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'TT:120' Class 37 progresses

Hornby’s forthcoming ‘TT:120’ Class 37 Co-Co diesel has progressed to the design stage of the development process.

LNER ‘J50’ heads Hornby's 2024 ‘TT:120’ plans

Big plans for Hornby’s smaller scale are on the cards, including an all-new 'TT:120' LNER 'J50' 0-6-0T, as the company unveils its 2024 range.

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82G - Bristol Templecombe Road Shed

82G is one of the most spectacular steam shed layouts you will ever see - and it is coming to Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham. JOHN EDWARDS explains the story behind this huge 'O' gauge shed.

SERIES 8: Digital Sound - installing ESU LokSound chips

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.

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Skaledale family grocer

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.

LNER Coronation coach running samples

Hornby has received Engineering Prototype (EP) running samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) articulated Coronation coaches for evaluation by the company’s development team.

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Peco Victorian houses

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

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Hornby Magazine May 2024

May 2024 issue of Hornby Magazine in page-turning format features Blair Atholl, Scotland’s finest Highland Main Line ‘OO’ layout which is heading south for the first time – EVER! See it at Model World LIVE at Birmingham NEC on April 27/28.

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Hornby’s releases Dublo 'A4' 4-6-2 for 'OO' gauge

The Hornby Dublo brand is firmly back with the latest arrival modelling the streamlined Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley.

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Scarlington - the North of England in 'N' gauge

The distinctive atmosphere of North East England in the 1970s and 80s is the setting for the North of England Line Group’s ‘N’ gauge layout. KEITH SMITH explains how it was built and how it runs.

VIDEO: GCR cab ride with 37714 

With the arrival of the new Accurascale Class 37, we take you into the cab of GCR based 37714 to experience the journey from Leicester-Loughborough in the cab on Britain’s only preserved double track main line.

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VIDEO: Accurascale delivers its all-new Class 37

The English Electric Class 37 is without doubt the most successful BR Type 3 diesel. Accurascale has released its highly anticipated new model for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this exciting new arrival.

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Dapol upscales the ‘08’

The rise in popularity for ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run is set for steep increase with the arrival of Dapol’s Class 08 diesel shunter. MIKE WILD reviews this new arrival and assesses it abilities on the track.

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UPDATED: Bachmann Summer British Railway Announcements 2023

The Bachmann summer 2023 British Railway Announcements are here, with more than 170 new models planned across the company's ranges. MARK CHIVERS looks at what's on offer in the coming months

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Hornby’s ‘Lord Nelson’ for 'OO' gauge

Hornby's 'OO' gauge 'Lord Nelson' 4-6-0 made its debut in 2019. With a new batch on the horizon, MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this Southern Railway express locomotive.

Key Publishing launch large logo Class 40 limited edition

Join Mike Wild and Mark Chivers for the launch of our latest limited edition model featuring the pre-production sample in our video Premiere.

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Latest model railway reviews

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Point Motor Wiring Board

Now available from Model Rail Electrics, this ready to use point motor board allows for both easy wiring for point control and additional functionality without soldering.

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Station Porter with Churns

With the growing popularity of ‘TT:120’, 3D printing is providing a comprehensive range of figures and details for the scale.

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Vinyl Safety Lines

West Hill Wagon Works has added two packs of 4mm scale pre-cut vinyl safety lines to its range of modelling accessories.

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Realistic Adhesive Roadways

Modelling roads can be an involved process, but a new self-adhesive roadway system from Hobby Trax promises a simple and effective solution.

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Lionheart Trains’ Lynton & Barnstaple 7mm scale debut

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Manning Wardle 2-6-2Ts and carriages have been recreated in 7mm narrow gauge by Lionheart Trains. MIKE WILD inspects the first British outline ready-to-run ‘O-16.5’ gauge models.

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Bachmann Network Rail Autoballasters for OO gauge

Bachmann’s well-regarded ‘OO’ gauge JJA Mk 2 Autoballaster hopper wagons have gained a new colour scheme for their most recent appearance as an exclusive edition for Bachmann Collectors Club members. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

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Accurascale 21ton re-runs for OO gauge

Accurascale has added to its series of 21ton wagons with a new batch of its popular ‘OO' gauge MDO (Cat No. ACC1087-1089) and MDV (ACC1096-1098) open wagons, plus the new addition of the air-braked MDW (ACC1111/1112) versions.

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Rapido Wisbech & Upwell Bogie Tramcars

Modellers of the Wisbech & Upwell Tramway will be pleased that Rapido Trains’ ‘OO’ gauge models of these characterful vehicles are with retailers now, the first time they have ever been modelled in ready-to-run form.

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