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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.

‘O’ gauge 24.5ton hopper re-run

Accurascale is planning a second production run of its ‘O’ gauge 24.5ton HOP 24/HUO hopper wagons.

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Heljan launches 2022 catalogue

FREE ACCESS TO HELJAN'S CATALOGUE FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Heljan has launched its new 2022 catalogue with four all-new models added to the range, tooling modifications and upgrades to others, plus reintroductions and new identities on existing ‘OO’ and 'O’ gauge products. Read our full report here.

Heljan Autumn Update

Heljan has confirmed that its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge BR Class 56 Co-Co diesel is amongst a selection of new models due to arrive with stockists late this year/early 2022.

Heljan reveals ‘O’ gauge CCT artwork

Heljan has revealed artwork for its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 1 Covered Carriage Trucks (CCTs).

Colour for air-piped brake vans

Dapol has received decorated samples of its next batch of ‘O’ gauge BR 20ton brake vans which are set to represent vehicles in later life.

'O' gauge TTAs next for Dapol

Dapol is producing a series of all-new ‘O’ gauge TTA tank wagons.

Britain’s Biggest Model Railway goes public

Britain’s Biggest Model Railway is making its first public appearance at a fortnight long exhibition in Wakefield this December. Open daily from 10am-4.30pm from December 4-19 it will be the first opportunity to see the huge 180ft long ‘O’ gauge layout away from its workshop.

'O' gauge 60 collection expands

Three additional locomotives have been added to the list of new Class 60s from Heljan for ‘O’ gauge with a pair of Gaugemaster Collection releases as well as an exclusive limited edition for Kernow Model Rail Centre.

Wickham Trolley EP for 'O' arrives

Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) of its forthcoming 'O' gauge Wickham Trolley for evaluation.