The changing face of the Class 59

The changing face
of the Class 59

TIM SHACKLETON sees a much-loved Lima model thriving under the Hornby banner – and shows how to make it even better with simple additions and weathering.

For three decades now the Class 59s - and their ‘OO’ gauge equivalents - have brought a welcome splash of colour to our railways. Here we see them in their current liveries. While the Lima/Hornby model is often looked on as a second-division product, it takes only a little effort to create a good-looking, hard-working locomotive that will be at home on any layout.

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