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Rails of Sheffield expands wagon range

Rails of Sheffield is producing a second version of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) 16ft covered goods wagon in partnership with Dapol.

Accurascale adds Modern Class 37/4s to its range

CONTEMPORARY ERA Class 37/4s are being modelled for ‘OO’ following Accurascale’s announcement of its fifth and final Class 37 variant for its first production run.

Hitachi Class 800/0 test train pack

Hornby’s long-awaited new ‘OO’ gauge Hitachi Class 800/0 Test Train coach pack (Cat No. R4897) arrived with retailers during March.

Hornby issues APT-P formation guides

Hornby has issued a useful set of graphics to confirm the intended formations of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge models of BR’s Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train Prototype.

Hornby receives ‘Coronation Scot’ 3D samples

Development of Hornby’s 2020 collection of LMS ‘Coronation Scot’ carriages for ‘OO’ gauge saw the arrival of a set of 3D printed stereolithography samples. These are produced to inspect DTS CAD drawing work in a 3D format before progressing to the tooling stage.


HORNBY took delivery of the first engineering sample of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge BR Standard ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 in late February for evaluation.

Bachmann reveals first 2020 product announcements

THE FIRST of Bachmann’s product announcements for 2020 took place on February 4/5 with the manufacturer revealing a collection of new ‘OO’ gauge models for release through February-April.

Dapol adds GWR ‘Manor’ to its ‘OO’ roster

THE popular Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is set to expand Dapol’s ‘OO’ gauge steam roster. The ‘Manor’ is set to build on the development of the manufacturer’s GWR ‘43XX’ 2-6-0.

Hornby Plans ‘HUSH HUSH’ for 2020

The Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 is one of the highlights of Hornby impressive plans for its centenary year. Mark Chivers reveals all.

All-New Class 37/0 and 37/6 revealed for 'OO' by Accurascale

THE popular and long-lived English Electric Class 37 Co-Co diesel-electric has been announced as the next ‘OO’ gauge locomotive project by Accurascale.

Accurascale develops JSA steel Coil carrier

Accurascale has unveiled plans to produce the JSA steel coil carrier as its next ‘OO’ gauge project.

Accurascale shows ‘Deltic’ first shot

The first engineering sample of Accurascale’s first ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge locomotive - the Class 55 ‘Deltic’ - has been received for inspection. The sample is the first prototype of the model and is subject to revisions.

1:1 collection 'Black five' due November

The first of Hornby’s new 1:1 Collection limited edition models is due to arrive in November modelling Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 45379.

Modern Pullman train pack

Hornby is set to release its new Belmond British Pullman train pack in November featuring DB Cargo Class 67 67021 together with Pullman Parlour First’s Lucille and Zena and Kitchen First Ione (Cat No. R3750).

Hornby shows new LSWR & LMS Brake vans in colour

Hornby has received decorated samples of its new ‘OO’ gauge models of the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) 20/24ton and London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) 20ton brake vans. Railway (LMS) 20ton brake vans.

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Accurascale plans Class 92 and Mk 5s

Accurascale has revealed that its next ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run projects are the Class 92 Co-Co electrics and Mk 5 carriages.