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Mike Wild

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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BLOG: 30 minutes at Didcot

Its not often I get the opportunity to stand by the line side these days, but earlier this week after visiting Pendon Museum for the official opening of the Bristol Line (you can read all about that in HM134, on

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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: ‘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: 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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