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New Diesel Brake Tenders launch!

MIKE WILD

A new batch of three different ‘OO’ gauge Diesel Brake Tender models are now available from Key Publishing. Mike Wild introduces these new releases.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby RailRoad BR Crosti '9F' 2-10-0

MIKE WILD

Hornby introduced the RailRoad Crosti ‘9F’ 2-10-0 in 2015 offering an inspired choice of new freight motive power. MIKE WILD assesses attractive ‘OO’ gauge offering.

MIKE WILD
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The Crosti ‘9Fs’ - a bold experiment

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

One of the most easily identifiable of the ‘standard’ classes was the small group of Crosti boilered ‘9F’ 2-10-0s, a peculiar design which had the chimney halfway down the boiler and which was anything but a success.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

VIDEO: Key Model World TV Show November 2022

Join Mike, Mark and Richard for the return of the Key Model World TV Show as they venture to Pete Waterman's amazing Leamington Spa 'O' gauge layout, bring you up to date with the latest news, review Hornby's new '9F' 2-10-0 for 'OO', take West Coast Cement east and bring you a new product announcement too! Don't miss it.

Accurascale Class 89 EP surfaces

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its new ’OO’ gauge Class 89 Co-Co electric for assessment.

MARK CHIVERS
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Planet Industrials’ Kerr, Stuart

MIKE WILD

Planet Industrials is a new name in the world of ready-to-run model railways and its debut model is the Kerr, Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T for ‘OO’ gauge. Mike Wild finds out what is in store.

MIKE WILD
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The Southern Railway 'Lord Nelson' 4-6-0s

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

During the 1920s the Southern Railway identified a requirement for a powerful yet fast locomotive for use on its continental boat train services, and this was to lead to the development of the ‘Lord Nelson’ class, a design that perhaps never really lived up to its full potential. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes up the story.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Hornby Collectors Club Coronation exclusive

Hornby will produce a commemorative ‘OO’ gauge edition of Stanier ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 46220 Coronation ahead of the coronation of King Charles III next May.

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New Diesel Brake Tenders launch!

MIKE WILD

A new batch of three different ‘OO’ gauge Diesel Brake Tender models are now available from Key Publishing. Mike Wild introduces these new releases.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby RailRoad BR Crosti '9F' 2-10-0

MIKE WILD

Hornby introduced the RailRoad Crosti ‘9F’ 2-10-0 in 2015 offering an inspired choice of new freight motive power. MIKE WILD assesses attractive ‘OO’ gauge offering.

MIKE WILD

VIDEO: Key Model World TV Show November 2022

Join Mike, Mark and Richard for the return of the Key Model World TV Show as they venture to Pete Waterman's amazing Leamington Spa 'O' gauge layout, bring you up to date with the latest news, review Hornby's new '9F' 2-10-0 for 'OO', take West Coast Cement east and bring you a new product announcement too! Don't miss it.

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Planet Industrials’ Kerr, Stuart

MIKE WILD

Planet Industrials is a new name in the world of ready-to-run model railways and its debut model is the Kerr, Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T for ‘OO’ gauge. Mike Wild finds out what is in store.

MIKE WILD
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Accurascale launches new ‘OO’ gauge Class 50

A ‘OO’ gauge Class 50 diesel is Accurascale’s next ready-to-run locomotive project. Join us for the exclusive video announcement of Accurascale's latest brand-new 'OO' locomotive.

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Heljan's centre headcode Class 37 for 'O' gauge

MIKE WILD

In this review we take a closer look at Heljan's ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge centre headcode Class 37 which first hit the shelves in 2017.

MIKE WILD
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LEGOMAN ‘ Electra ’ - Class 91 sound

The new Hornby Class 91 has all the looks of the real locomotives and a powerful chassis too, but how do you add sound? MIKE WILD takes one apart to show how simple it is and completes a matching Mk 4 DVT at the same time.

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VIDEO: Accurascale reveals new 'OO' gauge rolling stock!

RICHARD WATSON and MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale is revealing a brand-new 'OO' gauge model today. Join us today at 12pm for the premiere of the video launch here on KeyModelWorld to find out the full story.

RICHARD WATSON and MARK CHIVERS

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Hornby RailRoad BR Crosti '9F' 2-10-0

MIKE WILD

Hornby introduced the RailRoad Crosti ‘9F’ 2-10-0 in 2015 offering an inspired choice of new freight motive power. MIKE WILD assesses attractive ‘OO’ gauge offering.

MIKE WILD
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Planet Industrials’ Kerr, Stuart

MIKE WILD

Planet Industrials is a new name in the world of ready-to-run model railways and its debut model is the Kerr, Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T for ‘OO’ gauge. Mike Wild finds out what is in store.

MIKE WILD
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Heljan's centre headcode Class 37 for 'O' gauge

MIKE WILD

In this review we take a closer look at Heljan's ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge centre headcode Class 37 which first hit the shelves in 2017.

MIKE WILD
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FIRST REVIEW: Heljan’s Mk 1 CCT

MIKE WILD

The BR Mk 1 Covered Carriage Truck is a versatile vehicle which can suit everything from depot to main line scenes. MIKE WILD inspects this attractive new arrival for ‘O’ gauge from Heljan.

MIKE WILD
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NEW PECO STRUCTURE KITS FOR 'TT'

ANNOUNCED in June 2022, the new range of Peco‘TT:120’ building kits comprise a GWR pattern station building, signalbox and goods shed, alongside plastic platform edging and surfaces. Intended to be used in conjunction with Peco’s newly-tooled track range in the scale (HM 184), these kits offer accurate and detailed structures for the revival of ‘TT’ gauge.

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Hatton's Genesis Coaches

The wait is over, as the first of Hattons’ newlytooled ‘OO’ gauge Genesis four and sixwheel carriages are here. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at these all-new vehicles.

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Orange AEC 690 dumper truck

New to Oxford Diecast’s growing range of 1:76 scale construction vehicles is this AEC dumper truck.

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Eye-catching Frogeye Sprite

Oxford Diecast’s new release of the classic Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite provides a welcome 1:76 scale model of the 1960s sports car design.

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