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Coniston Lake

Taking a beautiful location and giving it a railway, MIKE POWELL set this Lake District scene in the 1960s, with steam firmly in charge. Photography, Mike Wild.

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OAK ROAD

Sweeping curves and scale length HSTs are amongst the highlights of MIKE BUICK’S inspirational ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout. Here he tells the full story of its creation and explains how it is supporting the Meningitis Now charity. Photography, Richard Watson.

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RULE ‘BRITANNA’

The ‘Britannia’ 4-6-2s were the largest fleet of ‘Pacifics’ in the BR Standard series. MIKE WILD installs a Doehler & Haass 8-pin decoder loaded with Locoman Sounds’ new ‘Britannia’ sound file in the Hornby ‘OO’ gauge model with the addition of extra lighting functions.

VIDEO: Bachmann 2-HAP EMU for 'OO'

Bachmann's new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 414 2-HAP EMU arrived in the Hornby Magazine office for review and you read our full verdict in the November 2020 issue (HM161). Join us here to see the sample in action on our test track.

VIDEO: Cavalex Models BBA

Cavalex Models has released its second 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model - the BBA steel flat. Watch a selection of samples in action on our test track here and read the full review in HM161 - on sale now.

VIDEO: IRM 42ft container flats

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we feature Irish Railways Model's new 42ft container flats for 'OO' gauge in the reviews. Join us here to see a selection of wagons in action on the Hornby Magazine test track running behind a Murphy Models 071.

VIDEO: Isinglass Model's 'Quad-Art' carriages

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to build Isinglass Models LNER all-third 'Quad-Art' articulated carriages for 'OO'. Join Mike Wild in this video to watch them running on our test track.

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VIDEO: The Petrol Electric Autocar

Rails of Sheffield and the Electric Autocar Trust invited Hornby Magazine to join them at the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway to see the latest sample of the Rails/Heljan 'OO' gauge model and find out more about the real vehicle. Subscribers can watch the section on the Autocar from our YouTube Hornby Magazine Show here and view exclusive images of the model.

VIDEO: Bachmann Product Update

Bachmann's Richard Proudman joins Hornby Magazine for an update on the manufacturer's Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish and EFE Rail brands. Watch the video here.

VIDEO: Hatton's Project Genesis carriages

Hatton's has received the engineering samples of its new range of four and six-wheel carriages for 'OO' gauge. Join Mike Wild to see these coaches in more detail with photographs from our studio and a featured video showing them in action.

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VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Workshop tour

Join Hornby Magazine’s Mike Wild for a behind the scenes tour at our workshop and an exclusive first look at our latest layout project which is in development now!

VIDEO: Hattons Product Update

Dave Mylett and Dave Martin from Hattons Model Railways showcase the latest products and services updates being offered by the retailer. Find out more in this exclusive Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition video.

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VIDEO: Topley Dale Quarry

Topley Dale is developing again and in the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition YouTube video Mike Wild shows how he is building and developing the scenery. In this feature we show exclusive images of the build so far together with the section from the main video on Topley Dale for subscribers.

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VIDEO: Hornby's Class 91 first sample in action

Hornby has received the first engineering sample of its Class 91 Bo-Bo electric for 'OO' gauge. We took it for spin on our 'OO' gauge test track to showcase Hornby's work so far. Watch it here with Richard Watson.

VIDEO: Heljan product update

Heljan's Ben Jones joins Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild to catch up on the latest progress with 'OO', 'OO9' and 'O' gauge locomotive and rolling stock projects from the manufacturer.

VIDEO: Weathering a Class 37

Tim from the Scrap Line YouTube channel demonstrates his techniques for fading and weathering on a Bachmann 'OO' gauge Class 37/0. Join Tim here for his video guide.

VIDEO: DCC Concepts Product Update

Richard Brighton from DCC Concepts joins the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition to offer an update on the new range of Zen Black DCC decoders, new soldering products and more in this product update video.

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VIDEO: The North Cornwall Brewery

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Watch our video of Malcolm Briggs' new 'OO' gauge exhibition layout, the North Cornwall Brewery, exclusively on KeyModelWorld first ahead of its feature in the January 2020 issue of Hornby Magazine. Log in now to watch it at the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition.

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VIDEO: Hornby's 'W1' 4-6-4s in action

Hornby's 'W1' 4-6-4s have reached the decorated sample stage and we had the opportunity to showcase all FIVE - including a first look at the rebuilt version - running on Topley Dale. Join Mike and Richard in the Hornby Magazine workshop here to find out the full story on this impressive 2020 range product from Hornby.

VIDEO: Hornby Product Update with Simon Kohler

Hornby's Simon Kohler brings us up to date with the latest news from Hornby in this video interview. Plus don't miss our exclusive features on the 'W1', Class 91 and APT this weekend at the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition.

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VIDEO: Heaton Lodge Junction - Full Circle

Exclusive images of Simon George's epic 'O' gauge layout Heaton Lodge Junction join our 30 minute video from the latest YouTube Hornby Magazine Show offering subscribers the first chance to see pictures from our latest photoshoot for the Hornby Magazine Yearbook.

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VIDEO: Building and weathering quarry buildings

Walthers' New River Mining Company plastic kit forms the basis of Topley Dale's new quarry scene. In this guide Mike Wild shows what goes into building this impressively sized kit as well as demonstrating powder weathering techniques on video.

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VIDEO: Building Britain's Most Powerful Steam Locomotive

Darlington Locomotive Works is the stage for construction of a brand new main line certified Gresley 'P2' 2-8-2 by the P2 Steam Locomotive Company and its builders granted Hornby Magazine behind the scenes access. In this feature we present behind the scenes images from our YouTube video shoot, exclusively for subscribers, together with the section of the video about the 2-8-2.

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 40 with factory sound

Bachmann's latest Class 40 with factory sound has joined the fleet for Topley Dale. We showcase the ESU sound decoder created for the model in this video feature.

VIDEO: The Hornby Magazine Show | September 2020

Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild, Mark Chivers and Richard Watson as they bring us a Hornby Centenary Special. Richard visits Hornby's Margate offices, Mike brings you up to date with the latest news and we profile Railmen of Kent's superb Great Model Railway Challenge layouts from 2019. Watch it here!

VIDEO: EFE Rail Class 17 for 'N'

The Class 17 is proving to be a popular addition to the new EFE Rail brand from Bachmann. We put one of the new Type 1 Bo-Bo diesels through its paces on Barrenthorpe for this video feature.

VIDEO: Hornby's Captain Tom Moore Class 66

Hornby's limited edition model of GBRf Class 66 66731 Captain Tom Moore - A True British Inspiration has arrived (Cat No. R30069). The model has been produced by Hornby to raise funds for the NHS and all 3,500 have been sold. In total it raised £140,000 for the NHS through sales on Hornby's own website.

VIDEO: Centenary 'Smokey Joe'

Amongst Hornby's 2020 centenary items is its plucky Caledonian Railway 0-4-0ST which is best known for its appearance in the Hornby catalogue as 'Smokey Joe'.

VIDEO: EFE Rail 'J94' 0-6-0ST

EFE Rail has relaunched the Hunslet 'J94' 0-6-0ST for 'OO' gauge as part of the new Bachmann brand. Watch our video of the first release in action here with DCC sound installed.

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VIDEO: EFE Rail 'J94' sound installation

EFE Rail's first 'OO' gauge locomotive is the Hunslet 'J94' 0-6-0ST. In this online exclusive video we show how to install digital sound into the compact tank engine using a ZIMO chip and Rail Exclusive speaker.