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ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Get more of the latest content from the Hornby Magazine team including the first look at our new videos, exclusive premium features you can't find anywhere else and more. Check back regularly for new articles.

VIDEO: The Hornby Magazine Show

Available now is our monthly feature video from the Hornby Magazine team - the Hornby Magazine Show. This month this 50 minutes programme focuses on a full tour of our 'OO' gauge Southern Region layout Twelve Trees Junction, a visit to the Statfold Barn Railway and more.

VIDEO: Heljan revamped Class 37/0

Heljan has revamped its 2008 released 'O' gauge Class 37/0 for a new lease of life. Watch two of the releases in action on our 'O' gauge test track in this video feature.

VIDEO: HST takeover on Topley Dale

To mark the arrival of Hornby's new First and Last HST pack for 'OO' gauge, we staged a HST takeover on our test track Topley Dale to showcase the trains through the years.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Rannoch

Mark Chivers met up with Mark Darragh at Model Rail Scotland to give us the rundown of his layout Rannoch. Watch it here for free now!

VIDEO: Mike and Mark talk best layouts

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM158, August 2020 - we highlight what we think are 10 of the best layouts to feature in the magazine since issue. In this video Mike Wild and Mark Chivers catch up to talk about the process of choosing 'the ten' as well as some of those which didn't make the final list.

Heaton Lodge Junction river scene

Lukes Fellows of Geek Gaming Scenics joined Simon George to help move Britain's Biggest Model Railway forward by pouring a huge river scene with epoxy resin. In this video feature we share Lukes video of the process and how he and Simon did it.

Staff Projects: Topley Dale developments

Hornby Magazine's Topley Dale is making progress again with the first steps towards the construction of a new quarry scene. MIKE WILD rounds up the latest additions to the 'OO' gauge test track.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Layout Update 7

Hornby Magazine's latest monthly Layout Update video is here and it's our biggest yet! Join Mike, Mark and Richard to catch up with our latest modelling activities, news, features, new arrivals and more.

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VIDEO: Neely in action

Neely is the latest modern image layout to be launched by the Scunthorpe Modern Image Group. In this video we take a tour of this fascinating 'N' gauge layout which follows the trackplan from Ely in Cambridgeshire, nearly. PLUS we have exclusive images from the photoshoot.

VIDEO: Bachmann's Class 117 DMUs

Bachmann's new 'OO' gauge models of the Class 117s arrived in June. In this video we showcase these highly detailed new units in action on our test track with analogue control.

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VIDEO: Bachmann Class 117 sound installation

Following the arrival of Bachmann's new Class 117 DMUs we were keen to test the models abilities with a sound decoder installed. This video guide with MIKE WILD explains how it is done using a ZIMO MX645P22 decoder.

VIDEO: SLW Class 24s on Topley Dale

Sutton's Locomotive Works 'OO' gauge Class 24s staged a takeover on Hornby Magazine's Topley Dale in June. Join us now as we showcase 97201 and D5021 in action on era specific trains.

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VIDEO: SLW Class 24s in detail

In this exclusive KeyModelWorld video, MIKE WILD demonstrates the full suite of sounds on Sutton's Locomotive Works stunning 'OO' gauge Class 24s. Join us now for extra images and video which you can only watch here.

VIDEO: Hornby's new 'OO' gauge '61XX'

Hornby's new GWR '61XX' 2-6-2T arrived with retailers in June. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at our sample of 6145 in BR black for this latest video feature.

VIDEO: S Stock digital sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install DCC sound and lights into Bachmann's London Transport Museum S Stock. MIKE WILD showcases the finished result in this video using Legomanbiffo's latest ESU sound files.

VIDEO: Melton Mowbray (North)

We met with John Spence who gave us the rundown on his fantastic Leicestershire based layout which models the former Melton Mowbray (North) station in 'N' gauge. Watch it here.

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VIDEO: Class 37 sound for 'OO' gauge

In this online feature we show how to install digital sound into the Bachmann Class 37 using a ZIMO MX644D decoder and Rail Exclusive speaker. 

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Hornby Inter7City Mk 3s

EXCLUSIVE ONLINE REVIEW!
Read our verdict on Hornby's new Inter7City liveried sliding door Mk 3s here first and watch them running in full formation on our test track.

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VIDEO: Rails 'Terrier' sound installation guide

Join Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild as he shows us how to fit sound in the new Rails of Sheffield Terrier.

VIDEO: Locoman Sounds 'A3' ESU decoder

Locoman Sounds has created a brand new sound file for the LokSound platform capturing the sounds of Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman. We showcase the capabilities of the decoder in this video.

VIDEO: Hatton's Class A4 in 'O' gauge

Hatton's new Gresley 'A4' 4-6-2 is put through its paces on the Hornby Magazine 'O' gauge test track.

VIDEO: Hornby sliding door MK3's

Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild talks through Hornby's new range of Mk 3 sliding door carriages for 'OO' gauge in this latest video.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 33 for 'OO' gauge

Hornby Magazine puts the latest generation of 'OO' gauge Class 33 from Heljan through its paces in this latest video featuring 33030 in its unique EWS maroon and gold livery.

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VIDEO: Digikeijs coach lighting with Mark Chivers

Join Hornby Magazine's Mark Chivers as he demonstrates the Digikeijs controllable digital coach lighting which he has installed in a Hornby Mk1 coach for a full feature guide in HM157.

Barrenthorpe Shed 'BR Green' 'N' gauge running session

Barrenthorpe is Hornby Magazine's 'N' gauge exhibition layout. About to be refurbished ready for the next exhibition circuit, we dusted off some of our BR Green diesels to have a run on the layout, there may be a 'Duchess' in the mix too.

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Hornsey Broadway in 'EM' gauge

We join Richard Watson at Model Rail Scotland as he is given a tour around the superb 'EM' gauge layout Hornsey Broadway by operator Paul James.

Wolds Way in 'OO' gauge

Filmed at the Lincoln and District Model Railway Exhibition, Hornby Magazine’s Richard Watson talks to Matthew Upsall the man behind this impressive 1960’s ‘OO’ gauge layout, Wolds Way.