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VIDEO: A Fairlie good idea

EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: The Hornby Magazine team are building a new narrow gauge model railway. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they embark on a 'quick' project to model a Ffestiniog style narrow gauge layout inspired by the arrival of Bachmann's first ever ready-to-run 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T. Log in or sign up to KeyModelWorld to watch this 1hr long feature video first today!

VIDEO: Return of the ‘Clan’

Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they look over Hornby's latest release, the BR 'Clan' 4-6-2 Standard 6MT.

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Reading to Paddington

The Great Western Main Line from Reading to Twyford and beyond is the setting for this astounding ‘OO’ gauge model railway built by John Southern. ANDREW KEAST reveals its story and how this layout came to be. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Return of the ‘Clan’

Hornby’s BR ‘Clan’ 4-6-2 has been out of production for almost 10 years, but now it is back. MIKE WILD reviews one of two new arrivals for this autumn.

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Digital Voyager

Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge models of the Class 220 and 221 Voyager units pre-date the inclusion of decoder interfaces, but with the right parts they can be upgraded to digital sound and lighting. MIKE WILD shows how.

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RAILS GAS TURBINE PIONEER

The British gas turbine locomotives have proved popular subjects in recent years. MIKE WILD inspects Rails of Sheffield’s latest exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model of Swiss built 18000 – Britain’s first gas turbine railway locomotive.

VIDEO: Accurascale 21ton minerals

Accurascale's all-new BR 21ton mineral coal wagons have arrived. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they put these new additions through their paces around the office test track layout Topley Dale.

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Coil A steel wagons

Accurascale’s new 21ft 6in wagon chassis has been put to good use with the arrival of the first ready-to-run model of the Coil A steel wagons. MIKE WILD reviews this new release and explains what they are.

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Accurascale 21ton minerals

The latest coal wagons to arrive in Accurascale’s ‘Powering Britain’ collection are these richly detailed BR 21ton mineral wagons. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Locomotion Models ‘Improved Precedent’

The National Collection in Miniature just got bigger with the arrival of the exclusive Bachmann-made model of LNWR ‘Improved Precedent’ 2-4-0 790 Hardwicke. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this historic steam locomotive.

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Rocket and the Flackwell Trials

Hornby’s all-new model of Rocket was a stunning and award winning addition to its range in 2020. TREVOR JONES saw simple ways to enhance this tiny model ’s haulage capacity and appearance.

VIDEO: Bachmann sound-fitted deluxe Class 47 demonstration

Bachmann's all-new 'OO' gauge Class 47 is arriving in the shops this autumn including a new feature laden sound-fitted deluxe version of each livery. Mike Wild and Richard Watson put the deluxe version through its paces with this comprehensive sound demonstration video.

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Bachmann’s all-new Class 47 for 'OO'

Following Bachmann’s surprise announcement in early August (HM172) that it had been working on an all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 47 diesel, the wait is over and the first of the newly-tooled models are here. MARK CHIVERS looks over this latest generation model of the class for ‘OO’.

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Heljan's all-new Brush Type 4 for 'O'

The Class 47 is a hot topic for new releases this month with Heljan set to deliver its all-new multi-era model of the Brush Type 4 in November. MIKE WILD gets up close and personal with this new arrival for ‘O’ gauge.

VIDEO: Heljan autumn product update

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER VIDEO: Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop for an exclusive KeyModelWorld interview with Heljan's Ben Jones as he shows the latest samples from the manufacturer for OO and O gauge. Sign in or sign up now to watch the full in-depth video now.

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PowerHaul upgrades

SOUND DEMONSTRATION VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE The Freightliner and Colas Rail Freight operated Class 70 diesel locomotives are amongst the most advanced on the British network. MIKE WILD shows how a ZIMO decoder can be installed into the Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge model along with DCC Concepts and Rail Exclusive products for a full suite of sound.

VIDEO: The 2021 Great Electric Train Show

The Great Electric Train Show returned to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on October 2/3. In this video the Hornby Magazine team brings you the highlights from the show, the 2021 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Award winners, new releases and new announcements in the news.

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Bachmann renews its ‘V2’

The Gresley ‘V2’ has been a longstanding part of the Bachmann range, but it was in need of fresh attention and that is exactly what has happened. MIKE WILD inspects the all-new LNER 2-6-2 for ‘OO’.

VIDEO: Bachmann 'V2' sound demonstration

MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON inspect the all-new sound features on the Bachmann 'V2' 2-6-2 for ‘OO’.

VIDEO: Accurascale ​​​​​product launch

And now for something completely different! Join Accurascale for their latest 'OO' gauge announcement. Don't forget you can see the first engineering samples this weekend at the Great Electric Train Show.

VIDEO: IRM delivers Met-Vic A Class

Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson in the workshop as they take a detailed look at this new addition for the Irish scene which sets the benchmark for what to expect from Accurascale’s first British outline diesels.

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IRM delivers Met-Vic A Class

Accurascale’s sister company Irish Railway Models has released its first ready-to-run powered model – the Metropolitan Vickers A Class Co -Co diesel electric. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this new addition for the Irish scene which sets the benchmark for what to expect from Accurascale’s first British outline diesels.

VIDEO: Bachmann autumn preview

EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Bachmann recently announced its new line up of products for the autumn including an all-new super-detailed model of the Class 47, the promised arrival of the Gresley 'V2s' and more. Bachmann's Communication Manager Richard Proudman joined Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine Workshop to showcase the latest product samples and more in this video interview.

Making Tracks last hurrah for Chester Cathedral

In this subscriber special video we bring you a video feature from the final day of Pete Waterman's Chester Cathedral layout Making Tracks. Including some of Mike Wild and Mark Chivers very own BR Blue stock.

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Peaksdale

This magnificent and feature packed ‘OO’ gauge layout is the work of STEPHEN RICHARDS over the last four decades. We take a full tour of this complex loft layout.

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Back to ‘Schools’

Digital sound installations don’t have to be complex or mind boggling, as MIKE WILD shows by turning his attention to a Hornby ‘Schools’ 4-4-0 with a new sound profile from Locoman Sounds.

VIDEO: Heljan L&B LYN debuts!

Narrow gauge modellers are being treated to a brand-new locomotive with the arrival of Heljan’s model of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway’s one and only Baldwin 2-4-2T.

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Northern Rail ‘150’

The Class 150/2 two-car DMU is back in stock with Bachmann retailers with the arrival of two new livery variations –a GWR green set finished as 150216 and Northern liveried unit 150220 as illustrated by our sample model.

VIDEO: Heljan reboots the AEC railcar

A brand-new model of the final batch of GWR AEC railcars has been produced for ‘OO’ gauge for the first time since the Lima version of the 1980s. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson in the workshop as they look over this new release.

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VIDEO: Heljan Mk2 coaches first look

Heljan has given us an exclucive first look at the new Mk 2 coaches. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they discuss the models and test an all-new coupling system.