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Installing digital sound in the Heljan GWR AEC parcels railcar. Feature Premium

Installing ESU sound in the Heljan GWR AEC railcar

MIKE WILD

The revival of Grosvenor Square for the Spalding Model Railway Exhibition on November 4/5 prompted MIKE WILD to go back to the ‘60s by installing digital sound in Heljan’s new ‘OO’ gauge GWR AEC parcels railcar. Here’s how he did it complete with a video sound demonstration.

MIKE WILD
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4mm Scale Wood Chipper

MARK CHIVERS

Rusty Rails’ growing range of 3D-printed detailing accessories includes this delightful 4mm scale wood chipper.

MARK CHIVERS
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Magnetic Dish

MARK CHIVERS

How often have you mislaid or lost tiny metal screws whilst dismantling a locomotive body? Well, this small magnetic parts dish from Amtec could be the answer.

MARK CHIVERS
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Dapol TTA tanker for 7mm scale

MIKE WILD

New for ‘O’ gauge from Dapol is the longstanding 45ton TTA four-wheel tanker. MIKE WILD checks out this new arrival for the scale.

MIKE WILD

Bachmann unveils Kinesis DCC control system

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann revealed details of its new Kinesis Digital Command Control (DCC) system at the recent Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains reveals ‘44XX’ engineering samples

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains reveals ‘44XX’ engineering samples. View the latest images here. 

BEN CHURCH

Rapido GNR Stirling Single update

BEN CHURCH

Rapido trains have released painted prototype samples of its GNR Stirling Single re-release for ‘OO’ gauge. View the latest images here.

BEN CHURCH

New Geoscenics track weathering bundle available now

MIKE WILD

Enhance your track with these easy to use track weathering colour from Geoscenics, as featured in the Hornby Magazine/Key Model World Building a TT:120 Model Railway series. In stock now at the Key Model World Shop and priced at £16.00.

MIKE WILD
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Modern palisade fencing

MARK CHIVERS

Ratio’s ‘N’ gauge range of plastic models and accessories is bolstered with the addition of two new packs of modern palisade fencing for the scale.

MARK CHIVERS
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West Hill Wagon Works 3D modern lockers

MARK CHIVERS

Small details can really enhance a cameo scene or diorama and these 4mm scale 3D-printed modern lockers from West Hill Wagon Works are a case in point.

MARK CHIVERS
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Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2023 in pictures

MIKE WILD

The Warley National Model Railway Exhibition saw model manufacturers showcase their latest product samples across ‘OO’, ‘N’ and ‘O’ gauges amongst others. We highlight the latest releases on show in this pictorial round up.

MIKE WILD
Heljan O gauge Class 55 Deltic. Review Premium

Heljan updates its O gauge Deltic

MIKE WILD

The legendary English Electric ‘Deltics’ are back for ‘O’ gauge with Heljan, featuring new tooling and an upgraded chassis. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 55002 in BR two-tone green.

MIKE WILD
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3D-printed Class 37 engine

MARK CHIVERS

Recently added to the West Hill Wagon Works range of 3D-printed diesel depot accessories is this superbly detailed ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 power unit.

MARK CHIVERS
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Realism Redefined exclusive PCA cement tank

MIKE WILD

Realism Redefined has commissioned an exclusive ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge model of the PCA depressed centre tankers. MIKE WILD runs the rule over a cement grey version.

MIKE WILD
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KINLOCHEWE

NICK SKELTON

Based on a projected but never built railway in the Highlands of Scotland, NICK SKELTON captures the atmosphere and essence of the 1980s in ‘OO’. Watch our trailer video below and sign in or sign-up to read the full feature and watch the entire exclusive video.

NICK SKELTON

Exclusive GNR tunnel portal kits in stock now!

MIKE WILD

In stock now and exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop are laser-cut 'OO' gauge and 'TT:120' scale double track tunnel portal kits modelling Hadley Wood on the East Coast Main Line.

MIKE WILD
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Rapido SR eight-plank opens

MARK CHIVERS

RAPIDO TRAINS UK (RTUK) has been busy developing an impressive array of rolling stock including these recently-released ‘OO’ gauge Southern Railway (SR) eight-plank open wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
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Rapido delivers LMS five-plank open

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge LMS 12ton five-plank open wagon touched down in the Hornby Magazine office in September.

MARK CHIVERS
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Locomotion’s Chaldrons Coal Hopper Wagons

MARK CHIVERS

RECENTLY added to Locomotion Models’ exclusive range modelling items  from the National Collection are these diminutive ‘OO’ gauge Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) chaldron coal hopper waggons, commissioned from Accurascale.

MARK CHIVERS

‘OO’ WD 2-10-0 for KR Models

MARK CHIVERS

KR Models’ next ‘OO’ gauge project will be the War Department (WD) ‘Austerity’ 2-10-0.

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan plans 'O' gauge Class 24

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan has revealed plans to produce an all-new ‘O’ gauge BR Class 24 Bob-Bo diesel.

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol reveals Class 323 EMU plans

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has announced plans to produce a newly-tooled BR Class 323 25kV AC three-car Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) for ‘OO’ gauge.

MARK CHIVERS

Exclusive Porterbrook Class 47 revealed

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing has commissioned an exclusive limited edition modelling Porterbrook purple and white Class 47/8 47817 in ‘OO’ gauge. It is available to pre-order now.

MIKE WILD

Scorpion and Scimitar upscale to ‘O’

Mike Wild.

PJM Models has upscaled its popular 3D printed Scorpion and Scimitar 3D printed CVR(T)s for ‘O’ gauge modellers and they are available now exclusively from the Key Model World Shop.

Mike Wild.

Clark Railworks reveals Dame Vera Lynn colour renders

MIKE WILD

The first livery renders for Clark Railworks new 'WD' 2-10-0 for 'OO' gauge have been revealed for 3672 Dame Vera Lynn in as preserved green. Check out the renders here.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby Magazine January 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

‘OO’ GWR ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT next for Accurascale

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale has revealed it is working on a selection of all-new Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PTs for ‘OO’ gauge. Watch its launch video and read our full story detailing this new announcement here.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby TXS ‘TT:120’ Train Sets

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s new ‘TT:120’ scale train sets are now available in Bluetooth digital sound form, each with locomotives factory-fitted with the company’s new HM7000 app-based digital control Triplex Sound (TXS) system.

MARK CHIVERS

All-new ‘N’ gauge Class 66 for Revolution Trains

MARK CHIVERS

Revolution Trains’ next newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge locomotive will be a Class 66 Co-Co diesel. Read the full story here and watch our exclusive interview with Ben Ando and Mike Hale from Revolution Trains.

MARK CHIVERS
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EFE’s Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST for N gauge

MIKE WILD

The humble Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST is the latest arrival for ‘N’ gauge from EFE Rail. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the all-new model.

MIKE WILD