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Mike Wild

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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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: 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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