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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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Hornby reveals decorated ‘Prairie’

The first factory painted samples of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge model of the GWR ‘Large Prairie’ 2-6-2T arrived for inspection during April. Leading the charge are GWR green liveried ‘5101’ 4154 (Cat No. R3719) and Great Western green liveried ‘61XX’

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Dapol receives ‘O’ gauge ’14XX’ first shot

The first full engineering sample of Dapol’s new ‘O’ gauge model of the GWR ’14XX’ 0-4-2T has been received from the factory. The sample is currently being inspected by the Dapol team for corrections with livery samples are expected soon.

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VIDEO: Heljan’s Churchward ’43XX’ 2-6-0 for ‘O’ gauge

Heljan’s next steam locomotive for ‘O’ gauge is the GWR ’43XX’ 2-6-0 and it is expected to arrive in the shops during January. This enticing new model is reviewed in full in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM140,

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VIDEO: Locoman Sounds GWR ‘King’ sound decoder

Locoman Sounds has released a new recording for the Great Western Railway ‘King’ 4-6-0 suitable for ESU LokSound decoders in ‘OO’ and ‘O’ scales. We installed the decoder in a Hornby GWR ‘King’ to test out its capabilities. Read the

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VIDEO: Heljan GWR ’61XX’ 2-6-2T for ‘O’ gauge

Heljan’s latest release is the Great Western Railway ’61XX’ 2-6-2T for ‘O’ gauge. Read the full review of this attractive new 7mm scale tank engine in HM137 – on sale from October 11 2018 – and watch it in action

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Present day Class 153

The Hornby Class 153 is getting a modern makeover in the 2018 range as 153368 in GWR green livery. The ‘153’ is due to be released in December 2018 priced at £109.99 and a decorated sample recently arrived with Hornby

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BLOG: 30 minutes at Didcot

Its not often I get the opportunity to stand by the line side these days, but earlier this week after visiting Pendon Museum for the official opening of the Bristol Line (you can read all about that in HM134, on

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Stirling ‘single’ steals the show

The latest issue of Hornby Magazine goes on sale today – June 14 2018 – headlined by the first full review of Locomotion Model’s stunning and eagerly anticipated model of the Great Northern Railway Stirling ‘single’ 4-2-2 for ‘OO’ gauge.

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VIDEO: Dapol GWR ’74XX’ 0-6-0PT

The former Lionheart Trains ‘O’ gauge GWR ’64XX and ’74XX’ 0-6-0PTs are back with Dapol branding and we have a full review of one of the ’74XX’ variants in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM132, June 2018 –

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