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Model Rail Scotland 2023 exhibition preview


Scotland’s premier model railway exhibition returns to the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on February 24 to 26. MARK CHIVERS previews this annual three-day exhibition.


Dapol super-sizes HIAs for ‘O’ gauge


Dapol has revealed it is to bolster its ‘O’ gauge range with a newly-tooled HIA limestone hopper wagon.


Heljan launches 2023 catalogue

Visitors to the Warley National Model Railway exhibition were the first to see Heljan’s 2023 catalogue featuring new locomotives and rolling stock for ‘OO’, 'OO9' and ‘O’ gauges, as well as the return of many existing models.

Heljan adds ‘O’ gauge Class 58

Visitors to Warley were the first to see a surprise addition to Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge range of British outline diesel locomotives; the Class 58. This all-new model has been produced in response to strong demand from ‘O’ gauge modellers.

Heljan unveils ‘O’ gauge PCAs

Heljan and Realism Redefined – the retail arm of Britain’s Biggest Model Railway – have joined forces to create a ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge model of the PCA depressed centre bulk powder four-wheel tanker.

PREVIEW: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2022

Get set for the return of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend and join us for our preview of the biggest model railway show in the country.

Spalding Model Railway Exhibition Preview


Final preparations are under way for the return of Spalding Model Railway Exhibition, sponsored by Hornby Magazine, on the weekend of November 5 and 6. Find out more here.


LNER launches family-friendly lounge

East Coast Main Line train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has opened its first family-friendly lounge at London King's Cross station.

Dapol unveils 'O' gauge van trio

Dapol has revealed plans for three new additions to its rapidly expanding ‘O’ gauge wagon range with a GWR ‘Mogo’ van, SR 12ton vent van and GWR ‘Toad’ brake van.

LSWR Dia. 1410 Vans in ‘O’ for KMRC


Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has revealed details of its next exclusive ‘O’ gauge wagon, with the announcement of an all-new London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Diagram 1410 covered van.


Dapol ‘O’ ‘J94’ 0-6-0ST sample surfaces

Dapol’s newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge LNER ‘J94’ 0-6-0ST is progressing well with the latest engineering prototype currently being assessed by the company’s development team.

Lionheart Trains show BR '3MT' sample

Lionheart Trains has received new engineering samples for its ‘O’ gauge model of the BR Standard ‘3MT’ 2-6-2T which is now expected to be released in the second quarter of 2023.

Heljan reveals revised 7mm 'Peak' and all-new SR CCT/PMV


Heljan has revealed a series of new ‘O’ gauge models ahead of this weekend’s Guildex 2022 ‘O’ gauge model railway exhibition in Stafford.


Wisbech ‘J70’ for ‘O’ gauge!


Rapido Trains is planning its first ‘O’ gauge 7mm scale ready-to-run model of the LNER ‘J70’ 0-6-0 tram engine, but only if there is enough support.


Ellis Clark makes Pullman progress

Ellis Clark Trains has updated progress on its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge all-steel K-Type Pullman cars, issuing a series of colourised CAD drawings to highlight the level of detail planned.

FIRST LOOK: Lionheart ‘O’ gauge ‘3MT’ 2-6-2T

Lionheart Trains has received the first shots from the tooling of its all-new ‘O’ gauge BR Standard ‘3MT’ 2-6-2T for review.

Heljan Update - Summer 2022

Heljan has updated its existing release schedule for 2022/2023 with a status report for each of its outstanding projects - including all-new models and re-issues of previously tooled models with new identities.

Guildford exclusive for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has revealed its latest exclusive ‘O’ gauge wagon commission from Dapol, a 1902 RCH seven-plank open wagon finished in Thomas Mitchell and Sons of Guildford livery (Cat No. K7072).

Colour for 'O' gauge Wickhams

Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge Wickham trolleys and trailers.

Retail plans for Britain’s Biggest Model Railway

Simon George, owner of Britain’s Biggest Model Railway (BBMR) – the sensational 200ft x 50ft Heaton Lodge Junction ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout – has confirmed that the organisation is to become a specialist Heljan retailer, offering a bespoke finishing service for customers.

New batch of 'O' gauge Class 08s

Dapol is to produce a new batch of its popular 'O' gauge Class 08 diesel shunters.

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.

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.


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.

Dapol unveils ‘J94’ for ‘O’

Dapol has announced plans to produce a newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge Hunslet ‘Austerity’ (LNER ‘J94’) 0-6-0ST.

Dapol adds new ‘O’ gauge box van trio

Dapol has added three all-new 12ton box vans to its ‘O’ gauge portfolio, with first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples currently being evaluated by the company’s development team.

UPDATED: Ellis Clark ‘Black Five’ in ‘O’

Ellis Clark Trains has recieved the first Engineering Prototype (EP) of its forthcoming newly tooled ‘O’ gauge LMS Stanier Black Five 4-6-0 for evaluation.

Routemex 7mm concrete platform edging

Routemex has introduced a small selection of 7mm scale Southern Railway concrete platform edging to its range of detailing accessories.

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.

JS Models launches laser-cut roof slates

JS Models has added a selection of laser-cut roofing slate strips to its growing range of 4mm and 7mm scale building kits and detailing accessories.