Celebrate 70 years of the BR Mk 1 with
Hornby Magazine and KeyModelWorld
70 years of the British Railways Mk 1
In this latest video from the Hornby Magazine team we showcase Heljan's new 'O' gauge BR Mk 1s with Commonwealth and B4 bogies running on our garden railway behind a Heljan 'O' gauge Class 50. Join Mike Wild in the workshop to find out more and read the full review in HM169.
Join MIKE WILD in the Hornby Magazine workshop as he takes a closer look at the new Lionheart Trains 'O' gauge Mk 1 carriages on video and don't miss our full review in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM168 - or online here at KeyModelWorld in the reviews section.
British Rail's venerable Mk 1 corridor carriages have, not surprisingly, been popular with modellers throughout the decades, with examples available for 'OO' gauge in one form or another. MARK CHIVERS looks back at some of the model highlights and examines the current crop of BR Mk 1s for today's modellers.
The Southern Region's fleet of BR era Electric Multiple Units drew on the Mk 1 carriage design to create suburban and long distance electric trains with a familiar family appearance. MIKE WILD surveys the options for ready-to-run EMUs in the current market for 'OO'.
Ellis Clark Trains has become an important name in ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge, especially following the announcements of its LMS Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 and LNER Thompson carriages in August (HM148). Here we are focusing on its Darstaed-produced collection of BR Mk 1 57ft non-corridor carriages are in the limelight.
You can recreate the famous Southern Region push-pull trains for the Bournemouth-Weymouth section of the LSWR main line from London with a simple sound project using a new LokSound sound file pairing from Legomanbiffo and DC Kits. MIKE WILD installs the decoders into a Heljan Class 33/1 and a Kernow 4-TC unit.
Electrification of Southern England's railway system extended progressively throughout the 20th Century and as it did so new electric trains were built to run on it. One of the most successful designs was the 4-VEP, introduced in 1967 as the network was extended to take in Bournemouth, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES found out.