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Six weeks to the Great Electric Train Show!

The final countdown to the 2023 Great Electric Train Show is on. Catch up on the latest event news including parking and the advance ticket sales deadline.

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BUILDING A LEGEND: The Gresley ‘P2’ 2-8-2

Modern design methods and a brand-new facility are helping to shape construction of Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive in Darlington. MIKE WILD meets with A1 Steam Trust Chairman STEVE DAVIES MBE to find out how the mammoth project to build a brand-new ‘P2’ 2-8-2 is progressing in words, pictures and video.

Hornby Rail Charter Services HST bundle available now!

The Key Model World Shop range has expanded with the addition of an exclusive bundle featuring Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Rail Charter Services HST and five trailer coaches as well as Key Publishing’s HSTs Around Britain, 1990 to the Present Day book.

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Dapol ‘OO’ gauge Adams ‘B4’ 0-4-0T

The compact Adams ‘B4’ 0-4-0T from Dapol offering an attractive choice of shunting engine for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes detailed look at two versions from different eras from the first batch released in 2018.

Bradley Manor is on its way!

Key Publishing’s exclusive limited edition of preserved GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor is due to arrive in stock at the beginning of August. Check out the production samples here.

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Accurascale introduces new PFA nuclear fleet

The 1986 introduced PFA four-wheel container flats took on a new lease of life of nuclear waste traffic in the 2000s. MIKE WILD gets to grips with the latest container options for these superbly detailed flats.

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Hornby updates its ‘Grid’

The Class 56 has had a small refresh for its latest outing in the Hornby range. MIKE WILD checks out the new arrival in the shape of BR blue 56047.

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FIRST REVIEW: Heljan all-new Class 45 debuts

The latest ‘OO’ gauge arrival from Heljan is its Class 45 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with this new release.

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Accurascale’s pioneering Chaldron coal wagons for ‘OO’

The rise in demand for coal in the 18th century saw introduction one of the first standardised wagon designs: the Chaldron. Accurascale has added these characterful and long-lasting wagons to its ‘OO’ gauge range – MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

New stands join the 2022 Great Electric Train Show

Four new stands have joined the 2022 Great Electric Train Show making this year’s event the biggest in its history. We reveal the new additions…