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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 and look out for the NEW tag in the menu when new stories have been added.

Revolution Ecofrets surface for ‘N’ and ‘OO’

Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Revolution Trains’ forthcoming Ecofret container wagons in ‘N’ and ‘OO’ have arrived for evaluation, representing another first for the manufacturer as it simultaneously progresses models in two different scales.

Revolution Trains adds MMA/JNAs for ‘N’ and HOAs for ‘OO’

Revolution Trains has announced plans to produce ‘N’ gauge MMA/JNA box wagons and ‘OO’ gauge HOA hopper wagons, further expanding its range of ready-to-run models.

SR General Manager’s Saloon for ‘OO’

Revolution Trains (RT) has unveiled plans for a ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of the unique BR Southern Region General Manager’s Inspection Saloon.

‘O’ gauge ‘Presflo’ cements Ellis Clark Trains launch

Ellis Clark Trains is expanding its portfolio with the launch and manufacture of a new range of ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge models, spearheaded by a new 22ton ‘Presflo’ cement wagon.

Rails of Sheffield launch Class 89 project for 'OO' gauge

Sheffield based retailer Rails of Sheffield has teamed up with Accurascale to announce a ready-to-run model of the unique Class 89 AC electric locomotive for 'OO' gauge. 

Hatton's Originals 'A4' arrives

The eagerly awaited Hattons Originals LNER Class A4 4-6-2 has arrived with us at Hornby Magazine, with a full roster specification sheet we're looking forward to putting this locomotive to the test and bringing you the full review in the next issue of Hornby Magazine.

Accurascale shows JSA in colour

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its 'OO' gauge JSA steel coil wagons. The brand new wagons are expected to arrive in September 2020 in twin packs priced at £59.95 each.

Dapol recalls motorised water towers

Dapol is recalling the motorised version of its new 'OO' gauge water tower following the discovery of a substandard component.

Rails limited edition Class 37/6

Rails of Sheffield has announced an exclusive 'OO' gauge Class 37/6 limited edition in partnership with Accurascale.

Accurascale reveal tippler samples

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its 'OO' gauge PTA/JTA/JUA bogie tippler wagons. These highly detailed models are expected to be released in September 2020 with a choice of outer and inner five vehicle packs. 

Heljan centre headcode Class 40

The latest improved pre-production sample of Heljan's 'O' gauge centre headcode Class 40 has arrived for inspection before final adjustments and entering the tooling stage.

Bachmann Summer announcements

Bachmann has announced seven new building releases for 'N' gauge in its second British Railway Announcements of 2020 together with an updated list of new arrivals for the next three months.

ScotRail sliding door Mk 3s

The first of Hornby’s new range of modernised sliding door Mk 3 carriages began arriving at the end of April and during May the ScotRail versions are due to be delivered too.

Hornby shows Avanti Pendolino

Hornby has received a decorated sample of its ‘OO’ gauge Avanti West Coast liveried Class 390 Pendolino unit 390001 for evaluation.

Latest CADs show Class 91 progress

Development of the all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 91 from Hornby is continuing with current work focused on finalising the design and build process for the AC electric’s pantograph.

‘W1’ Liveries Confirmed

HORNBY has completed the CAD drawing work for its models of the unique Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 for ‘OO’ gauge as well as confirming the livery specifications for each version.

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Heljan shows ‘O’ Mk 2 CAD drawings

Heljan has released the first CAD images of the new ‘O’ gauge Mk 2 coaching stock.

LSWR ‘330’ Class 0-6-0ST next for OO Works

OO Works is to produce a ‘OO’ gauge London & South Western Railway (LSWR) ‘330’ Class 0-6-0ST.

Dapol ‘O’ 16ton mineral wagons set for return

Dapol has announced a new production run of its popular ‘O’ gauge BR 16ton mineral wagon.

Dapol announces ‘O’ gauge Conflat & Container wagons

DAPOL has confirmed details of its new ‘O’ gauge readyto- run model of the Great Western Railway (GWR) H7 Conflat wagon.

Heljan power’s ’BRITAIN’S BIGGEST MODAL RAILWAY

Heljan has agreed a deal to sponsor Simon George’s outstanding Heaton Lodge Junction ‘O’ gauge model railway.

Revolution KUA nuclear flasks break cover

Revolution Trains has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘N’ gauge KUA nuclear flask wagons.

Updated CAD for KR Models ‘Fell’

KR Models has updated the CAD files for its forthcoming ‘OO’...

‘N’ Gauge 128 DPU progress

Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Class 128 Diesel Parcels Unit (DPU) is edging closer to production with CAD work complete and awaiting approval.

KR Models Issues GT3 Artwork

KR Models has released livery artwork for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.

Revolution 'N' PFA CADS Complete

Revolution Trains (RT) has confirmed that CAD drawing work for its ‘N’ gauge PFA container flat wagons is now complete.

‘N’ Class 320/321 EMU decorated samples surface

Revolution Trains’ (RT) has taken delivery of two decorated bodyshells for its forthcoming Class 320 three-car and Class 321 four-car Electric Multiple Units (EMU) to gauge demand for the colour schemes.

New identities for Sonic Models ‘56XX’

Sonic Models has announced additional liveries and new numbers for its first ready-to-run ‘N’ gauge locomotive - the Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘56XX’ 0-6-2T.

Bachmann resumes Chinese Production

BACHMANN has confirmed that production at its factories in China has resumed and the next shipment due will include the first of the ‘OO’ gauge Bachmann Branchline Class 117 and 121 Diesel Multiple Units, plus Graham Farish ‘N’ gauge Thompson carriages.