The Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest model railway news as it happens with the Hornby Magazine team. We cover all major scales and gauges, manufacturers, product types and more. Check back regularly to see the latest stories and use the menu above to search the news for your preference of scale.

The Railway Children Return

STUDIOCANAL has confirmed that filming is due to get underway soon on The Railway Children Return which is set to star Jenny Agutter, who is resuming her role from the original movie, 50 years on. Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay and a new generation of Railway Children are also set to star.

New Class 24s head Bachmann Summer announcements

Four newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge disc headcode fitted BR Class 24 diesels head the line-up for Bachmann’s quarterly release schedule for Summer 2021.

VIDEO: Model Railway News | 3.5.21

Join Richard Watson for the latest model railway news updates from around the scene including new samples from Hornby, a new production run of the APT-E, Dapol's latest production announcements and more.

More Hornby ‘Terriers’ on the way

Decorated samples of Hornby's next batch of 'OO’ gauge Stroudley ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0Ts have arrived for assessment, ahead of production getting underway soon.

New ‘OO’ Class 31s debut

Hornby's development team have received decorated samples of the next production run of the popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 31 A1A-A1A diesel for checking over.

Super Sentinel samples

Hornby has shared images of its next batch of ‘OO' gauge Sentinel 0-4-0 diesel shunters, following receipt of decorated samples for checking over by the company's development team.

More Ruston 48DS’ due soon from Hornby

Decorated samples of the next batch of Hornby's popular ‘OO’ gauge Ruston and Hornsby 48DS have arrived with the company's development team for assessment.

Hornby’s Dublo ‘Merchant Navy’ samples sail in

Hornby has received production samples of its newly-tooled OO’ gauge Hornby Dublo Bulleid air-smoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2 for evaluation.

VIDEO: Hornby shows 14-car APT sample

Hornby has released a new video showing a full 14-car APT set running on its test track. Watch the 'OO' gauge Class 370 in action here.

APT-E second coming

Rapido Trains has announced a new production run for the 'OO' model of the Advanced Passenger Train Experimental (APT-E). It was originally produced as part of the National Collection in Miniature exclusively for the National Railway Museum in 2016.