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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.

Second sample for Hornby APT

Hornby has received a second updated engineering sample of its new Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train for ‘OO’ gauge following on from the first sample shown in the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition in October. 

Hornby ‘Coronation Scot’ carriages gain colour

Hornby has received complete decorated samples of its LMS ‘Coronation Scot’ carriages for ‘OO’ gauge covering the Brake Third Corridor (Cat No. R4960), Brake First Corridor (R4961), First Corridor (R4962), Kitchen Car (R4963), Restaurant First Open (R4964) and Restaurant Third Open (R4965A).

Deco samples for ‘OO’ IWA Holdall and Timber-carriers

Revolution Trains has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge IWA bogie holdall vans and timber-carrying flat wagons. 200 were built in Germany during the 1980s, with around 40 vehicles subsequently converted to timber carriers in 2006.

First EP for Revolution ‘N’ gauge PFA

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘N’ gauge PFA four-wheel container flat wagons and containers have been received for evaluation.

Green light for more Pendolinos in ‘N’

Revolution Trains' proposed second production run of its popular ‘N’ gauge Pendolino Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) is going ahead.

Cavalex opens order book for 'OO' PHA/JGA stone hoppers

Cavalex Models has opened the pre-order book for its forthcoming 'OO' gauge PHA/JGA bogie stone hopper wagons.

Locomotion and Rails reveal LNWR 'Improved Precedent'

Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield have revealed a brand new 'OO' gauge model of LNWR 'Improved Precedent' 2-4-0. The model is being made by Bachmann and is due for release in Summer 2021.

Dapol adds 14ton Anchor Mounted Tanks for 'O'

Dapol has unveiled plans for all-new 'O' gauge 14ton anchor-mounted tank wagons. The central anchor-mounted design was developed in the mid-1940s and featured all-steel supporting saddles.

Heljan 'O' Class 60 rerun

Heljan has announced that a new batch of its 'O' gauge BR Class 60 Co-Co diesels have been approved for production in a selection of BR Sectorisation and privatised era freight colour schemes.

'Victory' 0-6-0T for 'OO' from Planet Industrials

Planet Industrials has unveiled plans for its first 'OO' gauge ready-to-run locomotive - a Kerr Stuart 'Victory' 0-6-0T.

First sample of 'O' gauge Presflo arrives

Ellis Clark Trains has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming 'O' gauge Presflo wagon.

Heljan reveals Class 104 DMU for ‘OO’

Heljan has announced that it is developing a ready-to-run 'OO' gauge model of the popular BR Class 104 Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU).

Accurascale unveils new 'OO' 21ton mineral wagons

Accurascale has revealed plans for two new 'OO' gauge 21ton mineral wagons as part of an expanding 'Powering Britain' range of wagons which already includes the 24.5ton HUO hopper wagon and recently-announced HYA and IIA bogie hoppers.

Gold-plated Clan Line surfaces

Hornby has shared images of its forthcoming special Centenary year limited edition 'OO' gauge model of Bulleid rebuilt 'Merchant Navy' 35028 Clan Line in BR lined green with late crests (Cat No. R3824), bearing gleaming gold-plated metal parts.

Dapol Class 122 samples for 'O'

Dapol has released images of its brand-new production Class 122 DMUs for 'O' gauge ahead of their expected release in the fourth quarter of this year. See the samples here and watch Dapol's introductory video.

Rails' 'OO' Gas Turbine gains colour

Rails of Sheffield received the first decorated pre-production sample of its forthcoming exclusive 'OO' gauge BR gas turbine locomotive, 18000, in BR green with late crests during October for evaluation.

Wickham Trolley in 'O' next for Ellis Clark Trains

Ellis Clark Trains has unveiled plans to produce the Wickham Type 27 Inspection trolley and trailer cars for its next ready-to-run 'O' gauge project.

Dapol reveals 'O' gauge streamlined railcar

Dapol has announced plans to produce the Great Western Railway (GWR) streamlined railcar for ‘O’ gauge.

Heljan GWR railcars are ready for production

The new ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge models of the GWR AEC railcars from Heljan have now been approved for production. On release they will be available in six liveries covering GWR chocolate and cream, BR carmine and cream and BR green.

Bachmann reveals winter 2020 announcements

Bachmann has revealed its Winter 2020 British Railway Announcements today, November 3, offering a new collection of 'OO' and 'N' gauge models across its Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish, EFE Rail and Scenecraft collections.

Minerva announce GWR MINK vans for 'O'

Minerva Model Railways has announced plans to produce a series of GWR MINK wooden bodied goods vans for 'O' gauge with the first planned for release in Spring 2021.

Hornby shows decorated '2MT'

Hornby has received factory decorated samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the BR '2MT' 2-6-0 in BR lined black and BR green liveries. Release is expected in Spring 2021.

‘OO’ GWR Steam Railmotor CADs approved

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Steam Railmotor has progressed to the tooling stage of the production process following final approval of the CAD drawings.

More ‘Warships’ for Kernow

Kernow Model Rail Centre is releasing new versions of its award-winning ‘OO’ gauge D600 ‘Warship’ A1A-A1A diesels.

KMRC commissions Petersfield Signal Box for ‘OO’

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned Bachmann to produce an exclusive 4mm scale model of the ex-London and South Western Railway (LSWR) Type 3a signal box at Petersfield in Hampshire (Cat No. 44-074X).

KR Models 'GT3' decorated sample

KR Models has received pre-production samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype 4-6-0 GT3.

Tooling underway for ‘N’ gauge MTV/ZKV ‘Zander’

Revolution Trains has confirmed that tooling is now underway on its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge MTV/ZKV ‘Zander’ box wagons, following approval of the CAD drawings.

Ellis Clark unveils new ‘Black Five’ drawings

Brand new CAD drawings have been revealed for Ellis Clark Trains new ‘O’ gauge model of the Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 which have been generated fresh from the ground up by the company’s new in-house CAD designer.

National Collection ‘Terrier’ unleashed

Locomotion Models has taken delivery of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘A1’ 0-6-0T 82 Boxhill in Stroudley improved engine green (Cat No. 449540).

Heljan reveals three new ‘O’ gauge projects

A brace of Scottish Region Type 2s and the Southern Region Class 73 have been revealed as Heljan’s new ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge locomotive projects for release across 2021 and 2022.