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.

Irish Rail 22000 Railcars next for IRM

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has revealed the Irish Rail 22000 Class Intercity Railcars in 4mm scale as their next powered model. 

New Fleetlines from Rapido UK

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a new batch of its 1:76 scale West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE) Fleetline buses, including a selection of retailer exclusives for Rails of Sheffield and TTC Diecast.

Irish Rail Mk 2b/c coaches for IRM

Irish Railway Models has announced a second batch of its 4mm scale ('OO') Mk 2 carriages in Irish Rail (IR) InterCity livery, with delivery slated for the end of 2023.

VIDEO: Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan product launch

Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan have joined forces to launch a brand-new never seen before ready-to-run 'OO' gauge locomotive. Watch the official launch video by Hornby Magazine here for North Eastern Railway electric ES1 here...

Model meets Prototype at North Norfolk Railway

Bachmann Europe visited the North Norfolk Railway in mid-October to present the owners of resident BR Standard ‘4MT’ 2-6-0 76084 with a ‘OO’ gauge model of the prototype.

Dapol parts for Peter's Spares

Peter’s Spares Model Railways has recently purchased a large quantity of Dapol ‘OO’, ’O’ and ‘N’ spares from DCC Supplies.

More KR Consett hoppers

KR Models has confirmed a second run of its recent ‘OO’ gauge Consett Iron Ore hoppers (HM180) with new running numbers.

Realtrack Models shows Class 142 sample


The first engineering samples of the all-new ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 142 ‘Pacer’ DMU have been revealed by Realtrack Models. See them here.


Deco artwork for Rails of Sheffield 'OO' 18100


Rails of Sheffield has received new artwork for its forthcoming exclusive 'OO' gauge BR prototype 18100 gas turbine locomotive.


Sonic ‘OO’ LNER 'A5' gains colour

Rails of Sheffield has received the first decorated samples of Sonic Models’ debut locomotive for ‘OO’ – the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘A5’ 4-6-2T.

Flying Scotsman at 100 - new Hornby-Dublo range


To celebrate the centenary of Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 4472 Flying Scotsman, Hornby is collaborating with the National Railway Museum (NRM) to create a range of brand-new bespoke models to mark this special occasion.


Heljan withdraws 'TT:120' plans


Heljan has confirmed that it is to withdraw plans for an all-new 'TT:120' scale range of model railway products and has cancelled its proposed 'TT:120' Class 31 A1A-A1A.


Colour for Foster Yeoman ‘N’ O&K hoppers

Dapol has received decorated samples of its new Foster Yeoman livery O&K hopper wagons in ’N’ gauge, with production models due to arrive soon.

Dapol’s next ‘Brits’ near completion

Dapol has revealed decorated samples of its new batch of ’N’ gauge BR Standard ‘Britannia’ 4-6-2s.

Spalding Model Railway Exhibition Preview


Final preparations are under way for the return of Spalding Model Railway Exhibition, sponsored by Hornby Magazine, on the weekend of November 5 and 6. Find out more here.

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Hornby launches ‘TT:120’ range!


A brand-new collection of locomotives, rolling stock, track, buildings and accessories has been revealed by Hornby to drive the introduction of ‘TT:120’ scale modelling.


LNER launches family-friendly lounge

East Coast Main Line train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has opened its first family-friendly lounge at London King's Cross station.

Decorated O-16.5 L&B carriages

Lionheart Trains highly detailed collection of Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (L&B) carriages in 7mm (O-16.5) are progressing well, having now reached the decorated sample stage.

Metcalfe adds railway arches

Metcalfe Models is launching a new railway arches kit for ‘OO’ (Cat No. PO380) and ‘N’ gauge (PN980) next month.

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Hornby Launches TT:120


Hornby Hobbies launches an all new range for TT:120 in its biggest announcent for 2022.


It’s official: Making Tracks III is going ahead


Pete Waterman and the Railnuts group will be returning to Chester Cathedral in summer 2023 with a brand new ‘OO’ gauge model railway for Making Tracks III.


Loch Rannoch exclusive for Kernow

Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned an exclusive 'OO' gauge Class 37 diesel from Bachmann, finished as 37012 Loch Rannoch in BR large logo blue.

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REVEALED: Hornby Magazine Model Railway Award winners 2022


The votes have been counted and the results are in. Find out who won the awards in the 2022 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards

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'OO' Rover 'Cubes' from Revolution

Revolution Trains has revealed plans to produce newly-tooled models of the KSA Rover 'cube' wagons for 'OO' gauge.

KR Models plans ‘Big Bertha’ for ‘OO’ gauge


KR Models is to produce the unique Midland Railway built Lickey Banker 0-10-0 ‘Big Bertha’ for ‘OO’ gauge.

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Accurascale unveils 'OO' modern FNA nuclear flask

Accurascale has announced that it is to produce a modern FNA nuclear flask wagon for 'OO'.

Accurascale adds all-new banana vans for ‘OO’

Southern Railway Diagram D1478 and D1479 banana vans are joining Accurascale’s ‘OO’ gauge wagon range with a choice of Southern and British railways era models.

WIN! Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0, worth £252.99

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0s in our exclusive competition, worth £252.99. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on November 25 2022.

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.