Freight wagons come in all shapes and sizes to suit transport of a multitude of goods. From coal, iron and stone to steel, cement and agricultural produce there is a wagon to suit your needs in model form. Delve into our news, review and feature articles across the scales of 'N', 'OO', 'OO9' and 'O' gauge to find out more.

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Revolution hops to it with the HOA

Bulk aggregates freight wagons are essential additions to a modern day layout. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the new Revolution Trains ‘OO’ gauge HOA.

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Modelling Operation Smash Hit

40 years ago, a spectacular test was conducted to prove the safety of moving nuclear flasks by rail. ALAN TAYLOR explains how he recreated the locomotive and coaches used in 4mm scale to mark the anniversary.

Accurascale reveals exclusive 21ton hopper packs.

Accurascale has added two new exclusive packs of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge 21ton hopper wagons, appearing in ICI industrial and BR engineering ZDV colour schemes.

Colour for Accurascale 21ton hoppers

Accurascale has revealed decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge 21ton hopper wagons.

Revolution Trains plans MMA/JNA-T wagons for TT:120 scale

Revolution Trains is entering the British ‘TT:120’ scale market with a brand-new range of newly tooled MMA/JNA box wagons - an ideal modern wagon for the soon to be released Class 66 from Hornby.

Rapido reveals new RCH wagons for Peckett 1631 Marcia

Rapido Trains UK has announced that it is set to produce four exclusive 'OO' gauge wagons to help fund its newly-acquired Peckett 0-4-0T 1631 Marcia.

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Graham Farish ‘Dance Hall’ Brake Van

New from Bachmann’s Graham Farish range is this South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘Dance Hall’ brake van for ‘N’ gauge.

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Rapido RCH 1907 Private Owner Wagons

These all-new ‘OO’ gauge wagons model prototypes of which many thousands were built. BEN CHURCH puts them to the test.

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Exclusive Rapido Five-Plank Open Wagon

B & H Models of Lincoln has taken delivery of a specially commissioned ‘OO’ gauge RCH private owner wagon by Rapido Trains UK, modelling a five-plank wagon carrying the livery of W. Grocock wagon agents, based in Gainsborough.

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EFE ‘Bloater’ Fish Van Sails In

Announced as part of the Bachmann Summer 2024 announcements (see pages 10-14), EFE Rail’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Bloater’ fish vans have arrived, filling a gap in GWR ready-to-run freight wagons.