Steam locomotives

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Millsbridge in 'N' gauge

Based on a real location, this BR steam era layout recaptures the gritty atmosphere of West Yorkshire. RICHARD STOTT explains how it was built and why it has two different gauges of track with an exclusive full video tour of this stunning layout.

KESR Peckett heads home

Rapido Trains UK and its General Manager Andy Hardy have purchased Peckett 0-4-0T 1631

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STAFF PROJECTS - New Layout, New Location

Following a house move, BEN CHURCH starts afresh with a new ‘OO’ gauge layout to cater for his and his grandfather’s interests.

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Railway Signalling

Signalling is vital for the safe operation of the railway – and if correctly modelled it can help emphasise the period, region and realism of a model railway, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

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Bachmann’s NG7 range debuts

A new suite of 7mm:1ft narrow gauge models is here. MARK CHIVERS assesses these important initial releases.

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Hornby’s Steam Generator ‘P2’

Sound and smoke are now factory fitted with the arrival of Hornby’s steam generator Gresley ‘P2’ 2-8-2 2007 Prince of Wales. MIKE WILD takes this enticing new release for a spin and operation its capability in words, pictures and video.

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Stanton Midland in O gauge

This ‘O’ gauge layout has evolved over the years, recreating British Railways London Midland Region operations in the 1950s and ‘60s, as WILLIAM THOMAS explains.Photography, Trevor Jones

UPDATED: Rapido unveils ‘S160’ roster

Rapido Trains UK has unveiled the full line-up of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge ‘S160’ 2-8-0s offering this freight locomotive for the first time for British modellers.

WIN! Hornby’s ‘Big Four Collection’ comprising four ‘OO’ gauge steam locomotives, worth £845.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win four superb Hornby ‘OO’ gauge steam locomotives from the ‘Big Four Collection’, worth £845. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on July 25 2024.

Hornby TT:120 Stanier Duchess 4-6-2 arrives

The first of Hornby's new TT:120 scale Stanier 'Duchess' 4-6-2s has arrived in the form of 6231 Duchess of Atholl. Check out our first images of this new arrival here.