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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.

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.

Accurascale shows KUA first sample

Accurascale has received the first engineering prototype of its forthcoming KUA nuclear flask wagon.

Access Platforms from Display

Display and Graffrail have released 'OO' gauge access platforms kit for depots, yards and sidings.

Limited edition Hornby Class 66 supports the NHS

Hornby has announced a limited edition Class 66 finished as 66731 Capt. Tom Moore - A True British Inspirations to raise funds for the NHS.

Cavalex first EP of TEA tanker

Cavalex Models have received their first Engineer Prototype samples of TEA tanker wagons.

‘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.

Hornby Class 91 project update

The latest edition of Hornby's Engine Shed online blog has revealed how far Hornby have come with the CAD design of the Class 91 including sharing the latest development drawings for 91002 and 91118.

Ellis Clark launches Clark Railworks

Ellis Clark from Ellis Clark Trains, the 'O' gauge buying and selling specialists in Skipton, has announced the launch of its new website Clark Railworks.

Heljan 'O' gauge Mk 2 first CAD

Heljan has released its first CAD images of the exciting new 'O' gauge Mk2 coaching stock. 

Dapol announce 'O' gauge Conflat and container wagons

Dapol have announced another addition to their 'O' portfolio covering the Conflat and container wagon. 

Dapol 'O' gauge 16ton mineral wagons are coming back!

Dapol has announced a new production run of its popular 'O' gauge BR 16ton mineral wagons.

Metcalfe show prototype Gatehouse Caste Kit

Metcalfe Models has released images of the prototype build for its new Gatehouse Castle kit. The kit will be available for 'OO' and 'N' gauge.

KR Models reveal GT3 artwork

KR Models has released images of the paint scheme for its 'OO' model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.

Heljan powers Britain's biggest model railway

Heljan has teamed up with 'Britain's Biggest Model Railway' to promote model railways to a new audience and grow interest in 'O' gauge modelling.

KR Models show updated 'Fell' CAD

Hot on the heels of the previous update, KR Models have revealed the next CAD drawing with added body detail for their new 'OO' gauge project. the 'Fell'. 

Hornby shows Avanti Class 390

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

New identities for Sonic '56XX'

'N' gauge newcomer Sonic Models is offering additional liveries and new numbers on its forthcoming GWR '56XX' 0-6-2T.

Revolution KUA nuclear flask wagon breaks cover

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

'Turbots' Galore

Dapol’s new ’O’ gauge YCV ’Turbot’ bogie ballast spoil wagons are due to arrive in shops shortly.

Rails of Sheffield expands wagon range

Rails of Sheffield is producing a second version of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) 16ft covered goods wagon in partnership with Dapol.

Routemex ‘O’ gauge colour light signals

Routemex has introduced a new range of ‘O’ gauge colour light signal kits.

Heljan plans new GUVs for ‘O’

A new batch of ready-to-run Mk 1 General Utility Vans (GUVs) has been announced by Heljan for ‘O’ gauge as part of its relaunch of the Mk 1 carriage range.

Dapol 'O' gauge '14XX'

DAPOL'S eagerly awaited ’O’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T arrived with retailers during March (HM150).

Heljan's 'OO9' L&B Baldwin LYN Progresses

HELJAN recently took delivery of the latest running sample of its forthcoming ‘OO9’ Lynton and Barnstaple Railway (L&BR) Baldwin 2-4-2T Lyn for approval.

Heljan announces further 'O' gauge Class 37/4s

HELJAN is to produce a second run of its popular ‘O’ gauge Class 37/4 Co-Co diesel.

Accurascale adds Modern Class 37/4s to its range

CONTEMPORARY ERA Class 37/4s are being modelled for ‘OO’ following Accurascale’s announcement of its fifth and final Class 37 variant for its first production run.

Hitachi Class 800/0 test train pack

Hornby’s long-awaited new ‘OO’ gauge Hitachi Class 800/0 Test Train coach pack (Cat No. R4897) arrived with retailers during March.

Hornby issues APT-P formation guides

Hornby has issued a useful set of graphics to confirm the intended formations of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge models of BR’s Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train Prototype.

Hornby receives ‘Coronation Scot’ 3D samples

Development of Hornby’s 2020 collection of LMS ‘Coronation Scot’ carriages for ‘OO’ gauge saw the arrival of a set of 3D printed stereolithography samples. These are produced to inspect DTS CAD drawing work in a 3D format before progressing to the tooling stage.