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Hornby TT:120 scale train sets Review Freemium

Hornby TXS ‘TT:120’ Train Sets

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s new ‘TT:120’ scale train sets are now available in Bluetooth digital sound form, each with locomotives factory-fitted with the company’s new HM7000 app-based digital control Triplex Sound (TXS) system.

MARK CHIVERS

All-new ‘N’ gauge Class 66 for Revolution Trains

MARK CHIVERS

Revolution Trains’ next newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge locomotive will be a Class 66 Co-Co diesel. Read the full story here and watch our exclusive interview with Ben Ando and Mike Hale from Revolution Trains.

MARK CHIVERS
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EFE’s Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST for N gauge

MIKE WILD

The humble Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST is the latest arrival for ‘N’ gauge from EFE Rail. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the all-new model.

MIKE WILD

Heljan plans pilot scheme ‘Peak’ in ‘OO’

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan has announced plans to produce an all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 44 ‘Peak’ 1-Co-Co-1 diesel as a follow up to its recently released Class 45s.

MARK CHIVERS
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What GWR locomotives should be made next?

TREVOR JONES

Although well served in ‘OO’ gauge, there are some important missing gaps in the range of GWR models available. TREVOR JONES highlights some of them and suggests some potential new locomotives.

TREVOR JONES
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Digital Sound: A tale of two ‘Panniers’

PAUL CHETTER

GWR ‘Pannier’ tanks are perennial favourites and Bachmann has added the ‘64XX’ version to its existing range. PAUL CHETTER investigates the internal changes made to this newer design in order to fit sound and ‘stay alive’ capability to this and the earlier ‘57XX’ series locomotives.

PAUL CHETTER
Hornby Tyne Dock BR 9F 2-10-0 Review Premium

Tyne Dock ‘9F’ for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

Hornby’s latest batch of ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0s includes one of the famed batch of Tyne Dock allocated locomotives. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Liverpool & Manchester Railway Wagons Roll In

MARK CHIVERS

New from Hornby are three triple-wagon packs of ‘OO’ gauge Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&MR) goods wagons, including coal, horsebox and sheep carrying vehicles.

MARK CHIVERS

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Latest model railway videos

LNER to repaint entire Intercity 225 fleet

A new colour scheme is being applied to the LNER Class 91 and Mk 4 fleet. Read the full story and watch video of the launch here.

VIDEO: The Severn Valley's Jubilee celebration

On June 2-4 the Severn Valley Railway officially launched Bulleid 'West Country' 4-6-2 34027 Taw Valley in its new lined purple livery with its Elizabeth II name. Hornby Magazine went behind the scenes to discover how the railway works, what went into the locomotives repaint and more. Join us for this exclusive hour long video today.

Severn Valley Railway's Jubilee Celebration trailer

With unprecedented behind the scenes access, join Hornby Magazine's Richard Watson this week as he follows the Severn Valley Railway's Jubilee celebration. Watch the trailer here.

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Platinum purple bulleid

The repaint of ‘West Country’ 34027 into a special Platinum Jubilee purple livery has generated huge interest. RICHARD HALL shows how you can recreate the look on a super-detailed Hornby Bulleid ‘Pacific’.

Accurascale BR Mk 1 suburbans for 'OO' gauge. News Premium

Accurascale reveals all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 1 suburbans

The BR 57ft Mk 1 suburban carriages have been selected as Accurascale’s next passenger rolling stock project for ‘OO’ gauge. Hornby Magazine has the full story including exclusive video with the first running samples.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode 4

Episode 4 of the Building the Great Central Railway video series is here. Join Mike and Richard as they delve into the details of Swithland Sidings, explain how it was built, its features, rolling stock and operation in this 40 minute video. Watch it today exclusively on KeyModelWorld.

Topley Dale Model Railway - A Grand Farewell

RICHARD WATSON

Topley Dale has been the Hornby Magazine layout and the test track for all new releases for over ten years, but the time has come to move on to bigger and better things. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson for this final video from the layout where they chat about the railway's journey and go over some of the highlights. 

RICHARD WATSON
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KR Models Consett Hoppers for 'OO' gauge

The intensively used Consett iron ore hoppers are KR Models’ first piece of rolling stock and its second ever ready-to-run model to be released. MIKE WILD checks out a full rake.

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Latest model railway reviews

Kernow Model Rail Centre LSWR box van. Review Premium

Kernow delivers ‘O’ gauge LSWR van

RICHARD HALL

We inspect Kernow Model Rail Centre's 'O' gauge ready-to-run model of the LSWR Diagram 1410 box van. Read the full review here.

RICHARD HALL
Dapol anchor mounted tanker for O gauge. Review Premium

Dapol’s anchor-mounted tanker arrives for ‘O’ gauge

First announced in November 2020, Dapol’s all-new ‘O’ gauge 14ton anchor-mounted tank wagon is now available. We check out this addition to the manufacturers growing collection of steam era goods wagons.

Revolution Trains JNA-T for N gauge. Review Premium

Revolution Trains 'N' gauge JNA-T box wagons

MARK CHVIERS

Reflecting the present-day rail scene, Revolution Trains has delivered a kaleidoscope of colour with its latest ‘N’ gauge project, the MMA-A/JNA-T bogie box wagons. MARK CHIVERS inspects these newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge arrivals.

MARK CHVIERS
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Twin Track Sound vent van in ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

Digital sound is an enthralling part of the model railway scene and Hornby has sought to bring even more value to ‘OO’ gauge with the introduction of its Twin Track Sound fitted Western Region style ventilated van.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby’s ‘J36’ 0-6-0 for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

The first batch of Hornby’s highly anticipated LNER ‘J36’ 0-6-0s arrived at the end of December. MIKE WILD gives BR liveried 65311 a once over.

MIKE WILD
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EFE Rail’s LSWR Cross-Country Coaches

MARK CHIVERS

EFE Rail has added a new set of 'OO' gauge LSWR coaches to its range. MARK CHIVERS inspects these latest arrivals.

MARK CHIVERS
Bachmann Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST for OO9 gauge Review Premium

Bachmann’s Quarry Hunslet for 'OO9' gauge

MIKE WILD

The tiny and delightful Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST is here for ‘OO9’ narrow gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this diminutive new release.

MIKE WILD
Rapido Trains UK Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST for OO gauge. Review Premium

Rapido Trains UK Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST

MIKE WILD

Hunslet locomotives are popular subjects, but the 1923-introduced 16in 0-6-0ST has never been available before ready-to-run. MIKE WILD inspects Rapido Trains’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge version.

MIKE WILD

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