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Book Review - "The Hornby Book Of Trains: The First One Hundred Years"

Book Review - "The Hornby Book Of Trains: The First One Hundred Years"

By Hearns Hobbies October 13, 2020 | Book Centenary Hearns Hobbies Hearns Hobbies Trains hearnshobbies Hornby Model Rail Model Railroad Model Railways Model Train Trains

BOOK REVIEW -"THE HORNBY BOOK OF TRAINS: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS" 2020 marks the centenary year of Hornby, a truly iconic brand and one of the most popular and beloved model railway manufacturers in the world. To celebrate their 100th birthday this year Hornby introduced plenty of fantastic products,...

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Beginners guide to Magnetic Uncoupling

Beginners guide to Magnetic Uncoupling

By Hearns Hobbies September 21, 2020 | Australia Couplers Hearns Hobbies Hearns Hobbies Model Railways Hearns Hobbies Trains hearnshobbies HearnsHowTo HO Scale Hobbies KADEE Learning Magnetic Melbourne Model Rail Model Railroad Model Railways Model Train Model Trains OO Scale

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MAGNETIC UNCOUPLING   Hands-free operation can really add to the immersion and fun of operating your model railway. Magnetic uncoupling is a simple way to allow for a hands-free coupling experience on your layout. We are going to look at some clever products by Kadee that are...

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An Introduction to DCC For Your Model Railway

By Jimmy Optional October 19, 2016 |

Introduction:  Digital Command Control (DCC) gives you many benefits over (DC) analogue control. You can individually control several locomotives at the same time, operate headlights, operate sounds (if the loco has a sound decoder fitted) and even control points, signals and other accessories on your layout if you wish. Jumping...

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Changing OO Scale Couplers to Kadee Knuckle Couplers

By Jimmy Optional October 14, 2016 |

A common question we get asked is "Can you change standard OO couplers to Kadee knuckle couplers?". It can be done on newer OO scale locomotives & rolling stock with a few exceptions. Pre NEM stock can't be converted as easily and requires a certain amount of DIY modification to change the couplings....

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An Introduction to OO Scale Narrow Gauge Modelling

An Introduction to OO Scale Narrow Gauge Modelling

By Jimmy Optional September 20, 2016 |

An Introduction to OO Scale Narrow Gauge Modelling Narrow gauge modelling has been around for almost as long as standard gauge. Due to a lack of ready to run models, narrow gauge was only possible for those who had the time, patience and skill to scratch build their own models....

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