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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.


‘Small Prairie’ and B-Set coaches in ‘OO’

A new range of Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Small Prairie’ 2-6-2Ts is to be produced by Rapido Trains to compliment its newly announced ‘B-Set’ coaches for ‘OO’ gauge.

All-new OAA air-braked open in ‘N’ from Rapido

Rapido Trains UK is to produce an ‘N’ gauge version of the 45ton Open AB open wagon, better known as the OAA.

Rapido UK announces LNER Dynamometer Car in ’N’

Rapido Trains UK is to produce its very first ‘N’ gauge ready-to-run carriage - the LNER Dynamometer Car.

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Rapido UK announces all-new LMS open wagon for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK are adding the LMS Diagram 1666 open wagon to its growing range of ‘OO’ gauge steam era wagons.

NER Y7 in ‘OO’ Gauge from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido Trains UK has added the diminutive North Eastern Railway (NER) Wordsell ‘Y7’ 0-4-0T to its release schedule.

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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.

Coronation Coach CAD revealed

Development of Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘Coronation’ coaches has progressed to the CAD stage of the process, with the company sharing rendered images of the new models.

PREVIEW: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2022

Get set for the return of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend and join us for our preview of the biggest model railway show in the country.

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LEGOMAN ‘ Electra ’ - Class 91 sound

The new Hornby Class 91 has all the looks of the real locomotives and a powerful chassis too, but how do you add sound? MIKE WILD takes one apart to show how simple it is and completes a matching Mk 4 DVT at the same time.

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Old Oak Common in 'OO' gauge

The early diesel era of this famous Western Region maintenance depot has been recreated in ‘OO’ gauge by MALCOLM BENTLEY, oozing atmosphere galore.

GWR Steam Railmotor progresses

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s eagerly awaited ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) steam railmotor is about to enter production, following amendments to decorated samples received for evaluation in September.

KMRC adds Royal Scotsman 37 to Scottish roster

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has added another exclusive Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/4 diesel to its range, finished as 37401 in Royal Scotsman livery.

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VIDEO: Accurascale reveals new 'OO' gauge rolling stock!


Accurascale is revealing a brand-new 'OO' gauge model today. Join us today at 12pm for the premiere of the video launch here on KeyModelWorld to find out the full story.


Exclusive Class 59s in ’N’ for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned two all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 59 diesels from Revolution Trains.

Nuclear Vision

Revolution Trains has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ FNA-D nuclear flask wagons.

New 'OO' Class 57s from Heljan

Heljan has announced a new batch of Class 57 diesels for ‘OO’ gauge, due for release in 2023.

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The BR Mk 1 Covered Carriage Truck is a versatile vehicle which can suit everything from depot to main line scenes. MIKE WILD inspects this attractive new arrival for ‘O’ gauge from Heljan.

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In the final part of his series looking at lineside equipment, SIMON PALEY turns his attention to the all-important signs which provide vital information.

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With the layout's top deck installed and ready for the main line track to be laid, Hadley Wood and Potters Bar become the unsuspecting focus for RICHARD WATSON's 'OO' gauge layout New Junction.


Dynamometer Recall

Rapido Trains UK is conducting a precautionary product recall of its ‘OO’ Gauge LNER dynamometer cars.

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The circular engine shed, or roundhouse, was once one of the most common structures on the railway but over the years hundreds have been demolished, leaving the one at Barrow Hill in Derbyshire as the only example still working and in anything like original condition, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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Creating a sixties street scene

A street scene is a great addition to a layout. DAN EVASON shows you how he created this superb 1960s shopping parade from scratch.

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ANNOUNCED in June 2022, the new range of Peco‘TT:120’ building kits comprise a GWR pattern station building, signalbox and goods shed, alongside plastic platform edging and surfaces. Intended to be used in conjunction with Peco’s newly-tooled track range in the scale (HM 184), these kits offer accurate and detailed structures for the revival of ‘TT’ gauge.

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Hatton's Genesis Coaches

The wait is over, as the first of Hattons’ newlytooled ‘OO’ gauge Genesis four and sixwheel carriages are here. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at these all-new vehicles.

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Orange AEC 690 dumper truck

New to Oxford Diecast’s growing range of 1:76 scale construction vehicles is this AEC dumper truck.

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Eye-catching Frogeye Sprite

Oxford Diecast’s new release of the classic Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite provides a welcome 1:76 scale model of the 1960s sports car design.

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Oxford Invacar

OXFORD DIECAST has added a characterful new model of the AC Invacar to its everexpanding collection of 1:76 scale road vehicles which are suitable for ‘OO’ gauge model railways.

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Glacier white TT coupe

Newly tooled from Oxford Diecast is the striking glacier white variant of the Audi TT Coupe in 1:76 scale.