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VIDEO: Rocket double bill

Hornby's new standard edition Rocket train pack (R3810) is here. We take a closer look and showcase it running side by side with Hornby's Centenary edition pack (R3809) on our office test track in this video feature.

VIDEO: Peco 'Bug Box' carriages for 'OO9'

Peco has released the first of its new collection of 'OO9' narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway 'Bug Box' carriages. Watch them in action on our 'OO9' terminus layout, Wardle Bay, here in our latest video.

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’Q6’ SOUND

Eight-coupled freight engines were hard working locomotives and Locoman Sounds has set out to recreate that effect with its Doehler & Haass sound file for the Raven ‘Q6’ 0-8-0. MIKE WILD shows how it can be installed in the Hornby model with extra features.

VIDEO: Locoman Sound's 'Q6' D&H sound

In the September 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine, HM159, we show how to install Locoman Sounds Doehler & Haass 8-pin sound chip into the Hornby 'Q6' 0-8-0 and add lights and firebox flicker. Watch the video of the finished model here.

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Twelve Trees Junction: THE TRAINS

Hornby Magazine’s busy Southern Region junction layout hasn’t been out on show for almost two years, but there have been plenty of new additions to its roster. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the locomotives and rolling stock which allow Twelve Trees Junction to reflect the final decade of steam on the Southern. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Hard rock from the Mendips

Some of the longest and heaviest trains on the UK network originate in the Mendip Hills of North Somerset, and provide materials for many of the country’s biggest construction projects. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at this traffic, which has grown tremendously over the years.

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Staff Projects: Polarity switching

In the final part of his three-part garden railway series, MIKE WILD explains how he overcame a complex return loop situation while discovering even greater flexibility could be introduced with a new piece of trackwork and Digital Command Control electronics.

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Staff Projects: Professional paint job

Hornby Magazine’s Associate Editor RICHARD WATSON took the opportunity to have his ModelU 3D printed figures professionally painted by Claudia Everett.

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British Railways Southern Region

Bulleid ‘Pacifics’ racing third-rail Electric Multiple Units might be many people’s vision of the Southern Railway, but as GRAHAM MUSPRATT explains, from bucolic branch lines to archaic tank engines, there was much more to this famous company.

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Southern motive power survey

BR Southern Region’s territory was far-reaching and its motive power and rolling stock were diverse from steam, diesel, electric and electro-diesel locomotives to Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) and Electric Multiple Units (EMU). We round up all the current and forthcoming ready-to-run Southern Region motive power across ‘OO’, ‘N’ and ‘O’.