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Bachmann British Model Railway Announcements Winter 2022 News Premium

UPDATED: Bachmann reveals Winter 2022 British Railway Announcements


Bachmann has unveiled its Winter 2022 British Railway Announcements with three newly tooled models and a raft of new identities and liveries on existing models set to appear in the coming months. Read our full report and watch the video here.


Dapol ‘OO’ Hawthorn Leslie EPs

Dapol has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly tooled ‘OO’ Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST.

Irish Rail 22000 Railcars next for IRM

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has revealed the Irish Rail 22000 Class Intercity Railcars in 4mm scale as their next powered model. 

New Fleetlines from Rapido UK

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a new batch of its 1:76 scale West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE) Fleetline buses, including a selection of retailer exclusives for Rails of Sheffield and TTC Diecast.

VIDEO: Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan product launch

Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan have joined forces to launch a brand-new never seen before ready-to-run 'OO' gauge locomotive. Watch the official launch video by Hornby Magazine here for North Eastern Railway electric ES1 here...

Model meets Prototype at North Norfolk Railway

Bachmann Europe visited the North Norfolk Railway in mid-October to present the owners of resident BR Standard ‘4MT’ 2-6-0 76084 with a ‘OO’ gauge model of the prototype.

Dapol parts for Peter's Spares

Peter’s Spares Model Railways has recently purchased a large quantity of Dapol ‘OO’, ’O’ and ‘N’ spares from DCC Supplies.

More KR Consett hoppers

KR Models has confirmed a second run of its recent ‘OO’ gauge Consett Iron Ore hoppers (HM180) with new running numbers.

Realtrack Models shows Class 142 sample


The first engineering samples of the all-new ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 142 ‘Pacer’ DMU have been revealed by Realtrack Models. See them here.


Deco artwork for Rails of Sheffield 'OO' 18100


Rails of Sheffield has received new artwork for its forthcoming exclusive 'OO' gauge BR prototype 18100 gas turbine locomotive.


Sonic ‘OO’ LNER 'A5' gains colour

Rails of Sheffield has received the first decorated samples of Sonic Models’ debut locomotive for ‘OO’ – the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘A5’ 4-6-2T.

Flying Scotsman at 100 - new Hornby-Dublo range


To celebrate the centenary of Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 4472 Flying Scotsman, Hornby is collaborating with the National Railway Museum (NRM) to create a range of brand-new bespoke models to mark this special occasion.


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.


Metcalfe adds railway arches

Metcalfe Models is launching a new railway arches kit for ‘OO’ (Cat No. PO380) and ‘N’ gauge (PN980) next month.

It’s official: Making Tracks III is going ahead


Pete Waterman and the Railnuts group will be returning to Chester Cathedral in summer 2023 with a brand new ‘OO’ gauge model railway for Making Tracks III.


Loch Rannoch exclusive for Kernow

Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned an exclusive 'OO' gauge Class 37 diesel from Bachmann, finished as 37012 Loch Rannoch in BR large logo blue.

Accurascale adds all-new banana vans for ‘OO’

Southern Railway Diagram D1478 and D1479 banana vans are joining Accurascale’s ‘OO’ gauge wagon range with a choice of Southern and British railways era models.

WIN! Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0, worth £252.99

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0s in our exclusive competition, worth £252.99. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on November 25 2022.

Colour for Heljan's 10800 NBL diesel-electric

Decorated samples of Heljan’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge North British pioneer diesel-electric 10800 have arrived with the company’s development team for evaluation.

More ‘OO’ S Stock for LTM

London Transport Museum (LTM) has commissioned another batch of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge four-car London Underground S Stock units from Bachmann.

Revolution Trains HOA hoppers near production

Revolution Trains has received decorated pre-production samples of its upcoming HOA hopper wagons for ‘OO’ gauge, bringing the project into the final stages of development before being cleared for production.

Revolution receives Alcan PCA EP


Revolution Trains has received the first engineering prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Alcan PCA alumina powder wagon for scrutiny by the development team.


Hornby 87 receives ‘Executive’ makeover

Hornby‘s ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 electric is set to gain a new identity this autumn finished as 87009 City of Birmingham in InterCity Executive livery (R30031), as carried by the prototype in the 1980s.

Bachmann unveils new Collectors Club exclusives


Bachmann has unveiled two new exclusive limited edition models for members of the Bachmann Collectors Club (BCC), in ‘N’ and ‘OO’.


WIN! Hornby’s latest ‘OO’ gauge Class 67 Bo-Bo diesel, worth £193.99

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s latest ‘OO’ gauge Class 67 Bo-Bo diesels in our exclusive competition, worth over £190. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on October 25 2022.

Orders open for Rapido Wisbech & Upwell coaches

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Rapido reveals two new train packs with a Wisbech & Upwell theme and confirms the colour schemes for its new ‘OO’ gauge model.

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Rapido picks the Class 04 as its first ‘OO’ diesel


The Drewry 204hp Class 04 0-6-0 shunters are set to become the first Rapido Trains UK ‘OO’ gauge diesel model. Read the full story here.


Brassmasters adds Hornby ‘Prairie’ chassis kit


A new finescale EasiChas kit to convert the Hornby ‘Large Prairie’ to 'EM’ and ‘P4’ gauge has been created by Brassmasters.


Heljan reveals Yorkshire ‘02’ artwork


The livery artwork for Heljan’s model of the Yorkshire Engine Company Class 02 0-4-0 diesel shunter has been revealed. Check it out here.


New Hornby ‘P2’ sample lands

Hornby has received the second Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge LNER ‘P2’ 2-8-2 for evaluation by the company’s development team.