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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.

All-new 1:76 scale Leyland National

Rapido Trains UK has revealed plans to produce an all-new 1:76 scale (‘OO’) Leyland National single decker bus, as the prototype design celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Dapol Deco Toplights

Dapol has received decorated bodyshell samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Toplight Mainline City carriages (HM178) for inspection by the company’s development team.

3D 'OO' Shire Horse and Farrier

Osborn's Models has added an 'OO' gauge Shire horse and farrier (Cat No. OSBF107) to its expanding range of 3D-printed model railway figures and accessories.

New batch of 'O' gauge Class 08s

Dapol is to produce a new batch of its popular 'O' gauge Class 08 diesel shunters.

Dapol adds more ‘N’ gauge Grampus wagons

Dapol is to produce a new batch of its popular ‘N’ gauge 'Grampus' engineers wagon, with seven new identities in various colour schemes planned. Read the full story here.

Get set for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show

The 2022 Great Electric Train Show is going ahead on the weekend of October 8/9 2022 with a stella cast of inspirational model railways, trade stands, demonstrations and more.

KMRC reveals Rapido exclusive

Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned an exclusive ‘N’ gauge model of Rapido Trains UK’s all-new Metropolitan Vickers Class 28 Co-Bo as D5702 in BR green with small yellow warning panels.

Green light for Dapol’s SR semaphores

Dapol has revealed all-new ‘O’ gauge Southern Railway (SR) working semaphore signals, following receipt of Engineering Prototype (EP) samples for assessment by the development team.

Stamford Model Railway Exhibition

Following an act of vandalism and cancellation due to the pandemic, Market Deeping Model Railway Club’s Stamford Model Railway Exhibition returns for the first time in three years. HORNBY MAGAZINE previews the show’s resumption.

NSE 86 for GM Collection

Gaugemaster has added another exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Heljan Class 86 to its GM Collection, as 86401 in Network SouthEast (NSE) livery.

Peco goes purple for the Jubliee


Peco is celebrating Queen Elizebeth’s Platinum Jubilee with two purple limited-edition models for ‘OO9’ and ‘N’ gauge.


Hornby HST Mk 3 liveries revealed

Hornby has revealed its first decorated samples of the all-new BR High Speed Train Mk 3 trailer cars for ‘OO’ gauge.

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Colourful Class 90s lead Bachmann Summer 2022 announcements

Bachmann has revealed its latest Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish, Scenecraft and Narrow Gauge products for summer 2022 in its latest British Railway Announcements. Watch the launch video from Bachmann here.

Exclusive Kernow ‘08’ for ‘N’

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has selected GWR’s Class 08 08645 St Piran with distinctive Kernow flag livery as its next exclusive limited edition 'N' gauge model.

Kernow Celebrations

2022 marks Kernow Model Rail Centre’s (KMRC) 20th anniversary, and the retailer has a series of celebrations planned during the coming months.

UPDATED: Hornby launches Taw Valley in purple

Hornby is partnering with the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) to produce newly repainted rebuilt ‘West Country’ 4-6-2 34027 Taw Valley in purple Platinum Jubilee form temporarily renamed Elizabeth II in ‘OO’ gauge.

A new store for Rails of Sheffield

Sheffield based model railway retailer Rails of Sheffield hosted a grand opening of its newly refurbished retail store and announced a new out-of-town warehouse on 15 April.

Rapido unveils ‘OO’ SECR brake van

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a newly-tooled South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) Diagram 1558 20ton six-wheel brake van for ‘OO’ gauge.

Rapido Trains UK develops all-new OAA for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK is producing an all-new model of the BR air-braked OAA open wagons for 'OO' gauge with delivery expected in early 2023.

FIRST LOOK: Rapido's Lion engineering sample

FIRST LOOK: Rapido Trains UK has revealed the first engineering sample of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway built 0-4-2 Lion. Check out the first images here.

Hornby's new ‘P2’ breaks cover

Hornby has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge LNER ‘P2’ 2-8-2 for evaluation by the company’s development team.

WIN! A Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for ‘OO’ gauge

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge industrial Sentinel 0-6-0DHs in our latest competition, worth £110. The closing date for entires is 5pm GMT on May 25 2022.

Ukrainian name for GB Railfreight Class 66

GB Railfreight has revealed the latest named locomotive for its Class 66 fleet with 66708 named Glory to Ukraine complemented with a special Ukrainian livery.

Network Rail ‘37s’ for Accurascale

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its forthcoming Network Rail liveried Class 37 97301 for assessment.

Rapido Trains UK fictitious train packs break cover

Rapido Trains UK has released train packs of its Advanced Passenger Train Experimental (APT-E) in fictitious InterCity ‘Swallow’ and Inter-City blue and grey liveries.

Hornby's colourful RailRoad Class 37s

Hornby has recently released this trio of Class 37s in Europhoenix, Network Rail and Colas Rail Freight colour schemes.

Crew packs for Peco ‘Small England’

Osborns Models’ latest ‘OO’ figures are locomotive crew for the new Peco ‘OO9’ ‘Small England’ 0-4-0s.

British Rail CLASP railway station from Display

Display & GraffRail has released its latest kit in the form of a British Rail CLASP Railway Station for ‘OO’ gauge.

Colour for ‘OO9’ Quarry Hunslets

Decorated samples of Bachmann’s newly-tooled ‘OO9’ Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0Ts have arrived for assessment.

‘OO9’ RNAD wagons surface

Bachmann’s all-new ‘OO9' narrow gauge Royal Naval Armaments Depot (RNAD) wagons have progressed to the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample stage.