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Heljan reveals centre headcode Class 40 for ‘O’ gauge

At the first Modern Image O Gauge (MIOG) show on November 2/3 2019 Heljan revealed that it is working on a centre headcode version of the popular Class 40 1-Co-Co-1 for ‘O’ gauge. From 1961 the final 54 Class 40s

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VIDEO: Introducing Richard Watson

Over the coming weeks, Richard Watson of New Junction will be working with the Hornby Magazine team to keep you up to the minute with the latest model railway news, interviews and behind the scenes content. Keep watching here at

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Hatton’s ‘Hoovers’ on the horizon

Hatton’s has received decorated production samples of its exclusive Heljan ‘O’ gauge Class 50 English Electric Co-Co diesel locomotives. Finished as 50008 Thunderer in BR Laira blue (Cat No. 4026) and 50015 Valiant in BR Departmental grey and yellow (4027),

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Heljan confirms Class 86/0 identities

Heljan has confirmed the identities and liveries of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 86/0 (AL6) Bo-Bo electric locomotives, having completed pre-production artwork. Seven models are planned as E3104 in original plain BR electric blue with white cab roof (Cat.

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It’s go for Revolution Cemflo!

Orders are now being taken for Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘N’ gauge Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (APCM) Cemflo/PCV powder cement wagon, which is being developed in association with Accurascale. Almost 300 Cemflo powder cement wagons were built in the 1960s, split

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Wainwright ‘D’ 4-4-0 revealed for ‘OO’

Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Dapol have announced a brand-new ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge model of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway ‘D’ 4-4-0. Release is on target for the third quarter of 2020. The Wainwright ‘D’ Class was introduced

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Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards winners

The winners of the 2019 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Awards were revealed at the Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes on October 13. In total 12 awards were presented following a record level of voting from Hornby Magazine readers

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JSA steel coil carrier next for Accurascale

Accurascale has unveiled plans to produce the JSA steel coil carrier as its next ‘OO’ gauge project. Announcing the project at The Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes today (Saturday October 12), tooling will allow production of the new

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Countdown to The Great Electric Train Show 2019

Final preparations are underway for this weekend’s Great Electric Train Show 2019,which returns to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. With 30 layouts and more than 50 traders, demonstrations and a new Kids Zone, the show is set to be

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Irish Railway Models reveals A Class sample

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has revealed the first engineering sample of its forthcoming 4mm scale ready-to-run Metropolitan Vickers A Class locomotive, which has been received for evaluation. First announced in October 2018, this stalwart of the CIE locomotive fleet is

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