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Transfer request

Applying transfers to models isn’t always as easy as we’d like to think. TIM SHACKLETON explains proven ways of getting them on, getting them straight and getting them to stay put.

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The Essence of Swındon

Instant recognition was first on the list for MARK WILSON when he started designing this compact slice of the Great Western Railway’s famous works in Swindon. This is its story with exclusive video for subscribers. Photography, Richard Watson.

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SWINDON WORKS

Swindon was amongst the railway towns and cities established in the 19th century. Its works came to personify efficiency and quality, a reputation lasting well into the diesel era. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at this famous location and discovers how it came to occupy such an important pa rt in railway history.

VIDEO: A Fairlie good idea

EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: The Hornby Magazine team are building a new narrow gauge model railway. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they embark on a 'quick' project to model a Ffestiniog style narrow gauge layout inspired by the arrival of Bachmann's first ever ready-to-run 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T. Log in or sign up to KeyModelWorld to watch this 1hr long feature video first today!

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Staff Projects: Fairlie Ambitous

The arrival of Bachmann’s new ‘OO9’ Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T put MIKE WILD’S modelling mind into overdrive resulting in a new project entering the works with a Ffestiniog theme.

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VIDEO: A Fairlie good idea

EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: The Hornby Magazine team are building a new narrow gauge model railway. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they embark on a 'quick' project to model a Ffestiniog style narrow gauge layout inspired by the arrival of Bachmann's first ever ready-to-run 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T. Log in or sign up to KeyModelWorld to watch this 1hr long feature video first today!

VIDEO: Return of the ‘Clan’

Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they look over Hornby's latest release, the BR 'Clan' 4-6-2 Standard 6MT.

VIDEO: Accurascale 21ton minerals

Accurascale's all-new BR 21ton mineral coal wagons have arrived. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they put these new additions through their paces around the office test track layout Topley Dale.

VIDEO: Bachmann sound-fitted deluxe Class 47 demonstration

Bachmann's all-new 'OO' gauge Class 47 is arriving in the shops this autumn including a new feature laden sound-fitted deluxe version of each livery. Mike Wild and Richard Watson put the deluxe version through its paces with this comprehensive sound demonstration video.

VIDEO: Heljan autumn product update

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER VIDEO: Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop for an exclusive KeyModelWorld interview with Heljan's Ben Jones as he shows the latest samples from the manufacturer for OO and O gauge. Sign in or sign up now to watch the full in-depth video now.

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TRAINSPORTER STORAGE SOLUTIONS

If you are looking for a durable container to store or transport locomotives and rolling stock to/from exhibitions, Trainsporters’ collection of stock boxes for ‘OO’ and ‘O’ may have the solution.

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DCC Concepts servicing cradles

DCC Concepts’ new range of servicing cradles are designed with the ‘OO’ gauge modeller in mind. The range comprises hard foam cradles 240mm, 340mm, 440mm and 540mm long.

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Deltics at King’s Cross jigsaw

If you are looking for a gift that will last beyond Christmas, then this 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle from James Green featuring iconic motive power from the East Coast Main Line (ECML) may just be the answer.

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WCML Locomotive Haulage

This latest book from Key Publishing looks in some depth at locomotive hauled trains on the West Coast Main Line (WCML).

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Modelling BR Parcels and Mail Trains

New from Key Publishing is this latest volume in the Modeller’s Guide series, detailing how to model British Rail parcels and mail trains.