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Miniature garden construction

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine, HM155 - May 2020, we illustrate how you can build a garden scene in 'OO' scale using readily available products. Here we present a full step by step guide together with a timelapse video of the diorama's construction.

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PAST PRESENT FUTURE

With 2020 marking a significant anniversary in Hornby Hobbies’ history, Marketing and Product Development Director, Simon Kohler, talks with MARK CHIVERS about the company, past, present and future.

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Evening Star digital sound

The BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0s were one of the most impressive of the Riddles Standard designs and the last was built in March 1960 - 92220 Evening Star. MIKE WILD looks to the Bachmann model and shows how a twin speaker setup can be added together with stay alive and firebox flicker.

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Freightliner’s green machines

Having covered first-generation BR diesels last month, TIM SHACKLETON moves forward in time to point camera and airbrush at Freightliner’s sizeable fleet of EMD Class 66s.

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Weathering BR green diesels

TIM SHACKLETON discusses the whys and wherefores of how first-generation diesels got themselves into such a state - and how to replicate this in miniature.

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Bachmann 'J72' 0-6-0T sound installation

Bachmann’s recently released, newly designed ‘J72’ 0-6-0T model reveals its advanced internal features to PAUL CHETTER as he installs sound and stay alive capacitors.

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Planning a model railway

Building your first model railway calls for a little planning and understanding before you get underway. We highlight the most important considerations from choosing a scale through to finding a location to build your first railway to get your project underway.

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BASEBOARDS made simple

Baseboards don’t have to be difficult or complex. We explain three ways to create a solid foundation for your model railway covering DIY, kit and readyassembled boards.

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ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Every model railway needs track. We offer our top tips for laying track so that you can build a smooth running layout which will work reliably on every use.

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POWER & CONTROL Analogue vs Digital

Choosing the right type of control system for your layout from the start will set you on the right track for the future. We explain the key differences between analogue and digital control for model railways.