What Is Hornby Dublo ?

When people ask ‘What is Hornby Dublo’ the original models from the 60s and 70s are mentioned. Hornby Dublo was a range of model trains and railway accessories produced by the British company Meccano Ltd from 1938 to 1964. The name “Dublo” was derived from the fact that the range was built to a scale … Read more

What is Hornby DCC ?

Ever since model railways were introduced, with the exception of clockwork models to begin with, Hornby ho train sets and other brands have always been electronically controlled via 12 volts DC (direct current). Whilst this is great and a lot of fun, there have always been obvious limitations with DC controlled model trains. Before we … Read more

What is Hornby TT120 ?

Hornby TT120 (Table Top) models are a compact scale, not as small as N Gauge and not has big as OO gauge, but somewhere in the middle.  This scale has originated in the USA, but now widespread in Europe.  Hornby have just recently started developing TT120 models again and feel that this is a good … Read more

What is Hornby TTS ?

What is hornby tts

In this article I will explain what many people seem to be asking – what is Hornby TTS ? ‘Twin Track Sound’ (TTS) is basically an 8 Pin decoder chip that has two sound channels which will enable specific sounds to be played at the same time, for example:- Realistic Chuffing Sounds Engine Revolutions Whistles … Read more

Hornby Azuma Review | Bi-Mode Class 800/1


The Hornby Azuma promises to be an exiting addition to any model railway layout.  These new types of Hornby models showcase incredible design and detail. On March 18th 2016, the first Class 800/1 then branded Virgin Trains East Coast ‘Azuma’ was released.  Since then, the Azuma has been a regular sight operating along the east … Read more

What is The Best Baseboard for a Model Railway ?

When building a model railway, whatever the gauge, one of the most important steps is to choose the right surface to build your layout on. There are many types of wood you can lay your track on, and choosing the correct type of surface to lay your track on is critical to the successful running … Read more