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BLOG: Large scale ballasting

My recent posts here on the Hornby Magazine website have revolved around my ‘O’ gauge projects, and this one is no different. Regular followers of our layout builds (and videos) will know that the ‘O’ gauge test track has been

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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: 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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