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Farnby 'O' gauge layout Feature Premium


Cleveland Model Railway Club looked back to the 1930s on the LNER for its ‘O’ gauge branch line scene. MARTIN SMITH tells the story of this attractive group project. Photography, Mike Bisset.

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Railway Realism: Settle-Carlisle railway

Soaring high into the Pennines in spectacular scenery, the Settle & Carlisle Railway has always held a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts and modellers. However, this railway had a troubled history with threats to its existence from the very start. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Staff Projects: Track Painting

Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO9’ narrow gauge layout expansion is fast becoming an idyllic scene. RICHARD WATSON shows us how he brought the track to life on the layout.

VIDEO: Model Railway News | 3.5.21

Join Richard Watson for the latest model railway news updates from around the scene including new samples from Hornby, a new production run of the APT-E, Dapol's latest production announcements and more.

VIDEO: Hornby shows 14-car APT sample

Hornby has released a new video showing a full 14-car APT set running on its test track. Watch the 'OO' gauge Class 370 in action here.

APT-E second coming

Rapido Trains has announced a new production run for the 'OO' model of the Advanced Passenger Train Experimental (APT-E). It was originally produced as part of the National Collection in Miniature exclusively for the National Railway Museum in 2016. 

VIDEO: Weathering 'Warflat' wagons for 'OO'

For our latest video weathering guide Mike Wild looks to his wagon fleet and demonstrates how to create a weathered wood effect deck for a Bachmann 'Warflat' wagon as well as chassis colouring for a realistic finish. Join us in the workshop on video now.


The latest ‘OO’ gauge wagon release from Accurascale models the fleet of JSA covered and open steel coil carriers. MIKE WILD assesses how these super-detailed new arrivals measure up.

Accurascale's GWR ‘Manor’ EP steams in

Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 locomotive for appraisal by the development team.

Cavalex reveals new selection of ‘OO' BBA/BLAs

Cavalex Models has revealed the identities of its next selection of ‘OO’ gauge BBA/BLA 50ft bogie steel carriers, with more than 20 different models planned.