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Revolution delivers ‘OO’ Ecofret container wagons

MARK CHIVERS

Intermodal traffic forms an important part of the present-day rail scene and Revolution Trains' all-new FWA Ecofrets are set to fill another gap for ‘OO’. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

MARK CHIVERS
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MAKING A SCENE: Modelling river crossings

DAN EVASON

A ford crossing a river or stream could make an interesting and unusual setting on a layout. DAN EVASON shows how you can build one and bring it to life.

DAN EVASON
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Scale Model Scenery manholes and drain covers

JONATHAN NEWTON

New from Scale Model Scenery is this pack of 4mm scale laser-cut and engraved manhole and drain covers.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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West Hill introduces ‘TT:120’ accessory range

MARK CHIVERS

New from West Hill Wagon Works are these all-new ‘TT:120’ scale 3D printed model railway accessories from the company’s range of lineside detailing.

MARK CHIVERS
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Corgi Trackside Dennis F12 Pump Escape

JONATHAN NEWTON

Corgi’s popular 1:76 scale Dennis F12 Pump Escape fire engine returns in the manufacturer's trackside range, now finished in City of Coventry yellow.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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West Hill Wagon Works 3D printed garden railway

MARK CHIVERS

West Hill Wagon Works has added a novel 4mm scale garden railway to its range of 3D printed model railway accessories and detailing.

MARK CHIVERS
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Revolution Trains IPA car carriers for OO gauge

MARK CHIVERS

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.

MARK CHIVERS
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Accurascale’s HBA, HDA and HMA hoppers

MIKE WILD

Accurascale’s collection of HAA family coal hoppers has expanded with the arrival of the HBA, HDA and HMA variants. MIKE WILD finds out what makes them stand out from the crowd.

MIKE WILD

Accurascale 21ton re-run

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale has announced a new production run of its ‘OO’ gauge 21-ton mineral wagons which are set to incorporate tooling revisions and a new variant.

MARK CHIVERS
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Ellis Clark Trains ‘Teak’ Thompsons touch down!

MARK CHIVERS

Ellis Clark Trains has taken delivery of its exclusive faux teak ‘O’ gauge Thompson main line carriages from Darstaed. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at these new arrivals.

MARK CHIVERS
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Scammell low loaders

JONATHAN NEWTON

Corgi has added two new versions of its 1:76 scale Scammell low loader to the Trackside range of die-cast vehicles.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Hornby releases Mk 3 Maglights lighting strips

MARK CHIVERS

With the recent arrival of Hornby’s newly-tooled BR Mk 3 High Speed Train (HST) trailer cars (HM187), it has also released a new version of its Maglight lighting unit specifically for these vehicles.

MARK CHIVERS
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Halland - Northern England in the steam era

JOHN GAY

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.

JOHN GAY
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Peco’s ‘N’ gauge next generation seven-plank opens

MARK CHIVERS

New from Peco are these freshly-tooled ‘N’ gauge seven-plank open wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
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North Eastern Railway pioneer electrics

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

While electrification is very much in the news these days, the release of a model of a pioneering North Eastern Railway locomotive reminds us that such schemes have been around for more than 100 years. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES has the story.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Electrics for the Railway Modeller

JONATHAN NEWTON

In this fast-paced world, little stays the same for long, it seems. This certainly applies to the seemingly complex topic of model railway electrics, which is often the very aspect of the hobby that is the most daunting and off-putting for both experienced modellers and those new to the craft.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Exploring Exeter’s Railways

MARK CHIVERS

New from Silver Link Books is this impressive work showcasing the rail network in and around Exeter in Devon.

MARK CHIVERS
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Rail Freight The Midlands

MARK CHIVERS

This latest release from Key Books focuses on railfreight in the Midlands from the 1980s to the present day.

MARK CHIVERS
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Steam Around Leeds in the 1960s

JONATHAN NEWTON

Leeds was a real hotspot for steam in the 1960s with its leading shed 55A Holbeck home to the last of the Stanier ’Jubilee' 4-6-0s. Yorkshire was one of the crucibles of the railway and steam lasted almost until the very end of BR service there.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Mail by Rail

JONATHAN NEWTON

The carriage of mail by rail first began shortly after the Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened in 1830 and has continued in one form or another – along with the odd hiatus –  through to a more streamlined form today.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Making buildings from scratch

MALCOLM BRIGGS

Creating bespoke buildings for your layout may sound daunting, but as MALCOLM BRIGGS shows in the start of a new series, it is far easier than you might think.

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Hornby's all-new High Speed Train

MIKE WILD

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.

MIKE WILD
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The final HST wind down

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

British Rail’s Inter-City 125 is one of the most recognisable and successful trains in railway history but is now reaching the end of its operational days. Some units, however, are enjoying a second life, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Newvaddon Parkway - modelling Cornwall in the present day

DARREN GLASSON

Based on a fictional new town in West Cornwall, father and son team NIGEL and DARREN GLASSON set out to show what a busy parkway station in the area could look like in ‘N’ gauge. Photography, Trevor Jones

DARREN GLASSON
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Hornby Magazine February 2023

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM188, February 2023. Highlights of this issue include a full guide Hornby 2023 catalogue and much more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

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WORKBENCH: Class 20 weathering – Part 1

TIM SHACKLETON

The Class 20 offers potential for detailed weathering effects. TIM SHACKLETON brushes up on the basics of weathering with a pair of Bachmann Class 20s in 'OO' gauge.

TIM SHACKLETON

KEYMODELWORLD TV SHOW JANUARY 2023: Hornby 2023 catalogue launch

MIKE WILD AND RICHARD WATSON

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.

MIKE WILD AND RICHARD WATSON

Hornby 2023 - ten things you need to know

MIKE WILD

Hornby has revealed its full 2023 catalogue with new products across locomotives, carriages, wagons, control systems and more. Join us to discover our top ten announcements from the new range and follow the link at the bottom to read our full collection of news features.

MIKE WILD
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Streamlined LNER ‘B17/5’ heads Hornby 2023 steam plans

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s 2023 releases are set to include newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) streamlined ‘B17/5’ 4-6-0s, a collection of all-new LNER ‘A1’/‘A3’ Flying Scotsman 4-6-2s in the Hornby Dublo range and a new Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&MR) addition, in the form of 0-4-2 No. 58 Tiger.

MARK CHIVERS
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Dublo die-cast ‘Deltic’ heads Hornby 2023 diesel plans

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby is to bolster its diesel and electric range with an all-new ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric DP1 Deltic for the Hornby Dublo range, resplendent in its eye-catching blue and cream colour scheme.

MARK CHIVERS