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Heljan confirms ‘OO’ Class 86/2 plans

Heljan has confirmed that it is adding ‘OO’ gauge Class 86/2 Bo-Bo electrics to its roster in 2023, to join the recent AL6 and Class 86/4 versions of its new tooling for the AC electrics.

Newton Chambers Car Transporter in ‘OO’ gauge from Heljan

Heljan’s range of ‘OO’ gauge rolling stock is set to expand in 2023 with the release of six coach packs featuring the stylish double-deck car transporters built by Newton Chambers for the Eastern Region of BR in 1960/1961.

Accurascale ‘Manors’ enter production

MIKE WILD

Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0s are in production including Key Publishing’s exclusive limited edition of 7802 Bradley Manor. See the latest images here.

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.

Coronation Coach CAD revealed

Development of Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘Coronation’ coaches has progressed to the CAD stage of the process, with the company sharing rendered images of the new models.

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Flying Scotsman

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Arguably the most famous steam locomotive in the world, Flying Scotsman has returned to the rails to huge public acclaim following a £4.5m overhaul. However, the prospects for this famous machine have not always been as rosy as they are today, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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PREVIEW: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2022

Get set for the return of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend and join us for our preview of the biggest model railway show in the country.

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Starting out in narrow gauge

MIKE WILD

The arrival of ready-to-run ‘OO9’ locomotives and rolling stock is an exciting catalyst for narrow gauge modelling. MIKE WILD explores the subject and discusses how to get started with your own project.

MIKE WILD

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VIDEO: Accurascale Class 37 sound demonstration

MIKE WILD

The latest sound fitted samples of the soon to be released Accurascale Class 37 for ‘OO’ gauge are here. Mark Chivers and Richard Watson find out what is in store.

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VIDEO: Heljan autumn project update

MIKE WILD

Heljan’s Ben Jones joins Hornby Magazine’s Mike Wild to discuss the latest progress on the manufacturer’s ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge locomotive and rolling stock models. Watch the full video here.

MIKE WILD
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VIDEO: All-new BR '9F' from Hornby

In the 50th anniversary of Hornby Railways, an all-new version of the powerful BR '9F' 2-10-0 freight locomotives has been created. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with extra online only images and video.

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VIDEO: Dapol ‘Manor’ Class debut

The Great Western Railway ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is the latest all-new ‘OO’ gauge locomotive to arrive from Dapol. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at the first of two all-new ‘Manors’ to arrive.

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All-new Bachmann CLASS 37/4

Bachmann’s autumn announcements came with the surprise of a brand-new Class 37 for ‘OO’ gauge. First on the review desk is Class 37/4 37401 in InterCity Mainline livery – MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new arrival.

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FIRST REVIEW: KR Models delivers the Fell diesel

MIKE WILD

Its one of the most unusual prototype diesels built for British Railways, and now you can buy a ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge version. MIKE WILD inspects KR Models all-new model of the unique Fell 2-D-2 diesel locomotive with an exclusive video demonstration of its sound functions.

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Hornby delivers its Mk 4 DVT for ‘OO’

Mike Wild.

The latest component of Hornby’s new Mk 4 carriage collection to arrive is the Driving Van Trailer. We take a detailed look at this new addition to complete Class 91 hauled push-pull trains.

Mike Wild.

VIDEO: Lineside on the East Coast Main Line

MIKE WILD

Join Mike Wild as he follows a selection of main line movements on the East Coast Main Line around Peterborough across the summer, exclusively on KeyModelWorld.

MIKE WILD

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VIDEO: All-new BR '9F' from Hornby

In the 50th anniversary of Hornby Railways, an all-new version of the powerful BR '9F' 2-10-0 freight locomotives has been created. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with extra online only images and video.

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VIDEO: Dapol ‘Manor’ Class debut

The Great Western Railway ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is the latest all-new ‘OO’ gauge locomotive to arrive from Dapol. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at the first of two all-new ‘Manors’ to arrive.

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Scale Model Scenery Goathland gates

Scale Model Scenery has added packs of 2mm and 4mm scale laser-cut crossing or yard gates to its range.

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New Sankey signs for O’, ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge

Sankey Scenics has bolstered its extensive range of model railway signage with a new pack of contemporary trackside signage, as well as an updated pack of its earlier assorted trackside signs.

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Oxford Diecast 4x4 Austin Champ

Oxford Diecast has added another all-new 1:76 scale model to its range with the arrival of this delightful Austin Champ in army green.

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All-new Bachmann CLASS 37/4

Bachmann’s autumn announcements came with the surprise of a brand-new Class 37 for ‘OO’ gauge. First on the review desk is Class 37/4 37401 in InterCity Mainline livery – MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new arrival.

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MAGNETIC DELLNER COUPLINGS

NEW from Hunt Couplings are these sets of‘OO’ gauge pivoting Dellner style Elite magnetic couplings for Bachmann’s Class 220/221Voyager DEMUs and Hornby’s Class 800 InterCity ExpressTrain (IET), together with a set ofVoyager intervehicle magnetic connectors.

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Hornby track symbols return

HORNBY’S VENERABLE ¼ scale track planning symbols make a welcome return to the range.

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