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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: Two transitions – one weekend

Next weekend (November 11/12), Hornby Magazine will be attending the Spalding Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition at the Springfields Event Centre along with our ‘OO’ gauge BR Western Region exhibition layout Grosvenor Square. This will be the layout’s third outing

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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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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

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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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