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Mike Wild

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: 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: Wonderful Warley

I’m breathing a huge sigh of relief as I type as our brand new ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, West Coast Cement, which is debuting at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend (November 24/25 2018) is now complete, packed

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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: 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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