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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.

Deco 'Coil A' springs into view

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its newly-tooled 'OO' gauge BR 'Coil A' steel carriers for assessment by the company's development team.

New Hornby BR ‘9F’ for ‘OO’ takes shape

Hornby has updated progress on its all new ‘OO’ gauge BR Standard ‘9F’ 2-10-0, sharing development drawings of the forthcoming heavy freight steam locomotive.

Hornby Mk 4 developments

Hornby has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 4 Driving Van Trailer (DVT) for evaluation as well as its first sample of the Mk 4 buffet.

Maunsell brake progresses

Hornby’s newly tooled ‘OO’ gauge Maunsell Gangwayed Bogie Luggage (GBL) Vans have moved a step closer with production samples arriving with the development team for approval.

New Skips for Display

Display Models has added a new 4mm scale pack of assorted skips to its growing collection of model building kits and detailing accessories.

Colour for Accurascale MDO/MDVs

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge 21ton steel mineral open wagons for assessment.

Dapol 'Pacers' for approval

Dapol has received decorated samples of its next batch of 'N' gauge Class 142 'Pacer' two-car Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) for evaluation by the development team.

Further 'OO' Turbot wagons planned

Dapol has confirmed that another batch of its OO' gauge 'Turbot' bogie ballast spoil wagons are due for production soon.

Boom time for 'Rat' fans

Sutton's Locomotive Works (SLW) has revealed that it has been working on an all-new 'OO' gauge BR Class 25 Bo-Bo diesel. The newly-tooled models will reflect the later sub-classes - namely the restyled Class 25/2s and Class 25/3s.

More 'OO' IOAs on the way

Dapol has confirmed that a new batch of its popular 'OO' gauge IOA (Mussel) Network Rail bogie ballast wagons are due later this year.

'Cartic 4' next for Revolutio'N'

Revolution Trains has unveiled plans to produce British Rail's (BR) iconic Cartic 4 as its next 'N' gauge project.

OO Works unveils Adams 'Jubilee' 0-4-2

OO Works has revealed that its next 'OO' gauge ready-to-run locomotive will be the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) 'A12' 0-4-2.

Revolution reveals Class 93 tri-mode Bo-Bo for 'OO'

Revolution Trains has announced plans to produce Stadler's new Class 93 tri-mode Bo-Bo as its first 'OO' gauge locomotive project.

Revolution receives Drax hopper samples

Development of Revolution Trains' new 'N' gauge IIA-D 'Tafoos' biomass bogie hoppers has progressed significantly in recent weeks with the arrival of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples for assessment.

Genesis GWR Coaches Gain Colour

Hattons Model Railways has received decorated samples of its forthcoming Hattons Originals 'OO' gauge Genesis carriages in GWR chocolate and cream for evaluation.

Revolution Trains delivers 'OO' IZA 'Twins'

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has received its eagerly-awaited exclusive 'OO' gauge IZA Cargowaggon twin vans from Revolution Trains.

New Dapol 'N' gauge 'M7' 0-4-4T EP sample surfaces

Dapol has received a working Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its all-new 'N' gauge London and South Western Railway (LSWR) 'M7' 0-4-4T for assessment.

Accurascale adds shortened HYAs

The collection of HYA coded bogie hoppers from Accurascale for ‘OO’ gauge is expanding with announcement of the shortened version. Around half of the 368 strong HYA fleet was reduced in length between 2016 and 2021 to make the vehicles better suited to the high density aggregate traffic they are now used for.

Colour for KOYLI

Locomotion Models (LM) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Accurascale Class 55 Co-Co D9002/55002 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Koyli) in BR two tone green for evaluation.

Rapido '15XX' and Hunslet 0-6-0ST for 'OO' shape up

Development of Rapido Trains UK's new 'OO' gauge BR Western Region '15XX' 0-6-0PT and Industrial Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST (HM164) has gathered pace in recent weeks with design work nearing  completion.

Limited edition DRS HYA hoppers

Rails of Sheffield has commissioned a limited edition pack of Accurascale's forthcoming 'OO' gauge HYA bogie hopper wagons in Direct Rail Services (DRS) livery.

Accurascale shows HYA and IIA samples

Accurascale has revealed the decorated pre-production samples of its new 'OO' gauge HYA and IIA bogie hopper wagons. Production is set to start in March with delivery in the second quarter of 2021.

'V4' new-build drawings scanned

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) has begun scanning 366 original Doncaster Works drawings to enable construction of a brand-new Gresley 'V4' 2-6-2. Only two were built in 1941 and the A1SLT's project will be numbered 3403. 

Revolution 'N' gauge MMA and JNA EPs

Revolution Trains has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its new 'N' gauge JNA/MMA bogie box wagons for checking.

Dapol shows 'Prairie' progress

Dapol has revealed decorated samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2Ts covering the '5101' and '61XX' classes.

Dapol shows 'OO' gauge 'Manor'

Dapol has revealed the first engineering sample for its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Manor' 4-6-0 together with confirmation of the identities for its first production run.

Heljan's 'O' gauge 'Clayton' imminent

Heljan's newly-tooled 'O' gauge Class 17 'Claytons' are due with retailers shortly. Four versions of the distinctive centre cab Bo-Bo diesel are on their way modelling the locomotives through their short careers.

Hornby delivers new Thompson 'A2/2s'

Hornby's eagerly-awaited new 'OO' gauge Thompson 'A2/2' 4-6-2s have arrived with retailers.

Decorated 'Deltics' Debut

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Class 55 'Deltic' Co-Co diesels for evaluation by the company's development team. View them in green, blue and purple here.

All-new Class 20 leads Bachmann Announcements

Bachmann has unveiled its Spring 2021 British Model Railway Announcements with news of an all-new BR Class 20/0 diesel for 'OO' together with tooling revisions for its 'OO' gauge GWR 'Modified Hall' 4-6-0 and a raft of new liveries on existing models across its 'OO' and 'N' gauge ranges.