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Accurascale shows new Class 37 livery samples

MIKE WILD

Accurascale has revealed decoration samples for its second production run of 'OO' gauge Class 37s. Check out the latest images here.

MIKE WILD

Dapol ‘Light Pacific’ CAD complete

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has completed design work on its forthcoming all-new ‘N’ gauge Bulleid air-smoothed ‘West Country’ and ‘Battle of Britain’ 4-6-2s.

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol ‘O’ gauge TTAs due soon

MARK CHIVERS

Production of Dapol’s all-new ‘O’ gauge TTA tank wagons is complete and the finished models are on their way.

MARK CHIVERS
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Modelu Head Signals

MARK CHIVERS

New from Modelu are these 3D-printed ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Southern Railway (SR) Head Signals.

MARK CHIVERS

Genesis batch II edges closer

MARK CHIVERS

Hattons’ development team has received decorated samples of its next batch of Hattons Originals ‘OO’ gauge four- and six-wheel coaches.

MARK CHIVERS
Revolution Trains SR Inspection Saloon Caroline for OO gauge. Review Premium

Revolution’s SR Inspection Saloon

MIKE WILD

The unique lines of the Southern Region General Manager’s Inspection Saloon have been recreated in ‘OO’ gauge by Revolution Trains. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this highly-detailed coach.

MIKE WILD

Dapol ‘N’ GWR ‘Mogul’ progresses

MARK CHIVERS

Design work for Dapol’s all-new ‘N’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Mogul’ is complete and the project is about to enter tooling.

MARK CHIVERS
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Kernow Engine House 

MARK CHIVERS

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s range of exclusive West Country themed models includes these specially commissioned ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge Scenecraft Cornish Engine Houses.

MARK CHIVERS

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Cockshute - a 1970s Traction Maintenance Depot

ALLAN FREER

After several false starts, the Sutton’s Locomotive Works Class 24 became all the inspiration ALLAN FREER needed to rekindle his ambition to build a model railway. Cockshute depot near Stoke-on-Trent is the result.Photography, Jonathan Newton

ALLAN FREER
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
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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

GLENN JONES

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Latest model railway reviews

Rails of Sheffield D1 4-4-0 Review Premium

Rails of Sheffield SECR ‘D1’ 4-4-0 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

Rails of Sheffield’s latest partnership with Dapol has delivered a first ever ready-to-run model of the SECR ‘D1’ 4-4-0 for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more about this attractive new Southern Region locomotive.

MIKE WILD
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1:148 Bedford HA van

MARK CHIVERS

New from ‘N’Tastic Scale Models is this 1:148 scale Bedford HA van, which forms part of a rapidly expanding new range of road transport vehicle kits.

MARK CHIVERS
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Train-Tech motor switch

MARK CHIVERS

Gaugemaster’s Train-Tech range of electronic accessories and components is bolstered with the addition of a new two-wire point motor switch.

MARK CHIVERS
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Suburban destination boards

MARK CHIVERS

Pacific Models has released several sets of BR Eastern Region (ex Great Northern Railway) destination boards and smokebox numberplates for suburban trains originating from London termini in ‘OO’ and ‘O’.

MARK CHIVERS
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Wickham Trolley crew

MARK CHIVERS

Modelu’s range of 3D-printed finescale figures is augmented with the addition of this pack of 7mm scale Wickham Trolley crew designed for use with Ellis Clark Trains’ new ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run model.

MARK CHIVERS
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Diode matrix

MARK CHIVERS

Brimal Components has added a new diode matrix board to its range of electronic accessories.

MARK CHIVERS
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Modern station furniture

MARK CHIVERS

DCC Concepts has added a selection of modern station platform furniture to its range of ‘OO’ gauge model railway accessories.

MARK CHIVERS
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Phorpres seven-plank open wagon for 'N' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

A new addition to Peco’s ‘N’ gauge Quality Line range of wagons is this seven-plank open with “Phorpres” Bricks branding (Cat No. NR-7012P).

MARK CHIVERS

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