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Cley-on-sea 'OO' gauge late 1960s eastern region layout

Norfolk in the 1960s is the setting for RUSSELL PIGOTT’S home-based layout, with lengthy runs and a wide variety of operation in ‘OO’ scale.

LNER to repaint entire Intercity 225 fleet

A new colour scheme is being applied to the LNER Class 91 and Mk 4 fleet. Read the full story and watch video of the launch here.

More Mk 2b deco samples surface

Accurascale has received further decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 2b carriages for scrutiny by the company's project development team.

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Ellis Clark delivers 'O' gauge Presflos

The 20ton Presflo cement wagon is Ellis Clark Trains’ first fully home-grown product for ‘O’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new arrival.

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Hornby expands its Maunsell collection

The Maunsell corridor coach family has been a popular part of the Hornby range and now it has expanded with the addition of an all-new model of the Dining Saloon for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Little Bytham - the East Coast Main Line in 'OO'

This long-lost East Coast Main Line outpost is the scene for TONY WRIGHT’S stunning 'OO' gauge layout, featuring 'Pacifics' hauling expresses at speed during steam's Indian Summer.

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Locoman ‘W1' sound installation guide

New sound projects for the Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 are available from Locoman Sounds to suit both the original high pressure and later rebuilt versions of this unique steam engine. MIKE WILD shows how to install Doehler & Haass decoders into Hornby’s ‘OO’ models with exclusive KeyModelWorld sound demonstration video.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode one

The Hornby Magazine team are at it again! Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they embark on a brand new model railway layout build. This time the team are recreating the Midlands based double-track Great Central Railway heritage steam line in 'OO' gauge in a brand new series, Building the Great Central Railway. Watch Episode 1 here for FREE from 8pm on Friday May 5 and sign up to KeyModelWorld to watch the rest of the series.

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Heljan’s heavy weight ‘Grid’ Class 56 for 'O' gauge

The 3,300hp Class 56s brought new power to Britain’s freight traffic and a distinctive engine note with their turbo charged Ruston Paxman engine. MIKE WILD inspects Heljan’s eagerly awaited first ready-to-run model of the Type 5 for ‘O’ gauge.

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Colourful Class 90s lead Bachmann Summer 2022 announcements

Bachmann has revealed its latest Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish, Scenecraft and Narrow Gauge products for summer 2022 in its latest British Railway Announcements. Watch the launch video from Bachmann here.

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HORNBY'S ALL-NEW CLASS 91 for 'OO'

The Crewe-built Class 91 Bo-Bo AC electrics have been a daily part of the East Coast Main Line scene since 1988, and they are still in front line service today. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a brand-new model for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more.

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Megafret magnets

West Hill Wagon Works’ magnetic Hunt Couplings range is bolstered with a new pack of Elite dual polarity couplings designed for Dapol’s ‘OO’ gauge IKA Megafret container flat wagons.

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Modelling British Railways: Volume 5

NOW available is this latest volume of the popular Modelling British Railways series of Modellers Guides from Key Publishing, dedicated to the varied departmental fleet of carriages and track machines.

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Modelu miners

New to the Modelu range of 3D-printed finescale figures is this collection of coal miners.

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Peco’s SMALL ENGLAND for 'OO9' gauge

Peco’s hugely anticipated Small England ‘OO9’ gauge locomotive arrives -but does this little engine live up to big expectations? RICHARD WATSON takes a closer look at this exciting new narrow gauge model.

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