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Dapol B4 0-4-0T for O gauge. Review Premium

Dapol LSWR ’B4’ 0-4-0T for 'O' gauge

Southern Railway 7mm scale modellers are in for a treat with the arrival of the Adams ‘B4’ 0-4-0T from Dapol, but does it tick the right boxes? MIKE WILD finds out as we demonstrate the model in action.

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Lockwood Street - a 2mm finescale terminus

The former Hull and Barnsley Railway terminus at Cannon Street in Hull was the inspiration for the Hull Miniature Railway Society to build this enthralling 2mm finescale railway. PAUL DERRICK explains all.

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Cockshute - a 1970s Traction Maintenance Depot

After several false starts, the Sutton’s Locomotive Works Class 24 became all the inspiration ALLAN FREER needed to rekindle his ambition to build a model railway. Cockshute depot near Stoke-on-Trent is the result.Photography, Jonathan Newton

Sonic Models LNER J50 0-6-0T for N gauge. Review Premium

Sonic Models J50

The bulky lines of the LNER ‘J50’ 0-6-0T have been recreated in ‘N’ gauge by Sonic Models. MIKE WILD assesses how this new locomotive stacks up.

VIDEO: A day in the life of Flying Scotsman | Part Four

We go behind the scenes in the final part of our Flying Scotsman series to discover what it takes to maintain and operate the world's most famous steam locomotive during its visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in May 2023.

Rails of Sheffield reveals Class 88 electro-diesel for ‘OO’

Rails of Sheffield has teamed up with Dapol to offer a brand-new ready-to-run model of the Direct Rail Services operated Class 88 electro-diesel for ‘OO’ gauge.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Accurascale product update

Accurascale has grown rapidly since it launched its first products in 2018. MARK CHIVERS meets with Project Manager STEVE PURVES to catch up on the latest progress with its ever-expanding collection of ‘OO’ gauge locomotives and rolling stock with exclusive online only images and video.

40145 production sample arrives

Production samples of Key Publishing’s latest limited edition ‘OO’ gauge model of Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway have arrived. View them here and watch our full sound demonstration.

VIDEO: An evening with Flying Scotsman | Part Three

In the third part of our new series about the world’s most famous steam locomotive, we feature presentations from former owner Pete Waterman OBE as well as Riley and Son Engineering’s Director Colin Green to discover more about Flying Scotsman’s story and its resurrection.

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Catherwood - a Southern Region branchline, Part 1

Inspired by his grandmother's tales of life in England and visits to the Swanage Railway, GLENN JONES recreated a slice of southern England in Australia. In the first instalment of a two-part feature, he explains the early construction, operation and train fleet. Photography, Jonathan Newton

VIDEO: Flying Scotsman – up close and personal | Part Two

In the second part of our brand-new series for the centenary of the world's most famous steam locomotive - Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman - we get up close and personal with the locomotive. Log in or sign up for a Freemium account to watch the full video today.


NEW SERIES! Join us for the first of a new four-part series featuring the National Collection’s legendary Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 Flying Scotsman – a cinematic journey from Keighley to Oxenhope.

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Orista Harbour - a multi-level narrow gauge layout

Wanting respite from cold winter operation of his ‘O’ gauge railway, CHRIS SPRING opted for narrow gauge to sustain his interest. This fascinating three-level layout is the result - read the full feature and watch our exclusive Key Model World only layout tour video.

TMC LNER G5 0-4-4T for OO gauge. Review Premium

FIRST REVIEW: TMC reveals its LNER ‘G5’

The compact design of the North Eastern Railway ‘G5’ 0-4-4T is the subject of TMC’s first exclusive locomotive commission from Bachmann. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this exciting new release for ‘OO' gauge which is due to land this summer.

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Nifty 50s: Install Locoman Sounds in Hornby's Class 50

Locoman Sounds has introduced a new sound profile for the Class 50 ‘Hoovers’. MIKE WILD installs a pair of Doehler & Haass chips into the Hornby GBRf pairing of 50049 and 50007 with some nifty adjustments to the lighting functions.

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Hawkswood Junction - Nottinghamshire in the 1980s in 'OO'

Nottinghamshire during the 1980s is the setting for railwayman STEVE BRAMMER’S ‘OO’ gauge home-based layout, capturing the scene of the times delightfully.

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Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ Gresley ‘A4’ and rolling stock

In our first review of Hornby’s new ‘TT:120’ collection, MIKE WILD inspects the Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2, BR Mk 1 coaches and Pullman carriages which are available now for this new scale.

VIDEO: Dapol and Rails of Sheffield launch 'OO' GW Inspection Saloon

Dapol and Rails of Sheffield have unveiled plans for a newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GW) designed Diagram Q13 Inspection Saloon for the Dapol Black Label range. Watch the launch video here.

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Bakewell - the Peak District in 'OO' gauge

The Midland Railway's stunning route through the Peak District is the subject of ROB BROOKS’ ‘OO’ gauge layout, which keeps this much missed railway alive in model form.

Ellis Clark Trains shows running 'Black Five' sample

Ellis Clark Trains has received new decorated and running samples of its LMS 'Black Five' 4-6-0 for 'O' gauge. Jonathan Newton joined Ellis Clark to find out more and capture the sample in action.

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Little Loco Company Class 15 for 'O' gauge

The Little Loco Company launched its 'O' gauge Class 15 in January 2017 and now it is set for a new lease of life with EFE Rail. MIKE WILD gives this impressive model of the BTH Type 1 the once over.

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How to install Hornby Triplex sound in the Class 56

A new breed of Bluetooth sound chip is here with the arrival of Hornby’s Triplex Sound decoders. MIKE WILD installs the 8-pin variant in a Hornby Class 56 and explains the set up process step by step.

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

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.

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

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.

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Scarlington - the North of England in 'N' gauge

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.

VIDEO: GCR cab ride with 37714 

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.

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VIDEO: Accurascale delivers its all-new Class 37

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.

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Dapol upscales the ‘08’

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.

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UPDATED: Bachmann Summer British Railway Announcements 2023

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

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Hornby’s ‘Lord Nelson’ for 'OO' gauge

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.