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VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode three

In Episode 3 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue on their journey of building a brand new model railway in 'OO' gauge. This time focusing on all things scenery from track weathering to expanding foam and the fine details. Watch Episode 3 here to see how we tackle the scenics.

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HORNBY'S ALL-NEW CLASS 91 for 'OO'

The Crewe-built Class 91 Bo-Bo AC electrics have been a daily part of the East Coast Main Line scene since 1988, and they are still in front line service today. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a brand-new model for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more.

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Perennial Appeal - living with a garden railway

With Spring officially here, TREVOR JONES takes stock of his outdoor Great Wakering, Flackwell Heath and Whitefield ‘OO’ gauge garden railway, paying particular attention to the recently improved harbour scene.

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Dawlish Warren - Devon in 'N' gauge

With just a hint of sea wall, red sandstone cliffs and a four-track section of main line, CHRIS MORRIS explains how he set out to model one of Devon’s most popular holiday locations in ‘N’ gauge.

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Accurascale’s 'OO' gauge ‘Deltic' debut

The legendary Class 55 ‘Deltic’ is Accurascale’s first ready-to-run powered model for ‘OO’ gauge – and what a model it is. MIKE WILD brings you the full story on what could be the definitive ‘Deltic’.

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Little Bytham - the East Coast Main Line in 'OO'

This long-lost East Coast Main Line outpost is the scene for TONY WRIGHT’S stunning 'OO' gauge layout, featuring 'Pacifics' hauling expresses at speed during steam's Indian Summer.

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Locoman ‘W1' sound installation guide

New sound projects for the Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 are available from Locoman Sounds to suit both the original high pressure and later rebuilt versions of this unique steam engine. MIKE WILD shows how to install Doehler & Haass decoders into Hornby’s ‘OO’ models with exclusive KeyModelWorld sound demonstration video.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode one

The Hornby Magazine team are at it again! Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they embark on a brand new model railway layout build. This time the team are recreating the Midlands based double-track Great Central Railway heritage steam line in 'OO' gauge in a brand new series, Building the Great Central Railway. Watch Episode 1 here for FREE from 8pm on Friday May 5 and sign up to KeyModelWorld to watch the rest of the series.

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Heljan’s heavy weight ‘Grid’ Class 56 for 'O' gauge

The 3,300hp Class 56s brought new power to Britain’s freight traffic and a distinctive engine note with their turbo charged Ruston Paxman engine. MIKE WILD inspects Heljan’s eagerly awaited first ready-to-run model of the Type 5 for ‘O’ gauge.

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Killer ‘20s’ renumbered, weathered and sound fitted

The Direct Rail Services-operated Class 20/3s offer an attractive and different locomotive for the modern railway scene. For his latest rolling stock project MIKE WILD decided to renumber, weather and sound fit a pair of the recent Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge models.

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Hornby revises its Gresley ‘A3’

The Gresley ‘A1’/‘A3’ 4-6-2s are a longstanding part of the Hornby range, but this year they have been upgraded with newly tooled components and firebox flicker. MIKE WILD checks out the first two arrivals.

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Old Oak Bridge - the 1980-1990s in 'OO' gauge

The 1990s atmosphere around Old Oak Common Depot was the inspiration for GARY PAYNE'S ‘OO' gauge home-based layout -a scene that has changed beyond all recognition today.

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Hornby’s rebuilt ‘W1’ 4-6-4s

We’ve seen the original condition model of Gresley’s unique 4-6-4 and now Hornby has delivered its enticing version of the rebuilt locomotive. MIKE WILD inspects the ‘W1’ with ‘A4’ style streamlined casing with video of the first models in action on our test track.

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Minerva’s diesel debut: the Class 14 'Teddy Bear'

Specialist ‘O’ gauge manufacturer Minerva Model Railways has produced its first ever ready-to-run diesel locomotive modelling the characterful but short-lived Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’. MIKE WILD finds out what this diesel-hydraulic has to offer.

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ACCURASCALE'S SUPER-DETAILED HYA HOPPERS

Coal, biomass and aggregates hoppers from the HYA and IIA wagons fleets are arriving from Accurascale offering a new choice of modern freight wagon. MIKE WILD explores their value with brand-new video and exclusive online only images.

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Hornby Sentinel Sound installation

PAUL CHETTER describes how to add an invisible sound installation to Hornby’s diminutive Sentinel industrial locomotive.

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Hornby Farewell tour HST

Hornby is bidding farewell to its outgoing HST tooling in style with this power car pack to model the LNER ‘Lets Go Round Again’ tour which took place over four days in December 2019.

VIDEO: Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train Tour

Join Hornby Magazine’s Mark Chivers for a tour of the last surviving Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train (APT) at Crewe Heritage Centre to celebrate the arrival of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge model.

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Modelling Bewdley station with 3D printing

Having selected a suitable subject, TRISTRAM NEAL outlines how he used modern printing techniques to create a bespoke station building, based on a well-known Severn Valley Railway prototype at Bewdley in this detailed step by step modelling guide.

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Installing ESU sound in the Bachmann Class 66

Bachmann's Class 66 is a simple locomotive to upgrade to digital sound. In this KeyModelWorld exclusive feature MIKE WILD installs an ESU 21-pin decoder with Legomanbiffo's high performance sound together with a powerful speaker and stay alive into the 'OO' gauge model. Read the full guide here and watch our sound demonstration video.

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HORNBY GOES FULL TILT WITH ITS APT

Hornby’s centenary year catalogue came with the enticing prospect of a brand-new model of the famous Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train and now it is here. MIKE WILD leans in to find out more with brand-new video from the Hornby Magazine Workshop.

FIRST LOOK: Accurascale's 'OO' Class 55 'Deltics'

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO! Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson in the Hornby Magazine workshop for a first look at the Accurascale Class 55 'Deltics' for 'OO' gauge in this special preview feature. Watch the full video here and read the latest on this exciting new locomotives.

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Seven Mills Sidings and Bench Road 'O' gauge layout

Originally conceived as a multi-era scene, this busy and compact ‘O’ gauge layout has led an eventful life. ANDY PETERS explains its journey from start to finish. Photography, Mike Wild.

VIDEO: Model Rail Scotland 2022

EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: The end of February saw the return of Model Rail Scotland at the SEC in Glasgow. Hornby Magazine’s Mark Chivers and Richard Watson bring you the highlights of the show in this one hour long special video including layouts, manufacturer interviews and more. Don’t miss it!

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Humphrey Road Sidings 'OO' gauge shunting layout

What if nationalisation had never happened? That's what NORMAN AND MEG RAVEN set out to explore in their 1950s Southern Railway goods scene in ‘OO’ gauge with a distinctly chilly feel. Read the full feature with an exclusive KeyModelWorld online video tour.

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REVIEWED: Heljan's refurbished Class 31 for 'O'

The Brush built Class 31s are popular and long-lived locomotives which have carried a huge number of colour schemes. MIKE WILD inspects the all-new model of the A1A-A1A design in refurbished form for 7mm scale from Heljan.

VIDEO: Waterman's Making Tracks II - the first visit

FIRST LOOK: Pete Waterman and the Railnuts groups are back and building a brand new 64ft long stretch of the West Coast Main Line to exhibit at Chester Cathedral this summer. MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON go behind the scenes at Pete's workshop to discover the first steps of the project.

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Howbrooke - the modern railway in 'OO'

Given a challenge to create a present day layout for his club, RICHARD SMITH and friends built this appealing snapshot of the sights and colours of the modern day railway in ‘OO’ gauge. Read the full story here with exclusive KeyModelWorld only video.

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Rails’ Caley ‘812’ is here!

Pure Scottish based ready-to-run locomotives are rare, but Rails of Sheffield has bucked the trend with this magnificent ‘OO’ gauge commission from Bachmann. MIKE WILD discovers what this longstanding 0-6-0 has to offer together with video of the model in action.

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SOUTHPOOL - THE 1960S IN THE NORTH WEST

The 1960s around Southport and Liverpool were the inspiration for STEVE JOHNSON of Grimy Times to build this stunning urban landscape in his single garage at home. Steve reveals the full story of this soon to be dismantled layout with exclusive KeyModelWorld online images and video. Photography, Mike Wild.