Having already issued naval and trainer versions of the venerable first-generation Hawker-Siddeley Harrier in 1/48 scale, Kinetic has now released the earliest sub-types, with RAF and US boxings of this revolutionary aircraft.

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Dapol’s new ‘OO’ gauge GWR ‘Mogul’ has been designed with simplicity in mind when it comes to digital sound upgrades. MIKE WILD explores its potential by installing twin speakers and a few details to make this already stunning locomotive even better.


Modellers seeking something different might consider Eduard’s newly tooled 1/72 Z-37 Čmelák (bumblebee) agricultural aircraft.

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Old Elms Park - The Yard

Having built a stunning ‘O’ gauge roundhouse to display his locomotives, MARK POLLARD created an extension to breathe new life into this BR steam era scene. Photography, Trevor Jones.


The past few years have seen a resurgence in British Army kits, with this brand-new tooling of an Operation Herrick-standard FV510 Warrior from Meng just the latest.

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BR’s traction options

Much has been written about British Railways’ post-war traction policy and in particular its decision to continue constructing what many regarded as obsolete and outdated steam engines. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks again at the dilemma BR faced and reviews whether, with hindsight, it came to the right decision.

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Staff Projects: Building bridges

Topley Dale has gained a third bridge scene with a new four-arch low height viaduct being built for the diversion route. MIKE WILD explains how it was assembled using the popular Wills kit.


Japanese Manufacturer FineMolds has a reputation for accuracy and detail, with its kits being highly sought after – this will definitely be the case with its newly tooled 1/72 F-4EJ Phantom.

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Junior modeller Adam Haven adds scratch-built detail to Tamiya’s 1/48 Mosquito FB.VI.

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Airfix’s 1/72 Jet Provost delighted Mark Rose, who used the kit as a centrepiece for this ‘first solo flight’ diorama.