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Online features

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Hornby's APT in focus

Hornby has received the first engineering samples for its eagerly awaited all-new 'OO' gauge model of the APT tilting train. Mike Wild takes a closer look at the first samples in this special online feature with exclusive images from the Hornby Magazine studio.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

VIDEO: An interview with Simon Kohler

To mark Hornby's 100th anniversary we interview Simon Kohler to get his take on the 2020 range including the inspiration behind this year's models, his favourite items and more.