby’s former factory in Margate setting up West Coast Cement for the Hornby Visitor Centre Open Weekend – and I’m really looking forward to it. For starters, it has been a

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Heljan shows narrow gauge Baldwin 2-4-2T CADs

The first CAD drawing images of Heljan’s new ‘OO9’ gauge model of Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (L&BR) Baldwin 2-4-2T Lyn have been revealed by the manufacturer. The drawings allow changes to the locomotive during its private and Southern Railway owned

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Accurascale shows decorated PFAs

Decorated samples of the Accurascale ‘OO’ gauge PFA four-wheel container flat have arrived for evaluation with the manufacturer stating that it now expects to wagons to be released in late September. The wagon features a die-cast chassis and a choice

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Grindley Brook joins the Great Electric Train Show

Hillingdon Railway Modeller’s stunning ‘O’ gauge continuous run mainline layout Grindley Brook will be one of the star attractions at the 2019 Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13. The event takes place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes

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VIDEO: Bachmann ROD ‘8K’ 2-8-0

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we review Bachmann’s latest version of the Robinson 2-8-0 which covers the locomotives built for the Railway Operating Division from 1917. We put this highly detailed and powerful locomotive through its paces on

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VIDEO: Flying Scotsman with Zimo sound

Hornby’s model of iconic Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman gets a digital sound upgrade for operation on our West Coast Cement exhibition layout. For this detailed step by step guide we fit the model with a Zimo decoder, Rail

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