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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.

'V4' new-build drawings scanned

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) has begun scanning 366 original Doncaster Works drawings to enable construction of a brand-new Gresley 'V4' 2-6-2. Only two were built in 1941 and the A1SLT's project will be numbered 3403. 

Revolution 'N' gauge MMA and JNA EPs

Revolution Trains has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its new 'N' gauge JNA/MMA bogie box wagons for checking.

Dapol shows 'Prairie' progress

Dapol has revealed decorated samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2Ts covering the '5101' and '61XX' classes.

Dapol shows 'OO' gauge 'Manor'

Dapol has revealed the first engineering sample for its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR 'Manor' 4-6-0 together with confirmation of the identities for its first production run.

Heljan's 'O' gauge 'Clayton' imminent

Heljan's newly-tooled 'O' gauge Class 17 'Claytons' are due with retailers shortly. Four versions of the distinctive centre cab Bo-Bo diesel are on their way modelling the locomotives through their short careers.

Hornby delivers new Thompson 'A2/2s'

Hornby's eagerly-awaited new 'OO' gauge Thompson 'A2/2' 4-6-2s have arrived with retailers.

Decorated 'Deltics' Debut

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Class 55 'Deltic' Co-Co diesels for evaluation by the company's development team. View them in green, blue and purple here.

All-new Class 20 leads Bachmann Announcements

Bachmann has unveiled its Spring 2021 British Model Railway Announcements with news of an all-new BR Class 20/0 diesel for 'OO' together with tooling revisions for its 'OO' gauge GWR 'Modified Hall' 4-6-0 and a raft of new liveries on existing models across its 'OO' and 'N' gauge ranges.

Hattons shows latest Genesis samples

New engineering samples for the collection of Genesis four and six-wheel carriages have been received by Hattons Model Railways for evaluation.

Cavalex 'OO' MGR EPs arrive

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Cavalex Models' forthcoming 'OO' gauge Merry-Go-Round (MGR) hopper wagons have arrived for assessment by the development team.

Wills' materials range expands

Scenic kit and materials specialist Wills has added the first in a series of new embossed plastic sheet packs with the release of its slate walling (Cat No. SSMP 232).

Decorated Darstaed Thompson EP breaks through

Ellis Clark Trains has received a factory-decorated Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of Darstaed's forthcoming finescale 'O' gauge Thompson carriages, for evaluation.

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FULL REPORT: Accurascale reveals all-new 'Manor'

Accurascale has revealed that it is working on its first ‘OO’ gauge steam outline locomotive – a Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0. Read the full story here first with exclusive video and behind the scenes images for Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld subscribers.

VIDEO: Accurascale launch all-new 'Manor'

Accurascale has revealed its first steam locomotive project. Join the Hornby Magazine team on video at Didcot Railway Centre as we go behind the scenes with the Accurascale team to find out the full story.

Oxford Rail 2021 update

Oxford Rail has updated the status of its in-development 'OO' gauge models and added a new Banana van to its range for 2021.

New warehouse and mail order operation for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has expanded its mail order operation with the introduction of a new warehouse.The new facility located in Camborne will handle the Cornwall based retailer's mail order business

New Hornby BR '9F' for 'OO' takes shape

Hornby has updated progress on its newly-announced 'OO' gauge BR Standard '9F' 2-10-0, sharing tantalising glimpses at development drawings of the forthcoming heavy freight steam locomotive.

Ruston and Hornsby 88DS decorated samples

Development work on Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Ruston and Hornsby 88DS 0-4-0 4wDM shunter is progressing well with factory-decorated pre-production samples arriving for evaluation.

FIRST LOOK: Hornby Mk 4 CAD drawings

Hornby has revealed the first CAD images of its all-new range of BR Mk 4 carriages and Driving Van Trailers for 'OO' gauge as well as updating the information on the vehicles it will release.

KMRC's exclusive 'N' gauge Stobart Class 92 rolls in

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has taken delivery of its exclusive Revolution Trains 'N' gauge Class 92 Co-Co electric Bart the Engine in Stobart Rail livery (Cat No. N92017).

Vintage 'O' gauge layout for sale

A new home is being sought for a vintage 4.2m x 3.4m 'O' gauge layout, built in 1946.

Kerr, Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T pre-orders now open

Planet Industrials is now taking pre-orders for its first ready-to-run 'OO' gauge locomotive, the Kerr, Stuart 'Victory' 0-6-0T (HM163).

Accurascale reveals TPE Mk 5a Nova 3 EPs

Having showcased its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Caledonian Sleeper Mk 5 carriages earlier in the week, Accurascale has revealed progress on its new Transpennine Express Mk 5a Nova 3 carriages for 'OO'.

First EP for Accurascale's Mk 5 Caledonian Sleepers

Accurascale has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming 'OO' gauge Mk 5 Caledonian Sleeper carriages for evaluation by the project's development team.

Heljan's 'OO' ETHEL on the horizon

Heljan's eagerly-awaited newly-tooled 'OO' gauge Class 25 Bo-Bo diesels are expected to arrive during February.

Heljan's new 'O' gauge Class 26 breaks cover

Heljan has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming 'O' gauge Class 26 Bo-Bo (HM162), which has also been hand-painted by Brian Daniels to provide a taste of what is to come.

KMRC LSWR Road Van approved for production

Kernow Model Rail Centre's (KMRC) forthcoming 'OO' gauge LSWR/SR Diagram 1541 10ton Road Van has been approved for production.

Refurbished 'O' Class 31 samples

Heljan has received the first factory decorated samples of its forthcoming 'O' gauge refurbished Class 31/1 and 31/4 A1A-A1As.

Bellerophon leads the way for KR Models in 2021

KR Models has unveiled plans to expand its portfolio of ready-to-run models with three new 'OO' gauge projects including the Haydock Foundry's 0-6-0WT Bellerophon, a Hunslet Bo-Bo diesel shunter and a torpedo ladle wagon.

Coil A for 'OO' next from Accurascale

Accurascale has unveiled its next 'OO' gauge model - a BR diagram 1/412 21ton four-wheel Coil A rolled strip steel wagon. Delivery is expected in the third quarter of 2021.