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Accurascale offers new HUOs

Accurascale has produced a new production run of its popular first 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model - the BR 24.5ton HUO coal hopper. The new batch models wagons in the pre-TOPS era and four triple packs are available.

FIRST LOOK: Heljan Class 56 for 'O'

FIRST LOOK: Heljan has released the first images of its hand-painted engineering sample of the highly anticipated 'O' gauge Class 56 Type 5 heavy freight diesel-electric.

UPDATED: Heljan Class 25 in colour

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Heljan has received the first factory decorated sample of its all-new 'OO' gauge Class 25 modelling D7647 in original BR two-tone green livery.

VIDEO: Rannoch

Mark Chivers met up with Mark Darragh at Model Rail Scotland to give us the rundown of his layout Rannoch. Watch it here for free now!

Dapol shows 'O' gauge Conflats in colour

Dapol has revealed decorated samples of its new 'O' gauge ready-to-run Conflat wagons and BD containers showcasing the products in pre and post-nationalisation period colour schemes.

KR Models shows 'Fell' artwork

KR Models has released images of the artwork for its in-development model of the unique 'Fell' 2-D-2 prototype diesel locomotive for 'OO' gauge in both BR black and lined green.

Flangeway shows 'Salmon' samples

Flangeway Models has received decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge 'Salmon' engineering wagons. See the new samples here.

VIDEO: Mike and Mark talk best layouts

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM158, August 2020 - we highlight what we think are 10 of the best layouts to feature in the magazine since issue. In this video Mike Wild and Mark Chivers catch up to talk about the process of choosing 'the ten' as well as some of those which didn't make the final list.

Heaton Lodge Junction river scene

Lukes Fellows of Geek Gaming Scenics joined Simon George to help move Britain's Biggest Model Railway forward by pouring a huge river scene with epoxy resin. In this video feature we share Lukes video of the process and how he and Simon did it.

Bachmann shows 'OO' Class 20/3 in colour

Bachmann has revealed factory decorated samples of its eagerly awaited all-new 'OO' gauge Class 20/3 models covering DRS and Harry Needle Railroad Company colour schemes. View them here in high resolution!

Staff Projects: Topley Dale developments

Hornby Magazine's Topley Dale is making progress again with the first steps towards the construction of a new quarry scene. MIKE WILD rounds up the latest additions to the 'OO' gauge test track.

KR Models shows DHP1 3D print

Hot on the heels of the announcement of its plans for a 'OO' gauge model of Clayton built diesel-hydraulic prototype DHP1, KR Models has released images of a 3D printed test sample of its bodyshell.

Dapol adds smoke generator to Class 59!

Dapol has added the option to have a DCC operated smoke generator fitted to its factory sound-fitted 'OO' gauge Class 59s. 

Dapol announces more 'N' gauge 'Panniers'

Dapol has announced a new production run for its popular 'N' gauge GWR '57XX' 0-6-0PTs covering GWR, BR, London Transport and preservation era colour schemes.

Heljan shows 'O' gauge Class 47 artwork

Heljan has shown the livery artwork for its all-new 'O' gauge Class 47 which will cover colour schemes from introduction to the late 1990s.

Accurascale re-runs PFAs

Accurascale is producing a second batch of its popular 'OO' gauge PFA container flats for release this summer.

Hornby commissions centenary Lodekkas

Hornby has announced a centenary liveried Bristol Lodekka in collaboration with associate brand Corgi for 'OO' gauge with a choice of Binns Road and Westwood destinations.

Flangeway commissions 'O' gauge snowplough

Flangway Models has commissioned Dapol to produce a ready-to-run 'O' gauge model of the BR ZZA independent snowplough for release in 2021.

KR Models plan Leader and DHP1!

KR Models has revealed bold plans to develop two historic prototype locomotives for 'OO' gauge - Bulleid's radical vision for the future of steam design - Leader - and Clayton's experimental Rolls Royce engined diesel-hydraulic DHP1.

Heljan shows factory decorated 'O' gauge railcars

Heljan has revealed factory decorated samples of its new 'O' gauge ready-to-run model of the GWR railcars ahead of their expected release in the fourth quarter of 2020.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | July 2020

Hornby Magazine's latest monthly Layout Update video is here and it's our biggest yet! Join Mike, Mark and Richard to catch up with our latest modelling activities, news, features, new arrivals and more.

Heljan re-runs 'O' gauge Class 50

Heljan has announced a new batch of its highly popular 'O' gauge Class 50s including three new choices on the most sought-after 'large logo' blue scheme.

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Hornby Magazine | August 2020 PDF reader

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM158, August 2020. Our Summer Special which features our pick of the best model railway layouts featured in the magazine over the past 158 issues, an exclusive competition to win a new Hornby ‘OO’ gauge ‘Prairie’ and much more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Online Exclusives section.

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Welcome to HM158 | August 2020

How do you choose only 10 of the best layouts for a special feature? That was the first question on our minds when we started creating this issue of Hornby Magazine.

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Neely

Scunthorpe Modern Image Group acquired this ‘N’ gauge electrified East Anglian layout from Terry Metcalfe – and fettled it up into a superb exhibition layout, as RICHARD BOOTHBY explains. Photography, Mike Wild.

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VIDEO: Neely in action

Neely is the latest modern image layout to be launched by the Scunthorpe Modern Image Group. In this video we take a tour of this fascinating 'N' gauge layout which follows the trackplan from Ely in Cambridgeshire, nearly. PLUS we have exclusive images from the photoshoot.

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Washes & filters

The ‘S160’ class only spent a couple of years in wartime Britain, but they’ve since acquired a huge enthusiast following. TIM SHACKLETON adopts some militarymodeller weathering techniques to show how he gave one of these iconic locomotives a true ‘austerity’ finish.

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Streams and brooks

Streams and brooks can make wonderful additions to model railways. ANTHONY REEVES explains how to make them as realistic as possible.

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Display Models' BR Type 19 Signalbox

Most layouts need at least one signalbox – and they can really help set an era and location. RICHARD WATSON builds Display Models’ laser cut kit for the BR Type 19 design.

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A load of rubbish!

Nudear waste has been a staple rail traffic for decades. SIMON BENDALL examines operation under Direct Rail Services following the release of Accurascale’s superb ’OO’ gauge wagons.