Bachmann

Bachmann Europe is the British based arm of America's Bachmann Trains. The Bachmann Europe portfolio creates ready-to-run locomotives and rolling stock for 'OO' gauge, 'OO9' gauge and 'N' gauge as well as accessories and figures for 'OO', 'N', 'OO9', 'O', 16mm scale and G scale. Its range includes Bachmann Branchline for 'OO', Graham Farish for 'N' gauge, Scenecraft for buildings and accessories plus it is the UK distributor for model railway brand EFE Rail, Proses modelling tools, Woodland Scenics and Pocketbond Classix as well as the European distributor for Lilliput 'HO' and 'HOe' overseas models. Read our full collection of Bachmann news, features and reviews here.

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EFE motorised 1938 Tube stock

With a second variant of EFE Rail’s recently released 1:76 scale motorised 1938 London Underground tube stock on the cards, MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at the company’s sell-out first set.

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Are we getting a fair deal?

If you believe some of the comments online, railway modelling is too expensive and with poor quality models. TREVOR JONES looks at the REAL picture, based on his purchases in 2021.

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Hornby Magazine July 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM181, July 2022. Highlights of this issue include a full guide to repainting a Hornby 'West Country' as the Severn Valley Railway's Elizabeth II, Russell Pigott's superb Cley-on-Sea 'OO' gauge home layout, the latest model reviews, step by step modelling guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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Farewell to the ‘Bubbles’ Class 121 and 122 DMUs

On May 19 2017, the final examples of British Railway’s famous ‘bubble cars’ were withdrawn from mainline service after a remarkable career spanning 57 years, during which time they have gone through many modifications and changes to their duties. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES reflects on the story of the Class 121 and 122 DMUs.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode three

In Episode 3 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue on their journey of building a brand new model railway in 'OO' gauge. This time focusing on all things scenery from track weathering to expanding foam and the fine details. Watch Episode 3 here to see how we tackle the scenics.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode two

In Episode 2 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue development of our brand new model railway layout. This time the team are focusing on all things track, from laying Peco's bullhead flexible track to wiring and baseboard joints. Watch Episode 2 here to see how we get trains running.

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Hornby Magazine June 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM180, June 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts headlined by Tony Wright's outstanding Little Bytham, full reviews of the Accurascale Class 55 'Deltic' and Hornby Class 91 for 'OO' gauge, step by step modelling guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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Colourful Class 90s lead Bachmann Summer 2022 announcements

Bachmann has revealed its latest Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish, Scenecraft and Narrow Gauge products for summer 2022 in its latest British Railway Announcements. Watch the launch video from Bachmann here.

Exclusive Kernow ‘08’ for ‘N’

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has selected GWR’s Class 08 08645 St Piran with distinctive Kernow flag livery as its next exclusive limited edition 'N' gauge model.

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Hornby Magazine May 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM179, May 2022. Highlights of this issue include three stunning feature layouts, full reviews of the Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for 'OO', Accurascale HAAs for 'OO' and Dapol Class 121 for 'O' gauge, step by step modelling guides and more. This issue also contains our annual New Model Guide for 2022 covering all planned new locomotive and rolling stock models for 'OO', 'N', 'O', 'OO9' and 'O-16.5' gauges. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.