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6 January 2006 Ever wanted to build your own buildings? Well now you can. With the help of a computer printer you can build realistic model buildings from scratch. click here to see how

1 January 2006  I would first like to wish New Railway Modellers readers and contributors a very Happy New Year. This year has seen the site grow massively in both size and popularity. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the site.


Secondly Hornby have released their 2006 List. There are a few surprises and a few that are not like the release of a Hornby DCC system. You can read the Hornby Releases and my comments by clicking here. If you would like to comment on the Hornby 2006 Releases please visit the forum click here

23 December 2005 See the pictures and read the review of the new Hornby EWS Seacow R6286. All in all an excellent addition to the Hornby wagon range. Click here to read the review.

 Hornby EWS Seacow R6286A R6286B R6286C


Also I forgot to announce the addition of the new Thomas the Tank Engine Page. Full of information about how to model the magical world of Thomas and Friends. Click here to read the article

2 December 2005  The winner of this months "best model Railway photo is" Steve Jones click to see his photo He has won the two VDA vans below (chosen over the 10 off at New Modellers Shop) click here to see his website.


Hornby ZXA Van + Hornby ZXA Van 

13 November 2005 Track conversion table now available. Includes Peco Hornby and Bachman track and accessories. Click here to view

4 October 2005  Pete M has written an article with advice on how to produce realistic model building Lighting. Click here to read his article

24 October 2005 I have just finished the new Harry Potter Model Railway advice page. Full of information about how to model the magical world of Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express. Click here to read the article

14 October 2005 Pete M has provided this site with another great article, this time about using sea foam to make loads of fantastic model railway trees. Click here to read his article

1 October 2005 The winner of this months "best model Railway photo is" Vernon click to see his photo

He has won either a track cleaning car or 10 off an order form New Modellers Shop.


The new members layout section is up. Anyone who would like their own page just needs to email me with a word document, with a write up about your layout and some pictures. There is also a personal layout section in the forums for discussing problems and keeping other members up-to-date with your layouts progression. click here for the members layouts or here for the forums.

28 September 2005 I have finally finished the new look to the site. It not only looks better but it loads a lot faster.

2 September 2005 Ian Virgo, website custodian of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association has kindly supplied this site with beginners information about modelling 7mm Narrow Gauge Click here to read

27 August 2005 Pete M has kindly written an article for this site about using static grass on your model railway layout. Static grass produces a very realistic 3 dimensional look. Click here to read

 22 August 2005  Competition!!! only 10 days left of this months competitions. Win a track cleaning car or 10 off an order from New Modellers Shop. Click here to see how

 18 August 2005 On the 10th and 11th of September Crewe Loco works is hosting "The Great Gathering" open weekend with more than 60 steam locomotives, heritage diesel, and electric traction. Some modern locomotives are expected. The Hornby road show is attending the event bringing a layout and showing off some new models. Some model railway stands are expected. Tickets are 12 for adults and 6 for children. click here to go to the site

 4 August 2005 Mr Bulmer has come up with a new cheap method of switching model railway points using an on-on switch and a push to make switch. This method has the advantage of illustrating the position of the point. I will be using this method when I build my next control board. click here to read more

 31 July 2005 Mr Breakwell has written an article on how to change your points for not much money by building a mimic board (click here). Wiring up point motors using toggle or push switches are now covered (click here)

 30 July 2005 The Bachmann Bachmann RSS model railway news feed news feed has been added to the homepage. See Below.

 23 July 2005  This weeks competition has been won by R Dams (age 13) Click here to view.

 22 July 2005 "Hornby will soon be releasing a number of models from the Lima, Rivarossi and Jouef ranges for modellers of European railways. A new mini-site www.hornby.com/hornbyinternational - will list the forthcoming products for German, US, Italian and French modellers" (Hornby Website)

 15 July 2005 Replacing Hornby standard points with PECO points. Simple? Think again. Read more

 09 July 2005   Still no winners of the competition this week as only one person entered. That person has been entered into this weeks competition. If you would like more information about the competition click here

 03 July 2005   Hornby Vs PECO Points

Anyone using Hornby standard points like me will have experienced constant derailment of certain railway models, including Hornby's own models. This derailment is cause by two things, the point frog, and the reduction in the width of the rail, to take the moving point arms. It is not helped with the move towards smaller scale wheels. But why do PECO points not seem to suffer from these problems. Read more......

 26 June 2005 New Hornby wagon / carriage reviews. Click here for wagons and here for carriages

 23 June 2005   Hornby Hobbies Ltd have launched a Model Auctions site www.model-auctions.com to rival Ebay, which Hornby say is "an online marketplace for model and toy collectors worldwide". Uptake from model sellers is slow with only 31 listings in the model railway section to date. I believe the slow uptake is in part due to the strict conditions of sale, particularly the one which states "All auction lots must be greater than 3 years of age and should not appear in the manufacturer’s current range" as well as "All lots will have a minimum starting bid of 5.00". These conditions are clearly designed to protect model shops from being undercut. Although nothing to do with the sites functionality but the colour of the site is also unappealing On the plus side, the cost for a listing starts at only 5p which is cheaper than Ebay's equivalent 35p (for 5-14.99) Discuss this further in the news forums

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R8312 - E-Link Computer Controlled Model Railway

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Hornby Model Railway Train Sets - Hornby Mixed Freight Train Set - R1126

Hornby DCC Mixed Freight Train Set


Hornby Trakmat

Hornby Model Railway Extension Track Pack A - R8221

Hornby Extension Track Pack A


Hornby Model Railway Extension Track Pack B - R8222

Hornby Extension Track Pack B


Hornby Model Railway Extension Track Pack C - R8223

Hornby Extension Track Pack C


Hornby Model Railway Extension Track Pack D - R8224

Hornby Extension Track Pack D


Hornby Model Railway Extension Track Pack E - R8225

Hornby Extension Track Pack E


Hornby Model Railway Extension Track Pack F - R8226

Hornby Extension Track Pack F


Hornby Trakmat

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