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South Yorkshire is the setting for CHRIS MATTHEWS’ compact 'OO' gauge exhibition layout, depicting a set of British Steel exchange sidings in the 1970s. Read the full feature here with extra unseen images!

Hornby 87 receives ‘Executive’ makeover

Hornby‘s ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 electric is set to gain a new identity this autumn finished as 87009 City of Birmingham in InterCity Executive livery (R30031), as carried by the prototype in the 1980s.

Bottom Works Sidings - Woodhead in the 1970s

Bottom Works Sidings is set in the heart of the South Yorkshire coalfield, just south of Barnsley, on a cold January morning in 1973, and recreates a small set of exchange sidings that function as a secondary entrance into a steelworks. See it at the 2022 Great Electric Train Show.

Beckwick - a Southern electric terminus in 'OO'

Beckwick Town is a fictitious location situated in Southern England, some forty miles from London. It is modelled in 'OO' gauge by the Beckenham and West Wickham Model Railway Club.

Heljan adds more 86s

Heljan has confirmed details of  a new batch of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 86 electrics.

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Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield Class 89 goes ahead

Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield have confirmed that the proposed 'OO’ gauge Class 89 is going to be produced for release in 2023.

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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.

Revolutionary Class 93 develops

Development of Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of the Stadler tri-mode Class 93 Bo-Bo is progressing well, with the manufacturer revealing the latest CAD drawings for the project.

NSE 86 for GM Collection

Gaugemaster has added another exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Heljan Class 86 to its GM Collection, as 86401 in Network SouthEast (NSE) livery.

Get set for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show

The 2022 Great Electric Train Show is going ahead on the weekend of October 8/9 2022 with a stella cast of inspirational model railways, trade stands, demonstrations and more.