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Toton TMD modelling in O gauge
This famous Traction Maintenance Depot was started as a simple photographic diorama by PAUL WARDEN – but as he explains, this superb example of ‘O’ gauge modelling is becoming rather bigger than originally planned.PAUL WARDEN
Weathering LNER J27 0-6-0s in OO gauge
It’s back to maths class as TIM SHACKLETON explains how, as far as weathering is concerned, what you take off can be just as important as what you put on.TIM SHACKLETON
The Class 90 electrics
One of the most successful locomotives to have operated on Britain’s railways in recent years has been the Class 90, a second-generation electric design that has racked up millions of service miles. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES reviews its story.EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
Graham Farish's all-new Class 90 for ‘N’
Graham Farish has released its hotly anticipated all-new Class 90 AC electric for ‘N’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this enticing new addition.MIKE WILD
Hornby Loadhaul ‘Shark’ Surfaces
Hornby’s popular ‘OO’ gauge ‘Shark’ ballast plough brake van returns to the range, resplendent in Loadhaul livery as DB993826.MARK CHIVERS
Dapol ‘O’ gauge GWR ‘Toad’ brake van EPs arrive
Dapol has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of the new ‘O’ gauge GWR 20ton ‘Toad’ brake van for evaluation by the company’s development team.JONATHAN NEWTON
Burntisland 1883 - Victorian steam in Scotland
Modelling the Victorian railway is not for the faint-hearted, but EAST OF SCOTLAND 4MM GROUP has done just that with this stunning layout based in Fife just before the Forth Bridge opened.Photography, Mike BissetEAST OF SCOTLAND 4MM GROUP
VIDEO: Building a Diesel Depot - PART ONE
Join us for the first part of our brand-new video series - Building a Diesel Depot - with special bonus behind the scenes images on Key Model World. Sign up with a Key Model World account, for free, for your opportunity to get more behind the scenes insight on the build.MIKE WILD
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Heljan's centre headcode Class 37 for 'O' gauge
In this review we take a closer look at Heljan's ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge centre headcode Class 37 which first hit the shelves in 2017.MIKE WILD
LEGOMAN ‘ Electra ’ - Class 91 sound
The new Hornby Class 91 has all the looks of the real locomotives and a powerful chassis too, but how do you add sound? MIKE WILD takes one apart to show how simple it is and completes a matching Mk 4 DVT at the same time.
VIDEO: Accurascale reveals new 'OO' gauge rolling stock!
RICHARD WATSON and MARK CHIVERS
Accurascale is revealing a brand-new 'OO' gauge model today. Join us today at 12pm for the premiere of the video launch here on KeyModelWorld to find out the full story.RICHARD WATSON and MARK CHIVERS
STAFF PROJECTS: New Junction’s ECML INSPIRATION
With the layout's top deck installed and ready for the main line track to be laid, Hadley Wood and Potters Bar become the unsuspecting focus for RICHARD WATSON's 'OO' gauge layout New Junction.RICHARD WATSON
YouChoos Class 47 sound upgrades
Digital sound specialist YouChoos has created a brand-new sound file for the ever-popular Class 47 diesel-electric utilising the latest ZIMO MS series decoders. MIKE WILD shows how it can be used to upgrade the outgoing 21-pin generation Bachmann Class 47.MIKE WILD
UPDATED: Bachmann reveals Winter 2022 British Railway Announcements
Bachmann has unveiled its Winter 2022 British Railway Announcements with three newly tooled models and a raft of new identities and liveries on existing models set to appear in the coming months. Read our full report and watch the video here.MARK CHIVERS
BARROW HILL JUNCTION
The varied and intensive freight traffic around this Midlands junction inspired MICHAEL RHODES to recreate it in ‘OO’ gauge for his stunning home-based layout.
VIDEO: Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan product launch
Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan have joined forces to launch a brand-new never seen before ready-to-run 'OO' gauge locomotive. Watch the official launch video by Hornby Magazine here for North Eastern Railway electric ES1 here...
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Scale Model Scenery manholes and drain covers
New from Scale Model Scenery is this pack of 4mm scale laser-cut and engraved manhole and drain covers.JONATHAN NEWTON
West Hill introduces ‘TT:120’ accessory range
New from West Hill Wagon Works are these all-new ‘TT:120’ scale 3D printed model railway accessories from the company’s range of lineside detailing.MARK CHIVERS
Corgi Trackside Dennis F12 Pump Escape
Corgi’s popular 1:76 scale Dennis F12 Pump Escape fire engine returns in the manufacturer's trackside range, now finished in City of Coventry yellow.JONATHAN NEWTON
West Hill Wagon Works 3D printed garden railway
West Hill Wagon Works has added a novel 4mm scale garden railway to its range of 3D printed model railway accessories and detailing.MARK CHIVERS
Revolution Trains IPA car carriers for OO gauge
Newly-arrived from Revolution Trains are these eye-catching ‘OO’ gauge IPA car carriers which are available in quad and twin set formats. Mark Chivers takes a detailed look at a covered quad set.MARK CHIVERS
Accurascale’s HBA, HDA and HMA hoppers
Accurascale’s collection of HAA family coal hoppers has expanded with the arrival of the HBA, HDA and HMA variants. MIKE WILD finds out what makes them stand out from the crowd.MIKE WILD
Ellis Clark Trains ‘Teak’ Thompsons touch down!
Ellis Clark Trains has taken delivery of its exclusive faux teak ‘O’ gauge Thompson main line carriages from Darstaed. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at these new arrivals.MARK CHIVERS
Scammell low loaders
Corgi has added two new versions of its 1:76 scale Scammell low loader to the Trackside range of die-cast vehicles.JONATHAN NEWTON
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