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Dapol signals on the home straight

The latest functioning samples of Dapol’s in development GWR ‘OO’ gauge bracket signals together with the GWR ‘O’ gauge round and square post stop signals have been received. Dapol has stated that the GWR versions are currently in production and

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Bachmann plans new GCR building collections

A new production run of Great Central Railway (GCR) theme Scenecraft buildings has been announced by Bachmann. The ‘OO’ gauge collection uses the same designs as the previous batch (released in early 20th-century green and cream), but this time they

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BLOG: Great Central weekend

It doesn’t seem that long since we were packing Twelve Trees Junction up at the Great Central Railway Model Event in June 2018, but 12 months later and we’ve just finished setting up Grosvenor Square at the show ready for

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Realtrack receives decorated PCA for ‘N’

Realtrack Models has received decorated samples of its new ‘N’ gauge ready-to-run model of the PCA bulk cement wagon. The model is being produced in conjunction with Accurascale using the research carried out for its new ‘OO’ gauge model of the

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DJ Models closes

Ready-to-run ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge model manufacturer DJ Models has announced its closure as of June 4 2019, and has entered receivership. The manufacturer issued the following statement on its website: “It is with great sadness that DJModels Ltd has

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Hornby Visitor Centre Class 395

Southeastern Hitachi Class 395 ‘Javelin’ EMU 395013 has been named Hornby Visitor Centre at the Ramsgate Engineering Open Day on June 8 2019. The four-car unit was named at the event by David Statham, Managing Director, Southeastern Railway, Mark Johnson

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Accurascale shows PFA samples

Accurascale has received engineering samples of its fourth ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run wagon – the PFA four-wheel container flat. Introduced in 1986 for Cawoods Coal containerised coal traffic, they ran in block trains from colleries in England and Wales to ports

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VIDEO: Bachmann and ViTrains Class 37s with Zimo sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine, Mike Wild shows how he went about installing digital sound in Bachmann and ViTrains Class 37s with the minimum amount of modifications. Both use Zimo decoders – and MX644D in the Bachmann model

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VIDEO: Mossdale – the Settle and Carlisle in Blue

Colin Fisher’s stunning ‘OO’ gauge loft layout takes inspiration from the famous Settle and Carlisle line. It is set in the late 1970s and early 1980s BR blue era and features scale length trains, analogue control and a stunning backdrop

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VIDEO: Bachmann Class 90 for ‘OO’ gauge

Bachmann’s new ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 90 AC overhead electric is reviewed in full in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM145, on sale from June 6 2019. We put this impressively specified locomotive through its paces

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