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VIDEO: Bachmann ‘9F’ with ZIMO sound

March marks 60 years since BR’s last-built steam locomotive was completed at Swindon Works. To mark the occasion we installed digital sound, stay alive and firebox flicker into the Bachmann model for a full feature in HM154 while Railway Realism

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VIDEO: Bachmann ‘J72’ 0-6-0T with ZIMO sound and stay alive

In the March issue of Hornby Magazine Paul Chetter installs digital sound and ‘stay alive’ in this ‘OO’ gauge Bachmann J72 0-6-0T locomotive. We then put the locomotive through its paces on the ‘OO’ gauge test layout Topley Dale to

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VIDEO: Locoman Sounds ‘Black Five’ sound decoder

Locoman Sounds has produced a brand-new sound file for the Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 for Doehler & Haass chips. We review this new decoder sound file in HM152 – February 2020, on sale from January 8 – and showcase it

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VIDEO: Dapol GWR ’14XX’ 0-4-2T for ‘O’ gauge

Dapol’s new ‘O’ gauge GWR ’14XX’ 0-4-2T is due to arrive in the shops during November. Dapol kindly allowed us to put the model through its paces for a full review in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM150,

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VIDEO: Ruston 48DS sound taster

Hornby’s Ruston 48DS is reviewed in full in the next issue of Hornby Magazine and Paul Chetter will be showing how to install sound in the tiny four-wheel diesel shunter. Here’s a little taster of what is to come… HM150

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SEPTEMBER ISSUE OUT NOW!

The latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM147, September 2019 – goes on sale from today, August 1 2019. Featuring 164 pages of modelling content including the latest news, model reviews, feature layouts, step by step guides and an exclusive

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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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VIDEO: Hornby ’72XX’ 2-8-2T with Zimo sound

In the digital control feature in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine, we show how to install a Zimo decoder, speaker and stay alive into the Hornby GWR ’72XX’ 2-8-2T in simple steps. Read the full feature in HM146 –

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VIDEO: Bachmann and ViTrains Class 37s with Zimo sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine, Mike Wild shows how he went about installing digital sound in Bachmann and ViTrains Class 37s with the minimum amount of modifications. Both use Zimo decoders – and MX644D in the Bachmann model

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UPDATE: TTS speaker selection

Following further advice from specialists in the digital sound field, it has been brought to our attention that the Zimo twin driver LS40x22 speaker should not be used with the Hornby Twin Track Sound decoder as it only a 4ohm

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