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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.

Dapol unveils 'O' gauge van trio

Dapol has revealed plans for three new additions to its rapidly expanding ‘O’ gauge wagon range with a GWR ‘Mogo’ van, SR 12ton vent van and GWR ‘Toad’ brake van.

Colour for Heljan's 10800 NBL diesel-electric

Decorated samples of Heljan’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge North British pioneer diesel-electric 10800 have arrived with the company’s development team for evaluation.

More ‘OO’ S Stock for LTM

London Transport Museum (LTM) has commissioned another batch of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge four-car London Underground S Stock units from Bachmann.

Modifications for Dapol HST tooling

Dapol is upgrading its 'N' gauge Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) power car tooling to reflect the latest modifications made to the prototypes.

Dapol ‘M7’ 0-4-4T gains colour

Decorated samples of the new London & South Western Railway (LSWR) ‘M7’ 0-4-4T in ‘N’ gauge have been received and are currently under review.

Revolution Trains HOA hoppers near production

Revolution Trains has received decorated pre-production samples of its upcoming HOA hopper wagons for ‘OO’ gauge, bringing the project into the final stages of development before being cleared for production.

Dapol shows air-smoothed 'WC/BB' CADs

Development of Dapol's first ‘next generation’ 'N' gauge locomotive - the Bulleid air-smoothed 'West Country’/’Battle of Britain’ class 4-6-2 - is underway.

Revolution Trains Class 59 gains colour

Decorated samples of Revolution Trains all-new ’N’ gauge Class 59 diesel locomotives have arrived for inspection.

KMRC reveals three new 'OO' exclusives

MARK CHIVERS

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has revealed a selection of exclusive ‘OO’ gauge models during 20th anniversary celebrations at its Camborne store in Cornwall.

MARK CHIVERS

LSWR Dia. 1410 Vans in ‘O’ for KMRC

MARK CHIVERS

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has revealed details of its next exclusive ‘O’ gauge wagon, with the announcement of an all-new London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Diagram 1410 covered van.

MARK CHIVERS

Revolution Trains HOA hoppers near production

Revolution Trains has received decorated pre-production samples of its upcoming HOA hopper wagons for ‘OO’ gauge, bringing the project into the final stages of development before being cleared for production.

Revolution Trains reveals four new 'N' gauge projects

MARK CHIVERS

Four all-new ‘N’ gauge projects were revealed by Revolution Trains at the recent International ‘N’ Gauge Show in September.

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol ‘O’ ‘J94’ 0-6-0ST sample surfaces

Dapol’s newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge LNER ‘J94’ 0-6-0ST is progressing well with the latest engineering prototype currently being assessed by the company’s development team.

Lionheart Trains show BR '3MT' sample

Lionheart Trains has received new engineering samples for its ‘O’ gauge model of the BR Standard ‘3MT’ 2-6-2T which is now expected to be released in the second quarter of 2023.

Dapol announces ‘N’ gauge ‘63XX’ 2-6-0

Dapol announced plans for a newly-tooled Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘63XX’ 2-6-0 at the recent International ‘N’ Gauge Show.

Revolution receives Alcan PCA EP

MARK CHIVERS

Revolution Trains has received the first engineering prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Alcan PCA alumina powder wagon for scrutiny by the development team.

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby 87 receives ‘Executive’ makeover

Hornby‘s ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 electric is set to gain a new identity this autumn finished as 87009 City of Birmingham in InterCity Executive livery (R30031), as carried by the prototype in the 1980s.

All-new ‘N’ gauge ‘Peak’

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a series of all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 44, 45 and 46 1Co-Co1 diesel locomotives.

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann unveils new Collectors Club exclusives

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann has unveiled two new exclusive limited edition models for members of the Bachmann Collectors Club (BCC), in ‘N’ and ‘OO’.

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan reveals revised 7mm 'Peak' and all-new SR CCT/PMV

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan has revealed a series of new ‘O’ gauge models ahead of this weekend’s Guildex 2022 ‘O’ gauge model railway exhibition in Stafford.

MARK CHIVERS

VOTE NOW: Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards 2022

Voting for the 2022 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards is now open! MARK CHIVERS highlights this year’s nominees.

Orders open for Rapido Wisbech & Upwell coaches

Andy Roden

Rapido reveals two new train packs with a Wisbech & Upwell theme and confirms the colour schemes for its new ‘OO’ gauge model.

Andy Roden

Wisbech ‘J70’ for ‘O’ gauge!

MIKE WILD

Rapido Trains is planning its first ‘O’ gauge 7mm scale ready-to-run model of the LNER ‘J70’ 0-6-0 tram engine, but only if there is enough support.

MIKE WILD

Rapido picks the Class 04 as its first ‘OO’ diesel

MIKE WILD

The Drewry 204hp Class 04 0-6-0 shunters are set to become the first Rapido Trains UK ‘OO’ gauge diesel model. Read the full story here.

MIKE WILD

Bachmann shows narrow gauge stock progress

MIKE WILD

New engineering and decoration samples have been received by Bachmann for its Gloucester bogie coach and RNAD four-wheel wagons.

MIKE WILD

Brassmasters adds Hornby ‘Prairie’ chassis kit

MIKE WILD

A new finescale EasiChas kit to convert the Hornby ‘Large Prairie’ to 'EM’ and ‘P4’ gauge has been created by Brassmasters.

MIKE WILD

‘O’ gauge ‘Seacow’, ‘Sealion’ and ‘Shark’ next for Ellis Clark

MIKE WILD

Ellis Clark Trains has revealed a triple-bill of new ballast wagons for ‘O’ gauge modelling the ‘Seacow’ and ‘Sealion’ hoppers together with the ‘Shark’ ballast plough.

MIKE WILD

Heljan reveals Yorkshire ‘02’ artwork

MIKE WILD

The livery artwork for Heljan’s model of the Yorkshire Engine Company Class 02 0-4-0 diesel shunter has been revealed. Check it out here.

MIKE WILD

New Hornby ‘P2’ sample lands

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

Societies commission exclusive 'N' gauge wagons

Medway Queen Preservation Society and The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society have teamed up to commission two special limited edition 'N' gauge wagons from Dapol.