Mike Wild

BLOG: Engineering train

Engineering stock has always caught my eye. The mixed formations, wagon names and assortment of vehicles make for interesting trains and a change from the revenue-earning stock which often features heavily on my layouts. I’ve been building up a ballast

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BLOG: Working signals

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM151, on sale from December 5 2019 – we feature Dapol’s new GWR lower quadrant signals for ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge. Like many I have been keen to get my hands on

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BLOG: Destination Spalding and Modern Image O Gauge

This weekend we are exhibiting close to home, as the Hornby Magazine team will be at the Spalding Model Railway Exhibition at Springfield’s Event Centre in Lincolnshire this weekend. We’ve been a sponsor of the Spalding Model Railway Club’s annual

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BLOG: The Great Electric Train Show

This time of year is the most exciting for the Hornby Magazine team for one simple reason – the Great Electric Train Show. We launched the show in 2013 at the British Motor Museum and it has gone from strength

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BLOG: Running season

It’s a couple of months since I last provided an update on the ‘O’ gauge garden railway project. As the sun is still shining I thought I’d take the opportunity to put together an round up of the latest progress

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BLOG: West Coast on show

This weekend (August 17/18 2019) we will be inside Hornby’s former factory in Margate setting up West Coast Cement for the Hornby Visitor Centre Open Weekend – and I’m really looking forward to it. For starters, it has been a

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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: 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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