VIDEO: Model railway news | May 23 2021

Join Richard Watson for the latest weekly news round up for KeyModelWorld and Hornby Magazine. In this video we cover the latest news stories for 'OO', 'N' and 'O' gauge as well as a reminder of our special Mk 1 celebratory features available online.

VIDEO: Mike and Mark talk Mk 1 carriages

MIKE WILD and MARK CHIVERS meet in the Hornby Magazine workshop to discuss the options available to the modeller for Mk 1 carriages as part of our celebration of the 70th anniversary of this iconic range of rolling stock.

VIDEO: Lionheart Trains BR Mk 1 carriages for 'O'

Join MIKE WILD in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he takes a closer look at the new Lionheart Trains 'O' gauge Mk 1 carriages on video and don't miss our full review in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168 - or online here at KeyModelWorld in the reviews section.

VIDEO: BR Mk 1 carriage tour

To celebrate 70 years of the British Railway's Mk 1 carriage fleet MARK CHIVERS takes a tour of one of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's preserved sets to show the differences between vehicle types.

BR Mk 1 at 70 Feature Premium

Mk 1 at 70: 'OO' gauge survey

British Rail's venerable Mk 1 corridor carriages have, not surprisingly, been popular with modellers throughout the decades, with examples available for 'OO' gauge in one form or another. MARK CHIVERS looks back at some of the model highlights and examines the current crop of BR Mk 1s for today's modellers. 

Mk 1 at 70: OO gauge EMUs Feature Premium

Mk 1 at 70: 'OO' gauge EMUs

The Southern Region's fleet of BR era Electric Multiple Units drew on the Mk 1 carriage design to create suburban and long distance electric trains with a familiar family appearance. MIKE WILD surveys the options for ready-to-run EMUs in the current market for 'OO'.

70 years of BR Mk 1 carriages Feature Premium

Mk 1 at 70: 'O' gauge survey

The BR Mk 1 carriage is a popular choice for 'O' gauge ready-to-run models. MIKE WILD surveys the current offerings from Ellis Clark Trains, Heljan and Lionheart Trains for 7mm scale modellers.

Mk 1 at 70: N gauge overview Feature Premium

Mk 1 at 70: 'N' gauge survey

The British Railways Mk 1 carriage design is well represented in 'N' gauge through the Graham Farish range, MIKE WILD looks over the options for corridor, non-corridor, parcels and multiple units off-the-shelf.

BR Mk 1 at 70 Feature Premium

British Railways Mk 1 carriages

Born out of necessity and constructed in a time of skill and material shortage the BR Mk 1 coach was one of the outstanding success stories of the nationalisation era. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back on its history.

VIDEO: Pete Waterman's new 'OO' layout

This summer, a three month exhibition will launch in Chester Cathedral and the centrepiece will be a mammoth 64ft long ‘OO’ gauge model of the West Coast Main Line built by Pete Waterman and his friends. MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON visited the build in its final phases of construction to find out more.