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BLOG: Autumn appearances

It is literally only a few days since we packed up at the Great Electric Train Show, but already our thoughts are focused on the next two exhibitions for Hornby Magazine – the Spalding Model Railway Exhibition in Lincolnshire on

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BLOG: Challenge complete

Tonight is a special night for railway modelling as Channel 5s new Great Model Railway Challenge is set to air at 8pm this evening. It pits teams of modellers against each other to build working model railways for this brand

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BLOG: Three weeks to the Great Electric Train Show

Time flies and it barely seems like five minutes ago that we were packing up after the Great Electric Train Show in 2017 with Twelve Trees Junction after a marathon build. But, here we are, 12 months later and the

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BLOG: The train now arriving…

It may be somewhat overused, but the phrase ‘good things come to those who wait’ certainly rings true given my latest doorstep delivery. I’ve really been looking forward to Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 Bo-Bo electric arriving, as the

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BLOG: 30 minutes at Crewe

I’ve been making an effort to stop by the line side on my regular photography trips for the magazine lately. On August 15 I headed across country to Crewe for a photo shoot with the team from 45C (HM125) to

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BLOG: Numbers game

Scorching Summer weather and a recent holiday have meant that many of my modelling projects have been put to the back-burner for a while, although I have enjoyed a couple of therapeutic evenings recently, renumbering a few ‘OO’ gauge wagons.

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BLOG: 30 minutes at Didcot

Its not often I get the opportunity to stand by the line side these days, but earlier this week after visiting Pendon Museum for the official opening of the Bristol Line (you can read all about that in HM134, on

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BLOG: “The Show Now Approaching…”

With just a few days to go until the Great Central Railway’s (GCR) annual Model Event, attention in the Hornby Magazine office has turned to final preparations for our ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region exhibition layout, Twelve Trees Junction, and

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BLOG: Rails Emporium

Last Friday, May 11, we were headed north for the opening of Rails of Sheffield’s new Emporium which forms part of its retail premises on Chesterfield Road in Sheffield. Rails has been part of the model railway world since the

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BLOG: All in the name of research

Over the past few weeks I’ve been reminiscing on various rail visits when I was younger. Growing up near the South Coast, I usually headed for railway ‘hotspots’ nearby – perhaps Fratton, Eastleigh and Bournemouth – sometimes even Clapham Junction…

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