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.

‘TT:120’ Hornby Class 66 CAD complete

Hornby’s all-new ‘TT:120’ scale Class 66 Co-Co diesel is developing well with additional detailing now incorporated into the CAD renders, following evaluation of a previous 3D-printed sample.

Hornby ‘TT:120’ Class 50 edges closer

Development of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘TT:120’ scale Class 50 Co-Co diesel is progressing well with CAD renders now complete and the first mouldings from the tooling received by the project’s design team for assessment.

‘TT’ TTA EPs revealed

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Hornby’s all-new ‘TT:120’ scale TTA tank wagons have been received by Hornby’s development team.

KR Models' Bellerophon progresses

KR Models has updated progress on its all-new 'OO' gauge model of Haydock Foundry's 0-6-0WT Bellerophon, with CAD renders of the eagerly-awaited forthcoming model now complete.

'Big Bertha' develops

KR Models has released CAD render images of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the characterful Midland Railway Lickey Banker 0-10-0 ‘Big Bertha’.

Colour for Dapol ‘OO’ Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST

Dapol has received decorated samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge 0-4-0STs for assessment.

Bradley Manor is on its way!

Key Publishing’s exclusive limited edition of preserved GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor is due to arrive in stock at the beginning of August. Check out the production samples here.

Colour for Hornby ‘TT:120’ wagons

Hornby has received decorated samples for several of its all-new ‘TT:120’ scale projects, including the forthcoming 21ton mineral and HAA Merry-Go-Round (MGR) coal hopper wagons.

‘OO’ Alcan PCAs set for production

Revolution Trains has approved its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge alumina PCA tank wagons for production, following receipt of decorated samples of the all-new wagons recently for inspection.

Dapol launches Class 87 for ‘N’

Dapol has announced plans for an all-new ‘N’ gauge BR Class 87 Bo-Bo electric locomotive.

Collett headstone appeal

The Friends of Swindon Railway Museum have launched a fundraising campaign to place a headstone on the unmarked grave of the Great Western Railway’s (GWR) pioneering Chief Mechanical Engineer Charles Benjamin Collett OBE.

Revolution sets ‘N’ gauge wagon deadline

Revolution Trains has set an order deadline of September 30 for its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge FNA nuclear flask carrier and BR Borail family of wagons.

Rails adds exclusive Class 313s

Rails of Sheffield has commissioned a selection of exclusive ‘N’ gauge Class 313 Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) from Revolution Trains including the Network Rail set and translator vehicles.

Rapido adds Met five-plank open wagons

Rapido Trains UK has revealed two new ‘OO’ gauge additions to its collection of newly-tooled 1907 RCH five-plank open wagons, suitable for use with the manufacturer’s forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Metropolitan ‘E’ 0-4-4T.

Rails of Sheffield reveals Class 88 electro-diesel for ‘OO’

Rails of Sheffield has teamed up with Dapol to offer a brand-new ready-to-run model of the Direct Rail Services operated Class 88 electro-diesel for ‘OO’ gauge.

Colour for KR Models’ ‘OO’ DHP1

KR Models has received decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge model of Clayton’s Diesel Hydraulic Prototype 1 (DHP1).

40145 production sample arrives

Production samples of Key Publishing’s latest limited edition ‘OO’ gauge model of Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway have arrived. View them here and watch our full sound demonstration.

Hornby’s all-new 'OO' gauge ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 surfaces

Hornby has received the first completed production samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Standard ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 for inspection.

Hornby ‘Salmon’ wagon ‘first shots’

First test shots from the moulds for Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge 50ton ‘Salmon’ bogie rail wagons have arrived for checking with the company’s design team.

New low-relief North Light factory laser-cut kits

Key Publishing’s exclusive collection of PJM laser-cut kits has expanded with the addition of low-relief North Light factory units for ‘OO’ gauge.

Norton Bridge 3D printed signalbox interior kit out now!

New to the Key Model World Shop is a bespoke 3D printed interior kit for our recently introduced laser-cut model of Norton Bridge signalbox.

Hawthorn Leslie deco sample for Footplate

Footplate Models has revealed a decorated sample of its exclusive commission of Dapol’s forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST.

'OO' Prototype HSDT power car for Locomotion and Rails of Sheffield

Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield have commissioned Bachmann to produce a brand-new ready-to-run model of the prototype HST power car, 41001 - watch the launch video and read the full story here.

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HM|DCC App goes Android

Hornby has launched the Android version of its new HM|DCC Bluetooth model railway control app, which is now available from the Google Play Store.

Accurascale reveals Network Rail Class 31 plans

Accurascale has added a pair of ‘OO’ gauge Network Rail Class 31 A1A-A1A diesels to the release schedule for its forthcoming all-new ready-to-run models.

‘OO’ Car Carriers for EFE Rail

Bachmann has revealed that its next all-new ‘OO’ gauge model for the EFE Rail range will be the distinctive Newton Chambers Car Carrier.

Accurascale Class 89 edges closer

Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield have received decorated samples of their all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 89 electric locomotives for assessment by the development team.

More Dapol Class 67s due soon

Dapol has received decorated samples of its next batch of ‘N’ gauge Class 67 Bo-Bo diesels.

Accurascale Class 50 EPs break cover

Accurascale has revealed progress on its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 50 Co-Co-diesel project.