Online Exclusives

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: 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 50 with ZIMO sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install digital sound in the Heljan 'O' gauge Class 50. Join us in this video to see the finished model in action on Seven Mill Depot and our garden layout.

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VIDEO: HM156: Dapol 14XX sound installation

Join Hornby Magazine's Mike Wild as he shows how simple it is to install digital sound in Dapol's new 'O' gauge '14XX' 0-4-2T using its new PCB design.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | June 2020

Join the Hornby Magazine team for our fifth and extended monthly Layout Update feature video as we take you on a tour of three of our layouts, bring you up to date with the latest news, round up the arrivals and show what's in store for HM156.

VIDEO: Apethorn Junction at the Modern Image O Gauge show

​​​​​​​At the Modern Image O Gauge Show (MIOG) in Rawtenstall, Richard Watson captured the fantastic Apethorn Junction in action for Hornby Magazine as well as its breakdown crane rescue sequence for this double video feature.

VIDEO: Hyde Lane in 'O' gauge

Hyde Lane takes its inspiration from the Healey Mills shed and incorporates features from other depots and yards around the country. Join us for a video tour of the popular exhibition circuit diesel shed.

VIDEO: Seven Mill Depot running session

Join us for the latest Hornby Magazine running session as we call in at Seven Mill Depot - our recently completed 'O' gauge diesel depot.

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VIDEO: Immingham Depot

The operations in and around the busy port of Immingham are the focus for this impressive 'OO' gauge layout. Watch it in action here and read the full feature in HM155, May 2020 - on sale from April 2 2020.

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VIDEO: Cherry Orchard

Ron Bailes superb multi-gauge 7mm scale layout Cherry Orchard features in HM155, May 2020. Join us here to watch this brilliant layout in action on video.

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Heljan 'O' gauge 'Hymek' sound

In this exclusive online feature, MIKE WILD shows how a ZIMO digital sound decoder was installed into the latest version of Heljan's 'O' gauge 'Hymek' diesel-hydraulic.

VIDEO: Graham Farish Class 70 for 'N' gauge

Bachmann's new Colas Rail liveried Class 70 is put through its paces on the Hornby Magazine 'N' gauge test layout Barrenthorpe.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 35 Hymek for 'O'

Heljan has released a refreshed version of its 'O' gauge Class 35. We've added digital sound to the reissued Hymek, watch as we put the completed model through its paces.

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 121 for 'OO'

Bachmann's long-awaited Class 121 diesel railcar is pressed into service on Topley Dale as we put this new 'OO' gauge DMU through its paces.

VIDEO: Hornby BR liveried ‘Princess' for 'OO' gauge

Hornby's latest 'OO' gauge BR lined maroon Stanier 'Princess Royal' is put through its paces on the Hornby Magazine test track, Topley Dale.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | March 2020

Join the Hornby Magazine team of Mike, Mark and Richard for a tour of West Coast Cement, a visit to the Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition and more in the fourth of our Layout Update series.