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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: Hornby Magazine layout update 4: 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.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 07 with sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine Paul Chetter shows how to install digital sound in Heljan's compact 'OO' gauge model of the Class 07. In this video we showcase the finished model running on Topley Dale. See HM155 or sign up to KeyModelWorld to read the full sound installation guide.

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VIDEO: Static grass for beginners

Static grass can enhance the scenery on any model railway. In this exclusive online video we showcase the methods used by the Hornby Magazine team to create its exhibition layouts.

Miniature garden construction

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine, HM155 - May 2020, we illustrate how you can build a garden scene in 'OO' scale using readily available products. Here we present a full step by step guide together with a timelapse video of the diorama's construction.

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VIDEO: Airbrushing for beginners

An airbrush is a brilliant tool for painting and weathering. In this video we explain the basics to get you started.

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VIDEO: Ballasting for Beginners

In this exclusive online video feature we show you how to ballast your model railway for realism and detail using Woodland Scenics ballasts and simple techniques.

Hornby Magazine layout update 3: February 2020

Join Richard Watson and Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild as they go over the progress and new additions to the 'OO' and 'O' gauge test track layouts in the Hornby Magazine Workshop for February.

VIDEO: 'OO' gauge running session | Scottish Traction

Join us for a quiet morning running session at Topley Dale station as we change from the usual Midland Region steam traction to 1980s Scottish diesels on a mixture of passenger and freight workings.

VIDEO: Evening Star with ZIMO digital sound in ‘OO’

In the latest edition of Hornby Magazine HM154, Mike Wild looks at the Bachmann BR '9F' 2-10-0 and shows us how a twin speaker setup can be added together with stay alive and firebox flicker. Watch our video of the finished model here.

VIDEO: Hornby Port of London Peckett ‘W4’ for ‘OO’ gauge

Hornby have released another charming addition to the ever growing Peckett range with this Port of London Authority Peckett.