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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: 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: The train now arriving…

It may be somewhat overused, but the phrase ‘good things come to those who wait’ certainly rings true given my latest doorstep delivery. I’ve really been looking forward to Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 Bo-Bo electric arriving, as 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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