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Hornby HM7000 Bluetooth control News Premium

Hornby launches Bluetooth Digital Control

MARK CHIVERS

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.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby unveils all-new ‘OO’ Bogie Bolsters and TTA tanks

MARK CHIVERS

2023 looks set to be a good year for freight wagons with a series of all-new ‘OO’ gauge vehicles planned by Hornby including GWR bogie bolster ‘Macaw B’, BR bogie bolster ‘C’, LMS/BR ‘Salmon’ bogie bolsters and TTA tank wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
Hornby Skaledale Dunster Engine Shed News Premium

Hornby 2023 Skaledale buildings

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Skaledale range of resin buildings receives a boost with a collection of new buildings including a bridge, lineside structures and more.

MARK CHIVERS
Hornby RailRoad Plus models 2023 News Freemium

Hornby 2023 RailRoad and RailRoad PLUS models

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s RailRoad and RailRoad Plus range gains 15 new ‘OO’ gauge locomotives and multiple units this year including eye-catching Network Rail liveried multiple units, new diesels and more.

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby magnetic couplings join accessory line

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby's recently introduced magnetic couplings are being made available as separate accessory packs in 2023.

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby 'TT:120' gains Triplex sound fitted locomotives

The Hornby 'TT:120' collection is set to expand in 2023 with the addition of a series of digital sound fitted locomotives using Hornby's newly revealed Triplex sound Bluetooth chips.

Rapido’s Highland Railway ‘Jones Goods’ progresses

JONATHAN NEWTON

Rapido Trains UK has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its

JONATHAN NEWTON

More ‘OO’ GWR wagons from Rapido

JONATHAN NEWTON

Rapido Trains UK is to produce successor GWR designs to its Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Iron Mink’ vans and four-plank open wagons which are due to arrive in shops during January. The models include new Diagram O11 and Diagram O15 five-plank opens and the Diagram V14 and Diagram V16 ‘Mink A’ wagons.

JONATHAN NEWTON
News Freemium

Dapol plans second run for its new ‘OO’ Class 59

MIKE WILD

Dapol has revealed a second production run for its all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 59 with a choice of five new locomotives.

MIKE WILD
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Heljan’s all-new Class 26 and 27 for 'O' gauge

MIKE WILD

The BRCW Class 26 and 27 Bo-Bo diesel-electrics are synonymous with Scotland and now brand-new models are available for ‘O’ gauge from Heljan. MIKE WILD checks out these exciting arrivals.

MIKE WILD
A Class 52 Western arrives at Witham and passes a GWR Large Prairie 2-6-2T. Feature Premium

Witham - a Western Region junction station in 'OO' gauge

Martin Reynolds

Recalling happy childhood memories of holidays in the West Country, Martin Reynolds selected a fictional location in Somerset to relive summer Saturday traffic – and more.Photography, Mike Wild

Martin Reynolds

VIDEO: Key Model World TV Show December 2022

RICHARD WATSON

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.

RICHARD WATSON

WIN! Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 43 High Speed Train power cars in GWR livery, worth over £360.

Chance to win one of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 43 High Speed Train power car packs in GWR livery. The closing date for entries is February 25 2023.

Bachmann exclusives for Rails

MARK CHIVERS

Rails of Sheffield has bolstered its range of ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge wagons with a selection of new Bachmann wagons, exclusive to the retailer.

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann reveals new Mainline Hunslet versions for 'OO9'

MIKE WILD

Bachmann has revealed its first tender version of the 'OO9' Mainline Hunslet as a special Christmas announcement. Watch the launch video here and read the full story.

MIKE WILD

Derails' Exclusive ‘OO’ GWR B-Set

MARK CHIVERS

Coleford based retailer Derails has commissioned an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) B-Set from Rapido Trains UK.

MARK CHIVERS

ADM adds Traverser

MARK CHIVERS

ADM Turntables has added a new ‘OO’ gauge traverser transfer table to its portfolio of model railway products.

MARK CHIVERS

VIDEO: Warley Model Railway Exhibition | Behind the Scenes Interviews

RICHARD WATSON

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.

RICHARD WATSON

OO Works Irish GSR/CIE 101 0-6-0

OO Works’ next project is the Great Southern Railway (GSR)/CIE Class 101 (J15) 0-6-0 in ‘OO’ gauge.

Accurascale Class 89 EP surfaces

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its new ’OO’ gauge Class 89 Co-Co electric for assessment.

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol adds ‘OO’ ARC JHAs

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol is developing all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of the Powell and Duffryn designed JHA bogie hopper wagons, originally built for ARC aggregates use.

MARK CHIVERS

KR Models reveals the Class 40 is next!

MIKE WILD

KR Models revealed at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition that it has selected the ever-popular English Electric Class 40 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric as its next ready-to-run project. We bring you the full story.

MIKE WILD

‘N’ gauge Ivatt 2-6-2T upgrade

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol is upgrading its ‘N’ gauge London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Ivatt 2-6-2T with a new chassis.

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby Collectors Club Coronation exclusive

Hornby will produce a commemorative ‘OO’ gauge edition of Stanier ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 46220 Coronation ahead of the coronation of King Charles III next May.

Dapol super-sizes HIAs for ‘O’ gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has revealed it is to bolster its ‘O’ gauge range with a newly-tooled HIA limestone hopper wagon.

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan adds ‘O’ gauge Class 58

Visitors to Warley were the first to see a surprise addition to Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge range of British outline diesel locomotives; the Class 58. This all-new model has been produced in response to strong demand from ‘O’ gauge modellers.

Heljan launches 2023 catalogue

Visitors to the Warley National Model Railway exhibition were the first to see Heljan’s 2023 catalogue featuring new locomotives and rolling stock for ‘OO’, 'OO9' and ‘O’ gauges, as well as the return of many existing models.

Heljan unveils ‘O’ gauge PCAs

Heljan and Realism Redefined – the retail arm of Britain’s Biggest Model Railway – have joined forces to create a ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge model of the PCA depressed centre bulk powder four-wheel tanker.

Rapido and TRS go full steam ahead!

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK has revealed that it has teamed up with TRS Trains to offer ready-to-run smoke-fitted models for its UK and North American markets.

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Mk 1 Leyland Nationals revealed

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK has revealed details of the first batch of its eagerly-awaited 1:76 scale Leyland National single decker bus, with a wide selection of liveries planned.

MARK CHIVERS