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Christmas

It’s a time of joy, peace and merriment but what if you have a model train fanatic in your household – young or old? Here’s how to incorporate a little model railway action in your festivities.

Setting up my Christmas tree train

Christmas train set
I've finally gotten around to setting up my Christmas tree and am now starting on the Hornby train to go under it. [...]

Model Snowmen: how to make an oo gauge Snowman

model snowman
Want a snowman for your Christmas train set or Winter diorama? Don't have a meltdown making them. Chill out and and follow this simple guide to making your own [...]

If you had… Christmas 2020

Hornby Mallard
While on a recent train journey to Cornwall I came across a great idea for a bit of imaginative fun. [...]

Improve your Christmas train set with these 5 charming extras

scale model snow covered tree and snowman
If you have or are planning to have a Hornby OO scale model train running around tree or dinner table this Christmas, bring it to life with these delightful [...]

Hornby launches Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set

Hornby Christmas CocaCola Train Set
Christmas is coming as Hornby unveils a Coca-Cola Christmas train set. [...]

How to make a Christmas scene

how to make a christmas diorama model with a train
'Tis the season to be jolly and what better to wake up to on Christmas morning than a snow-covered model railway display. How's how Santa makes his. [...]

Top marks to Märklin for this but where’s the Hornby version?

christmas train advert
Watching this you could be forgiven for thinking John Lewis have started selling model trains. [...]

The Best Train Themed Films and Tip Videos To Watch Over the 2020 Christmas Break

Classic Christmas TV: It's a Wonderful Life, Die Hard and Love Actually. They're my watch films during the holidays but if you have some more spare time [...]

Christmas Tree Train Sets: The Best Train Sets To Go Under Your Tree 2021

Hornby R6988 Christmas Wagon - 2020 Rolling Stock
Looking to make your child's Christmas morning extra special? It can't get better than a train trundling its way around your Christmas tree or as a present to [...]

Train Books For Children This Christmas: 2020

The Polar Express
If you know or have a train obsessed child, these delightful train books for children are just the thing for a bit of Christmas bedtime story reading. [...]
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