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VIDEO: Hornby's Thompson ‘A2/2’ for 'OO'

Hornby's latest arrival for 'OO' gauge is the Thompson 'A2/2'. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he demonstrates this new release and its functionality.

Dapol adds 'O' gauge HBA to hopper plans

Dapol is adding the 32.5ton HBA hopper to its ‘O’ gauge HEA wagon project plans, first announced back in 2014.

SECR 'D' Class 4-4-0 for 'OO' in production

Rails of Sheffield has confirmed that production of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘D’ Class 4-4-0 is underway.

Cavalex expands 'BBA' plans

Cavalex Models has confirmed that it is to produce another batch of its popular 'OO' gauge 'BBA' bogie steel carriers.

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Oake

DARREN BERRY explains how this ‘OO’ gauge Western Region layout set in Somerset not only developed from an initial two-person team, but helped to encourage new modellers too. Photography, Trevor Jones.

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 20/3 sound installation

Bachmann's latest generation Class 20 model features a Plux22 decoder socket and a factory fitted 15mm x 11mm speaker. In this sound installation guide Mike Wild shows how simple it is to install a ZIMO MX645P22 sound decoder with Digitrains ZS20ASL sound file and demonstrates the performance of the factory fitted speaker.

Dapol plans second run of 'OO' gauge '43XX'

Dapol is to undertake a second production run of the Great Western Railway Churchward ‘43XX’ 2-6-0 in ‘OO’ gauge – with an expanded tooling suite to allow further variations of these popular locomotives to be covered.

Dapol 'O' gauge Vanwide/VEA van progress

Dapol has updated progress on its forthcoming 'O' gauge BR 12ton Vanwide and VEA box vans, with confirmed identities for the vehicles due to be produced.

Weathered finish for new 4mm 'TEA'

Cavalex Models has taken delivery of the first weathered decorated samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge TEA bogie tank wagons for assessment.

Accurascale's nuclear vision

Accurascale has unveiled further plans for its ‘OO' gauge PFA two-axle container flat wagons, with a series of newly-tooled low-level waste nuclear containers for them to carry.

VIDEO: Weathering a Fowler '7F'

In this video weathering guide Mike Wild sets about giving Fowler '7F' 2-8-0 53808 a realistic weathered finishing using Lifecolor acrylic paints and an Iwata airbrush. Join him in the workshop here to watch the full process unfold.

VIDEO: Heljan GWR railcar for 'O'

Heljan's latest arrival for 'O' gauge is the GWR AEC railcar with 'Razor Edge' body styling. Join Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he demonstrates this new release and its functionality.

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Newton Grove 19F

A visit to a friend’s ‘O’ gauge layout was all the inspiration JONATHAN NEWTON needed to switch scales and start a new collection. Newton Grove shed is the result – a compact portrayal of the final years of steam in the North West.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 17 for 'O' gauge

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we take a detailed look at Heljan's new Class 17 Bo-Bo diesel for 'O' gauge. Join Mike Wild in the workshop to see the model in action on our garden railway.

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Roundtree Sidings

Summer 1985 is the setting for this super detailed ‘EM’ gauge exhibition layout built by the DEMU North East Area Group members. TREVOR SMITH reveals the detailed story behind this popular layout which features main line and Tyne and Wear Metro operations in 4mm scale.

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Somerset & Dorset Celebration

The famous Somerset & Dorset Railway is a modeller’s dream with double-headed passenger workings, locomotives and rolling stock from across the regions and stunning scenery. MIKE WILD celebrates the S&D 55 years after its closure in March 1966 by recreating the journey from Bath to Bournemouth West in model form. Photography, Trevor Jones, Chris Nevard and Mike Wild.

Planet Industrials commissions 21ton mineral opens

Planet Industrials has commissioned a batch of Accurascale's forthcoming 'OO' gauge 21ton steel mineral open wagons in an exclusive industrial colour scheme.

GB Railfreight Class 60 named Graham Farish

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has named Class 60 60002 Graham Farish – 50th Anniversary 1970-2020 to celebrate the company’s association with British outline ‘N’ gauge over the past 50 years.

Kato Class 800 IET for 'N' takes shape

Gaugemaster has shared images of development work on Kato's forthcoming 'N' gauge (1:148) Class 800 five-car InterCity Express Train (IET).

VIDEO: Bachmann Fowler '7F' 2-8-0 sound demonstration

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine we show how to install a ZIMO sound decoder with YouChoos sound into the Bachmann Fowler '7F' 2-8-0. Join Mike Wild in the workshop as he demonstrates the sound projects features on Topley Dale.

Revolution's Super-Sized DRS 'Tractor'

Revolution Trains has received stocks of its exclusive 'O' gauge Heljan Class 37/4 Co-Co as 37405 in Direct Rail Services (DRS) 'Compass' livery.

Rails' MC Metals 21ton limited edition steel opens

Rails of Sheffield has received a decorated sample of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge limited edition Accurascale BR 21ton MDV/PMV steel mineral open wagon in MC Metals branded grey for assessment.

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Wendover

The Great Central Main Line in its LNER heyday is the subject of DAVID DANN-GIBBONS’ marvellous ‘OO’ layout, as he explains. Photography, Trevor Jones.

'Cat' out of bag for Hornby

Hornby has confirmed news that it is working on a new 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway's 0-4-2 Lion, to complement its recently-introduced all-new 4mm scale model of Stephenson's Rocket.

Dapol unveils LSWR 'B4' for 'O'

Dapol has unveiled plans to produce the London and South Western Railway 'B4' 0-4-0T for 'O' gauge.

VIDEO: Digitrains Class 68 sound demonstration

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM166, April 2021 - we review Digitrains new sound file for the Class 68 Bo-Bo diesels. Here the full suite of sounds in our sound demonstration featuring the Dapol 'OO' gauge model fitted with a ZIMO MX644C decoder.

VIDEO: Hornby Magazine Show | March 2021

The latest edition of the Hornby Magazine Show is here on KeyModelWorld. Highlights of this months show include the start of a new ‘OO9’ narrow gauge project which takes inspiration from the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales, to add a new scene to Wardle Bay in ‘OO9'. Join Richard, Mark and Mike online for this not to be missed film.

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‘N’ Gauge Heavy Metal Part One

Weathering in the smaller scales hasn’t always received the attention it deserves. TIM SHACKLETON tries different approaches as he weathers a selection of big freight locomotives in 2mm scale.

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Hornby's Thompson ‘A2/2’

Hornby has expanded its range of Eastern Region ‘Pacifics’ with the arrival of the first ever ready-to-run model of the Thompson ‘A2/2’ fleet. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at both versions of this exciting new addition for ‘OO’ gauge.

WIN! A Hornby ‘A2/2’ 4-6-2 worth £190

Hornby Magazine is offering a chance to win one of Hornby’s brand-new ‘OO’ gauge Thompson ‘A2/2’ 4-6-2 as 60501 Cock o’ the North in BR lined green with early crests. The closing date for entires is April 25 2021 at 5pm GMT.