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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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A ‘Patriotic’ reintroduction

The return of Hornby’s rebuilt LMS ‘Patriot’ 4-6-0s is approaching with the new decorated samples of the first two locomotives making their debut. Modelling 5521 Rhyl in LMS lined black (Cat No. R3614) and 45534 E Tootal Broadhurst in BR

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BLOG: “The Show Now Approaching…”

With just a few days to go until the Great Central Railway’s (GCR) annual Model Event, attention in the Hornby Magazine office has turned to final preparations for our ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region exhibition layout, Twelve Trees Junction, and

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BLOG: All in the name of research

Over the past few weeks I’ve been reminiscing on various rail visits when I was younger. Growing up near the South Coast, I usually headed for railway ‘hotspots’ nearby – perhaps Fratton, Eastleigh and Bournemouth – sometimes even Clapham Junction…

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Trains4U DB 37/4

Trains4U of Peterborough has announced details of a new limited-edition Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/4, finished as 37419 in DB Schenker red. Repainted at Toton depot in 2009, the prototype was one of two Class 37s to carry the livery

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