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Legacy track expansion

DCC CONCEPTS has expanded its ‘OO’ gauge Legacy track range with all-new flat bottom rail flexible wooden sleeper track with code 75 and code 100 rail, together with a new batch of it ‘OO’ gauge code 75 bullhead rail wooden sleeper track.

VIDEO: The Severn Valley's Jubilee celebration

On June 2-4 the Severn Valley Railway officially launched Bulleid 'West Country' 4-6-2 34027 Taw Valley in its new lined purple livery with its Elizabeth II name. Hornby Magazine went behind the scenes to discover how the railway works, what went into the locomotives repaint and more. Join us for this exclusive hour long video today.

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Are we getting a fair deal?

If you believe some of the comments online, railway modelling is too expensive and with poor quality models. TREVOR JONES looks at the REAL picture, based on his purchases in 2021.

Severn Valley Railway's Jubilee Celebration trailer

With unprecedented behind the scenes access, join Hornby Magazine's Richard Watson this week as he follows the Severn Valley Railway's Jubilee celebration. Watch the trailer here.

Peco launches ‘TT’ range

Peco has launched a new 'TT:120' range of track and model railway accessories - a new scale pitched midway between ‘OO’ and ‘N’.

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Hornby revises its Gresley ‘A3’

The Gresley ‘A1’/‘A3’ 4-6-2s are a longstanding part of the Hornby range, but this year they have been upgraded with newly tooled components and firebox flicker. MIKE WILD checks out the first two arrivals.

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Killer ‘20s’ renumbered, weathered and sound fitted

The Direct Rail Services-operated Class 20/3s offer an attractive and different locomotive for the modern railway scene. For his latest rolling stock project MIKE WILD decided to renumber, weather and sound fit a pair of the recent Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge models.

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Old Oak Bridge - the 1980-1990s in 'OO' gauge

The 1990s atmosphere around Old Oak Common Depot was the inspiration for GARY PAYNE'S ‘OO' gauge home-based layout -a scene that has changed beyond all recognition today.

A new store for Rails of Sheffield

Sheffield based model railway retailer Rails of Sheffield hosted a grand opening of its newly refurbished retail store and announced a new out-of-town warehouse on 15 April.

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Hornby’s rebuilt ‘W1’ 4-6-4s

We’ve seen the original condition model of Gresley’s unique 4-6-4 and now Hornby has delivered its enticing version of the rebuilt locomotive. MIKE WILD inspects the ‘W1’ with ‘A4’ style streamlined casing with video of the first models in action on our test track.

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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.

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Accurascale’s 'OO' gauge ‘Deltic' debut

The legendary Class 55 ‘Deltic’ is Accurascale’s first ready-to-run powered model for ‘OO’ gauge – and what a model it is. MIKE WILD brings you the full story on what could be the definitive ‘Deltic’.

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NCE Powercab caddy

New from Hobbytrax is this 3D printed controller caddy designed for the NCE Powercab system.

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