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Dawlish Warren - Devon in 'N' gauge

With just a hint of sea wall, red sandstone cliffs and a four-track section of main line, CHRIS MORRIS explains how he set out to model one of Devon’s most popular holiday locations in ‘N’ gauge.

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Rapido’s SECR Open Wagons for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK has rapidly followed up its debut wagon releases with newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway five and seven-plank open wagons. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

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Edwardian Steam

CONSIDERED by many to be the golden age of steam, the Edwardian era witnessed much change on the railways, especially in terms of the motive power as new more powerful locomotives were developed.

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SHUNTERS - The Hornby Class 08 diesel

The Hornby Class 08 diesel shunter is a must-have for any layout set after 1952. MIKE WILD inspects two new arrivals offering eye-catching modern liveries on this popular part of the Hornby ‘OO’ gauge range.

Stamford Model Railway Exhibition

Following an act of vandalism and cancellation due to the pandemic, Market Deeping Model Railway Club’s Stamford Model Railway Exhibition returns for the first time in three years. HORNBY MAGAZINE previews the show’s resumption.

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Heljan's all-new Brush Type 4 for 'O'

The Class 47 is a hot topic for new releases this month with Heljan set to deliver its all-new multi-era model of the Brush Type 4 in November. MIKE WILD gets up close and personal with this new arrival for ‘O’ gauge.

Bachmann Winter announcements 2021

Bachmann is announcing new products in its Winter announcements 2021 video, watch the video premiere here.

VIDEO: Heljan autumn product update

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER VIDEO: Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop for an exclusive KeyModelWorld interview with Heljan's Ben Jones as he shows the latest samples from the manufacturer for OO and O gauge. Sign in or sign up now to watch the full in-depth video now.

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PowerHaul upgrades

SOUND DEMONSTRATION VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE The Freightliner and Colas Rail Freight operated Class 70 diesel locomotives are amongst the most advanced on the British network. MIKE WILD shows how a ZIMO decoder can be installed into the Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge model along with DCC Concepts and Rail Exclusive products for a full suite of sound.

VIDEO: The 2021 Great Electric Train Show

The Great Electric Train Show returned to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on October 2/3. In this video the Hornby Magazine team brings you the highlights from the show, the 2021 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Award winners, new releases and new announcements in the news.

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BOOK REVIEW: Class 442s: The Wessex Electrics

New from Key Books is this title dedicated to British Rail’s Class 442 Electric Multiple Units (EMUs).

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Westhill Wagon Works 3D-printed depot accessories

Westhill Wagon Works’ range of 3D-printed scenic accessories includes an impressive range of depot and engineers’ equipment including these detailed access platforms and a drainage vacuum tank – or sludge gulper!

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Gaugemaster telephone boxes and relay cabinets

Gaugemaster’s range of ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge 3D-printed scenic accessories is bolstered with the addition of these packs containing classic K6 telephone kiosks, lineside relay boxes and roadside telecommunications cabinets.

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Modelu’s 3D-printed creamery workers

Modelu’s extensive collection of 3D-printed finescale figures now includes a selection of creamery workers in a variety of realistic poses.

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Albion Hobbies 'HO' scale spruce trees

Model Scene’s range of scenic materials includes a wide range of flocks, turfs, bushes, leaves and trees, including these ‘HO’ scale spruces.

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