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Societies commission exclusive 'N' gauge wagons

Medway Queen Preservation Society and The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society have teamed up to commission two special limited edition 'N' gauge wagons from Dapol.

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UPDATED: Bachmann Autumn Announcements 2022

Bachmann Europe Plc has revealed its latest selection of products for Autumn 2022 release, including three newly-tooled projects - two 'OO' and one 'N'. Watch the launch video right here on Key Model World and read our full coverage first before it reaches the printers! 

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Sonic Models reveals all-new 'Large Prairie' for 'N' gauge


The Great Western Railway ‘Large Prairie’ 2-6-2T has been selected as Sonic Models’ latest ‘N’ gauge ready-to-run model project. Read the full story here and watch our exclusive launch video.


Revolution Trains summer update

RevolutionTrains has updated progress on its in-development ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge projects, following a busy first half of the year.

Great Electric Train Show line up grows

The layout list for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show is growing with announcement of five more of the 30 strong line up for the October 8/9 event in Milton Keynes.

New Bachmann Collectors Club exclusives


Bachmann Europe has revealed a new version of its ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 2f Driving Brake Standard Open (DBSO) together with Class 37/5 in ‘N’ gauge exclusively for its Bachmann Collectors Club (BCC) members.


Rapido Trains UK unveils new 'N' gauge SECR wagons

Rapido Trains UK is introducing a new collection of ‘N’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) wagons.

Dapol adds more ‘N’ gauge Grampus wagons

Dapol is to produce a new batch of its popular ‘N’ gauge 'Grampus' engineers wagon, with seven new identities in various colour schemes planned. Read the full story here.

Get set for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show

The 2022 Great Electric Train Show is going ahead on the weekend of October 8/9 2022 with a stella cast of inspirational model railways, trade stands, demonstrations and more.

KMRC reveals Rapido exclusive

Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned an exclusive ‘N’ gauge model of Rapido Trains UK’s all-new Metropolitan Vickers Class 28 Co-Bo as D5702 in BR green with small yellow warning panels.

Stamford Model Railway Exhibition

Following an act of vandalism and cancellation due to the pandemic, Market Deeping Model Railway Club’s Stamford Model Railway Exhibition returns for the first time in three years. HORNBY MAGAZINE previews the show’s resumption.

Peco goes purple for the Jubliee


Peco is celebrating Queen Elizebeth’s Platinum Jubilee with two purple limited-edition models for ‘OO9’ and ‘N’ gauge.

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Colourful Class 90s lead Bachmann Summer 2022 announcements

Bachmann has revealed its latest Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish, Scenecraft and Narrow Gauge products for summer 2022 in its latest British Railway Announcements. Watch the launch video from Bachmann here.

Exclusive Kernow ‘08’ for ‘N’

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has selected GWR’s Class 08 08645 St Piran with distinctive Kernow flag livery as its next exclusive limited edition 'N' gauge model.

Grafar Class 158 EP revealed

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Bachmann’s all-new Graham Farish ‘N’ gauge Class 158 Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) have arrived with the company’s development team for evaluation.

FIRST LOOK: Rapido Class 28 Co-Bo for ‘N’

Rapido Trains UK has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) running sample of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Metropolitan Vickers Class 28 Co-Bo diesel for evaluation by the company’s development team.

Kernow's Isle of Wight Class 03 limited edition for 'N'

Kernow Model Rail Centre has revealed a brand-new exclusive limited edition model for 'N' gauge of the Isle of Wight's Class 03 diesel shunter 03179 in Network SouthEast colours.


A brand new two-day model railway exhibition sponsored by Hornby Magazine takes place at the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum in Staffordshire this April. MARK CHIVERS previews this all-new model railway event.

Adelante and Coradia DMUs next for ‘OO’ and ‘N’

Revolution Trains has confirmed that its next multiple unit project will model the Class 175 and Class 180 DMUs for ‘N’ and ‘OO’.

Revolutionary Nuclear Plans

Revolution Trains has unveiled plans to produce newly-tooled FNA-D nuclear flask carriers for ‘OO’ and ‘N’ to model the latest generation flask wagons operated by Direct Rail Services.

FIRST LOOK: Dapol ‘N’ Class 59

Dapol has received a hand-built Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 59 diesel for assessment, together with first shots of the many small detail parts.

Model Rail Scotland 2022 event preview

Scotland’s premier model railway exhibition returns to the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on February 25 to 27. Hornby Magazine previews this highlight in the model railway calendar.

Exclusive Class 320 EMU for Model Rail Scotland

The Association of Model Railway Societies in Scotland (AMRSS) – organiser of the annual Model Rail Scotland exhibition – has commissioned an exclusive limited edition model of Revolution Trains’ newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Class 320 three-car Electric Multiple Unit (EMU).

Dapol adds more Class 86s

Dapol has announced plans for a new batch of ‘N’ gauge Class 86 electric locomotives.

Decorated ‘N’ TPE Mk 5s surface

Decorated samples of Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge Mk 5a carriages in TransPennine Express (TPE) livery have arrived for assessment.

Revolution approves Drax IIA-D hoppers

Revolution Trains has received and approved decorated samples of the newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Drax Power IIA-D biomass bogie hopper wagons for production.

First Look: Revolution Trains’ Class 313 EMU

Development work on Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 313 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) is progressing well with the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample arriving in early January.

First EP for Revolution’s Class 59

Revolution Trains has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Class 59 diesel (HM172).

First Look: Dapol ‘N’ JHA hoppers

Dapol has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Orenstein & Koppel (O&K) 102ton JHA hopper wagons for evaluation by the development team.

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‘OO9’ Double Fairlie heads Bachmann Winter plans

A collection of newly-tooled ‘OO9’ Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie narrow gauge locomotives head Bachmann’s latest quarterly release schedule for this winter alongside new releases in 'OO' and 'N' gauges and more.