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Bachmann Mk 2 DBSO for OO gauge Review Premium

Bachmann modern era DBSOs

The Driving Brake Second Open (DBSO) coaches are a sought-after part of the Bachmann Mk 2F collection. MIKE WILD checks out one of the latest versions which models these push-pull coaches in their final form. Read our full review online first here.

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Flying Banana Republic

Andy Davies adds African flavour to Italeri's 1/72 Piasecki H-21 helicopter, using Whirlybird's Congolese conversion set.

LAVISH ARADO 234 BOOK RETURNS

Chandos Publications' stunning book on the Arado AR 234 has been re-released on a strictly limited basis. Get it while it's hot!

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STAFF PROJECTS: Electrical endeavours for New Junction

With the build racing ahead, it was time to pause for reflection giving time to complete the more mundane tasks on this new ‘OO’ layout. RICHARD WATSON plods on with the essential but repetitive tasks.

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British Rail's Mk2 DBSOs

Railway operators are always seeking ways to improve efficiency, and one of the most interesting results of this process was the conversion of a number of brake coaches to include a cab, enabling a train to be driven from either end. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks more closely at British Rail’s Mk2 Driving Brake Second Opens.

PORSCHE ENDURANCE LEGEND FROM REVELL Review Premium

PORSCHE ENDURANCE LEGEND FROM REVELL

Fujimi's generally excellent 1/24 Porsche 917K has been reissued as a limited-edition boxing, replicating the 1970 Le Mans-winning car.

NEW TOOL: HARTMANN’S Bf 109 ‘WHITE 1’ FROM ZOUKEI-MURA Review Premium

NEW TOOL: HARTMANN’S Bf 109 ‘WHITE 1’ FROM ZOUKEI-MURA

Zoukei-Mura's acclaimed Super Wing Series now features a new-tool 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14/U4, packed with interior detail.

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Bridge Building - a step by step guide

A bridge offers a useful scenic focal point on a model railway. DAN EVASON shows how he built a unique structure for a ’OO9’ gauge layout.

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Orleton Road - Western region in the 1940s

Recreating a famous layout by Peter Denny in ’OO’ gauge looked like an easy project for DAN EVASON. However, fitting it into a garage presented some intriguing challenges, as Dan explains.

Making Tracks II – Pete Waterman’s 2022 ‘OO’ gauge layout

MIKE WILD

This year Pete Waterman and the Railnuts group have built a brand-new ‘OO’ gauge West Coast Main Line layout. See it one final time at the Great Electric Train Show.

MIKE WILD