Blogs

BLOG: Large scale ballasting

My recent posts here on the Hornby Magazine website have revolved around my ‘O’ gauge projects, and this one is no different. Regular followers of our layout builds (and videos) will know that the ‘O’ gauge test track has been

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BLOG: The Countdown is on…

As I write there’s less than a week to go before I head north for the annual Model Rail Scotland exhibition at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow. Model Rail Scotland is a favourite of mine, a show I’ve

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BLOG: Engineering train

Engineering stock has always caught my eye. The mixed formations, wagon names and assortment of vehicles make for interesting trains and a change from the revenue-earning stock which often features heavily on my layouts. I’ve been building up a ballast

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BLOG: Working signals

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM151, on sale from December 5 2019 – we feature Dapol’s new GWR lower quadrant signals for ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge. Like many I have been keen to get my hands on

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BLOG: Deadline? What Deadline?

This weekend sees the largest event of the year in the model railway calendar: the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. Naturally, Hornby Magazine will be there as usual with our large stand, but

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BLOG: Destination Spalding and Modern Image O Gauge

This weekend we are exhibiting close to home, as the Hornby Magazine team will be at the Spalding Model Railway Exhibition at Springfield’s Event Centre in Lincolnshire this weekend. We’ve been a sponsor of the Spalding Model Railway Club’s annual

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BLOG: The Great Electric Train Show

This time of year is the most exciting for the Hornby Magazine team for one simple reason – the Great Electric Train Show. We launched the show in 2013 at the British Motor Museum and it has gone from strength

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BLOG: Running season

It’s a couple of months since I last provided an update on the ‘O’ gauge garden railway project. As the sun is still shining I thought I’d take the opportunity to put together an round up of the latest progress

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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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BLOG: The great outdoors

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM146, August 2019 – I introduce my new ‘O’ gauge garden railway layout in the Staff Projects section. Since completing the issue I’ve been making the most of the good weather to

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