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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 ‘N’ GWR ‘Mogul’ progresses

MARK CHIVERS

Design work for Dapol’s all-new ‘N’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Mogul’ is complete and the project is about to enter tooling.

MARK CHIVERS

Scorpion and Scimitar CVR(T) 3D printed kits join Key collection

Mike Wild.

New 3D printed 1:76 scale models of the British army Scorpion and Scimitar CVR(T)s have joined the Key Publishing exclusives collection suitable for ‘OO’ gauge model railways.

Mike Wild.

3D printed axle counters for ‘OO’ gauge

Mike Wild.

New to the Key Model World Shop are 10 packs of 3D printed axle counters produced by PJM Models. They are in stock and available now.

Mike Wild.

Lionheart adds Mk 1 BCK and FK

MARK CHIVERS

Lionheart Trains has added two new ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 1 carriages to its range with announcement of all-new Brake Corridor Composite (BCK) and Corridor First (FK) coaches.

MARK CHIVERS

Colour for Bachmann Baguley DH88

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann has received decorated samples of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO9’ narrow gauge Baguley-Drewery 70hp DH88s for evaluation by the company’s development team.

MARK CHIVERS

Pocket Planet revealed

MARK CHIVERS

Leisure experience developer Pocket Planet has revealed details of an exciting new 30,000 square foot model attraction set to open on London’s Oxford Street from next year.

MARK CHIVERS

VIDEO: Introducing the Heljan Class 73

Mike Wild.

The latest all-new ‘O’ gauge model to arrive from Heljan is the Class 73 electro-diesel. MIKE WILD meets Heljan’s BEN JONES at Britain’s Biggest Model Railway to discover what this new release has to offer.

Mike Wild.

Rails of Sheffield Autumn Spectacular

MARK CHIVERS

Rails of Sheffield is hosting an Autumn Spectacular Event this Saturday (September 2) to celebrate the opening of its brand new shop extension at the company's premises on Chesterfield Road.

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale reveals all-new BR 16ton steel mineral wagons for 'OO'

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale has revealed its latest all-new ‘OO’ gauge wagon project – the ubiquitous BR 16ton steel mineral open wagon.

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale Great Eastern ‘Buckjumper’ EPs revealed

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale has received First Engineering Prototype samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Eastern ‘Buckjumper’ 0-6-0Ts for assessment by the company’s project team.

MARK CHIVERS

KR Models’ 4-DD EP progresses

MARK CHIVERS

KR Models has received the latest Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Southern Railway Bulleid 4-DD four-car double-deck Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) for assessment.

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido ‘OO’ GWR ‘44XX’ specification confirmed

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK has confirmed the specification for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘44XX’ 2-6-2T.

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby ‘Turbomotive’ edges closer

MARK CHIVERS

Final decorated samples of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) Princess Royal ‘Turbomotive’ 4-6-2 have arrived for approval by the development team.

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby receives ‘Flirt’ running sample

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has taken delivery of a running sample of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 755 ‘Flirt’ Bi-mode Multiple Unit (BMU).

MARK CHIVERS

Lowmac next for Rapido Trains UK

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK has revealed that it is developing an all-new ‘OO’ gauge LNER/LMS 25ton ‘Lowmac’ low machinery wagon.

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido confirms ‘S160’ and Manning Wardle ‘L’

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK has confirmed that it is developing all-new ‘OO’ gauge  models of the USATC ‘S160’ 2-8-0 and Manning Wardle ‘L’ Class 0-6-0ST.

MARK CHIVERS

NEW STOCK: Airbrush and weathering paint bundles available now

MIKE WILD

New in at the Key Model World Shop are Lifecolor paint bundles and an airbrushing starter bundle offering all the equipment you need in one purchase including a Sparmax MAX-4 airbrush, ARISM compressor, Spray Booth and Cleaning Pot.

MIKE WILD

‘TT:120’ Mk 2F decorated samples

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has received decorated samples of its new ‘TT:120’ BR Mk 2F air-conditioned coaches for inspection by the company’s development team.

MARK CHIVERS

Colour for Hornby ‘TT:120’ HST

MARK CHIVERS

Decorated samples of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘TT:120’ scale Class 43 InterCity High Speed Train power cars and BR Mk 3 trailers have been received for inspection.

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann Eastfield ‘20s’ unveiled

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann has unveiled plans to release a pair of its recently retooled 'OO’ gauge Class 20 Bo-Bo diesels as Eastfield based 20048 and 20100 in BR blue with disc headcodes.

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby's ‘OO’ Salmon ‘EP’ lands

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge LMS-designed 50ton bogie bolster wagons has progressed to the Engineering Prototype (EP) stage of the development process.

MARK CHIVERS

Stanier 'Black Five' EP

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has received the latest Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 for assessment by the company’s project development team.

MARK CHIVERS

‘TT:120’ Class 50 running sample arrives

MARK CHIVERS

A running sample of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘TT:120’ scale Class 50 Co-Co diesel has been received by the company’s design team. This latest arrival will enable the development team to assess the running characteristics of the model.

MARK CHIVERS

IN STOCK NOW: Humbrol weathering powder packs

Humbrol’s weathering powder packs are an ideal way to start out in weathering. Containing six shades, the Aging and Weathering packs can be used to enhance already weathered models as well as starting a new project. Available now on the Key Model World Shop.

IN STOCK NOW: DCC ready Class 40 limited edition

The DCC ready version of Key Publishing's exclusive limited edition model of preserved Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway are now in stock and ready for immediate despatch. Read more here.

Hornby Rail Charter Services HST bundle available now!

Mike Wild.

The Key Model World Shop range has expanded with the addition of an exclusive bundle featuring Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Rail Charter Services HST and five trailer coaches as well as Key Publishing’s HSTs Around Britain, 1990 to the Present Day book.

Mike Wild.

OUT NOW: Steel sheet piling kits for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

The latest Key Publishing exclusive kit models modern Larssen steel sheet piling used in construction and featured on Pete Waterman’s Making Tracks 3 layout.

MIKE WILD

Dapol ‘Prairie’ re-run

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has confirmed a second batch of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Large Prairie’ 2-6-2Ts, with decorated samples arriving for inspection by the company’s development team.

MARK CHIVERS

‘O’ gauge Ruston 48DS for Heljan

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan is to produce an all-new ‘O’ gauge model of the Ruston and Hornsby 48DS industrial shunter.

MARK CHIVERS

North Cornwall commissions for Kernow

MARK CHIVERS

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned two new ‘OO’ gauge North Cornwall Railway buildings from Bachmann’s Scenecraft range.

MARK CHIVERS