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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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BLOG: The Naming Game

With Summer here (although not so you would notice), recent modelling opportunities have been limited to a few smaller detailing tasks such as renumbering and renaming my fleet of ‘OO’ gauge diesel locomotives. The Railway has long held a tradition

Posted in Blogs, Mark Chivers

BLOG: Revival plan

The latest issue of Hornby Magazine has bumped the revival of Twelve Trees Junction back into focus as we brought part of it out of storage to create a handful of images for the Southern Region special (HM122 – on

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BLOG: The Great Central Model Event

The dust is just settling on a brilliant weekend of railway activity at the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire which hosted its annual Model Event over the weekend of June 16-18. Hornby Magazine was there for fourth year running, having

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BLOG: Rocks by Rail

When the opportunity presents itself, I love nothing better than discovering new places to visit on my doorstep. Last weekend, a pleasant sunny afternoon family drive through country lanes in Rutland offered just that and took me past a former

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BLOG: Next generation

Its hard to ignore the impending arrival of Hitachi’s new Class 800 Intercity Express Project (IEP) units on the main line railway. Their introduction has had a high profile from start to finish and their actual introduction to service on

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BLOG: On board the dynamometer car

As you may have gathered, I’m naturally inquisitive when it comes to the hobby and love the opportunity to see behind the scenes of the prototype railway, whether it’s inside a signalbox, locomotive depot or, most recently, the interior of

Posted in Blogs, Mark Chivers

BLOG: From the archive

One of the great pleasures of editing Hornby Magazine is my role as photographer. Loading up the car with lights, stands, tripods, cameras and often a sheet of foamboard or two is always the start of a great day out and a

Posted in Blogs, Mike Wild

BLOG: Best laid plans…

Occasionally, modelling projects don’t always go according to plan… Take my recent experience while changing a diesel locomotive bodyshell, as an example. What should have been a simple task resulted in three locomotives being stripped down for repair! Following a recent

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BLOG: Multi-sound decoder

Digital Sound continues to grow with high end decoders gaining new and better features and new comers to the market too. Hornby’s Twin Track Sound system has been very well received at the budget end of the scale and this year

Posted in Blogs, Mike Wild


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