Model Railways

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.

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GWR Skaledale Lineside Buildings

Two new 4mm scale Great Western Railway (GWR) lineside buildings have recently been added to the Hornby Skaledale range.

Cavalex Class 56 batch two confirmed

Cavalex Models has confirmed the second run of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 56 Co-Co diesel.

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‘TT:120’ Stanier 50ft Full Brake

Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ range continues to go from strength to strength with the recent High Speed Train releases (HM203), and the forthcoming all-new London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 on the horizon. However, steam era coaching stock has so far been limited to Pullman and BR Mk 1 coaches. That is set to change with the first of the LMS coaching stock arriving with the LMS 50ft Stanier Full Brake (BG).

Bachmann reveals all-new Class 08 diesel shunter

Bachmann Europe revealed that it is producing a brand-new model of the Class 08 and 09 0-6-0 diesel shunters for 'OO' gauge at the annual Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU) Showcase event on June 15.

Bachmann new tooling announcement

Bachmann Europe is revealed a brand-new tooling on June 15. Join us for the video launch here and look out for the full news story here.

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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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REALITY CHECK: Class 25 Variety

The numerous Class 25s have a rather confusing history, as within the 327 examples built there have been numerous sub-classes and individual variations, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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FIRST REVIEW: Bachmann’s all-new Class 25

The BR Sulzer Class 25 is a must-have locomotive for 1960s-1980s modellers and a new choice is arriving for ‘OO’ gauge with Bachmann. MIKE WILD inspects the all-new ‘Rat’ to assess its qualities.