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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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Hornby reveals 2019 product range

Hornby Hobbies has revealed its new 2019 product range for ‘OO’ gauge model railways today, January 7, including five brand new locomotives, four new carriage sets and two new brake vans amongst a host of deliveries on its extensive catalogue

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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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Accurascale launches all-new ‘Deltic’ for ‘OO’!

Accurascale revealed its first British outline locomotive for ‘OO’ gauge at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition today, November 24 2018, at the NEC in Birmingham – the English Electric Class 55 ‘Deltic’. The legendary fleet of ‘Deltics’, so called

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Rails of Sheffield plans NER autocar

Rails of Sheffield is working in association with Heljan to develop a ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge model of the pioneering North Eastern Railway (NER) petrol-electric Autocars which were built in 1903. Two were built to a design by Vincent Raven and

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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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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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BLOG: Numbers game

Scorching Summer weather and a recent holiday have meant that many of my modelling projects have been put to the back-burner for a while, although I have enjoyed a couple of therapeutic evenings recently, renumbering a few ‘OO’ gauge wagons.

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Limited edition Eastfield tool van

Mickleover Model Railway Group (MMRG) has commissioned a new ‘OO’ gauge limited edition with Bachmann to model one of Eastfield depot’s re-railing train tool vans using the manufacturer’s BR Mk 1 Gangway Brake (BG). The vehicle has been chosen to

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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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