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Heidelberg 59 sample surfaces

BEN CHURCH

Decorated samples of Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 59 59101 Village of Whatley in its latest Heidelberg Materials green livery have arrived for assessment.

BEN CHURCH
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Rusty Rails Trackside details

BEN CHURCH

Rusty Rails has expanded its catalogue of 4mm scale trackside details with the addition of new Rawie fixed buffer stops and lineside telephones and signage poles.

BEN CHURCH
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1:76 scale Sultan

BEN CHURCH

Trains4U has expanded its scope of British military 1:76 scale kits with a model of a FV105 Sultan army control and command vehicle.

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Colour for NER 20ton coal hoppers

BEN CHURCH

Final decorated samples of Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge North Eastern Railway (NER) 20ton coal hopper wagons have arrived for scrutiny.

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale reveals second run of Mk1 Suburbans

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale has confirmed a second production run of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk1 suburban coaches, which are set to appear in BR maroon.

BEN CHURCH
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EWS exclusive Class 37/4

MIKE WILD

The Bachmann Collectors Club range features this fine model of EWS liveried Class 37/4 37422 Cardiff Canton. MIKE WILD checks out the finer details.

MIKE WILD

Heljan BR Mk 2s gain colour

BEN CHURCH

Factory decorated samples of Heljan’s all-new ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 2 coaches have arrived with the company’s development team.

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Heljan LMS inspection saloon breaks cover

BEN CHURCH

Decorated samples of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) inspection saloon developed by Heljan for ‘O’ gauge are being assessed by the company’s development team.

BEN CHURCH

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Gonerby - a freight depot in the diesel era

KEVIN CRANE

The atmosphere of a 1980s freight terminal and depot was what KEVIN CRANE wanted to recapture, done to brilliant effect in ‘OO’ gauge. Read the full feature and watch our exclusive layout tour video here.

KEVIN CRANE

NEW SERIES: Making Tracks 3 - On Location

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

In this brand-new Key Model World video series we go behind the scenes to reveal the construction process of Making Tracks 3 from Pete Waterman and the Railnuts leading to the 152ft long Grand Challenge layout at the 2023 Great Electric Train Show. Join us for Part One as we go on location at Milton Keynes Central station.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON
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MEET THE MANUFACTURER: Revolution Trains

MARK CHIVERS

It is now a decade since Revolution Trains entered the market. Mark Chivers talks to founders Ben Ando and Mike Hale about how it started - and what's coming next across 'OO' and 'N' gauge. Read the full feature here and watch our exclusive interview video - only on Key Model World.

MARK CHIVERS
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Halfpenny Green

GEORGE SHERIDAN

Based on a planned railway never built, Cradley Heath Model Railway Club rewrote history and created an unusual Midlands-based GWR terminus in ‘OO’ gauge, as GEORGE SHERIDAN explains. Read the full feature and watch our full video tour here.

GEORGE SHERIDAN

VIDEO: Heljan 'OO' gauge Class 47 project update

MIKE WILD

Heljan's all-new 'OO' gauge Class 47 is due to arrive in early 2024. We met with Heljan's Ben Jones in the Key Model World workshop to find out more and hear the final factory DCC sound fitted versions in action. Watch the video interview here.

MIKE WILD
Bachmann refurbished Class 411 4-CEP for OO gauge. Review Premium

Bachmann delivers refurbished 4-CEP EMU

MARK CHIVERS

It’s back to the 1980s with Bachmann’s latest release. MARK CHIVERS assesses the differences in its new Southern Region EMU in words, pictures and video.

MARK CHIVERS
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Heljan updates its O gauge Deltic

MIKE WILD

The legendary English Electric ‘Deltics’ are back for ‘O’ gauge with Heljan, featuring new tooling and an upgraded chassis. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 55002 in BR two-tone green.

MIKE WILD
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KINLOCHEWE

NICK SKELTON

Based on a projected but never built railway in the Highlands of Scotland, NICK SKELTON captures the atmosphere and essence of the 1980s in ‘OO’. Watch our trailer video below and sign in or sign-up to read the full feature and watch the entire exclusive video.

NICK SKELTON

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‘TT:120’ Tracksettas

BEN CHURCH

Tracksetta templates are one of the most useful tools for modellers using flexible track, and these handy tools are now available for modellers in ‘TT:120’ scale.

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Rusty Rails Forklift

BEN CHURCH

This handy 4mm scale forklift truck from Rusty Rails is a recent addition to the company’s line-up of 3D-printed modelling items.

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Carriage Siding Platform Kit

BEN CHURCH

New from West Hill Wagon Works is this ‘OO' gauge carriage siding platform kit.

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London Rail Atlas

BEN CHURCH

London is Britain‘s pre-eminent railway hub and recent developments such as the Elizabeth Line have altered the map. Crecy’s latest edition of the London Railway Atlas details many of the changes in London’s railways since their inception.

BEN CHURCH
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Trains4U Jackal 2 Military Vehicles

BEN CHURCH

Trains4U of Peterborough’s range of 3D-printed military vehicles includes this 1:76 scale Jackal 2.

BEN CHURCH
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Model Detailing

BEN CHUCRH

New from Key Publishing is this informative bookazine aimed at railway modellers wishing to detail their layouts and create realistic scenes.

BEN CHUCRH
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BR Diesel Depots

BEN CHURCH

Key Publishing has added to its expanding list of modelling titles with this guide to developing classic and contemporary diesel depots in model form.

BEN CHURCH
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Eighties Rail Scene

BEN CHURCH

Amberley Publishing’s extensive range of titles is bolstered with this look into the past of Britain’s railways in the 1980s. This superb collection of archive photographs provides a window into the near past in the twilight of British Railway’s Corporate Blue era before sectorisation and later privatisation.

BEN CHURCH

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