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All-new Iron ore tippler in ‘N’ gauge

BEN CHURCH

New from Peco is this newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge 27ton iron ore tippler wagon. They ran in block trains and as their name suggests they could be turned upside-down in a special tippler machine to unload their contents.

BEN CHURCH
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RailRoad Plus ‘Deltic’ with sound

BEN CHURCH

New to Hornby’s RailRoad Plus range is this ‘OO’ gauge Class 55 ‘Deltic’, factory-fitted with Hornby’s innovative HM7000 Bluetooth and Digital Command Control (DCC) Triplex Sound (TXS) system. 

BEN CHURCH

Upgrading Newton Grove

JONATHAN NEWTON

With some structures having been damaged in the long journey from ‘Oz’, JONATHAN NEWTON reveals how he is building a new engine shed and road bridge for his ‘O’ gauge layout.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Norman Colliery

GEOFF BRAIN

After a chance kit purchase converted him to the merits of ‘O’ gauge, GEOFF BRAIN built this superb exhibition layout focused on a colliery, keeping the memories of this now disappeared industry alive. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

GEOFF BRAIN
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Upgrade for RailRoad Class 110

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s venerable ‘OO’ gauge Class 110 Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) makes a welcome return to the RailRoad Plus range with enhanced decoration and improvements to the mechanical specification.

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido ‘Jones Goods’ gains colour

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains has revealed decorated samples of its forthcoming Highland Railway ‘Jones Goods 4-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH

Rapido plans Fireless Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 for ‘OO’

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK has announced that it is to produce a selection of newly-tooled Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 fireless locomotives in ‘OO’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains LB&SCR ‘E1’ EP surfaces

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK has revealed first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its London Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘E1’ 0-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge

BEN CHURCH

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Cavalex Models OO gauge Class 56 model review. Review Premium

FIRST REVIEW: Cavalex Models Class 56 for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

Cavalex Models’ debut powered model arrived at the end of January. MIKE WILD takes an exclusive look at the first production versions of this highly-anticipated ‘OO’ gauge locomotive.

MIKE WILD
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Speaker upgrade for the Accurascale ‘Manor’

MIKE WILD

Accurascale’s GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is a superb model, but it left room for improvement in the speaker setup. MIKE WILD shows how he fitted Locoman Sounds’ latest profile for these two-cylinder locomotives together with a speaker upgrade.

MIKE WILD

Staff Projects: Reviving Topley Dale

MIKE WILD

It’s approaching two years since Topley Dale was dismantled and put into storage, but now the layout is being rebuilt in a much bigger, extended form. MIKE WILD explains the first steps and the vision for the future.

MIKE WILD

VIDEO: Making Tracks: The Final Frontier - Project Update

JONATHAN NEWTON

Pete Waterman and the Railnuts are working through construction of new extensions to the Making Tracks layout to create Making Tracks: The Final Frontier for Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham. The new extensions will take the layout to 208ft x 14ft and feature over 240ft of scenery. Watch the latest update video here.

JONATHAN NEWTON

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Cavalex Models Class 56 production samples

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

With Cavalex Models' debut powered model - the BR Class 56 - due to arrive with retailers at the end of January, we meet with the manufacturer to reveal the final tweaks on its production samples. Watch our video here as we discuss the new model with Cavalex Models Alex Perkins.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

Ellis Clark Trains about the future of model railway

JONATHAN NEWTON

With the recent press for model railway surrounding the closure of Hattons Model Railways and the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, we talk to Ellis Clark Trains founder Ellis Clark to get his perspective on the hobby and its future.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Allerby - recreating the 1980s in 'O' gauge

Steve Thompson

The latest exhibition layout from STEVE THOMPSON and family models a freight scene in ‘O’ gauge, demonstrating the tremendous presence this scale offers and you can see it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

Steve Thompson

SERIES 7, EP4: Making Tracks - The Grand Challenge

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

In the fourth and final part of our Making Tracks 3 video series, we delve into the story of the Grand Challenge at the Great Electric Train Show when Pete Waterman and the Railnuts created a record breaking 152ft long 'OO' gauge model railway.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

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Hornby's Ruston 88DS 4wDM shunter lands

MARK CHIVERS

This delightful-looking ‘OO’ gauge model is now available. MARK CHIVERS finds out whether its performance matches its appearance.

MARK CHIVERS
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EFE Rail’s Southern Electric ‘Boosters’

MIKE WILD

The 1940s Southern Railway ‘Booster’ electric locomotives are the subject of an all-new tooling from EFE Rail for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Great Gathering anniversary collection – Part two

BEN CHURCH

Last issue (HM200) we looked at the first half of the new Hornby Dublo Great Gathering tenth anniversary collection, and now the three remaining Gresley ‘A4s’ - 60007 (Cat No. R30266), 60008 (R30265) and 60009 (R30263) in BR condition are here.

BEN CHURCH
Cavalex Models OO gauge Class 56 model review. Review Premium

FIRST REVIEW: Cavalex Models Class 56 for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

Cavalex Models’ debut powered model arrived at the end of January. MIKE WILD takes an exclusive look at the first production versions of this highly-anticipated ‘OO’ gauge locomotive.

MIKE WILD
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DCC Power Bus Terminator

BEN CHURCH

A further addition to the Hobby Trax range of electronic components is this pack of Digital Command Control (DCC) ‘Spike Buster’ terminators.

BEN CHURCH
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Beattie Well Tank Crew

MARK CHIVERS

MODELU has further expanded its range of engine crew designed for specific classes with this new pack for the diminutive LSWR ’0298’2-4-0WT in ‘OO’ gauge.

MARK CHIVERS
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Carriage Siding Platform Kit

BEN CHURCH

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

BEN CHURCH
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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.

BEN CHURCH

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