Carriages

Carriages are the public face of the railway and through the years their development has taken them from four-wheel open wagons to sophisticated modern coaches and everything in between. From 1820s four-wheelers to Pullman cars, Gresley teaks, BR Mk 1s and the latest Mk 5 stock we have the full story of model railway carriages here including modelling guides, reviews and news of the next releases.

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‘OO9’ Gloucester bogie coach arrives

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann’s eagerly-awaited newly-tooled ‘OO9’ Ashover Light Railway Gloucester bogie coach arrived in the Hornby Magazine office during December.

BEN CHURCH
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REVEALED: Hornby 2024 'OO' gauge range launches

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby's all-new 70th catalogue has been revealed today with the headline act being an all-new model of Locomotion No. 1 for 'OO' gauge. Read our full news coverage of the Hornby 2024 range release here.

MARK CHIVERS
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Rapido Wisbech & Upwell Bogie Tramcars

BEN CHURCH

Modellers of the Wisbech & Upwell Tramway will be pleased that Rapido Trains’ ‘OO’ gauge models of these characterful vehicles are with retailers now, the first time they have ever been modelled in ready-to-run form.

BEN CHURCH
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GWR Toplight City Coaches

MARK CHIVERS

These distinctive Great Western Railway coaches have now been produced by Dapol. MARK CHIVERS assesses whether the Toplights deserve top marks.

MARK CHIVERS
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Ffestiniog ‘Bug Boxes’

MARK CHIVERS

New from Peco are these‘OO9’ narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway ‘Bug Box’ coaches in Colonel Stephens livery.

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Heljan delivers Newton Chambers Car Carriers for ‘OO’

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge double-deck car carriers have arrived. MARK CHIVERS inspects these latest additions to the range.

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Ellis Clark Trains' Quad Art EPs

MARK CHIVERS

Ellis Clark Trains has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge articulated Quad Art carriages for evaluation by the development team.

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol ‘OO’ GWR Toplight coaches in production

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has received decorated production samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled 'OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Toplight Mainline City carriages.

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol GWR Autocoach develops

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has received a fully working Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Autocoach for evaluation.

MARK CHIVERS

Genesis batch II edges closer

MARK CHIVERS

Hattons’ development team has received decorated samples of its next batch of Hattons Originals ‘OO’ gauge four- and six-wheel coaches.

MARK CHIVERS