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Accurascale Mk 2b coaches roll in

MARK CHIVERS

Can Accurascale maintain its record with these important new coaches? MARK CHIVERS checks out these latest BR Mk 2s in ‘OO’.

MARK CHIVERS
Bachmann Narrow Gauge Baguley-Drewry 4wDM for OO9 gauge. Review Premium

Bachmann Baguley-Drewry 70HP diesel

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann’s long-awaited ‘OO9’ gauge Baguley-Drewry diesel locomotives are here five years after they were first announced, but have they been worth the wait? BEN CHURCH takes a closer look.

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann launches new Narrow Gauge range

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann has revealed details of a new narrow gauge range - NG7.

MARK CHIVERS
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Class 104 conversion – Part 2

TIM SHACKLETON

Having already rebuilt the underframes as part of his Class 104 conversion, TIM SHACKLETON turns his attention to the bodywork. 3D-printed components come to his aid, as he explains.

TIM SHACKLETON
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Pen-y-Bryn - the Western Region in steam

PHILIP COGGAN

The South Wales collieries inspired PHILIP COGGAN to revisit his memories of working in them and create this compact scene in ‘OO’ gauge.Photography, Philip Coggan

PHILIP COGGAN
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Modelling a West Coast Railtour

RICHARD HALL

Railtours are a superb way of bringing variety to a layout. In the first of two step-by-step guides, RICHARD HALL shows how to recreate the railtour carriages  – which can be very different.

RICHARD HALL
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FIRST REVIEW: Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ High Speed Train

MIKE WILD

The unmistakable lines of the Class 43 High Speed Train have been immortalised in ‘TT:120’ scale by Hornby. MIKE WILD reviews the first arrivals in InterCity ‘Swallow’ and GWR green liveries.

MIKE WILD
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Flangeway ‘O’ gauge ZZA snowplough

MARK CHIVERS

These distinctive vehicles are now available in ‘O’. MARK CHIVERS checks them over to see if they cut any ice for 7mm scale modellers.

MARK CHIVERS

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Bachmann Narrow Gauge Baguley-Drewry 4wDM for OO9 gauge. Review Premium

Bachmann Baguley-Drewry 70HP diesel

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann’s long-awaited ‘OO9’ gauge Baguley-Drewry diesel locomotives are here five years after they were first announced, but have they been worth the wait? BEN CHURCH takes a closer look.

BEN CHURCH

SERIES 8: Digital Sound - installing ESU LokSound chips

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

The fourth part of our new Digital Sound video series is here focusing on ESU LokSound decoders. In this part we had sound to a Bachmann 'OO9' Mainline Hunslet, a Dapol Class 68 and a Bachmann BR '5MT' 4-6-0. Discover how we completed the installations here.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON
Locoman Sounds BR 2MT sound installation guide Feature Premium

Locoman Sounds for the Hornby BR ‘2MT’ 2-6-0

MIKE WILD

The recently released Hornby BR ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 is an attractive locomotive, but challenging for sound installation. MIKE WILD explains how he fitted a powerful speaker into the tender with an ESU chip from Locoman Sounds.

MIKE WILD
Melin Llechi 16mm narrow gauge layout Feature Premium

Melin Llechi

THOMAS ASHCROFT-DOMONEY

The slate industry of North Wales is the theme of this evocative 16mm:1ft scale narrow gauge layout. THOMAS ASHCROFT-DOMONEY outlines its origins and operation.Photography, Jonathan Newton

THOMAS ASHCROFT-DOMONEY

SERIES 8 Part 3: Digital Sound - installing ZIMO chips

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

Part 3 of our new digital sound video series is available now exclusively for Premium Subscribers. In this video we show how the ZIMO decoder family can be installed in a Bachmann Class 40 and a Hornby '9F' 2-10-0 with simple tools and readily available speakers.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON
Accurascale Class 66 first review Review Premium

Accurascale’s Class 66 Revival

MIKE WILD

The Class 66 is a locomotive virtually no modern layout can be without. Accurascale has taken on and re-worked the Hattons Originals product for ‘OO’ gauge – MIKE WILD takes an exclusive look at the first production samples.

MIKE WILD
Hornby 4-VEP for OO gauge. Review Premium

Revised Hornby 4-VEP arrives

BEN CHURCH

With a preserved example recently raising the profile of these important EMUs, BEN CHURCH assesses Hornby’s latest version of the 4-VEP in ‘OO’.

BEN CHURCH

SERIES 8: Digital Sound - installing Hornby TXS chips

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

In part two of our Digital Sound video series we start our trilogy of sound installation features by working with the new Hornby Bluetooth Triplex Sound chips. In this video we show how to add an 8-pin chip to a Hornby Class 60, a 21-pin chip to the LMS 'Turbomotive' and a Next18 chip to a TT:120 scale 'A4' 4-6-2 taking you through every step of the journey. Watch today with a FREE member account exclusively on Key Model World.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

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Accurascale Mk 2b coaches roll in

MARK CHIVERS

Can Accurascale maintain its record with these important new coaches? MARK CHIVERS checks out these latest BR Mk 2s in ‘OO’.

MARK CHIVERS
Bachmann Narrow Gauge Baguley-Drewry 4wDM for OO9 gauge. Review Premium

Bachmann Baguley-Drewry 70HP diesel

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann’s long-awaited ‘OO9’ gauge Baguley-Drewry diesel locomotives are here five years after they were first announced, but have they been worth the wait? BEN CHURCH takes a closer look.

BEN CHURCH
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FIRST REVIEW: Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ High Speed Train

MIKE WILD

The unmistakable lines of the Class 43 High Speed Train have been immortalised in ‘TT:120’ scale by Hornby. MIKE WILD reviews the first arrivals in InterCity ‘Swallow’ and GWR green liveries.

MIKE WILD
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Flangeway ‘O’ gauge ZZA snowplough

MARK CHIVERS

These distinctive vehicles are now available in ‘O’. MARK CHIVERS checks them over to see if they cut any ice for 7mm scale modellers.

MARK CHIVERS
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Graham Farish LMS ‘Twins’

MARK CHIVERS

The London, Midland & Scottish Railway’s pioneering diesel-electric ‘twins’ 10000/10001 are the latest arrivals from Bachmann’s ‘N’ gauge Graham Farish range. MARK CHIVERS assesses these new additions to the roster.

MARK CHIVERS
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Skaledale family grocer

BEN CHURCH

Hornby’s extensive Skaledale range continues to provide modellers with high quality ‘OO’ gauge resin buildings that are ready to be placed on a layout straight from the box. This recent release models a family grocer’s.

BEN CHURCH
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Peco Victorian houses

BEN CHURCH

Peco has added to its range of laser-cut kit products with these 4mm scale Victorian semi-detached houses.

BEN CHURCH
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N’Tastic Ford Transit Mk3

BEN CHURCH

N’Tastic Scale Models has added a Ford Transit Mk. 3 van to its range of 2mm scale detailed resin kits.

BEN CHURCH

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