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.

‘OO’ GWR ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT next for Accurascale

Accurascale has revealed it is working on a selection of all-new Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PTs for ‘OO’ gauge. Watch its launch video and read our full story detailing this new announcement here.

All-new ‘N’ gauge Class 66 for Revolution Trains

Revolution Trains’ next newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge locomotive will be a Class 66 Co-Co diesel. Read the full story here and watch our exclusive interview with Ben Ando and Mike Hale from Revolution Trains.

Heljan plans pilot scheme ‘Peak’ in ‘OO’

Heljan has announced plans to produce an all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 44 ‘Peak’ 1-Co-Co-1 diesel as a follow up to its recently released Class 45s.

Clark Railworks unveils WD ‘Austerity’ 2-10-0 for ‘OO’

Clark Railworks has revealed plans to produce an all-new finescale ‘OO’ gauge War Department (WD) ‘Austerity’ 2-10-0.

Heljan reveals largest ever locomotive for ‘OO’

Heljan has unveiled plans to produce the London and North Eastern Railway’s unique Beyer-Garratt ‘U1’ 2-8-0 + 0-8-2T for ‘OO’.

Dapol 'OO' containers for Breast Cancer awareness

Dapol has released a pair of 'OO' gauge maritime containers in Ocean Network Express pink to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.

ECC livery for Accurascale CDAS

Accurascale has revealed details of its next batch of ‘OO’ gauge CDA china clay hoppers which are set to appear in English China Clay (ECC) livery for the first time.

Rapido reveals four new 'OO' locomotive projects

Rapido Trains UK has revealed its Winter release plans with four new ‘OO’ gauge locomotive projects heading the line-up.

PREVIEW: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2023

The annual Warley National Model Railway Exhibition returns to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on the weekend of November 25/26 2023. Join the Hornby Magazine team at the show and don't miss our stand where you can see our latest layouts on display.

Prince William launches ‘N’ gauge National Collection series

Locomotion Models has launched the first in a new series of exclusive ‘N’ gauge models reflecting items in the National Collection, with the debut of 47798 Prince William in EWS Royal Claret from Bachmann’s Graham Farish range.

Ginsters Class 158 in ‘OO’

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s (KMRC) range of exclusive West Country themed models is bolstered with the announcement of a new ‘OO’ gauge Bachmann Class 158 two-car Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) in Ginsters livery.

Royal 47 in ‘N’ for Kernow

Kernow Model Rail Centre has unveiled its latest ‘N’ gauge exclusive commission from Graham Farish, 47799 Prince Henry in EWS Royal Claret.

WIN! A Hornby ‘OO’ gauge LMS ‘Turbomotive’ 4-6-2, worth £266.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge LMS ‘Turbomotive’ 4-6-2s, worth £266.49. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on December 20 2023.

Bachmann British Model Railway Announcements Winter 2022 News Freemium

UPDATED: Bachmann Winter Announcements 2023

Bachmann has revealed its Winter 2023 British Railway Announcements, which include four all-new tooling projects for 'OO' and 'N' gauge. MARK CHIVERS highlights what's in store this Winter.

CIE corrugated open wagons for IRM in 'OO'

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has announced plans for a collection of Irish outline ‘OO’ gauge wagons based around the triangulated chassis designed by Oliver Bulleid.

Rapido reveals ‘OO’ LNWR Covered Vans

Rapido Trains UK has unveiled plans to produce a series of all-new ‘OO’ gauge London and North Western Railway (LNWR) Diagram D88 covered vans.

Colour for ‘TT:120’ Class 50s

Decorated samples of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘TT:120’ Class 50 Co-Co diesels have arrived with the manufacturer for evaluation by the development team.

Spalding Model Railway Exhibition 2023 Preview

The countdown is on to the 2023 Spalding Model Railway Exhibition at Springfields Events Centre, Camel Gate, Spalding on the weekend of November 4 and 5.

Ellis Clark Trains' Quad Art EPs

Ellis Clark Trains has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge articulated Quad Art carriages for evaluation by the development team.

Exclusive Wild & Chivers coal wagon

The first of a new series of annual exclusive wagons featuring the names from the Key Publishing team on classic private owner wagons in ‘OO’ gauge. The first is Wild & Chivers.

Hornby Magazine Model Railway Award winners 2023

The winners of the 2023 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards have been revealed. See all the winners here, as voted for by Hornby Magazine readers.

Rails and Cavalex reveal ‘OO’ PXA and JXA steel wagons

Rails of Sheffield has commissioned two new exclusive ‘OO’ gauge wagons from Cavalex Models, with the announcement of newly-tooled PXA bogie steel coil carriers and JXA bogie scrap wagons.

Exclusive Cappagh JNA-T box wagons

Key Publishing has commissioned a series of eight ‘OO’ gauge JNA-T box wagons from Revolution Trains modelling the Royal Blue vehicles operated by Cappagh on aggregate trains.

Key Model World Shop joins Hornby ‘TT:120’ official stockist list

The Key Model World Shop has joined the list of official Hornby ‘TT:120’ stockists with the full range of locomotives, carriages, wagons, track and buildings available now.

Accurascale reveals 88DS as debut ‘O' gauge locomotive

Accurascale has revealed that its debut ‘O’ gauge locomotive will be a Ruston and Hornsby 88DS diesel mechanical shunter.

Bachmann reveals modern-day Mainline Hunslets

Bachmann has released two new ‘OO9’ gauge models of the Ffestiniog Railway’s Mainline Hunslet 2-4-0STTs Linda (Cat No. 391-135/SF) and Blanche (391-136/SF), exclusively through the Ffestiniog Railway’s shop.

Hornby 4-VEP gains colour

Hornby has received decorated samples of its upgraded ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region Class 423 4-VEP Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) for inspection.

Exclusive ‘Buckjumper’ for Accurascale

Accurascale has revealed an additional exclusive model of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge LNER ‘J68’ 0-6-0T finished as ‘Buckjumper’ 7027 in LNER black.

‘O’ gauge ‘Deltics’ due soon

Production of Heljan’s new batch of ‘O’ gauge Class 55 ‘Deltic’ Co-Co diesels is nearing completion, with the manufacturer sharing images of the forthcoming models in early October.

WIN! A Hornby ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 08 diesel shunter, worth £185.99.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 08 diesel shunter worth £185. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on November 25 2023.