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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.

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New 'OO' gauge ‘Hymeks’ from Heljan

The popular Class 35 ‘Hymek’ is back from Heljan with an upgraded chassis. MIKE WILD inspects a classic BR two-tone green version of the Western Region hydraulic.

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STAFF PROJECTS: New Junctions for New Junction II

As New Junction II begins to take shape, sleeper spacing, a lack of track pins and a new track formation have added to the workload, as RICHARD WATSON outlines.

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Kirkby Stephen West

The ‘Long Drag’ pushed steam locomotives and their crews to the limits. MALCOLM ROCHFORD explains how he recreated a small part of the Settle & Carlisle line in ‘OO’ gauge.Photography: Jonathan Newton

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UPDATED: Bachmann reveals Spring 2023 British Railway Announcements

Bachmann has revealed its Spring 2023 British Railway Announcements with a raft of new model releases across its ‘OO’, ‘N’, ‘OO9’ and ‘O’ gauge ranges.

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Heljan revitalises the Class 14

The Swindon-built Class 14 0-6-0DHs have been refreshed for a new lease of life with Heljan. MIKE WILD inspects one of the new batch.

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Dapol delivers its Class 59 for 'OO' gauge

The American-built Electro-Motive Division Class 59 heavy-freight locomotives started a revolution in rail freight haulage. Dapol is looking to achieve the same with its all-new ‘OO’ gauge model. MIKE WILD finds out if it has succeeded.

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Wheeltapper sound for the Dapol ‘Manor’

The Dapol GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is designed with sound installation in mind. MIKE WILD explores its simplicity with a new sound profile from the Wheeltapper collection on an ESU V5 chip. Read the full guide and watch our demonstration video here.

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Revolution Trains IPA car carriers for OO gauge

Newly-arrived from Revolution Trains are these eye-catching ‘OO’ gauge IPA car carriers which are available in quad and twin set formats. Mark Chivers takes a detailed look at a covered quad set.

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Halland - Northern England in the steam era

The North of England near the Scottish border is the setting for JOHN GAY’s steam era ‘OO’ gauge layout which captures the isolation and beauty of this region to a tee.

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Hornby's all-new High Speed Train

The iconic British Rail Class 43 power cars have held sway in frontline main line service for more than 45 years and Hornby has revisited the high-speed diesels with a brand-new tooling. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

KEYMODELWORLD TV SHOW JANUARY 2023: Hornby 2023 catalogue launch

The Hornby 2023 catalogue is here! Join Mike and Richard in the workshop as they discover what is in store for the year ahead including new tooling, new liveries and exciting new products.

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Hornby launches Bluetooth Digital Control

Since launching its Zero 1 Digital Control System in the late 1970s, Hornby has innovated with technology and this year the company is set to launch its all-new HM7000 Bluetooth Digital Control System.

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West Coast Cement goes East

At the Spalding Model Railway Exhibition, the Hornby Magazine team switched the identity of its popular modern day cement works layout to the East Coast Main Line. MIKE WILD explains why and how the change came about.

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Chinley - the Midland Mainline in 'OO' gauge

The Midland Main Line in the 1950s inspired HARRY FIELDING to recreate this famous location in ‘OO’ gauge. Read the full story here and watch our exclusive video tour.

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Locomotion’s ES1 electric for ‘OO’ gauge

The pioneering North Eastern Railway steeple cab electric is the subject of the latest collaboration between Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this new release ahead of its arrival in December.

VIDEO: East Coast Main Line lineside Autumn 2022

Key Model World's MIKE WILD has been following railway activities on the East Coast Main Line. In this exclusive video feature we capture moments from the autumn including Rail Operations Group Class 37s, steam specials and an impressive quadruple headed working!

VIDEO: Key Model World TV Show December 2022

Join Mike, Mark and Richard for the second episode of the Key Model World TV Show series two. In the latest edition we visit Michael Rhodes incredible home-based layout Barrow Hill Junction, catch up on the latest model railway news, take a detailed look at the all-new Accurascale Class 92 and meet with Pete Waterman at Milton Keynes Central station to discover how the 2023 Making Tracks III layout is shaping up. Don't miss it.

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Cadhay Sidings

The sleepy Southern Railway branch lines of South Devon are the subject of CHRIS GOUGH’s ‘P4’ scale layout, with high-fidelity track and prototypical operation.

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Bron Hebog

Narrow gauge railways aren’t all short-distance affairs with tiny locomotives. DAVID WALLER explains how this delightful Welsh Highland Railway layout was created in ‘OO9’ - complete with its mighty Garrats

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Locoman sound for the Hornby ‘9F’

The arrival of Hornby’s all-new and stunning model of the BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0 was a sound installation project too good to resist. MIKE WILD shows how you can install sound into the Hornby ‘9F’ as designed and with optional extras.

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Bachmann adds Mainline Hunslet for 'OO9' narrow gauge

Revealed in Bachmann’s Winter announcements in November and already available in the shops, MIKE WILD checks out the latest arrival for ‘OO9’ – the Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet 0-4-0ST.

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FIRST REVIEW: It’s here – the Accurascale Class 92

The first thing you will say when you open the box to Accurascale’s first ready-to-run electric locomotive is “wow!”. MIKE WILD explains why as he delves into the world of the Brush-built dual-voltage electrics.

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Big sound for a Peco ‘Small England’

How do you fit Digital Command Control, stay-alive and sound into a tiny ‘OO9’ gauge locomotive? JOHN GAY reveals how.

VIDEO: Warley Model Railway Exhibition | Behind the Scenes Interviews

Last weekend saw the return of the Warley Model Railway Exhibition for 2022. Join Tris from the channel 'OO Neal' as he gives us a tour around the show in this latest video.

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Hornby RailRoad BR Crosti '9F' 2-10-0

Hornby introduced the RailRoad Crosti ‘9F’ 2-10-0 in 2015 offering an inspired choice of new freight motive power. MIKE WILD assesses this attractive ‘OO’ gauge offering.

VIDEO: Key Model World TV Show November 2022

Join Mike, Mark and Richard for the return of the Key Model World TV Show as they venture to Pete Waterman's amazing Leamington Spa 'O' gauge layout, bring you up to date with the latest news, review Hornby's new '9F' 2-10-0 for 'OO', take West Coast Cement east and bring you a new product announcement too! Don't miss it.

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Planet Industrials’ Kerr, Stuart

Planet Industrials is a new name in the world of ready-to-run model railways and its debut model is the Kerr, Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T for ‘OO’ gauge. Mike Wild finds out what is in store.

New Diesel Brake Tenders launch!

A new batch of three different ‘OO’ gauge Diesel Brake Tender models are now available from Key Publishing. Mike Wild introduces these new releases.

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Accurascale launches new ‘OO’ gauge Class 50

A ‘OO’ gauge Class 50 diesel is Accurascale’s next ready-to-run locomotive project. Join us for the exclusive video announcement of Accurascale's latest brand-new 'OO' locomotive.