Model Railways News and Features

Heljan finalises new Class 33/2 liveries

Heljan has finalised the livery artwork for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Class 33/2 Bo-Bo diesels, including the new ‘as-built’ examples of the 'Hastings Gauge' Type 3s.

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Roxby Town - Modern multi-level ‘N’ gauge layout

This action packed multi-level ‘N’ gauge layout is one of 30 booked to take part in the 2022 Great Electric Train Show this October. GEOFF BUTTLER explains its story and how it operates.

Heljan ‘OO’ developments

Heljan has updated progress on some of its in-development ‘OO’ gauge model projects with Engineering Prototype (EP) samples currently under evaluation.

Kernow Camborne open weekend

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) is hosting a special Open Event at its Camborne store as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.

Rapido Bedford OB EPs

Rapido Trains UK’s all-new 1:76 scale Bedford OB coach has reached the first Engineering Prototype stage.

SECR six-wheel brake van EPs break cover

Rapido Trains UK has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway six-wheel brake vans for assessment.

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Hornby Magazine September 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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UPDATED: Bachmann Autumn Announcements 2022

Bachmann Europe Plc has revealed its latest selection of products for Autumn 2022 release, including three newly-tooled projects - two 'OO' and one 'N'. Watch the launch video right here on Key Model World and read our full coverage first before it reaches the printers! 

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Sydney Gardens - Bath's famous railway line in 'OO'

One of England’s most iconic locations – the Western Region main line running through the heart of Bath – is recreated in exacting detail in ‘OO’ scale by ‘The Park Keepers’. Following its recent appearance at the Great Electric Train Show STEVE JONES explains how this exhibition layout was created. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Boscawen Junction - Cornish inspired 'N' gauge

The railways of Cornwall in the 1990s were the inspiration for DANIEL HARRIS to build this compact and attractive ‘N’ gauge layout which could easily fit in a typical home environment. Dan explains how it was built.