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HM162 Oxford Diecast vehicles Review Premium

New diecast delights

Oxford Diecast has delivered a fresh batch of newly tooled 1:76 scale road vehicles with the arrival of its Audi UR Quattro Turbo, Bentley Continental GT Sport, London EV Company (LEVC) electric black taxi and second-generation Mercedes Sprinter van.

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IPA car carriers move motors

Automotive traffic has provided the railway with a good deal of business through the years and these all-new ‘N’ gauge IPA car carriers from Revolution Trains will enable you to further replicate this in miniature.

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Revolution goes nuclear with flask carriers

Revolution Trains (RT) has taken delivery of its eagerly awaited ‘N’ gauge KUA Nuclear Flask Carriers. Just two of these distinctive multi-bogie vehicles were built in the late 1990s for the Ministry of Defence to transport fuel for the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear submarines.

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AS ONE WE CAN

Hornby's latest batch of wallet friendly Class 66s have arrived including this version as 66587 As One We Can in Ocean Network Express (ONE) branded magenta.

HM162 RailRoad Plus Class 47 Review Premium

RailRoad Plus Class 47 debuts

New in with Hornby this month is the first of its RailRoad Plus locomotives from the 2020 range modelling GB Railfreight (GBRf) operated Class 47/7 47749 City of Truro in its BR blue based colour scheme.

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Structure Gauging coaches

The ever-popular Network Rail yellow livery is back with a vengeance in the Hornby 2020 catalogue and amongst the impressive line up of 11 vehicles from the Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk 3 ranges comes this pair of Structure Gauging Train coaches.

HM162 Britannia sound Feature Premium

RULE ‘BRITANNA’

The ‘Britannia’ 4-6-2s were the largest fleet of ‘Pacifics’ in the BR Standard series. MIKE WILD installs a Doehler & Haass 8-pin decoder loaded with Locoman Sounds’ new ‘Britannia’ sound file in the Hornby ‘OO’ gauge model with the addition of extra lighting functions.

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Parkstone Goods

After hearing about a long-forgotten industrial railway in Poole, COLIN LOCKYER set about recreating some of it in ‘OO’ – with a 1970s twist. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Railways of the Lake District

The railways of the Lake District have long drawn admiration from passengers and enthusiasts – but as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES reveals, they also prompted poetic outrage from one of Britain’s legendary wordsmiths.

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Staff Projects: New frontiers

Its Yearbook time -and the Hornby Magazine team has been back in the workshop to create a brand new ‘OO’ gauge layout. MIKE WILD introduces the Great Central-set Quorn Magna.

Heljan GWR railcars are ready for production

The new ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge models of the GWR AEC railcars from Heljan have now been approved for production. On release they will be available in six liveries covering GWR chocolate and cream, BR carmine and cream and BR green.

Bachmann reveals winter 2020 announcements

Bachmann has revealed its Winter 2020 British Railway Announcements today, November 3, offering a new collection of 'OO' and 'N' gauge models across its Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish, EFE Rail and Scenecraft collections.

Minerva announce GWR MINK vans for 'O'

Minerva Model Railways has announced plans to produce a series of GWR MINK wooden bodied goods vans for 'O' gauge with the first planned for release in Spring 2021.

Hornby shows decorated '2MT'

Hornby has received factory decorated samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the BR '2MT' 2-6-0 in BR lined black and BR green liveries. Release is expected in Spring 2021.

‘OO’ GWR Steam Railmotor CADs approved

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Steam Railmotor has progressed to the tooling stage of the production process following final approval of the CAD drawings.

More ‘Warships’ for Kernow

Kernow Model Rail Centre is releasing new versions of its award-winning ‘OO’ gauge D600 ‘Warship’ A1A-A1A diesels.

KMRC commissions Petersfield Signal Box for ‘OO’

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned Bachmann to produce an exclusive 4mm scale model of the ex-London and South Western Railway (LSWR) Type 3a signal box at Petersfield in Hampshire (Cat No. 44-074X).

KR Models 'GT3' decorated sample

KR Models has received pre-production samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype 4-6-0 GT3.

Tooling underway for ‘N’ gauge MTV/ZKV ‘Zander’

Revolution Trains has confirmed that tooling is now underway on its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge MTV/ZKV ‘Zander’ box wagons, following approval of the CAD drawings.

Ellis Clark unveils new ‘Black Five’ drawings

Brand new CAD drawings have been revealed for Ellis Clark Trains new ‘O’ gauge model of the Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 which have been generated fresh from the ground up by the company’s new in-house CAD designer.

National Collection ‘Terrier’ unleashed

Locomotion Models has taken delivery of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘A1’ 0-6-0T 82 Boxhill in Stroudley improved engine green (Cat No. 449540).

Heljan reveals three new ‘O’ gauge projects

A brace of Scottish Region Type 2s and the Southern Region Class 73 have been revealed as Heljan’s new ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge locomotive projects for release across 2021 and 2022.

Rails shows '812' livery samples

Rails of Sheffield has received decorated samples of its exclusive model of the Caledonian Railway '812' 0-6-0 from manufacturer Bachmann ahead of the models expected release in the second quarter for 2021.

VIDEO: Bachmann 2-HAP EMU for 'OO'

Bachmann's new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 414 2-HAP EMU arrived in the Hornby Magazine office for review and you read our full verdict in the November 2020 issue (HM161). Join us here to see the sample in action on our test track.

VIDEO: Cavalex Models BBA

Cavalex Models has released its second 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model - the BBA steel flat. Watch a selection of samples in action on our test track here and read the full review in HM161 - on sale now.

VIDEO: IRM 42ft container flats

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we feature Irish Railways Model's new 42ft container flats for 'OO' gauge in the reviews. Join us here to see a selection of wagons in action on the Hornby Magazine test track running behind a Murphy Models 071.

VIDEO: Isinglass Model's 'Quad-Art' carriages

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to build Isinglass Models LNER all-third 'Quad-Art' articulated carriages for 'OO'. Join Mike Wild in this video to watch them running on our test track.

KMS Railtech plans 'OO' gauge 73/9

KMS Railtech has unveiled plans to develop an 'OO' gauge Class 73/9 diesel locomotive, working with Accurascale who will produce the model. 

KR Models launch Consett ore wagon

KR Models have announced the addition of the Consett Ore Wagon to its range in 'OO' and 'N' gauge. Expressions of interest are welcomed and the project is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2021. 

‘OO’ IIA biomass wagons are next for Accurascale

ACCURASCALE has unveiled plans to produce the GB Railfreight (GBRf) IIA Biomass hopper wagon for ‘OO’. This latest announcement follows plans to produce the HYA bogie hopper wagons (HM160), from which the IIA was developed for GBRf.