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Scenery top tips

Hornby Magazine presents its top tips and products to start your journey to a full scenic model railway.

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Hornby's first 100 years

In this centenary year, Hornby has planned an exciting range of releases to celebrate the rich history of model railways that have carried the Hornby name through the years. MARK CHIVERS looks back at some of the highlights from its first 100 years.

VIDEO: An interview with Simon Kohler

To mark Hornby's 100th anniversary we interview Simon Kohler to get his take on the 2020 range including the inspiration behind this year's models, his favourite items and more.

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Rail Centres: Eastleigh

Situated between Winchester and Southampton on the former LSWR mainline in Hampshire, Eastleigh was amongst the last places to see steam operation on the Southern Region. MARK CHIVERS looks back at this railway hotspot and highlights a selection of passenger and freight formations from the final decade of Southern steam.

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Narrow gauge sound

PAUL CHETTER explains how he fitted sound to ‘OO9’ narrow gauge model locomotives from Bachmann and Heljan revealing how a model’s basic design can greatly influence the ease with which this can be achieved.

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PCA weathering

Having looked at Presflos and Cemflos, TIM SHACKLETON turns to Blue Circle’s present-day fleet of PCAs, now operated by Freightliner in partnership with Lafarge.

VIDEO: The Hornby 2020 Range | Full review

Hornby celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they take a detailed look at what the manufacturer as to offer in its 2020 catalogue in this full video preview.

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Oxford ‘N7’ sound

The chunky lines of the Great Eastern ‘N7’ 0-6-2Ts are hard to resist. MIKE WILD completes his GER collection by installing sound in Oxford Rail’s new BR black model of Stratford allocated 69612.

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MODELLING THE WESTERN REGION

Recreating the Western Region in miniature calls for signature items. MIKE WILD offers 20 top tips to help you get the appearance of a 1948-1968 period layout right.

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ROCK CUTTINGS

Rugged rock cuttings can make for dramatic and impactful scenery. MIKE WILD shows how you can create realistic cutting sides in simple steps using Woodland Scenics products.