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Upgrading Newton Grove

With some structures having been damaged in the long journey from ‘Oz’, JONATHAN NEWTON reveals how he is building a new engine shed and road bridge for his ‘O’ gauge layout.

VIDEO: Making Tracks: The Final Frontier - Project Update

Pete Waterman and the Railnuts are working through construction of new extensions to the Making Tracks layout to create Making Tracks: The Final Frontier for Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham. The new extensions will take the layout to 208ft x 14ft and feature over 240ft of scenery. Watch the latest update video here.

Ellis Clark Trains about the future of model railway

With the recent press for model railway surrounding the closure of Hattons Model Railways and the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, we talk to Ellis Clark Trains founder Ellis Clark to get his perspective on the hobby and its future.

Ellis Clark Trains shows running 'Black Five' sample

Ellis Clark Trains has received new decorated and running samples of its LMS 'Black Five' 4-6-0 for 'O' gauge. Jonathan Newton joined Ellis Clark to find out more and capture the sample in action.

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Railfreight in the 21st Century

Always of interest to railway enthusiasts and modellers alike are the operation and formation of freight trains. Over the last two decades the railfreight scene has changed substantially and this book reflects many of these changes since the year 2000.

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Railways in South Yorkshire – Four Decades of Change

The railway across South Yorkshire has changed significantly since the 1970s and this latest book from Key Publishing recalls how the rail network has adapted since then to the present day scene.

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Class 47s – The Jack of All Trades

Mark V. Pike’s latest picture volume provides a highly illustrated portrait of Class 47 diesel locomotives at work across the UK from 1985 to the present day and features the class in a wide variety of liveries from the final years of corporate BR blue to more recent privatised freight company schemes.

Dapol plans new batch of ‘Super Voyagers’

Dapol is planning another batch of ‘N’ gauge Class 221 ‘Super Voyager’ five-car sets for release later this year, following completion of new livery artwork.

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Accurascale launches Great Eastern ‘Buckjumper’ for ‘OO’

Accurascale is to produce the Great Eastern Railway ‘J67’/'J68’/J69’ 0-6-0T locomotives for ‘OO’ gauge.

RCH 1907 wagons in ‘OO’ for Rapido

Rapido Trains UK is to produce five and seven-plank open wagons built to the Railway Clearing House’s 1907 standards for ‘OO’.