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VIDEO: Bachmann ‘J11’ 0-6-0 with sound

Bachmann has released a new version of its Robinson ‘J11’ 0-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge and this time, as well as weathering, it comes with factory fitted digital sound. It uses an ESU LokSound V4.0 decoder and you can hear the

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DJ Class 71 in production

DJ Models has released images of its crowd-funded ‘OO’ gauge Class 71 in production in China.   The Class 71 project was launched in 2015 and is set to become the first crowd-funded ready-to-run locomotive to be produced for the

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VIDEO: Hornby ‘Duchess’ sample

Hornby has released a short video of its new Stanier ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2 sample running on its test track. The ‘OO’ gauge model is due to be released in the fourth quarter of 2017 as 6231 Duchess of Atholl (Cat No.

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Hornby reveals full 2017 catalogue

Hornby has launched full details of its 2017 range today revealing the full content of its new catalogue. The range is headlined by brand new models of the Stanier ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2, Wainwright ‘H’ 0-4-4T, BR Class 87 Bo-Bo overhead electric

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HM115: ‘Prairie’ sound comparison

In the Staff Projects section of HM115, January 2017 Hornby Magazine, Editor Mike Wild explains how he has brought upgrades to the sound quality of earlier installations with a change of speaker. Here the results are demonstrated with a pair

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New issue out now!

The latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM115, January 2017 – is on sale now offering a full report from the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition including exclusive coverage of Hornby’s announcements from the November exhibition. Plus we have an

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Next18 decoder from Hattons

Hattons Model Railways is producing its own Next18 Digital Command Control decoder in conjunction with DCC Concepts. The new decoder is to operate with Bachmann models which are now being fitted with this latest generation Next18 decoder socket. The new

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The latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM114, December 2016 – is on sale from today. Headlining the new issue of Hornby Magazine is an exclusive first review of Hornby’s soon to be released LNER ‘B12’ 4-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge

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VIDEO: Dapol Class 33 for ‘N’ gauge

Dapol has released its Class 33 Bo-Bo for ‘N’ gauge. We take a closer look in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine and showcase its operation here in our latest video. Visit or your local newsagent to buy HM113

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Animated water tower for ‘OO’

Dapol has revealed that it will be releasing an animated ‘OO’ scale water tower with proposed availability in the first quarter of 2017. The water tower will be based on a Great Western Railway design with options for conical and

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