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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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BLOG: Great Central weekend

It doesn’t seem that long since we were packing Twelve Trees Junction up at the Great Central Railway Model Event in June 2018, but 12 months later and we’ve just finished setting up Grosvenor Square at the show ready for

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BLOG: The Lure of the West

There’s something magical about heading for the West Country. Maybe it’s the stunning scenery, the rugged coastline, clotted cream teas, Cornish pasties fresh from the oven – or perhaps it’s the prospect of a behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s westerly Traction

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BLOG: Project O update

I’ve been spreading my modelling activities between a trio of projects lately. Regular readers will have seen the Staff Projects in HM143 (May 2019) showed a little glimpse of my outdoor ‘O’ gauge project while the latest issue (HM144, June

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BLOG: Grosvenor at Basingstoke

On March 9/10 the Hornby Magazine team exhibited its Western Region ‘OO’ gauge layout Grosvenor Square at the Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition. For this blog post I’m going to take you on a video guided tour of the layout highlighting

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BLOG: Micro layouts under construction

February saw our workshop in overdrive as Mark and I took on construction of not one but four micro layouts for the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM142, April 2019, on sale from March 7 2019. The premise was

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BLOG: HM workshop tour

For this blog post I thought I’d do something different and take you on a video tour of the Hornby Magazine workshop. As always we are busy behind the scenes working on a series of micro layouts for the April

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BLOG: Winter Plans

I love this time of year. I know that may sound a little odd considering the heavy frosts we have had lately, but let me explain. The cold wintry weather means I can justify spending a few extra hours in

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BLOG: 11 minutes at King’s Cross

On Monday we made the trip to London for the annual Bachmann catalogue launch – which you can read about on the News pages of our website and also in more detail in HM141, March 2019, on sale from February

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BLOG: Last Minute Preparation

So, the dust has settled on another year of exhibition appearances, following outings for Grosvenor Square, Twelve Trees Junction and West Coast Cement – Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layouts. West Coast Cement is our most recent layout build, which

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