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Making the Making Tracks World Record

On April 27 2024 Pete Waterman and the Railnuts became official Guinness World Records holders for Making Tracks: The Final Frontier as the world's Largest Portable Model Railway. MIKE WILD reveals how it all came together.

More Class 88 deco samples arrive

Rails of Sheffield has received further decorated samples of its all-new exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Class 88 electro-diesel locomotives commissioned from Dapol.

Colour for Rails exclusive Class 88

Decorated samples of Rails of Sheffield’s exclusive Dapol-produced ‘OO’ gauge Class 88 have arrived for inspection.

WIN! A Bachmann sound-fitted DB Cargo Class 90 electric, worth £330.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win a Bachmann Collectors Club exclusive ‘OO’ gauge sound-fitted Class 90 Bo-Bo electric in DB Cargo red, worth £330. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on May 25 2024.

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REALITY CHECK: Southern Railway CC1 ‘Booster’

To power goods trains on its electric network, the Southern Railway built one of the most innovative and unusual locomotive designs ever to appear on our railways. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the history of the Class 70, otherwise known as the ‘Booster’.

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EFE Rail’s Southern Electric ‘Boosters’

The 1940s Southern Railway ‘Booster’ electric locomotives are the subject of an all-new tooling from EFE Rail for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.

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Hornby Magazine – Top 200 Models

With hundreds of models reviewed over the past 200 issues, MARK CHIVERS reveals the very best 200, and the team's personal highlights since 2007.

FIRST LOOK: EFE Rail SR Booster Co-Co electrics for OO gauge

The all-new EFE Rail model of the SR Booster Co-Co electrics has arrived with retailers. We met with product development manager Graham Muspratt to find out more about these fascinating early electrics.

Exclusive ‘OO’ 86/4 for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Class 86/4 AC electric from Heljan, finished as 86402 in BR blue (Cat No. 8649).

Dapol launches Class 87 for ‘N’

Dapol has announced plans for an all-new ‘N’ gauge BR Class 87 Bo-Bo electric locomotive.