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.

Revolution Trains summer update

RevolutionTrains has updated progress on its in-development ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge projects, following a busy first half of the year.

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Bachmann modern era DBSOs

The Driving Brake Second Open (DBSO) coaches are a sought-after part of the Bachmann Mk 2F collection. MIKE WILD checks out one of the latest versions which models these push-pull coaches in their final form. Read our full review online first here.

More Mk 2b deco samples surface

Accurascale has received further decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 2b carriages for scrutiny by the company's project development team.

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Accurascale reveals all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 1 suburbans

The BR 57ft Mk 1 suburban carriages have been selected as Accurascale’s next passenger rolling stock project for ‘OO’ gauge. Hornby Magazine has the full story including exclusive video with the first running samples.

Dapol Deco Toplights

Dapol has received decorated bodyshell samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Toplight Mainline City carriages (HM178) for inspection by the company’s development team.

More LNER Dynamometer Cars planned

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a new batch of ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Dynamometer Cars.

Accurascale Mk 2b breaks cover in colour

The first factory decorated samples of the August 2021 announced BR Mk 2b carriages from Accurascale for ‘OO’ have been received. Take a look at the the West Coast Railways liveried TSO here.

IRM plans RPSI Mk 2b pack

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has added a special limited edition triple-pack of its forthcoming newly-tooled 4mm scale Mk 2b carriages in Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) colours to raise funds for the organisation.

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STEP BY STEP: Paint fading techniques

You can almost taste the tobacco smoke and touch the threadbare upholstery as TIM SHACKLETON evokes the unique character of carriage stock from a bygone age using simple weathering techniques to fade the paint on a series of Hornby Maunsell carriages.

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Enhancing Hornby’s Colletts

The quality of ready-to-run carriages is outstanding today, but can they be made even better and more realistic? MIKE WILD says yes, with simple painting and additions.