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Transfer request

Applying transfers to models isn’t always as easy as we’d like to think. TIM SHACKLETON explains proven ways of getting them on, getting them straight and getting them to stay put.

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The Essence of Swındon

Instant recognition was first on the list for MARK WILSON when he started designing this compact slice of the Great Western Railway’s famous works in Swindon. This is its story with exclusive video for subscribers. Photography, Richard Watson.

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Swindon was amongst the railway towns and cities established in the 19th century. Its works came to personify efficiency and quality, a reputation lasting well into the diesel era. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at this famous location and discovers how it came to occupy such an important pa rt in railway history.

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!

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Staff Projects: Fairlie Ambitous

The arrival of Bachmann’s new ‘OO9’ Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T put MIKE WILD’S modelling mind into overdrive resulting in a new project entering the works with a Ffestiniog theme.

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If you are looking for a durable container to store or transport locomotives and rolling stock to/from exhibitions, Trainsporters’ collection of stock boxes for ‘OO’ and ‘O’ may have the solution.

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DCC Concepts servicing cradles

DCC Concepts’ new range of servicing cradles are designed with the ‘OO’ gauge modeller in mind. The range comprises hard foam cradles 240mm, 340mm, 440mm and 540mm long.

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Deltics at King’s Cross jigsaw

If you are looking for a gift that will last beyond Christmas, then this 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle from James Green featuring iconic motive power from the East Coast Main Line (ECML) may just be the answer.

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WCML Locomotive Haulage

This latest book from Key Publishing looks in some depth at locomotive hauled trains on the West Coast Main Line (WCML).

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Modelling BR Parcels and Mail Trains

New from Key Publishing is this latest volume in the Modeller’s Guide series, detailing how to model British Rail parcels and mail trains.

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Bahamas Locomotive Society Vintage Steam Calendar

The Bahamas Locomotive Society has released its annual Vintage Steam Calendar in support of the continued operation of Stanier ‘Jubilee’ 45596 Bahamas and the group’s other heritage locomotives and rolling stock.

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Welshpool and Llanfair Christmas card 2021

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway is helping to celebrate Christmas with a railway theme and the release of a brand new Christmas card for 2021 featuring the work of railway artist Jonathan Clay and one of its famous locomotives.

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STEAM 2022 Calendar

As attention turns to a new year, this colourful 2022 calendar from STEAM - the Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon should keep you on track with a Great Western Railway theme.

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Hornby Magazine January 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM175, January 2022. Highlights of this issue include an exclusive feature on Pete Waterman's stunning 'O' gauge model of Leamington Spa, our first review of Bachmann's all-new 'OO9' Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T and Heljan's new centre headcode Class 40 for 'O' gauge, detailed step by step guides, railway history and the start of our brand-new narrow gauge layout build and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

Exclusive Hunslet for Hardy’s Hobbies

Hardy’s Hobbies has commissioned an exclusive model of Rapido Trains UK’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST, as Works No.1982 Ring Haw (Cat No. RT-HH01) in Nassington lined green.

Heljan Autumn Update

Heljan has confirmed that its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge BR Class 56 Co-Co diesel is amongst a selection of new models due to arrive with stockists late this year/early 2022.

Heljan reveals ‘O’ gauge CCT artwork

Heljan has revealed artwork for its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 1 Covered Carriage Trucks (CCTs).

Colour for air-piped brake vans

Dapol has received decorated samples of its next batch of ‘O’ gauge BR 20ton brake vans which are set to represent vehicles in later life.

'O' gauge TTAs next for Dapol

Dapol is producing a series of all-new ‘O’ gauge TTA tank wagons.

First Look: Dapol ‘N’ JHA hoppers

Dapol has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Orenstein & Koppel (O&K) 102ton JHA hopper wagons for evaluation by the development team.

Accurascale shows Railfreight Class 92s

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its Railfreight two-tone grey liveried Class 92 dual-voltage electrics for ‘OO’ gauge. Production of the model has begun with delivery expected in the third quarter of 2022.

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‘OO9’ Double Fairlie heads Bachmann Winter plans

A collection of newly-tooled ‘OO9’ Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie narrow gauge locomotives head Bachmann’s latest quarterly release schedule for this winter alongside new releases in 'OO' and 'N' gauges and more.

Bachmann Winter announcements 2021

Bachmann is announcing new products in its Winter announcements 2021 video, watch the video premiere here.

Maunsell decorated samples arrive

Hornby has received the first decorated sample of its newly tooled Maunsell Dining Saloons for assessment.

Hornby’s latest Mk4 samples arrive

Hornby has received the first decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO' gauge GNER Mk 4 coaches for assessment. Initially shown is GNER Standard Class Coach E and Coach F with accessible toilet.

Exclusive Accurascale 92 for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has teamed up with Accurascale for an exclusive special edition of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 92 dual-voltage electric as 92017 Bart the Engine in Stobart Rail livery.

The Railway Children sequel trailer lands

The first trailer for the sequel to the popular film The Railway Children has been released. The Railway Children Return is due for release on April 1 2022.

'O' gauge 60 collection expands

Three additional locomotives have been added to the list of new Class 60s from Heljan for ‘O’ gauge with a pair of Gaugemaster Collection releases as well as an exclusive limited edition for Kernow Model Rail Centre.