Model Railways - The Latest News
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.
‘N’ gauge China Clay Dries for KMRC
Kernow Model Rail Centre has added a further two exclusive ’N’ gauge commissions to its range, with the announcement of new Graham Farish Scenecraft China Clay Dries and accompanying chimney.
Accurascale’s ‘Deltic’ birthday announcement
Accurascale is celebrating its fifth birthday with the announcement of a second production run of the popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 55 ‘Deltics’.
Truro Signalbox in ‘N’ for Kernow
Kerrnow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned an exclusive ‘N’ gauge model of Truro signalbox from Bachmann’s Scenecraft range.JONATHAN NEWTON
Accurascale plans more Coil A wagons
Accurascale has announced the return of the BR Diagram 1/412 Coil A tarpaulin covered steel wagons in ‘OO’ gauge, featuring improvements and new identities.JONATHAN NEWTON
New kits from LCUT Creative
LCUT Creative has added a selection of new 2mm and TT:120 scale models to its expanding range of laser-cut kits.JONATHAN NEWTON
Revolution delivers ‘OO’ Ecofret container wagons
Intermodal traffic forms an important part of the present-day rail scene and Revolution Trains' all-new FWA Ecofrets are set to fill another gap for ‘OO’. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.MARK CHIVERS
Accurascale 21ton re-run
Accurascale has announced a new production run of its ‘OO’ gauge 21-ton mineral wagons which are set to incorporate tooling revisions and a new variant.MARK CHIVERS
Hornby 2023 - ten things you need to know
Hornby has revealed its full 2023 catalogue with new products across locomotives, carriages, wagons, control systems and more. Join us to discover our top ten announcements from the new range and follow the link at the bottom to read our full collection of news features.MIKE WILD
Streamlined LNER ‘B17/5’ heads Hornby 2023 steam plans
Hornby’s 2023 releases are set to include newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) streamlined ‘B17/5’ 4-6-0s, a collection of all-new LNER ‘A1’/‘A3’ Flying Scotsman 4-6-2s in the Hornby Dublo range and a new Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&MR) addition, in the form of 0-4-2 No. 58 Tiger.MARK CHIVERS
Dublo die-cast ‘Deltic’ heads Hornby 2023 diesel plans
Hornby is to bolster its diesel and electric range with an all-new ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric DP1 Deltic for the Hornby Dublo range, resplendent in its eye-catching blue and cream colour scheme.MARK CHIVERS
Hornby launches Bluetooth Digital Control
Since launching its Zero 1 Digital Control System in the late 1970s, Hornby has innovated with technology and this year the company is set to launch its all-new HM7000 Bluetooth Digital Control System.MARK CHIVERS
Hornby unveils all-new ‘OO’ Bogie Bolsters and TTA tanks
2023 looks set to be a good year for freight wagons with a series of all-new ‘OO’ gauge vehicles planned by Hornby including GWR bogie bolster ‘Macaw B’, BR bogie bolster ‘C’, LMS/BR ‘Salmon’ bogie bolsters and TTA tank wagons.MARK CHIVERS
Hornby 2023 Skaledale buildings
Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Skaledale range of resin buildings receives a boost with a collection of new buildings including a bridge, lineside structures and more.MARK CHIVERS
Hornby 2023 RailRoad and RailRoad PLUS models
Hornby’s RailRoad and RailRoad Plus range gains 15 new ‘OO’ gauge locomotives and multiple units this year including eye-catching Network Rail liveried multiple units, new diesels and more.MARK CHIVERS
Hornby magnetic couplings join accessory line
Hornby's recently introduced magnetic couplings are being made available as separate accessory packs in 2023.MARK CHIVERS
Hornby 'TT:120' gains Triplex sound fitted locomotives
The Hornby 'TT:120' collection is set to expand in 2023 with the addition of a series of digital sound fitted locomotives using Hornby's newly revealed Triplex sound Bluetooth chips.
Rapido’s Highland Railway ‘Jones Goods’ progresses
Rapido Trains UK has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of itsJONATHAN NEWTON
More ‘OO’ GWR wagons from Rapido
Rapido Trains UK is to produce successor GWR designs to its Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Iron Mink’ vans and four-plank open wagons which are due to arrive in shops during January. The models include new Diagram O11 and Diagram O15 five-plank opens and the Diagram V14 and Diagram V16 ‘Mink A’ wagons.JONATHAN NEWTON
Dapol plans second run for its new ‘OO’ Class 59
Dapol has revealed a second production run for its all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 59 with a choice of five new locomotives.MIKE WILD
Bachmann exclusives for Rails
Rails of Sheffield has bolstered its range of ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge wagons with a selection of new Bachmann wagons, exclusive to the retailer.MARK CHIVERS
Bachmann reveals new Mainline Hunslet versions for 'OO9'
Bachmann has revealed its first tender version of the 'OO9' Mainline Hunslet as a special Christmas announcement. Watch the launch video here and read the full story.MIKE WILD
Derails' Exclusive ‘OO’ GWR B-Set
Coleford based retailer Derails has commissioned an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) B-Set from Rapido Trains UK.MARK CHIVERS
ADM adds Traverser
ADM Turntables has added a new ‘OO’ gauge traverser transfer table to its portfolio of model railway products.MARK CHIVERS
OO Works Irish GSR/CIE 101 0-6-0
OO Works’ next project is the Great Southern Railway (GSR)/CIE Class 101 (J15) 0-6-0 in ‘OO’ gauge.
Accurascale Class 89 EP surfaces
Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its new ’OO’ gauge Class 89 Co-Co electric for assessment.MARK CHIVERS
Dapol super-sizes HIAs for ‘O’ gauge
Dapol has revealed it is to bolster its ‘O’ gauge range with a newly-tooled HIA limestone hopper wagon.MARK CHIVERS
Dapol adds ‘OO’ ARC JHAs
Dapol is developing all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of the Powell and Duffryn designed JHA bogie hopper wagons, originally built for ARC aggregates use.MARK CHIVERS
KR Models reveals the Class 40 is next!
KR Models revealed at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition that it has selected the ever-popular English Electric Class 40 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric as its next ready-to-run project. We bring you the full story.MIKE WILD
‘N’ gauge Ivatt 2-6-2T upgrade
Dapol is upgrading its ‘N’ gauge London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Ivatt 2-6-2T with a new chassis.MARK CHIVERS
Hornby Collectors Club Coronation exclusive
Hornby will produce a commemorative ‘OO’ gauge edition of Stanier ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 46220 Coronation ahead of the coronation of King Charles III next May.