Class 31

The Brush Class 31 Type 2 A1A-A1A diesel-electrics were built between 1957 and 1962 with a total of 263 locomotives being completed. They saw service across nearly all points of the British Railway network in their long-career. Examples are still active on the main line today while more than 20 have been preserved. The Class 31 has been a popular choice for ready-to-run models in 'OO' gauge, 'N' gauge and 'O' gauge with products from Lima, Hornby, Airfix, Heljan and Graham Farish. Check out our full collection of Class 31 news, features, reviews and videos here.

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Colourful Class 31s

New from Key Publishing comes this illustrated guide for one of the most unappreciated British diesel designs. The Class 31s were built by Brush Traction from 1957 to 1962 and were born out of the modernisation plan of 1955, which called for the wholesale replacement of steam with diesel and electric traction on a like-for-like basis.

TMC adds exclusive Fragonset Class 31/4

TMC has commissioned an exclusive version of the recently announced all-new ‘OO’ gauge Bachmann Class 31 modelling 31452 Minotaur, in Fragonset livery.

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TXS 8-pin Installation Hornby Class 31 Upgrades

The Hornby Class 31 is a simple locomotive to add Triplex Sound into and in this guide we move on to upgrade the speaker. MIKE WILD explains how.

UPDATE: Limited edition Coal Sector Class 31

We have been working with Accurascale on development of our exclusive limited edition model of 31276 Calder Hall Power Station for 'OO' gauge. Read the latest news on this all-new model here.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Accurascale product update

Accurascale has grown rapidly since it launched its first products in 2018. MARK CHIVERS meets with Project Manager STEVE PURVES to catch up on the latest progress with its ever-expanding collection of ‘OO’ gauge locomotives and rolling stock with exclusive online only images and video.

Accurascale reveals Network Rail Class 31 plans

Accurascale has added a pair of ‘OO’ gauge Network Rail Class 31 A1A-A1A diesels to the release schedule for its forthcoming all-new ready-to-run models.

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National Collection Class 31 for Locomotion Models

Locomotion Models has commissioned an exclusive all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 31 from Accurascale finished as the National Collection’s 31018 in BR blue.

Key Publishing launches limited edition Coal Sector Class 31

The Key Publishing Limited Edition collection is expanding with an exclusive model of Coal Sector liveried Class 31 31276 Calder Hall Power Station with Accurascale for ‘OO’ gauge.

Accurascale adds new Class 31 and 50 exclusives

Accurascale has revealed details of further planned exclusives for its all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 31 and Class 50 diesel locomotives, as part of its Accurascale Exclusives range.

Golden Ochre ‘31’ in ‘N’ for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) is commissioning an ‘N’ gauge Class 31 from Graham Farish, finished as D5579 in BR golden ochre.