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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.

Cavalex confirms ‘Grid’ price

Development work on Cavalex Models’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 56 Co-Co diesel is reported to be progressing well, with first shots from the moulds expected for assessment shortly.

Exclusive Class 320 EMU for Model Rail Scotland

The Association of Model Railway Societies in Scotland (AMRSS) – organiser of the annual Model Rail Scotland exhibition – has commissioned an exclusive limited edition model of Revolution Trains’ newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Class 320 three-car Electric Multiple Unit (EMU).

Dapol adds more Class 86s

Dapol has announced plans for a new batch of ‘N’ gauge Class 86 electric locomotives.

Decorated ‘N’ TPE Mk 5s surface

Decorated samples of Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge Mk 5a carriages in TransPennine Express (TPE) livery have arrived for assessment.

ZIMO sound for Dapol ‘Manor’

Dapol has secured an agreement with ZIMO to offer its forthcoming newly-tooled Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0s with factory-fitted sound as general release items.

Dapol plans new batch of 'OO' Class 21/29s

Dapol has confirmed plans for a new production run of its ‘OO’ gauge Class 21 and 29 Bo-Bo diesels

Revolution approves Drax IIA-D hoppers

Revolution Trains has received and approved decorated samples of the newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Drax Power IIA-D biomass bogie hopper wagons for production.

‘O’ gauge 24.5ton hopper re-run

Accurascale is planning a second production run of its ‘O’ gauge 24.5ton HOP 24/HUO hopper wagons.

First Look: Hornby's all-new '9F'

Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Standard ‘9F’ 2-10-0 is progressing with Engineering Prototype (EP) samples arriving with the manufacturer in late 2021 for inspection.

Hornby 2022 - Ten Things You Need To Know

Hornby has revealed its exciting 2022 release plans, with a raft of newly tooled items added to its ‘OO’ gauge locomotive, carriage and wagon collections. Check out the headlines here and read full reports on all the range here at KeyModelWorld.

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Ultimate ‘Black Five’ and all-new Turbomotive spearhead Hornby 2022

All-new Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 and unique LMS Turbomotive lead Hornby's steam announcements for 2022 alongside expansion of the Hornby Dublo collection, Liverpool and Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion and more. Read our full report here.

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Hornby introduces steam generators

Hornby has developed an all-new generator for use within its ‘OO’ gauge steam locomotives, as part of a new Realism of Steam range. Discover what is in store with this brand-new development from Hornby.

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Coronation coaches lead Hornby 2022 carriage collection

Topping the billing for Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge rolling stock is a full set of newly-tooled LNER streamlined ‘Coronation’ coaches. Discover the full range here.

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Loriot leads Hornby 2022 wagon collection

With the popularity of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge model of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway’s (L&MR) Rocket and introduction of newly-tooled 0-4-2 Lion to the range, three all-new four-wheel wagons have been tooled for hauling coal, sheep and horses.

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Hornby 2022 train sets

Hornby is refreshing its ‘OO’ gauge train set range with three new additions including new diesel sets and a 'Record Breaker' set featuring Gresley 'A4' 60022 Mallard.

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Hornby RailRoad releases 2022

Hornby's Railroad and RailRoad Plus ranges are set to expand in 2022 with more new identities and colour schemes, including the return of an old favourite that has been out of the Hornby range for many years - the Calder Valley Class 110 DMU.

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 Hornby expands Playtrains for 2022

Hornby’s new Playtrains range is set to develop further this year with new rolling stock and a collection of simple plug together buildings. Read more about this entry level collection for the year ahead.

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 Hornby 2022 collectables

Each year Hornby issues a selection of collectable ‘OO’ gauge models aimed at a wider audience and this year is no exception with an expanded selection of Coca Cola and Beatles branded items, as well as old favourites such as Father’s Day and Christmas wagons.

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Hornby track planning symbols are back!

Hornby is to reintroduce its popular packs of plastic track planning symbols (Cat No. R619) as a useful aid to layout planning for 'OO' gauge railways.

First Look: Revolution Trains’ Class 313 EMU

Development work on Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 313 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) is progressing well with the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample arriving in early January.

First EP for Revolution’s Class 59

Revolution Trains has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Class 59 diesel (HM172).

Caroline gains colour

Revolution Trains has received the first decorated samples of the eagerly-awaited ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region General Manager’s inspection saloon for assessment.

Accurascale shows decorated 'Manors'

The first factory decorated samples of Accurascale's in-development model of the Great Western Railway 'Manor' 4-6-0s have been revealed modelling 7808 Cookham Manor in GWR Shirtbutton green and 7812 Earlstoke Manor in BR lined green with late crests. 

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Accurascale reveals 'OO' Siphon G

Paul Isles, Project Manager at Accurascale UK joins Mike Wild in the Hornby Magazine workshop to reveal the manufacturers latest 'OO' gauge project - the GWR Siphon G milk and parcels van.

Order books open for Rapido

Orders are now open for Rapido Trains’ The Titfield Thunderbolt models as seen in the film and standalone versions of Lion and the Loriot Y wagon in their historical liveries.

Weathered 'Turbots' land

Kernow Model Rail Centre has taken delivery of its latest batch of weathered 'OO' gauge YCV 'Turbot' bogie ballast/spoil wagons.

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Heljan launches 2022 catalogue

FREE ACCESS TO HELJAN'S CATALOGUE FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Heljan has launched its new 2022 catalogue with four all-new models added to the range, tooling modifications and upgrades to others, plus reintroductions and new identities on existing ‘OO’ and 'O’ gauge products. Read our full report here.

‘OO’ Gunpowder Vans in production

Production of Rapido Trains’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge Gunpowder Vans (GPVs) is under way.

‘OO’ Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST surfaces

Rapido Trains UK’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST is edging closer with a hand-decorated sample appearing in early December.

Revolution Trains picks Clayton Class 18 for 'OO'

Revolution Trains has revealed that its new 'OO' gauge ready-to-run locomotive will be the brand new Clayton Equipment built CBD90 Class 18 battery hybrid shunting locomotive. Release is expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.