Modern Warflat for ‘OO’

Peterborough-based Trains4U has announced plans to develop a ‘OO’ gauge Ministry of Defence (MOD) PFB/KFA Warflat, in conjunction with Cavalex Models. Built between 1976 and 1981, these modern-era Warflats were introduced to carry loads such as light armoured vehicles and

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Four more layouts revealed for the Great Electric Train Show

Soar Valley Model Railway Club’s giant 41ft x 13ft four-sided ‘OO’ gauge layout Dorehill St Stevens (HM103) is one of four new layouts being announced this month for the 2019 Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes on October 12/13.

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BLOG: The Lure of the West

There’s something magical about heading for the West Country. Maybe it’s the stunning scenery, the rugged coastline, clotted cream teas, Cornish pasties fresh from the oven – or perhaps it’s the prospect of a behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s westerly Traction

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BLOG: Winter Plans

I love this time of year. I know that may sound a little odd considering the heavy frosts we have had lately, but let me explain. The cold wintry weather means I can justify spending a few extra hours in

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BLOG: Last Minute Preparation

So, the dust has settled on another year of exhibition appearances, following outings for Grosvenor Square, Twelve Trees Junction and West Coast Cement – Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layouts. West Coast Cement is our most recent layout build, which

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LNER ‘Toad’ vans get colour

Hornby has received the first decorated samples of its new ‘OO’ gauge London North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘Toad B’ and ‘Toad E’ brake vans. Announced in the 2018 catalogue, four versions will be produced covering LNER and British Railways (BR)

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‘Brighton Belle’ prepares for its return

The Hornby ‘OO’ gauge ‘Brighton Belle’ five-car Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) is set to return in September 2018 with a train pack containing the driving cars (Cat No. R3606) and a separate coach pack containing the three centre trailer cars

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PRA china clay wagons are next for Kernow

The 1983 built PRA china clay wagons are being produced as an exclusive product in ‘OO’ gauge by Kernow Model Rail Centre for release in late 2018. The newly tooled wagon is being developed with the same factory that produced

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Works Peckett due September

The Peckett works-liveried ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST is due to arrive with Hornby during September offering a new choice of colour scheme for the popular industrial saddle tank. Priced at £99.99 it models ‘W4’ 560 in ex-works Peckett leaf green colour prior

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DCR Class 56 joins 2018 line up

Devon and Cornwall Railways (DCR) green livery is the latest to be reproduced on the Hornby Class 56. Originally expected to form part of the 2019 range, the early arrival of this brand new – and previously unlisted Hornby Class

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