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News: Hornby reveals final Class 71 sample

Published 29 April 2016, 19:17

Hornby has released images of the final production sample of its BR Class 71 Bo-Bo electric. The new 'OO' gauge model from the 2016 range is due to arrive in the UK during June.


News: Kernow adds limited edition Class 66

Published 22 April 2016, 12:46

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned a new limited edition 'OO' gauge Class 66 from Bachmann finished as 66418 in debranded Direct Rail Services (DRS) livery with Freightliner logos. The model also sports a weathered finish.


News: Hatton's concentrates on '14XX' ahead of 'King'

Published 20 April 2016, 16:57

Hatton's of Liverpool has announced today that it will be concentrating its manufacturing efforts on its new 'OO' gauge model of the GWR '14XX' 0-4-2T ahead of new, high specification, GWR 'King' 4-6-0 for the same scale.


News: Hornby reveals latest Radial sample

Published 15 April 2016, 16:13

In its latest Engine Shed blog Hornby has revealed the final approved decorated samples of its soon to be released 'OO' gauge model of the Adams '0415' 4-4-2T.


News: Bachmann receives 'V3' livery samples

Published 15 April 2016, 09:21

Bachmann has revealed the latest production samples of its soon to be released revised version of the LNER 'V3' 2-6-2T for 'OO'. This will become the first locomotive in its British outline ranges to be equipped with a Next18 DCC decoder socket.


Features: VIDEO: Shortley Bridge

Published 14 April 2016, 16:06

Shortley Bridge and Felton Cement Works is one of three digital controlled layouts featuring in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM107, on sale from April 14 2016. The layout started life as the Operation Build It! terminus station, but has since been redeveloped into a 12ft x 12ft continuous run exhibition layout consisting of the original but modified station, a viaduct scene and a cement works. The latest evolution sees the station expanded to feature two platforms. Here is the layout in action...


Features: VIDEO: Hornby Twin Track Sound Class 67

Published 14 April 2016, 08:58

Hornby's latest Twin Track Sound fitted locomotive is the high fidelity Class 67 diesel - the first of the manufacturer's high end models to receive the budget decoder. We review this new release in full in HM107, on sale from April 14, but you can also see it in action here on the Hornby Magazine office test track...



Published 14 April 2016, 08:52

The new issue of Hornby Magazine, HM107, May 2016, is on sale from today featuring a host of model railway content and a special focus on Digital Command Control.


News: APT on test!

Published 13 April 2016, 14:27

The hot topic in the Hornby Magazine office is the arrival of Locomotion Models’ ‘OO’ gauge Advanced Passenger Train – Experimental (APT-E). Our full review of this exciting new release is coming up in HM108.


News: Heljan shows first centre head code '37' sample

Published 11 April 2016, 14:08

The first engineering sample of Heljan's new 'O' gauge model of the centre headcode Class 37 has been revealed.