Model Railways News and Features

Modern Railways plans GBRF gala at the Nene Valley Railway

Join us for a a special gala weekend based around Peterborough and the Nene Valley Railway on September 7/8 2024. This brand-new one-off event for 2024 is being organised by Modern Railways with support from sister publication Hornby Magazine. Find our more and book your advance tickets here.

Waterman sets model railway World Record

Pete Waterman OBE set a new Guinness World Record for the World's largest portable model railway with Making Tracks: The Final Frontier at Model World LIVE on April 27 2024.

VIDEO: Cavalex reveals decorated Class 60s

Cavalex Models has received decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 60 diesel for evaluation. See the images and watch our latest video with Cav and Alex featuring the Class 60 samples in action.

BR 21ton HTO/HTV hoppers next for Accurascale

Accurascale has revealed BR 21ton HTO/HTV hoppers as its next ‘OO’ gauge wagon project, bolstering the company’s ‘Powering Britain’ range.

Exclusive CrossCountry HST artwork revealed

The artwork for Key Publishing's exclusive limited edition Hornby CrossCountry HST twin pack has been revealed featuring 43184 Laira Diesel Depot and 43366 HST40. Check out the latest news on this new limited edition here.

Vandals destroy Bo’ness and Kinneil model railway

The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway has suffered an arson and burglary attack, destroying an ‘O’ gauge model railway early on Sunday May 19. 

Making Tracks house kits available now

New to the Key Model World Shop are exclusive laser-cut modern detached house kits, as seen on Making Tracks: The Final Frontier at Model World LIVE.

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Cabbing a Class 60 with DC Rail

DC Rail is a popular freight operator with lineside and model enthusiasts. JAMES ABBOTT from Modern Railways magazine takes a run through the Chilterns in the cab of a Class 60 to discover how these heavy aggregate trains are operated.

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Installing Locoman’s BR ‘5MT’ sound

The powerful sounds of the BR ‘5MT’ 4-6-0 are now available from Locoman Sounds on the ESU decoder family. MIKE WILD upgrades an older Bachmann 8-pin model to show how it can be done.

Accurascale Class 31 production sample

Accurascale has received the first decorated production sample of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 31 A1A-A1A diesel for approval.