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VIDEO: Sonic Models reveals 'OO' gauge VIX Ferry Van

MIKE WILD

Sonic Models has produced an all-new model of the BR VIX Ferry Van for 'OO' gauge. We reveal the new model in our exclusive launch video and you can read the full story here.

MIKE WILD
Hornby Dublo A4 review. Review Premium

Hornby’s releases Dublo 'A4' 4-6-2 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The Hornby Dublo brand is firmly back with the latest arrival modelling the streamlined Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley.

MIKE WILD
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Scarlington - the North of England in 'N' gauge

KEITH SMITH

The distinctive atmosphere of North East England in the 1970s and 80s is the setting for the North of England Line Group’s ‘N’ gauge layout. KEITH SMITH explains how it was built and how it runs.

KEITH SMITH

VIDEO: GCR cab ride with 37714 

MIKE WILD

With the arrival of the new Accurascale Class 37, we take you into the cab of GCR based 37714 to experience the journey from Leicester-Loughborough in the cab on Britain’s only preserved double track main line.

MIKE WILD
Accurascale Class 37 for OO gauge Review Premium

VIDEO: Accurascale delivers its all-new Class 37

MIKE WILD

The English Electric Class 37 is without doubt the most successful BR Type 3 diesel. Accurascale has released its highly anticipated new model for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this exciting new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Dapol upscales the ‘08’

MIKE WILD

The rise in popularity for ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run is set for steep increase with the arrival of Dapol’s Class 08 diesel shunter. MIKE WILD reviews this new arrival and assesses it abilities on the track.

MIKE WILD
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UPDATED: Bachmann Summer British Railway Announcements 2023

MARK CHIVERS

The Bachmann summer 2023 British Railway Announcements are here, with more than 170 new models planned across the company's ranges. MARK CHIVERS looks at what's on offer in the coming months

MARK CHIVERS
Hornby SR Lord Nelson 4-6-0 Review Premium

Hornby’s ‘Lord Nelson’ for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

Hornby's 'OO' gauge 'Lord Nelson' 4-6-0 made its debut in 2019. With a new batch on the horizon, MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this Southern Railway express locomotive.

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing launch large logo Class 40 limited edition

MIKE WILD

Join Mike Wild and Mark Chivers for the launch of our latest limited edition model featuring the pre-production sample in our video Premiere.

MIKE WILD
Hattons Originals Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST Review Premium

Hattons Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

 Hattons took delivery of its first batch of Andrew Barclay 0-4-0STs in April 2018 and now a new batch is in development. MIKE WILD inspects a trio from the first release.

MIKE WILD
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Hatton’s delightful ‘P’ 0-6-0T for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

With the announcement of a new batch of SECR ‘P’ 0-6-0Ts from Hattons for ‘OO’ gauge, MIKE WILD goes into detail with our original review of the first batch.

MIKE WILD

KEY MODEL WORLD TV SHOW - APRIL 2023

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

Join the Hornby Magazine team from the Statfold Model Railway Exhibition as Mike and Mark present the latest edition of the Key Model World TV Show. In this edition we feature Ian Woodward's Wardwood layout, tour the Statfold Model Railway Exhibition and take a first look at the Hornby Triplex Sound and Bluetooth control system. Sign up for a Freemium account to watch the full video here together with exclusive images.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON
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Oxford Rail ‘N7’ 0-6-2T debuts

MIKE WILD

The Great Eastern Railway’s ‘N7’ 0-6-2Ts were powerful and capable suburban tank engines and now for the first time we can own one in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this Oxford Rail product.

MIKE WILD
Heljan Class 58 sound installation guide Feature Premium

Heljan Class 58 digital sound installation guide

MIKE WILD

The range of speakers available to sound installers is far greater than ever before. MIKE WILD investigates the use of Smart Phone speakers in a Heljan Class 58 using a LokSound decoder.

MIKE WILD
Hornby Mk 3 Maglight installation guide. Feature Premium

Installing Hornby’s Mk 3 Maglights

MIKE WILD

Hornby’s latest generation Mk 3 carriages have been designed with the manufacturer’s new magnetic switched lighting strips in mind. MIKE WILD adds a full set to a Blue Pullman HST set in ‘OO’ gauge.

MIKE WILD
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Coverdale - pre-grouping steam in 'O' gauge

JOHN BUCK

A fascinating never-built railway is the subject of Keighley Model Railway Club’s pre-grouping ‘O’ gauge layout. JOHN BUCK explains how history was altered to bring this route to life.Photography, Jonathan Newton

JOHN BUCK
Hornby Tiger for OO gauge Review Premium

Tiger expands Hornby pioneer collection

MIKE IWLD

Hornby has released its follow up to the 2022 model of 0-4-2 Lion in the form of classmate Tiger. MIKE WILD inspects the latest early railway locomotive to arrive for ‘OO’ gauge.

MIKE IWLD
Sonic Models LNER A5 4-6-2T Review Premium

Sonic Models GCR ‘A5’ 4-6-2T debuts for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

A new name in ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run has delivered its first ready-to-run locomotive – the Great Central Railway ‘A5’ 4-6-2T. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this enticing new addition for Eastern Region modellers.

MIKE WILD
Hornby Triplex Bluetooth Sound introduction. Review Premium

FIRST LOOK: Hornby launches Bluetooth HM DCC and Triplex Sound

MIKE WILD

The world of digital is about to be turned on its head with the arrival of Hornby’s new HM DCC Bluetooth control system. MIKE WILD gets to grips with this new way to control your trains and assesses its value.

MIKE WILD
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Misselthwaite - the Yorkshire Dales in OO gauge

LEWIS BUCKNELL

To make the most of an inaccessible space in his new home, LEWIS BUCKNELL built a ‘OO’ gauge layout set in the BR steam era in Yorkshire - to evocative effect. Read our full feature here with exclusive Key Model World only video.

LEWIS BUCKNELL

VIDEO: Building a Diesel Depot - PART FOUR

MIKE WILD

Part four of our diesel depot video series is here as we take the layout another step forward with the installation of DCC Concepts ground signals, Layout 4U yard lights and full interior lighting in the main depot buildings to bring the scene to life. Join us for part four today.

MIKE WILD

VIDEO: Building a Diesel depot - PART THREE

MIKE WILD

Part 3 of our Building a Diesel Depot video series is here. In this part we continue by adding the backscenes, building up the ground cover, adding the finer details and introducing the first collection of rolling stock to adorn Natford TMD for its debut at Model Rail Scotland.

MIKE WILD
Making Track 3 March update. Feature Freemium

VIDEO: Making Tracks 3 - March Update

CHRIS CLENTON

Peter Waterman's Making Tracks 3 ambitious project continues to make progress in preparation for its six week display starting at Chester Cathedral this summer. CHRIS CLENTON brings the story up to date with the latest update and exclusive video from the Making Tracks 3 workshop.

CHRIS CLENTON
HM189 Double Fairlie sound demonstration Feature Premium

Installing digital sound in the Bachmann Double Fairlie

JOHN GAY

The stunning Bachmann narrow gauge Double Fairlie has been a catalyst for new ‘OO9’ layout projects. JOHN GAY explains how you can upgrade the model to feature both sound and a stay alive for uninterrupted running.

JOHN GAY
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Hornby’s ‘J36’ 0-6-0 for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

The first batch of Hornby’s highly anticipated LNER ‘J36’ 0-6-0s arrived at the end of December. MIKE WILD gives BR liveried 65311 a once over.

MIKE WILD
Bachmann Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST for OO9 gauge Review Premium

Bachmann’s Quarry Hunslet for 'OO9' gauge

MIKE WILD

The tiny and delightful Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST is here for ‘OO9’ narrow gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this diminutive new release.

MIKE WILD
Rapido Trains UK Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST for OO gauge. Review Premium

Rapido Trains UK Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST

MIKE WILD

Hunslet locomotives are popular subjects, but the 1923-introduced 16in 0-6-0ST has never been available before ready-to-run. MIKE WILD inspects Rapido Trains’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge version.

MIKE WILD

VIDEO: Building a Diesel Depot - PART TWO

MIKE WILD

Part two of our Building a Diesel Depot video series is here! In this episode we begin the process of scenery with the addition of ballast, hard standing around the depot, the first layers of ground cover and the beginnings of the scenic break. Sign up for a FREE Key Model World account for full access.

MIKE WILD

VIDEO: Building a Diesel Depot - PART ONE

MIKE WILD

Join us for the first part of our brand-new video series - Building a Diesel Depot - with special bonus behind the scenes images on Key Model World. Sign up with a Key Model World account, for free, for your opportunity to get more behind the scenes insight on the build.

MIKE WILD
Accurascale TPE Mk 5 carriages for OO gauge Review Premium

Accurascale’s TPE Mk 5s debut

MIKE WILD

TransPennine Express has one of the most distinctive liveries on the railway and it is also one of only a handful of train operators to make use of diesel-hauled push-pull trains. MIKE WILD inspects Accurascale’s Nova 3 Mk 5 coaches for ‘OO’.

MIKE WILD