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VIDEO: A request from Accurascale

Accurascale is asking for suggestions as to what it should make next for 'O' gauge. Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild in the garden with a rake of Accurascale's first 7mm scale wagons - the HUO coal hopper in this new video.

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Building a Routemex signal in 'O'

A new range of two, three and four-aspect colour light signal kits has been introduced by Routemex for 'O' gauge. MIKE WILD explores how they are built.

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VIDEO: Ambleton Vale

In this video we visit Ray Taylor and Anna Bass' characterful 'N' gauge exhibition layout Ambleton Vale. Join us as we tour the branch line and its brilliant detail.

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VIDEO: Heaton Lodge Junction

Simon George's outstanding 200ft long 'O' gauge model of Heaton Lodge Junction features in the June 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine (HM156). Join us for a tour of this epic model railway as we meet the owner and showcase its latest development.

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Welcome to HM156

HELLO AND WELCOME to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine. As we completed HM155 we were expecting to continue with our plans for the Hornby Centenary special issue, but with the impact of coronavirus on the availability of magazines we have decided to postpone the celebratory issue until our October issue.

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HEATON LODGE JUNCTION

Billed as Britain’s Biggest Model Railway, this epic ‘O’ gauge layout of a famous junction is nearing completion. Builder SIMON GEORGE explains the creation of this 1980s scene. Photography, Mike Wild.

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One step beyond

To continue our celebration of Hornby’s 100th anniversary, TIM SHACKLETON looks to push detail further using quality aftermarket components and simple, easy-to-learn skills. Here he shows what you can do with a Hornby ‘8F’ and ‘Patriot’ to improve these under-rated Hornby ‘OO’ gauge locomotives.

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Spring meadows

Spring meadows small sections of meadow are a great way to cover bare baseboards. For this demonstration, a small corner of meadow is created. ANTHONY REEVES explains how.

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60 years of the Class 33s

Ranging far beyond their Southern Region home, the Class 33s were highly versatile machines and 2020 marks six decades since their introduction. MARK CHIVERS looks at their varied duties and shows how to model them in ‘OO’ gauge.

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LMS ‘8F’ 2-8-0

One of the most numerous and effective classes of locomotive ever built was Stanier’s heavy freight ‘8F’ 2-8-0 – which varied careers at home and abroad, EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.