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

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

 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.

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

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.


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.

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Oxford Rail ‘N7’ 0-6-2T debuts

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.

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Heljan Class 58 digital sound installation guide

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.

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Installing Hornby’s Mk 3 Maglights

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.

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Coverdale - pre-grouping steam in 'O' gauge

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

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Tiger expands Hornby pioneer collection

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.

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

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

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.

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FIRST LOOK: Hornby launches Bluetooth HM DCC and Triplex Sound

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.

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Misselthwaite - the Yorkshire Dales in OO gauge

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.

VIDEO: Building a Diesel Depot - PART FOUR

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.

VIDEO: Building a Diesel depot - PART THREE

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.

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VIDEO: Making Tracks 3 - March Update

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.

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Installing digital sound in the Bachmann Double Fairlie

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.

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Hornby’s ‘J36’ 0-6-0 for OO gauge

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.

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

Bachmann’s Quarry Hunslet for 'OO9' gauge

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.

VIDEO: Building a Diesel Depot - PART TWO

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.

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

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

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.

VIDEO: Building a Diesel Depot - PART ONE

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.

Accurascale TPE Mk 5 carriages for OO gauge Review Premium

Accurascale’s TPE Mk 5s debut

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’.

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Accurascale’s Caledonian Sleeper Mk 5s

The striking Caledonian Sleeper Mk 5 carriages whisk passengers from London to destinations in Scotland overnight and now you can add them to your collection in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD gets the full story on Accurascale’s first ready-to-run passenger carriages and demonstrates their operation on our test track.

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VIDEO: Ellis Clark Wickham Trolleys arrive

​Ellis Clark Trains has taken delivery of its ‘O’ gauge Wickham Type 27 trolley and trailers – its first home-grown ready-to-run powered model for 7mm scale.

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Bachmann Webb ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2T

For its latest venture into pre-Grouping subjects, Bachmann has selected a versatile LNWR locomotive which gave sterling service from the late Victorian era until the late-1950s. BEN JONES takes a closer look.

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Wardwood - Yorkshire in the late 1960s in OO gauge

Rekindling happy childhood memories, IAN WOODWARD opted for a fictitious urban location in Yorkshire as the basis for his first ‘OO’ gauge layout.Photography: Jonathan Newton

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VIDEO: Accurascale reveals new 'OO' gauge Class 66!

Accurascale’s next ‘OO’ gauge locomotive project will be the widespread General Motors – Electro Motive Division (EMD) Class 66 diesel. Read the full story and watch our launch video here.


The February 2023 Key Model World TV Show is here. In this edition we tour Chris Morris' fabulous 'N' gauge model of Dawlish Warren, catch up on model railway news, review Hornby's reworked Class 43 HST and demonstrate sound profiles for the Hornby Gresley 'W1' 4-6-4 from Locoman Sounds. Join us to today to watch this feature length show.

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Locoman’s ‘Scotsman’ sound

Using the latest Hornby model of the Gresley ‘A3’ and a Locoman Sounds profile loaded onto an ESU LokSound chip, MIKE WILD explains how sound can be added to a ‘OO’ gauge model.

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VIDEO: All-new ‘OO’ Class 60 for Cavalex

Cavalex Models’ second all-new ‘OO’ gauge locomotive project is British Rail’s Class 60 Co-Co diesel. Read the full story here and watch the launch video for this new project.

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Cavalex adds GBRf railtour 56s

Cavalex Models has confirmed plans to add a further pair of all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 56 diesels to its release plans, representing the ‘Grids’ that worked UK Railtours’ recent Class 56 Farewell railtour. Read the full story and watch our Cavalex Class 56 project update video here.