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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: Research is 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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BLOG: Driver’s eye view

Its been an extremely busy couple of months in the Hornby Magazine office and workshop as we build up to the autumn period, but one by one projects are coming together. One of our big challenges outside of the daily

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BLOG: Counting down to the Great Electric Train Show…

The grand plan for Twelve Trees Junction’s rebirth is well underway and is making great strides towards completion ahead of the Great Electric Train Show on October 7/8. Even so, there is still a long list of jobs to be

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BLOG: Showtime (almost)

Summer is the time when the Hornby Magazine team goes into overdrive. Not only do we want to have a break from work, but we are also in the throws of producing the Hornby Magazine Yearbook, our 2018 DVD, the

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BLOG: The Naming Game

With Summer here (although not so you would notice), recent modelling opportunities have been limited to a few smaller detailing tasks such as renumbering and renaming my fleet of ‘OO’ gauge diesel locomotives. The Railway has long held a tradition

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