Class 08

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National Collection Class 08 from Hornby for 'OO' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

A recent arrival from Hornby is this latest version of the company’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 08 0-6-0 diesel shunter finished as the National Railway Museum’s 13079 in as-preserved BR plain black with early crests.

MARK CHIVERS

WIN! A Hornby ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 08 diesel shunter, worth £185.99.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 08 diesel shunter worth £185. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on November 25 2023.

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Hornby’s Class 08 shunts into TT:120

MIKE WILD

The humble Class 08 0-6-0 diesel shunter is now available for ‘TT:120’ scale from Hornby. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this compact new arrival for the scale.

MIKE WILD

Supersized St Piran in ‘O’ gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s (KMRC) range of exclusive South West-themed models is set to be bolstered with an ‘O’ gauge model of GWR’s Class 08 08645 St Piran in its distinctive Kernow flag livery.

MARK CHIVERS
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Triplex Sound for the Hornby Class 08

MIKE WILD

Hornby’s new Bluetooth Triplex Sound chips provide a simple means of adding stay alive, but can you fit all the components into the Hornby Class 08? MIKE WILD shows how in this step-by-step guide.

MIKE WILD
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Digital sound for the ‘08’

PAUL CHETTER

Introducing custom digital sound to small locomotives can make for a rewarding challenge. Paul Chetter puts the Bachmann and Hornby Class 08 diesel shunters head to head and explains how to introduce a high value DCC sound decoder and ‘stay alive’ technology.

PAUL CHETTER
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Class 08 Diesel Shunters

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

The Class 08 diesel shunters are amongst the most successful locomotives ever to run on Britain’s railways – yet they are often ignored by enthusiasts and modellers. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES argues this is a situation which should change. 

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Dapol upscales the ‘08’

MIKE WILD

The rise in popularity for ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run is set for steep increase with the arrival of Dapol’s Class 08 diesel shunter. MIKE WILD reviews this new arrival and assesses it abilities on the track.

MIKE WILD

Bachmann unveils new Collectors Club exclusives

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann has unveiled two new exclusive limited edition models for members of the Bachmann Collectors Club (BCC), in ‘N’ and ‘OO’.

MARK CHIVERS

New batch of 'O' gauge Class 08s

Dapol is to produce a new batch of its popular 'O' gauge Class 08 diesel shunters.