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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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BLOG: ‘O’ gauge progress

The Hornby Magazine ‘O’ gauge test track has taken a back seat from the limelight lately, but that doesn’t mean it hasnt’ been worked on – its just that Topley Dale has been taking centre stage. Alongside the regeneration of

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BLOG: Twelve Trees in the South

Over the weekend of March 10/11 we took Twelve Trees Junction to its native home land – the Southern Region of British Railways – when it was exhibited at the Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition. Held at Aldworth Science College close

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BLOG: Field trips are key

Field trips are a great way to gather information on the full-size railway and a recent journey to the West Country provided the opportunity to do just that and sample a run on Great Western Railway’s (GWR) soon-to-change High Speed

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BLOG: Nuremberg 2018

The Nuremberg International Toy Fair is a highlight on the annual Toy Fair circuit and is hailed as the biggest of its kind in the world. This year was the first time that I had attended the event which took

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BLOG: 4-SUB revival

Regular readers of Hornby Magazine will have seen in the latest Staff Projects section that I have been working restoring a trio of kit built Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) to enter service on Twelve Trees Junction. All were originally built

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BLOG: Seven day countdown

Twelve Trees Junction has occupied our layout construction focus fully over the past few months and following on from its first appearance in its new format at the Great Electric Train Show on October 7/8 we’ve been busily working away

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BLOG: Two transitions – one weekend

Next weekend (November 11/12), Hornby Magazine will be attending the Spalding Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition at the Springfields Event Centre along with our ‘OO’ gauge BR Western Region exhibition layout Grosvenor Square. This will be the layout’s third outing

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