Largest Model Railway in Britain Opens

The village of Wroxham in the East of England is now home to the largest model railway layout in the British Isles. Encompassing an area of 15,000 Square feet, Wroxham Miniature Worlds as it is called features layouts depicting Europe, Japan and Britain. A LEGO layout, a slot car layout and a garden railway layout are also part of the attraction. In addition, Wroxham Miniature Worlds will also see a display of dolls and vintage toys. Wroxham is just the latest large scale model railway attraction to open in Europe. Hamburg, Germany has Miniature Wunderland, Berlin has Loxx am Alex while Grand Market is located in St. Petersburg, Russia. The United States is also home to one of the world’s largest railways in New Jersey: Northlandz.

Get A View of The N-Scale World

Kato Camera Locomotive

N-Scale modellers will now have a new way to view their layout; from the perspective of their locomotives. Kato has started selling a line of trains set that feature a locomotive with a camera inside that allows for the wireless transmission of composite video to a display of your choice. Ranging in price from ¥27,000 to ¥42,000 (roughly $265 to $415) the camera equipped sets consist mostly of commuter trains. Unfortunately, the iconic and highly  popular Shinkansen does not have a train set currently available with the video camera feature. The train sets are currently available at the Hobby Center Kato store in Osaka, Japan.

New HO Scale Structures Join Faller Assortment

Faller HO Scale Biogas plant

Faller has has added a host new additions to its line of  structures and accessories for HO scale model railway layouts. Two of the standouts include, a 361 piece Bio gas plant (pictured above), which consists of an open bunker silo, two fermenters, and a block heat and power plant. Faller has also introduced a 34 piece Automated parking barrier kit (pictured below) that can be motorized with a servo motor and utilzied with the Faller car system. Both kits are now available.

Faller HO Scale Automated Parking Barriers

Bachmann Celebrates 25 Years in Europe with Special Anniversary Pack

Bachmann Europe 25th Anniversary Pack

To celebrate its 25th anniversary of doing business in Europe, Bachmann has decided to release a limited edition anniversary pack. Available in OO Scale and N Scale, each anniversary pack will include a Jubilee and Class 47 locomotive with 1977 Silver Jubilee liveries. The Jubilee locomotive features a British Rail Lined green livery with an early emblem while the Class 47 locomotive features a British Rail blue livery with yellow ends and a bold Union Jack decal on the side. The Bachmann Branchline (OO Scale) will have a limited production run of 1000 while Graham Farish (N Scale) will be limited to a production of run of 500. Both the OO and N Scale anniversary packs are due out in either July or August of this year.