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Mike Wild

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

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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

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BLOG: Show season

Exhibitions are a big part of the model railway scene. During 2017 we will be attending five major events across the country spread from Birmingham to Glasgow – and not forgetting the Great Electric Train Show which is sponsored by Hornby

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Blog: The goods loop

It was great to sit back and relax a little after the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, but no sooner had I sat down I found myself itching to get back into layout building – again! Fortunately, there is a

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Blog: Farewell 2016

There are just two weeks left of 2016 and now is the time where tradition steps in so we reflect back on the past year. This year I was particularly keen that we got back into building layouts for the

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Blog: Countdown to Warley

As I type there are just seven short days to go until we will be heading to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to set up our stand for the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. And the layout that we

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Blog: Against the clock

Building layouts is an immensely enjoyable part of what I do here at Hornby Magazine HQ, but far from it being an everyday thing the builds have to fit in around busy production schedules to ensure that we still get

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Blog: An ‘N’ gauging story

  Four years ago we started a project layout in ‘N’ gauge. It was built for a supplement with HM60 to showcase Bachmann’s Scenecraft ‘N’ gauge building range and, just to make matters more interesting, the original layout was built in

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Blog: Western revival

Every year I fill the workshop with fresh timber, track, tools and more to start the construction of a new layout for the Hornby Magazine Yearbook. This has been an annual feature of my year since 2008 when we built

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Blog: Totally addicted to trains!

There is nothing better in this hobby for me than taking on a new layout build. Its what makes me tick. Ideas are always forming, changing and ultimately being turned out from the busy Hornby Magazine workshop. Since launching Hornby

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