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Hornby Class 91 project update

The latest edition of Hornby's Engine Shed online blog has revealed how far Hornby have come with the CAD design of the Class 91 including sharing the latest development drawings for 91002 and 91118.

Ellis Clark launches Clark Railworks

Ellis Clark from Ellis Clark Trains, the 'O' gauge buying and selling specialists in Skipton, has announced the launch of its new website Clark Railworks.

Heljan 'O' gauge Mk 2 first CAD

Heljan has released its first CAD images of the exciting new 'O' gauge Mk2 coaching stock. 

VIDEO: Apethorn Junction at the Modern Image O Gauge show

​​​​​​​At the Modern Image O Gauge Show (MIOG) in Rawtenstall, Richard Watson captured the fantastic Apethorn Junction in action for Hornby Magazine as well as its breakdown crane rescue sequence for this double video feature.

VIDEO: Hyde Lane in 'O' gauge

Hyde Lane takes its inspiration from the Healey Mills shed and incorporates features from other depots and yards around the country. Join us for a video tour of the popular exhibition circuit diesel shed.

VIDEO: Seven Mill Depot running session

Join us for the latest Hornby Magazine running session as we call in at Seven Mill Depot - our recently completed 'O' gauge diesel depot.

Dapol announce 'O' gauge Conflat and container wagons

Dapol have announced another addition to their 'O' portfolio covering the Conflat and container wagon. 

Dapol 'O' gauge 16ton mineral wagons are coming back!

Dapol has announced a new production run of its popular 'O' gauge BR 16ton mineral wagons.

Metcalfe show prototype Gatehouse Caste Kit

Metcalfe Models has released images of the prototype build for its new Gatehouse Castle kit. The kit will be available for 'OO' and 'N' gauge.

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VIDEO: Immingham Depot

The operations in and around the busy port of Immingham are the focus for this impressive 'OO' gauge layout. Watch it in action here and read the full feature in HM155, May 2020 - on sale from April 2 2020.

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VIDEO: Cherry Orchard

Ron Bailes superb multi-gauge 7mm scale layout Cherry Orchard features in HM155, May 2020. Join us here to watch this brilliant layout in action on video.

KR Models reveal GT3 artwork

KR Models has released images of the paint scheme for its 'OO' model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.

Heljan powers Britain's biggest model railway

Heljan has teamed up with 'Britain's Biggest Model Railway' to promote model railways to a new audience and grow interest in 'O' gauge modelling.

KR Models show updated 'Fell' CAD

Hot on the heels of the previous update, KR Models have revealed the next CAD drawing with added body detail for their new 'OO' gauge project. the 'Fell'. 

Hornby shows Avanti Class 390

Hornby has received a decorated sample of its Avanti West Coast liveried Class 390 Pendolino unit for 'OO' gauge.

New identities for Sonic '56XX'

'N' gauge newcomer Sonic Models is offering additional liveries and new numbers on its forthcoming GWR '56XX' 0-6-2T.

Revolution KUA nuclear flask wagon breaks cover

Revolution Trains has received decorated samples of its forthcoming 'N' gauge pair of KUA nuclear flask wagons.

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Welcome to HM155, May 2020

Hello and welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine. March has been a testing time as we have all had to make changes to our lives to combat the coronavirus, but its business as usual at Hornby Magazine HQ.

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Cherry Orchard

It is almost 30 years since RON BAILES embarked on the creation of this impressive 7mm scale layout which combines standard and narrow gauge operation. He explains how it has tripled in length from the original design to deliver an impressive 36ft long exhibition model of an East Anglian brick works.

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The dark mysterious world of cross-country postal traffic is something that’s rarely modelled. TIM SHACKLETON explores the possibilities.

'Turbots' Galore

Dapol’s new ’O’ gauge YCV ’Turbot’ bogie ballast spoil wagons are due to arrive in shops shortly.

Rails of Sheffield expands wagon range

Rails of Sheffield is producing a second version of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) 16ft covered goods wagon in partnership with Dapol.

Routemex ‘O’ gauge colour light signals

Routemex has introduced a new range of ‘O’ gauge colour light signal kits.

Heljan plans new GUVs for ‘O’

A new batch of ready-to-run Mk 1 General Utility Vans (GUVs) has been announced by Heljan for ‘O’ gauge as part of its relaunch of the Mk 1 carriage range.

Dapol 'O' gauge '14XX'

DAPOL'S eagerly awaited ’O’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T arrived with retailers during March (HM150).

Heljan's 'OO9' L&B Baldwin LYN Progresses

HELJAN recently took delivery of the latest running sample of its forthcoming ‘OO9’ Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (L&BR) Baldwin 2-4-2T Lyn for approval.

Heljan announces further 'O' gauge Class 37/4s

HELJAN is to produce a second run of its popular ‘O’ gauge Class 37/4 Co-Co diesel.

Accurascale adds Modern Class 37/4s to its range

CONTEMPORARY ERA Class 37/4s are being modelled for ‘OO’ following Accurascale’s announcement of its fifth and final Class 37 variant for its first production run.

Hitachi Class 800/0 test train pack

Hornby’s long-awaited new ‘OO’ gauge Hitachi Class 800/0 Test Train coach pack (Cat No. R4897) arrived with retailers during March.

Hornby issues APT-P formation guides

Hornby has issued a useful set of graphics to confirm the intended formations of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge models of BR’s Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train Prototype.