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New ‘Warwells’ gain colour

MARK CHIVERS

Decorated samples of Hattons’ Originals’ third production run of ‘OO’ gauge 50ton ‘Warwell’ military flat wagons have arrived for evaluation.

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol ‘O’ gauge GWR ‘Toad’ in colour

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has received decorated samples of its all-new ‘O’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) 20ton ‘Toad’ brake vans for scrutiny.

MARK CHIVERS
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The Great Wakering Crab and Oyster Company

TREVOR JONES

A long-lost railway with operational restrictions provided all the incentive TREVOR JONES needed to create a new branch line train hauled by a 3D printed SER ‘R1’ 0-6-0T. Trevor explains all.

TREVOR JONES
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End of platform steps

MARK CHIVERS

West Hill Wagon Works has released a pair of 4mm scale Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) end of platform steps to complement its new collection of contemporary platforms and platform furniture.

MARK CHIVERS

Famous Trains welcomes 60,000th visitor

MARK CHIVERS

Famous Trains, the permanent model railway attraction located in Markeaton Park, Derby, welcomed its 60,000th visitor in early September.

MARK CHIVERS
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White Meadow Quarry 'N' gauge layout

RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS

Childhood memories from the Croydon area inspired RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS to build White Meadow Quarry. This busy 'N' gauge layout combines main line and industrial railways in an unusual setting. Discover its story in word, pictures and video.

RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS
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Hornby’s Class 08 shunts into TT:120

MIKE WILD

The humble Class 08 0-6-0 diesel shunter is now available for ‘TT:120’ scale from Hornby. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this compact new arrival for the scale.

MIKE WILD
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Private and Industrial Railways

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Thanks to the recent introduction of several new models of industrial prototypes, interest in non-main line railways has boomed over the last couple of years. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES examines the world of private railways and explains how they can inspire future modelling projects.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

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Bachmann renews its ‘V2’ for 'OO' gauge

The Gresley ‘V2’ has been a longstanding part of the Bachmann range, but it was in need of fresh attention and that is exactly what has happened. MIKE WILD inspects the all-new LNER 2-6-2 for ‘OO’.

VIDEO: Bachmann 'V2' sound demonstration

MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON inspect the all-new sound features on the Bachmann 'V2' 2-6-2 for ‘OO’.

VIDEO: Accurascale ​​​​​product launch

And now for something completely different! Join Accurascale for their latest 'OO' gauge announcement. Don't forget you can see the first engineering samples this weekend at the Great Electric Train Show.

VIDEO: IRM delivers Met-Vic A Class

Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson in the workshop as they take a detailed look at this new addition for the Irish scene which sets the benchmark for what to expect from Accurascale’s first British outline diesels.

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IRM delivers Met-Vic A Class

Accurascale’s sister company Irish Railway Models has released its first ready-to-run powered model – the Metropolitan Vickers A Class Co -Co diesel electric. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this new addition for the Irish scene which sets the benchmark for what to expect from Accurascale’s first British outline diesels.

VIDEO: Bachmann autumn preview

EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Bachmann recently announced its new line up of products for the autumn including an all-new super-detailed model of the Class 47, the promised arrival of the Gresley 'V2s' and more. Bachmann's Communication Manager Richard Proudman joined Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine Workshop to showcase the latest product samples and more in this video interview.

Making Tracks last hurrah for Chester Cathedral

In this subscriber special video we bring you a video feature from the final day of Pete Waterman's Chester Cathedral layout Making Tracks. Including some of Mike Wild and Mark Chivers very own BR Blue stock.

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Peaksdale

This magnificent and feature packed ‘OO’ gauge layout is the work of STEPHEN RICHARDS over the last four decades. We take a full tour of this complex loft layout.

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Bachmann narrow gauge Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet 0-4-0ST Review Premium

Bachmann adds Mainline Hunslet for 'OO9' narrow gauge

MIKE WILD

Revealed in Bachmann’s Winter announcements in November and already available in the shops, MIKE WILD checks out the latest arrival for ‘OO9’ – the Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet 0-4-0ST.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby’s revitalised BR MK3s

MIKE WILD

The British Rail Mk 3 carriage is an essential part of the modern and recent railway scenes. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a new collection of coaching stock, as MIKE WILD explains.

MIKE WILD
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Rapido delivers SECR vans and ballast wagons

MARK CHIVERS

More South Eastern and Chatham Railway wagons have arrived from Rapido. MARK CHIVERS runs the rule over the latest vans and ballast wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
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Accurascale delivers Coalfish for ‘OO’

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge MHA two-axle ballast/spoil wagons have arrived. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at these modern-era wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
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Quarryman’s coaches from Peco

MIKE WILD

The Ffestiniog Railway’s Type 3 Quarryman’s coaches are the basis of a trio of new rolling stock releases from Peco for ‘OO9’ narrow gauge. MIKE WILD inspects the new arrivals.

MIKE WILD
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FIRST REVIEW: It’s here – the Accurascale Class 92

MIKE WILD

The first thing you will say when you open the box to Accurascale’s first ready-to-run electric locomotive is “wow!”. MIKE WILD explains why as he delves into the world of the Brush-built dual-voltage electrics.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby RailRoad BR Crosti '9F' 2-10-0

MIKE WILD

Hornby introduced the RailRoad Crosti ‘9F’ 2-10-0 in 2015 offering an inspired choice of new freight motive power. MIKE WILD assesses this attractive ‘OO’ gauge offering.

MIKE WILD
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Planet Industrials’ Kerr, Stuart

MIKE WILD

Planet Industrials is a new name in the world of ready-to-run model railways and its debut model is the Kerr, Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T for ‘OO’ gauge. Mike Wild finds out what is in store.

MIKE WILD

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