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Accurascale Class 50s edge closer

BEN CHURCH

Production of Accurascale‘s all-new Class 50 is under way and the manufacturer has revealed more decorated samples of the newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge models.

BEN CHURCH

Revolution seeks interest for PCA tankers in ‘N’

BEN CHURCH

Revolution Trains has invited expressions of interest for an ‘N’ gauge model of the Alcan PCA powder tank wagons.

BEN CHURCH

‘OO’ Class 320/321 EMUs for Revolution

MARK CHIVERS

Revolution Trains is to produce all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 320 and 321 25kV AC Electric Multiple Units (EMU).

MARK CHIVERS

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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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.

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

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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Sonic Models LNER J50 0-6-0T for N gauge. Review Premium

Sonic Models J50

MIKE WILD

The bulky lines of the LNER ‘J50’ 0-6-0T have been recreated in ‘N’ gauge by Sonic Models. MIKE WILD assesses how this new locomotive stacks up.

MIKE WILD

VIDEO: A day in the life of Flying Scotsman | Part Four

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

We go behind the scenes in the final part of our Flying Scotsman series to discover what it takes to maintain and operate the world's most famous steam locomotive during its visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in May 2023.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

Rails of Sheffield reveals Class 88 electro-diesel for ‘OO’

MIKE WILD

Rails of Sheffield has teamed up with Dapol to offer a brand-new ready-to-run model of the Direct Rail Services operated Class 88 electro-diesel for ‘OO’ gauge.

MIKE WILD
Accurascale product update interview Feature Premium

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Accurascale product update

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale has grown rapidly since it launched its first products in 2018. MARK CHIVERS meets with Project Manager STEVE PURVES to catch up on the latest progress with its ever-expanding collection of ‘OO’ gauge locomotives and rolling stock with exclusive online only images and video.

MARK CHIVERS

40145 production sample arrives

MIKE WILD

Production samples of Key Publishing’s latest limited edition ‘OO’ gauge model of Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway have arrived. View them here and watch our full sound demonstration.

MIKE WILD

VIDEO: An evening with Flying Scotsman | Part Three

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

In the third part of our new series about the world’s most famous steam locomotive, we feature presentations from former owner Pete Waterman OBE as well as Riley and Son Engineering’s Director Colin Green to discover more about Flying Scotsman’s story and its resurrection.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON
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Catherwood - a Southern Region branchline, Part 1

GLENN JONES

Inspired by his grandmother's tales of life in England and visits to the Swanage Railway, GLENN JONES recreated a slice of southern England in Australia. In the first instalment of a two-part feature, he explains the early construction, operation and train fleet. Photography, Jonathan Newton

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VIDEO: Flying Scotsman – up close and personal | Part Two

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

In the second part of our brand-new series for the centenary of the world's most famous steam locomotive - Gresley 'A3' 4-6-2 60103 Flying Scotsman - we get up close and personal with the locomotive. Log in or sign up for a Freemium account to watch the full video today.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

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Latest model railway reviews

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Mini Drill Set

BEN CHURCH

New from Amtech is this extensive mini drill set, now available from Golden Valley Hobbies.

BEN CHURCH
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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4mm Scale Wood Chipper

MARK CHIVERS

Rusty Rails’ growing range of 3D-printed detailing accessories includes this delightful 4mm scale wood chipper.

MARK CHIVERS
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Magnetic Dish

MARK CHIVERS

How often have you mislaid or lost tiny metal screws whilst dismantling a locomotive body? Well, this small magnetic parts dish from Amtec could be the answer.

MARK CHIVERS
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Dapol TTA tanker for 7mm scale

MIKE WILD

New for ‘O’ gauge from Dapol is the longstanding 45ton TTA four-wheel tanker. MIKE WILD checks out this new arrival for the scale.

MIKE WILD
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Modern palisade fencing

MARK CHIVERS

Ratio’s ‘N’ gauge range of plastic models and accessories is bolstered with the addition of two new packs of modern palisade fencing for the scale.

MARK CHIVERS
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West Hill Wagon Works 3D modern lockers

MARK CHIVERS

Small details can really enhance a cameo scene or diorama and these 4mm scale 3D-printed modern lockers from West Hill Wagon Works are a case in point.

MARK CHIVERS
Heljan O gauge Class 55 Deltic. Review Premium

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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