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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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’
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
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
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.
WIN! Hornby’s latest ‘OO’ gauge Class 67 Bo-Bo diesel, worth £193.99
Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s latest ‘OO’ gauge Class 67 Bo-Bo diesels in our exclusive competition, worth over £190. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on October 25 2022.
Orders open for Rapido Wisbech & Upwell coaches
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Ellis Clark makes Pullman progress
Ellis Clark Trains has updated progress on its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge all-steel K-Type Pullman cars, issuing a series of colourised CAD drawings to highlight the level of detail planned.
Hornby develops ‘9F’ loco crew
Hornby is to introduce an all-new set of ‘OO’ locomotive crew with its forthcoming model of the newly-tooled BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0.