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A diversion into the beautiful metre gauge railways of Britanny reveals a stunning layout created in 1:50 scale. Master model makers GORDON and MAGGIE GRAVETT explain the story of this outstanding model which is now on permanent display as part of the Ashford International Model Railway Education Centre. Photography, Trevor Jones.
The Stroudley ‘Terrier’ is as popular with manufacturers as it is modellers. Rails of Sheffield took delivery of the first batch of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model in early May. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this new rival for the ‘Best in Show’ rosette.
The streamlined casing of the Gresley ‘A4’ took the world by storm when the first of the new breed rolled out of Doncaster Works in 1935. Can Hattons brand-new ‘O’ gauge model of the high-speed ‘Pacifics’ do the same for 7mm scale? MIKE WILD puts this new arrival through its paces.
THE FAMOUS threecylinder beat of the sole surviving Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 has been recreated for the ESU LokSound 5 platform by Locoman Sounds. This brand new sound scheme introduces new functions and versatility which take advantage of the latest generation decoder from ESU.
Hardy’s Hobbies has created a range of 3D printed locomotive body kits which are ideal for beginners looking to cut their teeth on extra motive power. MIKE WILD goes through the process using a readily available chassis to power this slope-tanked Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T.
The Mk 3 carriage was one of the greatest designs ever produced for the railways of Britain and, although now almost 50 years old, it is heading for a new lease of life, thanks to the fitting of up-to-date features such as swing-plug and sliding doors. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES examines the latest developments.
Hornby Magazine Editor MIKE WILD starts a new three-part series on construction of his ‘O’ gauge garden railway, Western Banks, by explaining how he went about creating a timber framed trackbed which can be used for any scale.
Revolution Trains (RT) has unveiled plans to offer its first ‘O’ gauge model, a limited edition run of Class 37/4 37405 in Direct Rail Services (DRS) ‘Compass’ livery.
Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Revolution Trains’ forthcoming Ecofret container wagons in ‘N’ and ‘OO’ have arrived for evaluation, representing another first for the manufacturer as it simultaneously progresses models in two different scales.
Revolution Trains has announced plans to produce ‘N’ gauge MMA/JNA box wagons and ‘OO’ gauge HOA hopper wagons, further expanding its range of ready-to-run models.
Barrenthorpe is Hornby Magazine's 'N' gauge exhibition layout. About to be refurbished ready for the next exhibition circuit, we dusted off some of our BR Green diesels to have a run on the layout, there may be a 'Duchess' in the mix too.
Ellis Clark Trains is expanding its portfolio with the launch and manufacture of a new range of ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge models, spearheaded by a new 22ton ‘Presflo’ cement wagon.
Sheffield based retailer Rails of Sheffield has teamed up with Accurascale to announce a ready-to-run model of the unique Class 89 AC electric locomotive for 'OO' gauge.
The eagerly awaited Hattons Originals LNER Class A4 4-6-2 has arrived with us at Hornby Magazine, with a full roster specification sheet we're looking forward to putting this locomotive to the test and bringing you the full review in the next issue of Hornby Magazine.