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Heljan unveils ‘O’ gauge PCAs

Heljan and Realism Redefined – the retail arm of Britain’s Biggest Model Railway – have joined forces to create a ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge model of the PCA depressed centre bulk powder four-wheel tanker.

‘Small Prairie’ and B-Set coaches in ‘OO’

A new range of Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Small Prairie’ 2-6-2Ts is to be produced by Rapido Trains to compliment its newly announced ‘B-Set’ coaches for ‘OO’ gauge.

All-new OAA air-braked open in ‘N’ from Rapido

Rapido Trains UK is to produce an ‘N’ gauge version of the 45ton Open AB open wagon, better known as the OAA.

Rapido Mk 1 Leyland Nationals revealed

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK has revealed details of the first batch of its eagerly-awaited 1:76 scale Leyland National single decker bus, with a wide selection of liveries planned.

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido UK announces LNER Dynamometer Car in ’N’

Rapido Trains UK is to produce its very first ‘N’ gauge ready-to-run carriage - the LNER Dynamometer Car.

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Rapido UK announces all-new LMS open wagon for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK are adding the LMS Diagram 1666 open wagon to its growing range of ‘OO’ gauge steam era wagons.

Rapido and TRS go full steam ahead!

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK has revealed that it has teamed up with TRS Trains to offer ready-to-run smoke-fitted models for its UK and North American markets.

MARK CHIVERS

NER Y7 in ‘OO’ Gauge from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido Trains UK has added the diminutive North Eastern Railway (NER) Wordsell ‘Y7’ 0-4-0T to its release schedule.

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VIDEO: Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan product launch

Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan have joined forces to launch a brand-new never seen before ready-to-run 'OO' gauge locomotive. Watch the official launch video by Hornby Magazine here for North Eastern Railway electric ES1 here...

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VIDEO: KIROW CRANE

Advancement of Digital Command Control technology has led to a great deal of innovation in the hobby. MARK CHIVERS looks at one such model that embraces this ethos and showcases just what is possible – a fully working ‘HO’ scale rail mounted crane.

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Accurascale introduces new PFA nuclear fleet

Mike Wild.

The 1986 introduced PFA four-wheel container flats took on a new lease of life of nuclear waste traffic in the 2000s. MIKE WILD gets to grips with the latest container options for these superbly detailed flats.

Mike Wild.
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Hornby updates its ‘Grid’

Mike Wild.

The Class 56 has had a small refresh for its latest outing in the Hornby range. MIKE WILD checks out the new arrival in the shape of BR blue 56047.

Mike Wild.
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FIRST REVIEW: Heljan all-new Class 45 debuts

Mike Wild.

The latest ‘OO’ gauge arrival from Heljan is its Class 45 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with this new release.

Mike Wild.
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Accurascale’s pioneering Chaldron coal wagons for ‘OO’

Mike Wild.

The rise in demand for coal in the 18th century saw introduction one of the first standardised wagon designs: the Chaldron. Accurascale has added these characterful and long-lasting wagons to its ‘OO’ gauge range – MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

Mike Wild.
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Hornby Launches TT:120

RICHARD WATSON

Hornby Hobbies launches an all new range for TT:120 in its biggest announcent for 2022.

RICHARD WATSON

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway – Part 5

MIKE WILD

In the fifth installment of our Building the Great Central Railway video series MIKE WILD installs the missing piece to complete the scenic area: the reservoir bridge

MIKE WILD

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VIDEO: KIROW CRANE

Advancement of Digital Command Control technology has led to a great deal of innovation in the hobby. MARK CHIVERS looks at one such model that embraces this ethos and showcases just what is possible – a fully working ‘HO’ scale rail mounted crane.

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Accurascale introduces new PFA nuclear fleet

Mike Wild.

The 1986 introduced PFA four-wheel container flats took on a new lease of life of nuclear waste traffic in the 2000s. MIKE WILD gets to grips with the latest container options for these superbly detailed flats.

Mike Wild.
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Hornby updates its ‘Grid’

Mike Wild.

The Class 56 has had a small refresh for its latest outing in the Hornby range. MIKE WILD checks out the new arrival in the shape of BR blue 56047.

Mike Wild.
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FIRST REVIEW: Heljan all-new Class 45 debuts

Mike Wild.

The latest ‘OO’ gauge arrival from Heljan is its Class 45 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with this new release.

Mike Wild.
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ALL-NEW HORNBY BR MK 4s

The arrival of the Class 91 AC electrics from Hornby has been joined by brand-new models of the matching Mk 4 carriages for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects the first releases.

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Snailbeach hoppers for ‘OO9’

NEW TO THE PECO collection of readyto-run ‘OO9’ narrow gauge wagons are these models of the Snailbeach District Railways four-wheel hoppers.

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Accurascale’s pioneering Chaldron coal wagons for ‘OO’

Mike Wild.

The rise in demand for coal in the 18th century saw introduction one of the first standardised wagon designs: the Chaldron. Accurascale has added these characterful and long-lasting wagons to its ‘OO’ gauge range – MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

Mike Wild.
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FIRST REVIEW: Bachmann Bulleid carriages for ‘OO’

Graham Muspratt.

A new range of Southern Railway Bulleid coaches is now available in ‘OO’ gauge. GRAHAM MUSPRATT runs the rule over these latest arrivals.

Graham Muspratt.

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