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GREYHOUND GUBBINS

Older kits are often neglected by aftermarket suppliers, but Czech firm Hauler bucks this trend by addressing such subjects – this upgrade package is designed for Italeri’s 2004-tooled 1/72 M8 Greyhound armoured car.

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PIN-POINT STRIKE

Eduard has scaled down its 1000lb JDAM in this set of eight munitions with smooth uncoated bomb bodies, making them appropriate for non-maritime aircraft worldwide, including Tornado IDS, F-16, F-22 and F-35.

WIN! Hornby RailRoad locomotives and HM6000 control units

The star prize in our latest competition is a pair of Hornby RailRoad Plus GBRf liveried Class 20s modelling 20905 and 20901 (Cat Nos. R3913 and R3912 respectively) together with a brand new Hornby HM6000 App Circuit Control. The closing date for entries is June 25 2021.

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Dent

Construction of this stunning ‘OO’ gauge home-based layout has proved to be the perfect diversion for Paramedic General Manager NICK CASON. Here he reveals the story of his recently completed model of one of the stations on the legendary Settle & Carlisle line.

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TYPE 1 WORKHORSE

The English Electric Class 20 has been a continuous part of the main line scene since 1957. MIKE WILD shows how to give the class a realistic finish using methods to suit ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge using the Heljan 7mm scale model.

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PERFECT RUNNING

The best running qualities make a model railway more enjoyable to operate. TREVOR JONES turns his attention to getting the best from locomotives.

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CHASSIS REBUILDS

A handful of model types have suffered from failure of the metal in the chassis. TIM SHACKLETON looks at the problem of so-called mazak rot and finds a quick and simple way of countering its effects to restore your models to life.

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Westbury Cement

Faced with a third lockdown and desire to do something different, STEVE JONES built a box-file layout in ‘OO’ gauge with a distinctly industrial setting.

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Coal yard construction

In the first of a three-part guide, DAN EVASON shows how to build a small coal yard diorama in ‘OO’ gauge using readily available laser cut kits and scenic materials.

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MAKING TRACKS

This summer, a threemonth exhibition will launch in Chester Cathedral and the centrepiece will be a mammoth 64ft long ‘OO’ gauge model of the West Coast Main Line built by Pete Waterman and his friends. MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON visited the build in its final phases of construction to find out more in words, pictures and video.